Underweight is the exact opposite of overweight.Â Many people fail to see that being underweight can be a problem.Â They feel that it could not possibly be as hard to gain a few pounds as it is to lose them.Â
Most of us know how difficult it is to lose weight but there are many people out there who find it can be just as hard to gain weight.
Isn’t being underweight a good thing?Â Why not?
Being underweight has its own negative consequences, especially for people who are stricken with a serious disease and really need to put on some pounds.
Because they feel so poorly, they don’t always feel like eating.Â In addition, some of them have digestive problems that render them unable to hold down any food.
Which factors determine what “normal” weight is for individuals?
Normal weight is formulated in proportion to the height and age of an individual.Â If the person is much lower than the standard weight calculated for their height and age, they are considered underweight.
What causes people to become underweight?
Contributing factors to being underweight include poor dietary habits, heredity, disease, digestion disorders, insufficient sleep, tension, malnutrition, smoking, and drinking alcohol.
Listed below are some helpful home remedies geared towards individuals who really need to gain some weight fast.
â€¢Â Â Â Eat bananas or drink banana milk shakes
â€¢Â Â Â Drink mango milk shakes once every other week (when mangoes are in season)
â€¢Â Â Â Eat 1 mango along with a glass of milk once every other week (when mangoes are in season)
â€¢Â Â Â Eat 1 bowlful of curd immediately after eating 3 bananas (milk can be substituted for the curd if necessary)
â€¢Â Â Â Eat papayas
â€¢Â Â Â Mix pomegranate seed powder, Indian ginseng root powder, and museli powder in warm milk – drink twice daily for 3 weeks
â€¢Â Â Â Eat muskmelon 3 times each day to gain weight – do this for at least 1 to 1-1/2 months (starting with 3 kil per day)
â€¢Â Â Â Each night, drink 1 cup of milk sweetened with honey before going to bed
â€¢Â Â Â Mix dates, almonds, and anjeer – chop – add complete mixture to 1 glass of milk and boil – drink after it cools
There are no food restrictions when trying to gain weight – be sure to include flour, rice, butter, dates, figs, wheat products, fruits, and vegetables.
Not getting enough nutrients is the primary cause for being underweight so be sure to eat a wide variety of foods and, if necessary, take vitamins and nutrient supplements