About two thirds of people in the US are either overweight or obese (1).
However, there are also many people with the opposite problem of being too skinny (2).
This is a concern, because being underweight can be just as bad for your health as being obese.
Additionally, many people who are not clinically underweight still want to gain some muscle.
Whether you are clinically underweight or simply a “hard gainer” struggling to gain some muscle weight, the main principles are the same.
This article outlines a simple strategy to quickly gain weight, the healthy way.
How to Gain Weight The Healthy Way
If you want to gain weight, then it is very important that you do it right.
Binging on soda and donuts may help you gain weight, but it can destroy your health at the same time.
If you are underweight, then you want to gain a balanced amount of muscle mass and subcutaneous fat, not a bunch of unhealthy belly fat.
There are plenty of normal weight people who get type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other health problems often associated with obesity (11).
Therefore, it is absolutely essential that you still eat healthy foods and live an overall healthy lifestyle.
Now let’s look at several effective ways to gain weight fast, without ruining your health at the same time.