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    I'm currently very underweight and looking to gain weight for recovery.

    I don't really want to be at a normal bmi being 'skinny fat', I want to be stronger and healthier. How should I balance the different food groups in this situation?

    I should add that I'm on a waiting list to see a dietitian, I have been told I may have a wait weeks but I would rather make a start now.

    Thanks in advance.
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    The ratio of macronutrients you eat doesn't determine how you put on weight - how you exercise does. If you want more of the weight you put back on to be muscle, so that you don't look skinnyfat and undefined, you want to incorporate resistance exercise such as weightlifting.
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    (Original post by HFerguson)
    The ratio of macronutrients you eat doesn't determine how you put on weight - how you exercise does. If you want more of the weight you put back on to be muscle, so that you don't look skinnyfat and undefined, you want to incorporate resistance exercise such as weightlifting.
    Thanks for the advice. I've heard resistance exercise is also very good for bone health so it's very ideal. I shall be investing in weights soon!
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    If you want to start on your diet then start eating foods with more complex carbs, protein and (good) fats. It'll take some time to figure out what you like; use it to find a good gym! I'd then do a full body routine. I'm on Starting Strength, my aims are different to yours but it's a good example of one.
 
 
 
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