What are the ways to gain weight?

Q. How can I gain weight?

Answered by
Dr. Alka
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 27, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jun 18, 2023

Hello doctor,

I want to gain weight. Please help.



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I just read your query. You did not mention your height and weight and any previous history, if any. The weight of a person should be proportional to its height. You can calculate it by BMI (body mass index). If your BMI is below 18.5 then you are underweight and you need to gain weight.

First of all, take a healthy diet. Take carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in proportional amounts. You need all of them. Add milk to your diet. Milk helps in weight gain. You can take two eggs daily if you used to take them. Take a banana with milk, this combination helps in weight gain. You also get a diet chart from a dietician, if you want to. Do exercises that will increase your muscle bulk because as muscle bulk will increase it will help in gaining weight. You can learn these types of exercises from a gym nearby you or from professional trainers.

You can use Ayurvedic granules named Nutrigain (Aswangandha, Amlaki, Vatada) to gain weight. These granules have substances like Ashwgandha, Draksha, Khajur, etc., which have weight gain properties. Take two teaspoons of these granules twice a day with lukewarm water or preferably with milk. Do not smoke and drink. Sleep adequately for 6 to 8 hours daily.

The Probable causes:

Lack of diet or hormonal imbalance.

Investigations to be done:

Thyroid function test.

Regarding follow up:

After four weeks.

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