Healthy tips to put on weight, to become fat – Ayurvedic methods and remedies

It is often seen that many lean and thin people face the problem with their looks. so, here are the Ayurvedic  tips taken from Charaka samhita to improve your looks by putting  weight on healthily.

What happens if some one is very lean and maintains size zero for a long time?

– Depletion of digestive power, immunity, skin complexion and muscle mass.

– Person becomes prone to repeated infections, debility, constipation and digestive disorders like peptic ulcers.

– There will be severe increase in Vata leading to vata related joint disorders.
How to put on weight quickly ?
Acharya Charaka (one of the ancient scholar of Ayurveda, who lived approximately five thousand years ago in India) says –
If one has lost weight very rapidly in recent times, then putting on weight can be achieved in a short period of time.
But if some one has lost weight over a long period of time, then, putting on weight will also take time.

So, in general, putting on weight should be ideally a gradual process.

  • Diet to put on weight :
  • Regular intake of meat soup, milk, ghee, curds and dairy products, sweets etc.
  • Ayurvedic Home remedy to put on weight: A smash fruit mixture prepared with Dates,  dry grapes, Indian gooseberry (Amla), pomegranate. A little sugar can be added to improve taste.
  • This fruit salad kind of juice can be taken two times a day up to one month to achieve effective weight gain.
  • Use Soy bean in diet. request your parents to include soy bean in food
  • Take white part of egg white – three per day. Do not eat the inner yellow part. it is rich in cholesterol.
  • Take meat soup – at least once or twice a weak.
  • Exercise / jogging / sport – at least half an hour a day.
  • Fruit / Fruit juice – minimum 4 times a week.
  • Any non veg food of your choice at least twice a week.
  • Fruit salad / Vegetable salad. once in two days.

Modern outlook to put on weight:
Improving digestive power.
Clearing the intestine from worms
and putting on weight with diet rich in proteins, vitamins, carbohydrate and a little bit of fat.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Assistant Professor, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  1. looking for weight gain

  2. please do post tips regarding weight gain

  3. Best i ever found such information to improve health which is life’s whealth.

  4. it is awsome and i’m going to try it to put on weight

  5. it will be going to a bit use for me……and post me some more tips to put on my weight

  6. wow! thanx for the information
    please give us some more tips

  7. Will I gain weight by drinking more water? What is the essential weight in kgs for a lady 24yrs?

  8. Thank you Dr.
    i have one doubt abt eggs. actually which part of the egg is protein rich, the white part or the yellow. can egg white increases phlegm in the body.
    ? eating icecreams have a chance to cause phlegm.??
    pls do reply to me.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      White part of egg is protein. It does not increase of kapha to a considerable extent. Yellow part contains cholesterol and it increases kapha.
      Eating ice creams has a chance of increase of phlegm. Yes.

  9. Thank you for this post, Dr. I have been reading a lot about this topic over the last two days and a few things still remain unclear. Some sites say eat more bananas and milk, others say supplement with ashwaghanda, but to not say how much and what drink to pair the supplement with. Also, how does one in the US know what brand of supplement to trust? There are too many choices.

    I have been keeping track of my calories using and have regained 10lbs, but am struggling to pick up an additional ten. I’m 5’3″, 100lbs. I’m not looking for a quick fix, but would like to put it on by the end of the year. Do you think that ashwaghanda can truly help when mixed with weight training?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Ashwagandha helps in terms of improving muscle power, and body strength. It is a very good anti oxidant. It improves the strength of internal organs. Hence, it improves stamina and boosts your exercise power.
      Banana etc are high in nutritive value and hence are good to put on weight. Hope it is clear.

  10. i really need to be fat as fast as possible.. im now
    looking skeletal-like man!!

  11. “If one has lost weight very rapidly in recent times, then putting on weight can be achieved in a short period of time.

    But if some one has lost weight over a long period of time, then, putting on weight will also take time.”, WOW Words of wisdom indeed.

    But I don’t agree with this ‘egg yolk not being healthy because of cholesterol’. I think it is one of the many modern medical myths. I think refined oil, refined sugar, sunflower oil do more damage to the body than egg yolk. Cold pressed Teel oil, mustard oil, groundnut oil, olive oil, Jaggery instead of sugar seems to be a better health choice .

    Also various Indian pulses & Millets seems to be a better choice than Soybean.
    *All these are not my personal opinions but health advices of people who have done study on these topics*

  12. Also eating eggs with Table Salt maybe a reason why eggs have become bad for health. Eating eggs with raw salt maybe a better option. Raw Salt is much more healthy than table salt.
    Regarding Soy, it is traditionally eaten in tofu or fermented form in china. So tofu maybe more healthy than eating boiled soybean.

  13. is nutrigain help us to become fat ?

  14. Thirsting for more in this area…

    Thank you,

  15. Dear Doctor,

    What is the best time for eating fruits ? Some reserach it can be only consumed solely instead of combing other foods. Otherwise, it makes indigestion. Because fruits are only be digested within half hour to one hour. The ideal time is between meals. Do you agree ?


  16. Sudha Udipi says:

    Dear Dr. Hebbar,
    I would like to share some facts about gaining weight which might be useful to some.

    For anybody being healthy and fit is more important than the body size alone.
    If some body feels he or she is really very thin,That too if they have lost weight rapidly without any apparent reason, before starting any treatment I think they have to seek medical advice just to rule out any chronic but silent disease like silent tuberculosis, Thyroid issues or even diabetes. All these are curable but without addressing them one cannot succeed in putting on weight.
    A family physician or a good ayurvedic doctor can easily make the diagnosis and help them.

    For otherwise healthy person , all the tips you have given will be useful.
    Anyway journey to putting on weight is much happier than the one to lose weight.
    Just increasing the quantity and frequency of food intake with proper exercise will definitely help them.

    Slow and steady gain is always preferable.
    Happy weight gaining!

  17. Hi Dr,
    do underweight people have to eat every 3 hours or 3 meals a day?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, underweight people should eat two or three full meals per day, when they feel good hunger.

      • Hi Dr,
        thank you for the answer, i guess i am going to exercise a bit just to increase my appetite so i can eat good amount of meals a day

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