Very often when someone is eating a well balanced diet, but no matter how much they eat, they still remain thin, there may be an underlying food allergy or sensitivity.
A good example of this is Celiac disease, in which the villi in the small intestine atrophy and this leads to a state of malabsorption. It is vital to first consult one doctor to diagnose if any if these conditions may exist. If you have Celiac Disease, you may be very thin, from repeated stomach upsets and diarrhea. This is all caused by one culprit: GLUTEN. Your body reacts to the protein found in gluten and cannot digest food. Once on a total gluten free diet, you need to start being able to eat properly again to successfully gain good weight.
In order to successfully gain healthy weight, one needs to follow a well balanced diet. It is important to try and consume more calories, but these calories shouldn’t come from junk food but instead should focus on increasing healthy carbohydrates into the diet and good protein sources. It also may be necessary to add an additional meal supplement such as Ensure, not to replace meals, in addition to them, to add more calories. It is important not to just go for any weight gain supplement as these may contain empty calories and are high in sugar and saturated fat.
Ironically in many ways the diet to gain weight and lose weight are very similar, in that both diets are recommended ways of eating healthily. The major difference would be in portion size and quantity. The kinds of exercise recommended in order to increase good weight, should focus more on muscle gain and toning, including using heavier weights and more repetition, rather than just aerobic exercise, which will burn more calories.
Another recommendation is that there is should be plenty essential fatty acids in the diet. For Omega 3, increase all fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, mackerel, pilchards, sardines. For Omega 6, add avocados, sesame seed and nuts into the diet. For omega 9, add plenty olive oil.
How to Gain Healthy Weight Once Diagnosed With Celiac Disease