How To Healthily Gain Weight On A Keto Diet?

  1. Just Eat
  2. Plenty Of Sleep
  3. Avoid Caffeine And Nicotine

 

People today are more concerned about their health than ever before. This gave rise to many diet techniques that fit different lifestyles. Food and supplements that help with your chosen diet regimen are also readily available. Information is also easily obtained on the internet about those different diet techniques. This allows you to properly choose which one fits your lifestyle or preference. This is indeed a great time to be alive if you are a health buff.


To most of us, when we were just in the stage of choosing a diet type, our main goal is to lose weight. That is the reason why most people get into it. We all want that perfect body. But is that all there is to it? Is losing weight the end all be all when going into a diet? There are actually two sides to it. It can either be a weight loss diet or a weight gain diet. Going into a diet is not just about shedding those extra pounds. It also means maintaining a healthy weight or gaining weight. Yes, this even applies to our favorite keto diet. So how do we do this in a healthy way? Check out these tips on how to do exactly that. But remember, always consult with your doctor before going into any kind of diet regimen.


Just Eat


Just do the opposite. If you are on a weight loss program, you need to minimize your food intake. It just makes sense that if you want to gain weight, you have to eat often. How often? You need to eat at least every three hours. It does not mean stuffing your face with cake and cookies. You need to be smart about it and eat healthy food. Go for energy-dense food like traditionally cured bacon, beef ribs, chicken with the skin on and lamb. For your fish choices, you can go for salmon, trout, sardines and any fatty fish. For dairy, whole milk, cheese and yogurt are your best choices. For fruits, which can be eaten between meals, berries and avocados are highly recommended. You can go for spinach, mushroom and chives for your vegetables. And last but not least, the humble but awesome egg. Eggs are high in fat and protein and can be prepared in a number of ways.

 

Bowl and serving tray of keto-friendly foods, for The Core blog


Plenty Of Sleep


Get plenty of deep sleep. A deep, slow-wave sleep releases human growth hormones that promote bone and muscle growth. A good night’s sleep can also produce testosterone which is a fat-burning hormone.

 

Person sleeping, for The Core blog


Avoid Caffeine And Nicotine


Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants that activate the “fight or flight” response in your body. This stress response jump-starts the adrenaline in your body which in turn increases your metabolism. While increased metabolism is great for losing weight, it is detrimental if you want to gain weight.

 

Hands holding coffee mug and cigarette, for The Core blog

 

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