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

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

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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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Treat yourself. Even when underweight it is fine to have an unhealthy treat every now and then. But be mindful of excess fat and sugar.

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

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

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Dress well to feel good about yourself even as you strive to 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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Always ask your doctor before trying a weight gaining regiment. You may not be as underweight as you think.

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

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Believe in yourself. Following your regimen may seem incredibly difficult if you do not believe that you will one day be able to transform your body.

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

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