I am 22 years in the health business and the most popular misconception I face is that all I do is advise people on weight loss!
This couldn’t be further from the truth. My unique role as a Dietitian is first and foremost about increasing nutrients and ensuring health is optimal from top-to-toe. This involves fixing; cellular function, gut health, mental health, checking genetics, bloods etc.
One area that gets very little press however is how to gain weight.
There are lots of reasons why people lose weight such as a poor appetite, nausea, difficulty eating, eating disorders, surgery, illness or a traumatic event. Extra good quality nutrition and extra energy are important to help gain weight along with addressing lifestyle issues that may be connected.
It may seem wrong but it is important to eat healthy choices when needing to gain weight as processed high sugar poor quality foods affect health negatively. When gaining weight it is essential to add muscle and replenish healthy levels of fat around the body, while not gaining unhealthy fat around the abdomen and organs.
7. Avoid taking a large amount of fluid when eating a meal and snack. Drinking 20 minutes after is better.
8. Ask someone else to assist you where possible so you are not wasting the energy and weight you are trying to build.
Adding high energy and protein foods (such as cream, cheese and margarine) to your meals really does make a big difference! The examples below show just how many calories/ kilojoules (KJ) you can add to a typical meal. This is an easy way to increase energy without having to eat lots of extra food!
Whether you need help with weight loss, weight gain or understanding your dietary needs, get in touch with Gillian today. Call: 07717392306 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org