Vegetarian Diet - How to Gain Weight ?


Jul 23, 2019
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Vegan newbie
I am 29 years old & I weight only 53 Kilograms. I need to put on some weight but, being a vegetarian, I have no idea what diet to follow. Can you guys give me some effective suggestions?


No effin' whey!
Jun 12, 2012
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New Hampshire, USA
Eating high calorie foods would make you gain weight, but I would not recommend devouring any old vegetarian junk food or you might gain weight but health-wise feel lousy.

Are you looking to gain muscle or achieve a certain body type? You did not mention your height or what sort of build/body frame you have, so it's not apparent how much you are looking to gain to be healthy, if that is your concern. Have you been seen by a qualified doctor?


Jul 19, 2019
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I have heard that potatoes and dry fruits increase weight easily. Maybe you should give them a try.


Jun 1, 2012
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Since we generally eat what we like, try eating more of what you eat now. If your current diet needs healthy additions, try adding nuts and nut butters, whole grains and healthy fats like olive oil.


Jun 3, 2012
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As a vegetarian do you eat eggs, dairy, processed foods?
Avocados, nuts, seeds. Use quinoa along with whole grains. Make nut roasts, cashew spreads. Add ground flaxseeds
Use tahini based dressing on salads and veggies.
How tall are you? Do you feel you need to gain? Are you currently struggling to not lose weight?
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