are you skinny? And probably you don’t like it too.

Just know you aren’t alone, been an underweight is as bad for your health as an Obese.

You are skinny if you have BMI less than 18.1,this doesn’t necessarily mean you are unhealthy however you can add more weight by been consistent.

Causes of Underweight
A lot of factors can cause this, however some of them include:

  • Poor eating disorder
  • Poor metabolism
  • Cancerous growth
  • Infections such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis etc.

To increase your weight, you can include the following foods in your diet.
1. Milk

Kefir, milk or Turkish Ayran drink are poured into a glass cup from a bottle.




5. Potato

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6. Salmon and other oily fish

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7.whole-grain bread.

heap of various bread on wooden background

So how do you gain more weight?
Try the following:

  • Eat more protein:

Adding weight involve growing muscles, hence one of the food for muscle growth is protein.

Eat high protein foods such as meats, fish, eggs and dairy products.

Actually protein is a two-edged food in that it can also reduce your appetite thereby low weight can result.

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  • Eat at least 3 times a day:

Ensure they are balanced diet and should include majorly carbohydrates, protein and fat.

  • Drink enough milk
  • Use bigger plates to fill up your appetite
  • Exercise:

To gain more muscle, you need to exercise and practice squats, rows, dips, pull-ups etc.


In conclusion, gaining weight has to do mainly with what you eat and then with what you are determined to be, be careful not to get obese too thou lol.

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