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Can’t Gain Weight? Ways to Increase Your Caloric Intake!

Do you feel that you will always be skinny…that you just simply can’t gain weight? I’m here to tell you today that you CAN gain weight, and it is as simple as increasing the number of calories you take in on a consistent basis. If you feel that you can’t gain weight then you are obviously not taking in enough calories, so you will need to increase your intake by a substantial amount.

For starters, you will need to figure out about how many calories you are currently consuming daily. You will need to record what you eat for about a week, and once you get a good idea of your caloric intake you can increase from there. If you feel you absolutely can;t gain weight, try increasing your caloric intake by 500 calories daily to start with. If you see no weight gain after a few weeks, you will need to further increase your calories. At some point you will begin to gain weight including muscle given that you are training intensely.

Taking in enough calories to grow can be a real chore for someone who thinks feels like they can’t gain weight. Eating often is extremely helpful in getting in enough calories. Shoot for at least 5 meals per day. Be sure to spread these meals out well, with your first meal upon awakening and your last meal before bed. You can also try adding liquid calories in the form of milk, juice, or a weight gainer shake. Liquid calories are much easier to digest and leave you with more room for solid food. If you are still having trouble, try selecting more calorically dense foods. For example, for a carbohydrate source you might select whole grain bread or pasta instead of cooked oatmeal.

Ultimately, it all comes down to you and your determination to gain weight. Everyone can gain weight, but for some people it is just more difficult than for others. Track your calories, follow these tips, and you should be well on your weight to finally attaining the muscular physique that you have been longing for!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cassie is a chemistry major and national level bodybuilder. Questions or comments? Talk to Cassie on the FORUM or on FACEBOOK.

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