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Gain Weight | How to Gain Weight

Gain weight. How to gain weight, increase or put on weight fast, healthy food, then this is the video for you.

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As promised here is the chapter breakdown for this video:

00:00 Introduction

00:15 How to Gain Weight

05:55 How To Increase Weight the Healthy Way

07:54 Gain Weight Food Ideas

08:37 When To Seek Medical Attention

10:29 Conclusion


Do you actually need to put on weight? The easiest way to do this is to check your body mass index (BMI). Please use the BMI calculator below to check your weight status.


Here is a quick run through of high calorie food ideas! Please speak to your healthcare professional and ideally a Dietician for a full diet plan. The NHS also have a really good page on weight gain tips and foods,

➽FAT & PROTEIN combos: Nuts, nut butter, Oily fish- healthy fat like salmon, Eggs, Cheese

Full fat foods are also great. But remember to keep portion sizes limited!

➽Here are some carbohydrate ideas: Granola, oats, Rice, Potatoes, Seeded bread, pasta.

➽Fats only: Plant-based spreads, Avocados, coconut oil and olive oil.

➽Note on treats: they’re okay to have but they tend to be high in fat and sugar with little nutritional benefit, so keep them occasional. This includes pizza, cake, biscuits etc.


There may be some underlying issues that could stop you from putting on weight. If any of these SIX cases sound like you, then please see your healthcare professional for advice.

Number ONE: Food Anxiety is when you feel stressed about making food choices. This can prevent you from eating food. Please see your Healthcare Professional if this applies to you.

Number TWO: Appetite suppression due to medicines is not uncommon. If you have started a new medicine and are worried that you don’t feel as hungry as you normally do then please let your healthcare professional know.

Number THREE: If your teeth feel sensitive or you have mouth sores or ulcers it can be difficult or painful to eat. You might need to see your dentist for treatment. Don’t suffer in silence.

Number FOUR: Pain or reflux after eating could lead to weight loss as you lose the desire to eat. If you have any difficulty swallowing. Ask your healthcare professional for more advice if this sounds like you!

Number FIVE: Darker than normal stools, change in normal colour of stools or blood in your stools when you go to the toilet could be a sign there is a problem. Please get checked by a healthcare professional.

Number SIX: Chronic diseases can lead to unexplained weight loss or being unable to gain weight. Please get checked ASAP if you are worried about any unexplained or sudden weight loss.

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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.



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