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Hi guys, so with questions I get on how to lose weight, and how to gain weight, I believe this article would help in knowing what foods to eat or avoid; depending on what your body goals are.

It’s important to know your BMI (Body Mass Index) first so you know if you’re underweight, overweight, or perfectly healthy. A BMI of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9.

To gain weight, you need to eat more calories than you burn, and to lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you eat. 

Calculate the calories you burn daily using this link

Without much ado, below is a list of Nigerian foods with the most Calories. You also need to know that some of these foods can be found in other countries; not just in Nigeria. 

1. White rice — 693 calories per cup. I think this has got the highest number of calories. 

2. Fufu — 330 calories per wrap 

3. Pounded yam 

4. Eba — 400 calories per cup. By the way I love Eba! 

5. Fried plantain — 68 calories per slice 

6. Beans — a cup of cooked beans with oil contains 520 calories 

7. Nuts! I bet you didn’t know that as small as they are, they’re packed with high calories, especially peanuts (Nigerians call it groundnut) 

8. Banana — a finger contains about 100 calories. Imagine eating more than one with nuts.. lol 

9. Margarine — 102 calories per cup 

10. Bread

One of the easiest ways for me to get fat is by eating bread on a daily. Please note that it isn’t so healthy too. 

11. Semovita — 600 calories per cup, and I bet you didn’t know. 

12. White flour — 455 calories per cup 

13.  Soybeans — 446 calories per cup 

14. Amala — 352 calories per cup 

15. Moi-moi — 306 calories per wrap 

16.  Okpa — 250 calories per wrap

By the way, I love okpa so much!

17. Indomie noodles — 640 calories per super pack 

18. Egusi soup! Imagine combining it with any of the swallow foods I already mentioned! Well you’re beckoning on fat. 

19. Corn — be it roasted or boiled. 

20. Milk 

21. Pap — especially when you mix it with milk. This is one food I'll never like for any amount of money. I've always hated it from infanthood, and I remember my mum always force-fed me. Weird thing about it is that it was never plain pap; she mixed it with milk, ovaltine, or crayfish. Ikr! Lol. Maybe that's one of the reasons my skin is effortlessly healthy and flawless so I'm still grateful to her.

Bonus tips on how to gain weight 

* Eat more often 

* Eat more than you burn 

* Eat healthy but high calorie meals 

* Drink milk 

* Snack on nuts. They have high calories 

* Exercise/lift weights to build your muscles 

* Don’t drink water before eating. Your stomach will get filled up thereby making you eat less. 

* Get enough sleep 

* Use bigger plates to eat 

* Eat before and after your workout If you trying to lose weight, then do the opposite of these, but you can still get enough sleep, and exercise because they’re perfectly healthy for you. 

Do more aerobic exercises than lifting weights. 

So that’s it, guys. I hope you find this helpful.. xx 
New series coming soon

Have you read my last post on EASY STEPS ON HOW TO MAKE MILKSHAKES AT HOME


  1. Finally. Thank u moxie

  2. You have really helped me. Thanks

  3. Let me see if I'll gain small weight like

  4. I eat these things and am skinny. Maybe na my genes

  5. Thanks buh I want to loose weight not gain especially my belly I no foods with calories...thanks sooo much

  6. Finally. All I hear is how to lose weight. Thank you I seriously need to gain weight now. Lost a lot due to nursing and family tragic event.

  7. Sir pls help out I want to get fat legs what should I get that am not exercise type pls reply

    1. You've to put in some exercise to grow your legs.

  8. I do eat but i still end up with very small breast even at 17

  9. I am quite big for my age , but I need more weight so i can attain my dream bodybuilding posture ...
    I eat Eba alot but recently mum made semo the king of the night �� I go like they drink milk oo but my pocket they cheat me �� normal calorie for men per day I think it about 3500 but just imagine taking 7000 calories per day ��OMO !!!... But note some are destined to be skinny due to their gen so if you eat calories thorough out your life you no fit change

    1. I don't agree with your last statement. See it's not just about eating ally of calories you need to put in some exercise to grow your muscles and I don't mean cardio (that helps you burn calories)

  10. Just to notify that I won't sleep on this, I will try each of them to gain weight although stress won't let me. Will be back when I have achieved my goal in a month time.

  11. I like your content except for the fact that you made pap and milk look bad

  12. I love this page is very very helpful

  13. I really want to gain weight and please where can I buy these types of milk in Nigeria

  14. Can I eat all these being a nursing mom??

  15. Thanks so much this really mean alot to me.

  16. This is to impress a guy i like so much

  17. Almost all the whole food in Nigeria have calories . Hmmmmm Who wants to loose weight which food will the person eat?

  18. Thanks you so much this is the answer to my questions. I have a question please all this food listed are the food we eat on a daily basis, how can we balance this food by eating the right proportion, what food should be taken and what not food should be taken if our goal is to stay health and fit.thank you

  19. Thanks a lot,well I will try it because I'm too skinny

  20. Nice content.... Thanks for the info

  21. Thank you soo much
    If this stuff works I fit sub for u😩😩😩🦋✨

  22. I've been looking for an article like this for months, all the YouTube videos I've been watching , I can't really relate cos the food they eat are not even in Nigeria and the ones that are here are crazy expensive.
    Thanks you for this


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