Also, since you want the weight to be muscle tissue and not fat, you must engage in progressive, significantly challenging weight training for hypertrophy. If you’re new at this, get the help of a certified fitness professional.
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How can I gain weight?
Dominique Adair, Fitness, answeredWhen we help athletes put on weight, the first requirement is to NOT skip meals or snacks. I have worked with football players who have their first meal at 2pm and wonder why they are not gaining mass. So, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. Also, while you don't need to eat a lot of unhealthy junk, you do need to concentrate on what nutritionists call "energy dense foods." Technically, this means lots of kilocalories per gram of food. These are things like nuts, nut butters, avocados, vegan cheese, etc., and you need large portions of these and all foods. Some people find that drinking calories (ie smoothies) is easier than chewing all that food. The idea is to take in a lot of calories without clogging your arteries. If necessary, you can also try engineered foods, (bars, GUs, shakes etc.) though add those in additional to whole foods, not instead.
Also, since you want the weight to be muscle tissue and not fat, you must engage in progressive, significantly challenging weight training for hypertrophy. If you’re new at this, get the help of a certified fitness professional.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
Is it healthy to eat all of my daily protein at dinnertime?
Stefanie Sacks, MS, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredEating healthfully is about balance. Based on my personal and professional experience, it is ideal to give your body a variety of all macronutrients (carboyhydrates, proteins and fats) at each meal. Considering color, texture and flavor is also important.
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What role does infectious disease play in a pandemic?
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Any disease caused by a microorganism that is capable of spreading through a population can be termed an infectious disease. An infectious disease is capable of spreading through the general environment by means such as airborne droplets and tainted water or contaminated personal items. Other diseases caused by microorganisms that spread by direct person-to-person contact are more accurately termed contagious diseases. Infectious diseases are often capable of spreading faster and affecting more individuals than are contagious diseases, though both types can and have caused pandemic outbreaks. Historically pandemics typically involve the outbreak of some specific infectious disease.
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