Here are some healthy ways to add extra calories to your daily diet: Click here to view the full reply on Mayo Clinic.
■ Eat more frequently. Eat five to six small meals throughout the day rather than two or three large meals.
■ Eat nutrient-rich foods. As part of an overall healthy diet, choose whole-grain breads, pastas and cereals; fruits and vegetables; low-fat dairy products; lean protein sources; and nuts and seeds.
■ Watch what you drink. Don't fill up on diet soda, coffee, tea and other drinks with few calories and little nutritional value. Instead, drink smoothies or healthy shakes made with milk and fresh or frozen juice and sprinkle in some ground flaxseed. And drink fluids either 30 minutes before or after a meal, not with it, to avoid becoming full before you eat.
■ Add in calorie-dense snacks. Choose calorie-dense foods, such as nuts, peanut butter, cheese, dried fruits and avocados. Also, have a bedtime snack, such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a wrap sandwich with avocado, sliced v...
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