1. KNOW YOUR NUTRIENT TIMING –
Supplying your body with an abundance of calories when you’re just lying around on the couch does you no good. Fuelling your workouts with good nutrition, on the other hand, is paramount to your success.“Your insulin sensitivity is at its peak first thing in the morning and immediately after your workout,” explains Tobias Young, Optimum Nutrition-sponsored athlete. “For me, eating more carbs early in the morning and after my workouts has brought optimal results.”
2. MAKE EATING A HABIT –
Listen, I know in the beginning of this post I was sympathetic to your problem, but I am also here to say, Suck It Up. I can tell you that to gain weight, you need to focus on making your meals a habit rather than an afterthought. Your body is pre-programmed with your genetic disposition.
3. GET PLENTY OF REST-
When you’re in training mode, it can be hard to remember how important it is to rest between sessions. Your body needs time to repair itself after workouts. Don’t push yourself too hard, or you may find yourself sitting on the couch with a pulled muscle instead of at the gym training to failure.
4. TAKE MORE PROTEIN-
Start reading food labels to get a sense of how many calories you’re already eating. Then, add 500 to that number and start eating that many calories every day. Aim to take in about 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight each day, ‘cus you’re probably not eating enough protein.
5. STRETCHING WILL HELP-
Stretching of any kind (static, getting into a stretched position and holding it—or dynamic, moving fluidly in and out of position), using a foam roller, and getting massages will all help keep you flexible, prevent injury, and improve recovery between workouts.