Does butter make you gain weight

Diet for underweight

Status: 02/14/2016 5:12 p.m.

The goal of nutritional therapy is long-term weight gain - by consuming 2,500 to 3,000 calories per day. This is achieved primarily through a wholesome diet with a higher calorie density - less through an increased amount of food.

How To Get More Nutrients:

  • A balanced mixed diet in the style of Mediterranean cuisine is generally easy to digest and invigorating: with lots of good oils (virgin organic olive oil, walnut oil, rapeseed oil), fish and vegetables, plus nuts rich in vital substances and a few but high-quality carbohydrates.
  • Eat six to seven small meals a day. After 6 p.m., however, only eat small amounts and, if in doubt, not eat raw vegetables so as not to burden your digestion and to be able to sleep well.
  • Millet, quinoa or buckwheat in muesli, bread or as a side dish provide important minerals and protein.
  • Eat little meat and sausage. So it's best to only have two to three small pieces of meat a week (a total of 500 grams), as light as possible, like poultry, not cured or preserved.
  • But a lot of fish. It is also rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids - especially salmon, mackerel, herring and tuna.
  • Vegetable soups, made from broccoli or tomatoes, for example, strengthen the immune system. Depending on the tolerance, like to season with cream or enrich with coconut oil / coconut fat. Coconut oil also strengthens the immune system.
  • From time to time algae (for example in miso soup) also help to increase the immune system.
  • High-quality linseed oil must be cold-pressed (with the exclusion of light and oxygen) - so that the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids are retained.
  • Antioxidant foods support the metabolism in fighting free radicals: for example raspberries, broccoli, cocoa, pepper, turmeric, spices.
  • Drink: preferably 1.5 to 2 liters - water, coffee, fennel, chamomile, dandelion tea, fruit juice (without sugar), vegetable juice.

Suggestions for meals

Oily fish contains L-carnitine and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Breakfast: Cream quark / yoghurt + fruit + nuts / almonds + linseed oil (if necessary, sweeten with agave or pear syrup)

Morning: 1 slice of bread + butter + cheese

Having lunch: Vegetables (legumes, cabbage) + potatoes / brown rice / whole grain noodles + meat (lamb, sheep, poultry) twice a week, otherwise more fish

Afternoon: Fruit (apple, pear, banana, blueberries), cake / fruit cake + cream

Dinner: Steamed vegetables or salad with good oils + 3 potatoes + 2–3 times a week fish (salmon, mackerel, herring, saithe)

Late meal: Cream yogurt with honey or a handful of walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts

In between: Creamy fruit shake with blueberries + quark + walnut oil or a handful of Brazil nuts or a juice made from beetroot, celery, apple and carrots: rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants

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