It can be hard for someone who does not want to take supplements or pills to learn how to gain weight naturally. Most articles and resources you read just assume that people would rather take a pill than to do things the natural way. However, there are many people out there who would prefer to gain weight the natural way without purchasing expensive supplements and pills. The truth of the matter is that this can easily be done if you go about it in the right manner.
There are two main components to any natural weight gain diet. Those are eating right and exercising right. It is important to understand that if you are going to gain a lot of weight there is a good chance that you will have to eat some unhealthy foods as those are known for giving you the highest calorie content and thus helping you achieve your goal of gaining weight. This does not mean that you have to have a diet that will cause you to have a heart attack by age 50. This just means that if you are a health nut then you will have to make a few exceptions and consume some foods that are high in calories from fat. Exercise is another important component in gaining weight without supplements and pills. It is true that you should definitely exercise if you want to increase your weight and not just sit on the couch. While doing your fair amount of couch sitting will help, you still need to do some power lifting to aid in the weight gain process. Muscle weighs almost twice as much as fat and increasing muscle mass can help you gain weight at a very fast pace. Not to mention, when gaining weight it is preferred to gain muscle over fat for numerous reasons. To go about this in the right way you need to really educate yourself in these two areas.
First, you will need to educate yourself on the best foods for gaining weight. Foods that are high in proteins, fats, and carbohydrates are best for putting on pounds quickly. Your goal should to be mimic the content of weight gainers with common everyday foods. This will allow you skip the expensive and often times unhealthy supplements that are so commonly recommend in articles and magazines.
Secondly, it is important that you do not do cardiovascular exercises. While these are great for long term health, they will prevent you from achieving your goal of gaining weight. Burning calories is the last thing you want to do if you are wanting to bulk up. This is especially important for those with incredibly fast metabolisms. By doing cardiovascular exercises you are only giving your self another barrier to overcome which is the last thing that you want to do. I highly recommend that if you are going to exercise that you power lift. This is the only type of exercising that is renown for putting on weight. All others are geared towards and have been shown to help people lose weight which is the opposite of what you want.