Friday, September 18, 2009

I Want To Gain Weight, But Not Gain Fat

I read your post on gaining weight with the Carnation Instant Breakfast Drink.  I am also a teenage girl, trying to gain some weight healthily but do not want to get fat. What should I eat to gain weight healthily instead of drink nutritional supplements?  Laura B.

Dear Laura,

In order to gain weight, it's simply a matter of taking in more calories than you burn each day.  The supplement I suggested is well-balanced and helpful for those who simply cannot ingest a larger amount of food.  It's actually not that easy to eat a lot of calories when you are eating nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains!

You are wise to inquire about how we can gain weight without having it come from high-calorie foods that provide little nutrition; like creams, gravies, chips, cakes and other foods low in nutrient density.

I always recommend turning to the food guide pyramid ( for a balanced diet, that is nutrient dense, and provides a variety of foods while incorporating moderation.  You can enter your specific details and there will be a diet plan designed just for you!  You can choose the foods you enjoy from each group and know you are following a healthy diet plan that will eventually lead to a healthy weight--whether you are looking to gain or to lose.

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