Healthy Tips To Put On Weight, To Become Fat Naturally

It is often seen that many lean and thin people face problems with their looks. So, here are the Ayurvedic tips taken from Charaka samhita to improve your looks by putting on weight healthily.

What happens if some one is very lean and maintains size zero for a long time?
– Depletion of digestive power, immunity, skin complexion and muscle mass.
– Person becomes prone to repeated infections, debility, constipation and digestive disorders like peptic ulcers.

– There will be a severe increase in Vata leading to vata related joint disorders.

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Weight loss ill-effects

Diseases caused by severe weight loss
Reduction in the power of digestion, strength, complexion, Ojas, Semen and muscle tissue,
Continuous fever and cough, pain in the chest, anorexia, weakness in the power of hearing sounds, insanity, pain in cardiac region, obstruction to the passage of stools and urine, pain in calf, thigh and lumbar regions;
Cracking pain in fingers, bones and joints and such diseases due to the vitiation of Vata like Urdhvavata (upward movement of Vayu) etc.
For their treatment, therapies resulting in long term nourishment should be administered. 

How to put on weight quickly ?
If one has lost weight very rapidly in recent times, then putting on weight can be achieved in a short period of time.
But if some one has lost weight over a long period of time, then, putting on weight will also take time.
So, in general, putting on weight should be ideally a gradual process.

Diet to put on weight

Regular intake of meat soup, milk, ghee, curds and dairy products, sweets etc.
Ayurvedic Home remedy to put on weight: A smash fruit mixture prepared with Dates,  dry grapes, Indian gooseberry (Amla), pomegranate. A little sugar can be added to improve taste. – one tablespoon of this mix can be taken two times a day.
This fruit salad kind of juice can be taken two times a day up to one month to achieve effective weight gain.
Use Soy bean in your diet. Request your parents to include soy bean in food
Consume egg white – three per day. Do not eat the inner yellow part as it is rich in cholesterol.
Take meat soup – at least once or twice a week.
Fruit / Fruit juice – minimum 4 times a week.
Any non veg food of your choice at least twice a week.
Fruit salad / Vegetable salad. once in two days.
Freshly harvested rice, fresh wine
Frequent usage of meat, curd, ghee, milk, sugarcane, rice, black gram and wheat.
Regularly use little quantities of spices such as cinnamon, garlic, ginger, cardamom, clove and black pepper in the diet. It helps to improve your appetite.

Herbs for weight gain

Ripe falsa fruit
Winter melon

Eating rules to put on weight
Eat only when hungry.
Do not eat slowly, chew fast and eat fast.
Do not distract yourself with phones and tv while eating.
Do not drink water before or after food. Drink water while taking food. Find out why.

Good sleep to improve weight – Sleep and stress free life is very important to put on weight. Sleep for at least 7 hours at night. If you have trouble sleeping, plan your sleep correctly and enjoy maximum rest.

Having a good mood and keeping stress away is very useful to gain weight. Try to indulge in comic TV shows.
Tranquility of mind causes weight gain. Try to keep mind calm by practicing Pranayama
Avoid excess physical activities. – Limit your exercise schedule to only 15 minutes a day.
Intake of freshly harvested rice, fresh wine,
Gramya, Anupa and Audaka Mamsarasa – Meat soup of domestic, marshy and aquatic animals,

Regular oil massage –
Regular oil massage with plain sesame oil  / Mahamasha thailam / Mahanarayan oil Helps to improve muscle strength, relaxes body and mind, relieves stress.
Take half a bowl of any of the above oil, dip your fingertips in the oil and apply a thin layer of the oil all over the body, do gentle massage just for 3 -5 minutes, leave the oil on the body for at least 10 minutes, then have a lukewarm water bath. If you do not feel comfortable massaging your own body, then visit an Ayurveda center.

