Thursday, August 5, 2010

How Much Peanut Butter Should I Eat to Gain Weight?

About how much peanut butter should I eat daily to gain weight?  Larry Z.

Dear Larry,

For weight gain you want to aim for an extra 200 to 500 calories per day in your diet. This will add about 1/2 to 1 pound per week to your weight.
Peanut butter has about 100 calories per tablespoon. But the increase in calories doesn't all have to be from peanut butter!

You might consider something easier like a serving of carnation instant breakfast drink which provides 250 calories (when made with whole milk) and protein and vitamins and minerals. Two of these a day should help you gain nearly a pound each week.

Good Luck!

1 comment:

  1. Janney, 17 years oldAugust 6, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    Hello, I am also underweight and I think I look rather skinny. How do I gain muscle mass and eat healthily? I heard that to gain muscle mass, I should take a lot more protein in a day. What type of food is very high in protein, and at the same time, healthy and low in saturated fats?

    Should I try to take Protein Powder, Protein Shake and Protein bars? But I do not work out much, so will it still benefit me, or will they all turn to fats?