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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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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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Be realistic about your body type. People trying to regain weight after illness or surgery usually gain it more easily than someone who is naturally thin.

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Put fatty fish, like salmon, on your dinner menu. It is higher in calories and has healthy omega 3 fatty acids.

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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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Drink your snacks. If you do not have much of an appetite for 100 to 200 calorie snacks between meals, try drinking your calories instead.

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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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Natural peanut butter is packed with protein and fats, making it a great choice for people trying to gain weight the healthy way.

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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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Eat a balanced diet. To ensure your extra curves are made of muscle, not fat, you will need to eat meals and snacks from all food groups.

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Get rid of anything that is fat free. Make your own salad dressing with healthy oils, rather than buying them ready made.

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

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Prepare hot oatmeal or other cereal with milk, not water. Add powdered milk, margarine, honey, dried fruits and or nuts after cooking.

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Nut butters like peanut butters, almond butters and walnut butters are great for snacks. They are high in calories, and also high in protein. 

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Eat significantly more calories than you are burning. Get in 500 more calories.

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

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