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How can I gain weight on this diet?

Postby sunshinesquirrel » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:50 am

I am breastfeeding a toddler and have been losing weight ever since this kid was born. Since starting the McDougall diet I've lost even more and I am now approaching underweight. I feel like I am eating all day long. Are there any foods packed with calories that I should be eating more of? Also, I do not workout at the moment. Do you think lifting would help me gain weight or burn more calories and lose even more? Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Re: How can I gain weight on this diet?

Postby Lani Muelrath » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:24 pm

sunshinesquirrel wrote:I am breastfeeding a toddler and have been losing weight ever since this kid was born. Since starting the McDougall diet I've lost even more and I am now approaching underweight. I feel like I am eating all day long. Are there any foods packed with calories that I should be eating more of? Also, I do not workout at the moment. Do you think lifting would help me gain weight or burn more calories and lose even more? Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!


Oh my gosh sunshinesquirrel, could you be any more in the minute? On my Success Club Teleclass for this month Thursday night I went over a list specifically for this - from the viewpoint of what not to do if you want to lose, so I have a listing fresh at hand for you. :nod:

The notes for that section are going up on the blog so I'll come here and link as soon as she's ready, OK?

Thanks, perfect!
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Re: How can I gain weight on this diet?

Postby Lani Muelrath » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:15 pm

sunshinesquirrel wrote:I am breastfeeding a toddler and have been losing weight ever since this kid was born. Since starting the McDougall diet I've lost even more and I am now approaching underweight. I feel like I am eating all day long. Are there any foods packed with calories that I should be eating more of? Also, I do not workout at the moment. Do you think lifting would help me gain weight or burn more calories and lose even more? Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!


Sunshine, here are some notes you may find helpful:

Here are some suggestions:

Make the Following Changes in this Order to Regain Weight in a Healthful Manner

1) Eat more whole grain flour products like breads and bagels. Flour is more fattening than the whole grain because the change in physical properties that comes with milling causes faster and more complete absorption of the calories and a great rise in insulin response.

2) Eat more simple sugars in the form of fruits, dried fruits and fruit juices. This will cause a greater rise in insulin in your body.

3) Eat more high-fat plant foods, like nuts (and nut butters), seeds (and seed spreads), avocados, and olives. Fats are concentrated calories.

4) Add high-fat soy milks and tofu products. These are higher in fats.

5) Eat more high-fat soy foods. However, in general, these fake foods (like burgers, hot dogs, lunch meats, and cheeses) should be kept to a minimum because they are not very nutritious.

6) Eat more food – this is often difficult because most people already eat to the full satisfaction of their appetite. Making more delicious meals and taking more time to eat may help accomplish this.

7) Eat a greater variety of foods – new kinds of foods stimulate interest, which increases food intake.

8) Add salt, sugar and favorite spices to the surface of your foods. If they taste better to you then you will eat more. Plus sugar adds calories (empty calories).

9) Use salad dressing, barbecue and steak sauces (made without oils and animal products) over your dishes to make them taste better so you eat more. Many sauces also contain simple sugars that provide calories and raise insulin levels.

10) Exercise less. We all know people who are exercise fanatics and they burn 3000 to 5000 extra calories a day – making it very difficult for them to eat enough food to fully replenish the expenditure. One simple way to gain more weight, and in some ways improve your overall health, may be to exercise more moderately.

This is directly from a document from Dr. John McDougall and you can find the report in its entirety here:
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