Top Ten Weight Gain Foods
You’ve probably it multiple times, now hear it again. Weight gain is all about calories! And where do calories come from? Food! So basically, weight gain is all about the foods you eat, how much you eat of it and how fast you burn it off. Since the food you eat has such an influence on your weight gain results here are the top ten weight gain foods that will help you pack on the pounds:
1. Potato Chips
The first five food choices on this list come from a Harvard study that found the top foods that contribute to weight gain. That’s exactly what we are looking for. At the very top of the list was Potato Chips. Basically the study concluded that people are more likely to gain weight faster when they are consuming potato chips. Good thing they taste so good.
We already listed potatoes when they are cut thin and fried until they are crispy but all other forms of this starchy food also have a large impact on weight gain. The great thing about potatoes is that they can be found in so many varieties. Here are a couple ideas. Cut them up, boil them and mix them with the high calorie ingredients like mayonnaise, buttermilk, veggies and other ingredients to make a delicious potato salad! Imagine the high calorie count in this great side dish, plus it has vegetables in it. You can also make mash potatoes or baked potatoes, just be sure to get all the fix-ins on it like butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese and chili. This will really maximize your weight gain results.
3. Sugar Sweetened Beverages
The third food that the Harvard study found associated with weight gain are sugar sweetened beverages. These beverages have added sugar which means added calories which means added weight gain for you. This is not limited to soda drinks (the non-diet kind) but also includes sweetened teas, blended coffee drinks, sweetened waters, fruit juices, energy and sports drinks. Sugar has many names so look on the nutrition label for other words for sugar like: sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, glucose, brown sugar, corn sweetener, honey, invert sugar, molasses, sucrose, syrup or cane sugar. The extra calories found in these drinks are crucial to your weight gain so do not waste valuable stomach space on water, always drink high calorie beverages.
4. Unprocessed meats
While some believe that processed meats would make a person gain weight faster than unprocessed meats, the Harvard study found the opposite. Unprocessed meats include beef, lamb, or pork excluding poultry. So foods that can help you gain weight from this category include ground beef, hamburgers, steak, pork chops, etc.
5. Processed meats
This category includes any meat preserved by smoking, curing or salting, or with the addition of chemical preservatives. They include hot dogs, sandwich meats, bacon and sausage.
6. Pasta with Sauce
While pasta is great because these carbohydrates pack a lot of calories in every bite, the most important thing is the sauce! Alfredo sauce for example, is made up of milk, cream and cheese (all high calorie foods). One ounce of this sauce contains 100 calories and one serving is 400 calories. That is what you need to gain weight fast. Marinara sauce is a little healthier but can also help you to gain weight fast. What is also great about pasta is that you can eat a lot of it before feeling full and a lot more of it that you could eat of rice.
7. Protein Shakes
It is a commonly known fact that protein shakes are used for weight gain. That’s because these shakes and drinks contain a lot of calories. The problem with them is that they fill you up so fast that you are not eating more calories overall just filling yourself up on this. That is why it is important to take CB-1 Weight Gainer with these weight gain shakes.
While you are trying to gain weight milk is a great drink choice to go along with your meals. That’s because of the calories found in each glass. Every calorie counts during weight gain so during your weight gain time drink whole milk. One glass of whole milk contains 150 calories, one glass of 2% milk contains 140 and 1% contains about 100 calories; skim milk (non-fat milk) contains about 80 calories. Here is a great weight secret… drink coconut milk. Each cup contains 568 calories and as you can probably tell has much more calories than cow’s milk. It’s rich in calories, fat and carbohydrates.
9. Nuts and Seeds
Nuts are a healthy source of calories. The high calorie count is why squirrels store them each winter; it gives them the energy they need to make it through the long and cold season. There is a wide array of choices: brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecans, cashews, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. Then on top of that you can also eat nut and seed spreads/butters. My favorites are peanut butter or a chocolate hazelnut spread.
10. Bagels and Breads
Spread that peanut butter on some bread and you got a double combination high calorie snack. Breads are high in calories and are yummy source of complex carbohydrates. If you can choose between a bagel or a slice of bread. Choose the bagel. One slice of bread contains 70 calories and one regular sized bagel is 360 calories. That is more than 5 piece of bread in one bagel. Other that nut spreads you can also use some butter, cream cheese or fruit spread to up the calorie count.