Home remedies

Tasty Weight Gain Remedy:
1. Take 50 grams of each of raisins, dates, almonds, cashew anjeer etc.
Mash them, fry it with 100 grams of ghee, for 5 minutes. Add it to 100-150 grams of  jaggery or sugar and a little water. Continue heating till the whole mass becomes semisolid.
Take this – 1 teaspoon 2 times a day after food.

2. Tender coconut pulp is taken by adding beaten rice and jaggery or sugar candy. Regular practice with this helps to gain body weight significantly.

Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment:
If you are struggling to gain weight by natural measures, visit an Ayurveda center. Enema consisting of oily and sweet tasting herbs balances Vata and causes weight gain.

Modern outlook to put on weight:
Improving digestive power.
Clearing the intestine from worms
Putting on weight with a diet rich in proteins, vitamins, carbohydrate and a little bit of fat.

Ayurvedic medicines Vata-Pitta

Can you please mention oil, ghee food supplements or lehyam to promote weight gain in vata-pitta combination prakruti person

The bad news is, the people with Vata – Pitta Prakriti are slightly underweight, more so, with a Vata body type person.

The good news is, there are umpteen numbers of Ayurvedic medicine options to improve weight.

One thing to remember is, these medicines in higher doses contribute to weight gain, whereas these in lower doses, do not cause weight gain.

1. Kushmanda Rasayana Made with winter melon, ghee, which contribute to weight gain along with certain spices such as ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. This herbal jam improves weight and also increases hunger and digestion capacity. A higher dose of 10-20 grams, once or twice a day for 2 – 3 months is good to cause weight gain.

2. Ksheerabala taila 101This unique herbal oil is made with sesame oil, milk and Sida cordifolia. This is told very specifically to balance Vata and Pitta Dosha. So, taking the oil – 2-3 ml, 2 – 3 times a day before food for 2 – 3 months can contribute to weight gain. It is also available in the form of a capsule. 2 capsules 2 – 3 times a day can be helpful.

3. Regular intake of ghee – Ghee by nature balances down Vata and Pitta Dosha. So, including 3 – 4 teaspoon of ghee in diet
taking anti stress ghee medicines such as Brahmi ghrita, Kalyanaka Ghrita, Maha Kalyanaka Ghrita relieve stress, depression, keeps your mind happy and improves body weight. Dose should be slightly high – 3 – 4 teaspoon a day.

If one develops indigestion due to high dose ghee intake, then including a small quantity of spices such as black pepper, cumin and ginger is useful.

4. BhringarajasavaThis is a fermented cold infusion product with the famous herb Bhringraj. It is known to improve hair quality. It, in a dose of 10-20 ml, once or twice a day can be useful.

Ashwagandha lehya / Balaswagandhadi lehya / Ashwangandharishta – These Ashwagandha products, in higher doses are useful to improve weight but they can slightly increase Pitta Dosha. So, not very ideal for a Vata-Pitta prakriti person.

37 thoughts on “Healthy Tips To Put On Weight, To Become Fat Naturally”

  1. Thank you Dr.
    i have one doubt abt eggs. actually which part of the egg is protein rich, the white part or the yellow. can egg white increases phlegm in the body.
    ? eating icecreams have a chance to cause phlegm.??
    pls do reply to me.

  2. Ashwagandha helps in terms of improving muscle power, and body strength. It is a very good anti oxidant. It improves the strength of internal organs. Hence, it improves stamina and boosts your exercise power.
    Banana etc are high in nutritive value and hence are good to put on weight. Hope it is clear.

  3. Also eating eggs with Table Salt maybe a reason why eggs have become bad for health. Eating eggs with raw salt maybe a better option. Raw Salt is much more healthy than table salt.
    Regarding Soy, it is traditionally eaten in tofu or fermented form in china. So tofu maybe more healthy than eating boiled soybean.

  4. Dear Doctor,

    What is the best time for eating fruits ? Some reserach it can be only consumed solely instead of combing other foods. Otherwise, it makes indigestion. Because fruits are only be digested within half hour to one hour. The ideal time is between meals. Do you agree ?


