Gaining Weight Healthily

People eat in order for them to live and they do not live to eat. Healthy living does not only includes good nutrition but also regular exercise and healthy lifestyle. Whatever people eat affects their well-being physically and mentally.

People need to listen to their bodies. When there is insufficient blood glucose for energy, people can feel it through some signs like feelings of tiredness, low energy and hunger. It is the clear tell sign that it is time to eat something to keep up with the energy requirements of the body. When people wait until they cannot not move anymore because of too much hunger, chances are they will eat quick energy foods which are mostly made of sugar. It may give a sudden surge of energy but in a long run, they may feel more tired than before. It is better to eat proper food in smaller quantities to keep a steady flow of blood sugar into the bloodstream. This stabilizes blood sugar levels and regular sugar levels will be more beneficial in the long run.

Breakfast is especially very important. People may be too busy but they need to eat a good breakfast so that they will have enough energy to do their work and to fight stress for the entire day. School children need to eat a healthy breakfast to boost their performance in school. The brain uses about 20% of the body’s energy so children need to have sufficient energy for their schoolwork. A nutritious breakfast among children also lessens behavioral problems at school. In addition, when you have the goal of gaining mass, breakfast is important in kick starting your day for the strenuous work that you will undertake.

Carbohydrate is needed by the body all throughout the day but more of it in the morning and lesser of it in the evening. Carbohydrate is converted into blood sugar that the body uses for energy. Proteins and healthy fats in the right portions are needed by the body too. It is also wise to refrain from drinking soda or alcohol. For those who would like to reduce weight, they can still eat carbohydrate rich foods but in smaller portions. An all-free carb diet may not be good for the body. To lose weight is to lessen the intake of carbohydrate and more of the other food groups especially fruits and vegetables.

Calories is one of the basic building blocks if you want to gain weight. The amount of Calories which you take will determine the amount of weight you will gain or lose. Especially if you are trying to put on weight fast. It becomes ever so important to ensure that your total intake of calories is more than your usual. This will ensure that you gain the extra weight.

Anti-oxidant rich foods are highly recommended. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good sources of anti-oxidants as well as vitamins and minerals. Anti-oxidants prevent cellular damage that may be caused by free radicals. Vitamins and minerals help in building a strong immune system to fight any illness. This food group also slows down the aging process.

People need to eat proper food. It would be better to avoid processed food as much as possible. Chemicals, preservatives and other harmful ingredients pose very grave danger to people’s health. Home cooked food is always the best. At least people know exactly what they have used. It may be a lot of work but it is all worth it if every member of the family is healthy and strong. People need to eat right and be healthy for longer, productive and happy lives.