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Weight Gain

If you’re underweight and looking to gain weight, it’s very important to do it right. Consuming soda, donuts, and other junk foods may help you gain weight initially, but it can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. A healthier approach to gaining weight involves gaining a balanced amount of muscle mass and subcutaneous fat rather than a lot of unhealthy belly fat. A recent animal study suggests that belly fat specifically may be correlated with increased cancer risk. A high percentage of body fat also increases your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and other health problems, even if you are not overweight. To gain weight healthily, focus on eating more nutrient-dense foods and living an overall that involves exercising, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress if you can. This article outlines simple strategies to quickly gain weight — without increasing your risk of disease.