  5. Dear Dr. Hebbar,
    I would like to share some facts about gaining weight which might be useful to some.

    For anybody being healthy and fit is more important than the body size alone.
    If some body feels he or she is really very thin,That too if they have lost weight rapidly without any apparent reason, before starting any treatment I think they have to seek medical advice just to rule out any chronic but silent disease like silent tuberculosis, Thyroid issues or even diabetes. All these are curable but without addressing them one cannot succeed in putting on weight.
    A family physician or a good ayurvedic doctor can easily make the diagnosis and help them.

    For otherwise healthy person , all the tips you have given will be useful.
    Anyway journey to putting on weight is much happier than the one to lose weight.
    Just increasing the quantity and frequency of food intake with proper exercise will definitely help them.

    Slow and steady gain is always preferable.
    Happy weight gaining!

    • Hi, underweight people should eat two or three full meals per day, when they feel good hunger.

      • Hi Dr,
        thank you for the answer, i guess i am going to exercise a bit just to increase my appetite so i can eat good amount of meals a day

      • Sir,normally it is said that muscle breakdown takes place once in every three hours,so fitness experts ask us to eat something for every 3 hrs. especially if someone’s on a body building plan.And how does having 3 full meals a day serve the purpose?Plz explain.
        Thank you.

        • Hi, if someone is on a body building plan, then taking small meals multiple times a day is good, rather than fixing the schedule to thrice a day.
          Even while eating multiple times in a day, one has to be careful about the quantity. The quantity of food should be so much that the person feels hungry before next meal time.

  6. I am following most of the suggestions. Yet weight has not increased even by a kilo. Pain all over the body persists, though there is no knee pain. Apparently vata is high. What to do. Taking only Ayurvedic Medicines. E.g. Salakki 600 mg. Dazzle Capsules, Aswaghanda Tablets besides oil massage with maha narayana Thailam+Karpoorathi Thailam. Undergone physiotherapy for ten days. Weight in the range of 43 to 45 kg. age 75, Male. What to do ?

    • Please include a teaspoon of ghee in the diet. Make sure to use ghee when the meals you take are still hot in nature. For example, you can put a teaspoon over hot Dosa.

  7. Sir,

    I would like to know whether vegetarian options are equally good as non-veg to put on weight? Or does meat have an intrinsic quality that help to gain weight much better n faster than veg?

    For eg., I heard veg foods like bananas, ragi malt, coconut, peanuts, walnuts, almonds etc are excellent ways to gain healthy weight. Are they less effective than chicken if the primary focus is weight gain n not just protein or nutrition acquisition?

    Kindly clarify.

  8. Madam, It is advised to take Maha Manjisthadi kashayam in your case. Do avoid Shatavari capsules as it is a galactogogue and helps increase weight.

    • Hello Madam, Basing on all the conditions like your health, constituents,weight, height etc., we doctors prescribe medicine so would advise you to take advise from Ayurvedic physician face to face.

      Note: As we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated. For specific treatment, always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic physician.

  9. Sir, drinking a cup of soy milk every day makes any harm in longterm for a woman who is having hot flushes? When I consume a cup I feel good. But I fear about longterm basis

  10. Hi Doctor, first I would like to thank you for being there. My problem is hair loss and sinus. I have iron, cal and vitamin d3 deficiency. My doctor suggested to use lohasaha. I am very thin and unable to gain weight. Using lohasaha will reduce my weight further?

  11. sir i am very thin and i loose some weight in some days i want to gain weight what should i do to gain weight in one month. i,m 5.10 tall and my weight is 49kg age 21 and having some thyroid problem i don’t know what to do

  12. Sir, you say “Do not eat slowly, chew fast and eat fast”. please explain why? after all, everyone writes about what one need to eat slowly, carefully chewing food – for best digestion.


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