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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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Have a food journal. Chart what and when you eat every day for two weeks to learn about your eating habits and identify places to add calories.

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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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Work out your entire body for uniform weight gain. Do not only train the muscles on your arms, chest and shoulders to avoid a disproportionate body.

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Always ask your doctor before trying a weight gaining regiment. You may not be as underweight as you think.

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

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Nutritional supplements, in the form of food or drink, can be useful for some people who are finding it hard to gain weight.

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Do not waste your time or money on powders, pills and products that claim to increase muscle mass.

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Running long distances is not going to help you gain weight.  If you are going to run, do sprints or run up a hill.

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Naturopaths and herbalists use herbs such as gentian to help stimulate appetite and digestion. This will help you eat more and gain weight.

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Eat lots of protein. The single most important nutrient for gaining healthy weight is protein.

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Extra virgin olive oil, safflower oil, coconut oil, and peanut oil are full of flavor and heart-healthy calories when enjoyed in moderation.

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Get quality sleep for six to eight hours a night. Sleeping properly is very important for muscle growth.

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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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Take creatine. The muscle building supplement creatine monohydrate can help you gain a few pounds in muscle weight.

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Dress well to feel good about yourself even as you strive to gain weight.

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Be consistent. Weight gain requires that you increase your daily food intake every day. It may help to write up meal plans.

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Check your progress by weighing yourself at the same time each day, preferably before eating breakfast.

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