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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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If you are severely underweight and are really having trouble gaining weight, it is important to seek proper treatment.

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

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

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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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Serve vegetables with melted butter, spread or grated cheese. It adds the needed calories for weight gain.

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Remember to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as they should be a major part of any healthy diet.

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Get on a regular eating schedule. You should eat three meals a day and snack in between and after dinner, no matter what.

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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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Pump up soups, casseroles, mashed potatoes and liquid milk with 1 to 2 tablespoons of dry milk powder.

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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.

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Avoid transfats when trying to gain weight. Transfats like margarine, packaged snack can increase belly fat, as well as induce unhealthy insulin levels.

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

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Drink a lot of water. Being hydrated is very important for your body, especially as your body is undergoing changes.