Diet for weight gain is primarily focused on restoring body weight to normal, rebuilding body tissues and nutrient stores, restoring health and maintaining a good nutritional status.
Dietary management for Weight gain:
>> High intake of carbohydrate rich food such as cereals, sugar, honey, starchy vegetables and fruits
>> High protein intake like milk and milk products, eggs, meat, poultry and a combination of cereals and pulses
>> Use of emulsified fats like butter, cream and whole milk
>> Liberal intake of vitamins and minerals in the form of plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grain cereals and pulses particularly in sprouted form.
>> Include small frequent meals to avoid anorexia and nausea
>> Include healthy snacks in between meals to stimulate interest in eating
>> Moderate intake of fiber rich food