How to Increase Your Appetite for Bodybuilding

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How to Increase Your Appetite for Bodybuilding
Experiment with new kinds of foods. (Lara Hata/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Bulking up your weight for bodybuilding requires eating more calories than you normally do. If you have a poor appetite or you find that it is challenging to eat more than usual, you will need to find a way to make food more appealing to you. It may help to modify your eating schedule or the types of foods you eat. Have a variety of foods readily available in your kitchen for when you get the urge. Consult your doctor before beginning any new diet or fitness plan.

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  1. 1

    Eat three to five small meals throughout the day. Eating smaller amounts more frequently may help boost your appetite.

  2. 2

    Stock your kitchen with plenty of snacks that might appeal to you, such as string cheese, peanut butter crackers, chocolate milk, nuts and ice cream. Snack whenever you feel hungry if you are trying to gain weight.

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    Restrict your fluid intake. Drink water at least 30 minutes before eating, and then try not to drink during meals. Consuming fluids will fill you up faster and prevent you from eating more.

  4. 4

    Make your mealtimes more appealing. Instead of rushing and eating lunch standing over the kitchen counter, set a place at the table. Light a few candles and play some soft music. Watching television while eating may distract you and help you consume more calories.

  5. 5

    Experiment with different recipes. You may lose your appetite if you find yourself cooking the same meals over and over again. Instead, try food that you have never eaten before. Vary the textures, smells and colours to stimulate your appetite.

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