For many people, gaining weight roughly translates to eating whatever they can lay their hands upon, and completely avoiding any physical activity throughout the day. But wait! There’s more to it. There are several things that you should avoid if you want to increase your weight and overall body functionality, and not just gain weight in an unhealthy manner.

While on a weight gain pursuit, people often eliminate cardiovascular exercises (or cardio) from their workouts. But cardio increases your breath rate and blood circulation and boosts up the functionality of your lungs, brain, and heart. So instead of completely quitting cardio, you should minimize it and avoid any strenuous cardio like jogging. You can try HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) and I am sure you will love it!

Also, many would concentrate on eating more and more protein only. While it is essential, you must also include fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats in your diet to make it a wholesome and balanced diet, and avoid malnutrition. As stated earlier, everyone’s body is inherently different due to the difference in genetic factors, and so is their response to any change that they might want to bring about. So if your neighbour or friend achieved ‘X’ amount of results, it may vary in your case. Avoid comparing yourself to others, carefully observe what works best for you, and design a workout and diet plan accordingly. You should also be patient and determined, because the changes may be slower than expected, and consistency will help you sail through.

The busy lifestyles of a majority of people don’t allow them ample rest. But getting sufficient sleep is a very pivotal factor for any type of body transformation regime to become effective, be it weight loss or gain. So avoid overstraining yourself and have a healthy sleep cycle of at least 7-8 hours.

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