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.

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Diseases caused by severe weight loss
reduction in the power of digestion, strength, complexion, Ojas, Semen and muscle tissue,
continuous fever and cough, pain in chest, anorexia, weakness in the power of hearing sounds, insanity, pain in cardiac region, obstruction to the passage of stool and urine, pain in calf, thigh and lumbar regions;
Cracking pain in fingers, bones and joints and such diseases due to the vitiation of Vata like Urdhvavata (upward movement of Vayu) etc.
For their treatment, therapies resulting in long term nourishment should be administered. 

How to put on weight quickly ?
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. – one tablespoon of this mix can be taken two times a day.
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.
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.
Freshly harvested rice, fresh wine
Frequent usage of meat, curd, ghee, milk, sugarcane, rice, black gram and wheat.
Regularly use little quantities of spices such as cinnamon, garlic, ginger, cardamom, clove and black pepper in diet. It helps to improve appetite.

Eating rules to put on weight:
Eat only when hungry.
Do not eat slowly, chew fast and eat fast.
Do not distract yourself with phones and tv while eating.
Do not drink water before or after food. Drink water while taking food. Find out why.

Good sleep to improve weight – Sleep and stress free life is very important to put on weight. Sleep for at least 7 hours at night. If you have trouble sleeping, plan your sleep correctly and enjoy maximum rest.

Having a good mood and keeping stress away is very useful to gain weight. Try to indulge in comic TV shows.
Tranquility of mind causes weight gain. Try to keep mind calm by practicing Pranayama
Avoid excess physical activities. – Limit your exercise schedule to only 15 minutes a day.
Intake of freshly harvested rice,fresh wine,
Gramya, Anupa and Audaka Mamsarasa – Meat soup of domestic, marshy and aquatic animals,

Regular oil massage –
Regular oil massage with plain sesame oil  / Mahamasha thailam / Mahanarayan oil Helps to improve muscle strength, relaxes body and mind, relieves stress.
Take half a bowl of any of above oil, dip your finger times in the oil and apply a thin layer of the oil all over the body, do gentle massage just for 3 -5 minutes, leave the oil on the body for at least 10 minutes, then have luke warm water bath.If you do not feel comfortable massaging your own body, then visit an Ayurveda center.

Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment: If you are struggling to gain weight by natural measures, visit an Ayurveda center. enema consisting of oily and sweet tasting herbs balances Vata and causes weight gain.

Modern outlook to put on weight:
mproving digestive power.
Clearing the intestine from worms
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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Comments

  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 livestrong.com 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 ?

    Canis

  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

  18. R Gopalan says:

    I am following most of the suggestions. Yet weight has not increased even by a kilo. Pain all over the body persists, though there is no knee pain. Apparently vata is high. What to do. Taking only Ayurvedic Medicines. E.g. Salakki 600 mg. Dazzle Capsules, Aswaghanda Tablets besides oil massage with maha narayana Thailam+Karpoorathi Thailam. Undergone physiotherapy for ten days. Weight in the range of 43 to 45 kg. age 75, Male. What to do ?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Please include a teaspoon of ghee in the diet. Make sure to use ghee when the meals you take are still hot in nature. For example, you can put a teaspoon over hot Dosa.

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