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Be very careful on post work out nutrition. Give your body a huge dose of carbs and protein to help in the recovery process.

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Track the calories you consume every day so as to know how many you need to add to achieve healthy weight gain.

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Begin slowly. Add just 300 calories to your daily intake and increase from there to see how your body reacts.

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Top it off. Add extras to your dishes for more calories such as cheese in casseroles and scrambled eggs.

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Eat your protein first and vegetables last. If you have a mix of foods on your plate, eat the calorie-dense and protein-rich foods first.

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Avocados are an excellent way to add heart-healthy fats to your diet. One half of an avocado contains 140 calories.

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Get support from family and friends. It is a slow process and you will need the encouragement.

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Take a little walk before eating. Adding in just a tiny bit of activity before sitting down for your meal can help stimulate your appetite.

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Do not drink water before meals. It causes you to fill full and be unable to eat enough food.

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Focus on quality, not quantity. Chips and burgers are not a healthy option. Instead, choose nutrient-dense foods from all food groups.

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Exercise, especially strength training, can help you gain weight by building up your muscles. It may also stimulate your appetite.

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Drink milk when thirsty. Drinking whole milk to quench thirst is a simple way to get in more high-quality protein and calories.

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Drink a glass of red wine before eating. Studies show that a small glass of red wine can help you enjoy your meal more. It may even lead you to eat more.

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Never train hungry. Your metabolism is in starvation mode and shuts right down. Aim for a minimum of at least 3 solid meals in your system before training.

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Avoid binging. Cycles of binging, or overeating and fasting have been shown to cause uneven levels of glucose in people who are not used to it.

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Do not work out the same muscle group on consecutive days. Your muscles grow when resting.

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Do not take alcohol after a workout. Your body is trying to process the workout and the alcohol. It cannot do both.

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Use bigger plates. Definitely use large plates if you are trying to get in more calories, as smaller plates cause people to automatically eat less.

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Eat before bed. A lot of healing and regeneration happens while we sleep, so eating before bed can give your body the nutrients it needs to do the work.

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Using plenty of spices, sauces and condiments can help with weight gain. The tastier your food is, the easier it is to eat a lot of it.