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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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You need to give your body plenty of rest between workouts. Going three times per week is plenty if you are in weight gain mode.

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

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

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

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Instead of diet soda and other low calorie beverages, choose smoothies, yoghurts and high fat milk.

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

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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.