Foods/resources for healthy weight gain?
June 10, 2010 3:48 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for specific foods I can add to my diet to gain weight. Caveats: no dairy, and I'm not trying to 'bulk up' or gain muscle.
posted by Fifi Firefox to health & fitness (31 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a girl, and I'm very underweight right now due to an illness. I'm doing better now health-wise, but haven't gained the weight back. It's possible that there's another reason for this, but my doctor suggested that I try eating a higher-calorie diet for a while before we do anything more drastic.
Sounds easy, but my stomach's a little touchy to begin with, so I can't just load up on doughnuts and burgers (that would just make me sick). I'm lactose-intolerant, so a little cheese here and there is cool, but dairy- or whey-based supplements are out. I don't eat much meat but do like chicken. I'm not a big sweets person either, rich or sugary things just make me feel gross.
I've been looking for resources - online or books - to help me devise a diet, but nearly all of what I'm finding is aimed at sports nutrition or bulking up for muscle mass, which is so not what I want.
So far, I've been eating almond butter (with added flax seeds for omega-3's) on bread or crackers, which is a start, and I've been trying the different types of Naked juices for extra vitamins and such. Are there any other foods like these that you can recommend? I'll take high-calorie, high-fat, or just super healthy.