How to eat more?

In this brief guide, we’ll address the query: “How to eat more?” Also, we’ll explore in what instances a person would want to eat more, what are the health risks of eating more, and what to do if users suspect they’re malnourished. 

How to eat more?

There are certain activities and changes you can carry out to find yourself eating more. These may include: 

  • Eating in small amounts throughout the day – This can increase your total calorie intake throughout the day.
  • Scheduling meals ahead of time – Users can anticipate their calorie intakes if they plan ahead and prepare meals accordingly.
  • Consuming foods that are slightly richer in calories – these foods may be richer in fat content and carbohydrates, which can stimulate hunger.
  • Socialize during meals – Eating may become less of a chore if a person is in a comfortable setting and indulging in interesting conversation.
  • Avoid skipping meals – Skipping meals and fasting are ketogenic practices. As a result, users may find themselves eating less and consuming their energy stores, such as muscles and adipose tissue.
  • Exercise more – this increases the demand for nourishment from your cells and as a result, can stimulate a person’s appetite.
  • Consume less fiber and substitute it for calories – fiber is used to generate a feeling of satiety and promote digestive function, though people with malnourishment should consume more calories than dietary fiber.
  • Prepare beverages rich in calories – If eating is too cumbersome, it may be convenient for a person to sip his or her calories. It’s a convenient alternative for people with busy work schedules, who don’t have much time to cook and serve meals.
  • Eat more palatable foods – The more enjoyable a person finds a specific meal, the more likely he or she will indulge in it. However, usual nutritional guidelines apply, and empty calories should not be chosen in place of nourishing foods.
  • Season the meals you prepare – Seasoning makes recipes and dishes more palatable, and therefore more likely to be cooked and eaten.
  • Eat more than you drink – drinking fluids (especially water) is done to curb the ingestion of food matter, and trigger an early onset of satiety. For those looking to eat more, they can drink fluids at the very end of the meal, once their portions have been consumed.
  • Consume supplements – some supplements can stimulate a person’s appetite, making them orexigenics.
  • Keep a careful log of the food you eat throughout the day – Sometimes, it is through careful observation that users can make changes to their lifestyle. A food journal can help users identify improvement points for which they can start to take action. 

Why would a person want to eat more? 

A person may wish to eat more for various reasons, namely; they are malnourished, suffering from an eating disorder, or wish to reach a goal weight. 

The latter is especially true for athletes and performers such as actors and people in the entertainment industry. 

However, eating more should be done safely, and under the supervision of a doctor and nutritionist, as malnourishment is not exclusively synonymous with being underweight. 

What are the health risks of eating more? 

When malnourished, eating more is not necessarily healthy. Substituting proper nourishment with empty calories can have detrimental effects on a person’s health, as metabolic functions still have specific requirements and parameters. 

If our readers suddenly find themselves eating much more than they anticipated they would, they’re at risk of various diseases and disorders such as type II diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, fatty liver disease, and digestive problems. 

A malnourishment problem such as being underweight may evolve into the opposite, and turn into an obesity problem. 

What should I do if I suspect I’m malnourished? 

If you suspect you’re malnourished, or otherwise have trouble obtaining the nourishment you require from your meals, we urge you to consult with a medical professional, such as a general practitioner. 

A medical professional can provide tailored guidance and perform the necessary tests to determine which course of treatment and what diet will help our readers achieve their ideal, healthy weight. 

Additionally, a doctor can diagnose any underlying conditions and prescribe treatment and order further testing, if deemed necessary. 

Readers who opt to diet and make it a point of theirs to -eat more- should not replace proper nourishment with empty calories such as added sugars, saturated fats, and high levels of sodium. 

The effects of these substances may be noxious, and generate health problems that were not a prior concern. 

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we’ve addressed the query: “How to eat more?” Also, we’ve explored in what instances a person would want to eat more, what are the health risks of eating more, and what to do if users suspect they’re malnourished. 

References 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/malnutrition#:~:text=Malnutrition%20refers%20to%20getting%20too,affects%20billions%20of%20people%20worldwide.

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/empty-calories#takeaway

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/sugar.html#:~:text=Added%20sugars%20are%20sugars%20and,milk%20are%20not%20added%20sugars.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/16-ways-to-increase-appetite

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