Want to gain weight not lose
Okay so I've been trying to gain weight not lose weight. I'm only 118 lbs now and I was 135 lbs in high school. That was only six years ago and three kids later! Everyone else is gaining weight like no problem and I just can't seem to keep the weight on. I walk all the time when weather permits, eat lots of proteins and carbs and even tried going on a junk food binge but all to no avail. A nutritionist just told me that I have extremely high metabolism so I have to literally eat more calories and proteins. Would it help to start doing shakes or getting certain powders from GNC? I know this is really opposite from most people but I've always been small and would really like the weight. Any advice is helpful. Thank you
Gaining is just as much of a challenge as loosing and I am at the same path too as many more on here. Start a weight training programme and yes protein powders will help but what will help more is eating right the rest of the day too. Go for complex carbs like oats sweet potatoes and whole wheat products etc eat a total of 20 times your bodyweight in pounds to gain weight but only if you're training with weights 52 % carbs 32 % protein 12-15 % fats try to stick to that ratio but it's just a guide not something you need to follow religiously. Count your calories going in and out, good luck gaining
Thank you for your input, I see most trying to lose weight not gain so I wasn't sure if anyone else was having a hard time like I am. I will try out your suggestions though thanks.
I am trying to gain weight too, but I find it difficult to come up with estimates on calories, fat percentages, carb percentages and protein percentages when most of what I eat is homemade. Homemade food does not come with nutritional labels unfortunately :/ So instead I just do my workouts and eat as much as i can and keep my food as varied as I can...