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Want to increase my BMI in a healthy way

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
See glycemic index: To me the glycemic index and load are perfect for this objective. By eating up to 5 meals per day, 3 larger and 2 smaller snacks, one can reduce the ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Resistance training: BMI just reflects the amount of body mass per unit of height. Increasing muscle mass is the one dependable way to do so in a healthy way. You can't in ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Piers Blackett
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stay the same: 19 is a good BMI to have. Maintain it with a healthy lifestyle without attempts to put on weight in the form of fat. Eat a balanced diet matched to yo ... Read More
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Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
WEIGHT GAIN: You want to gain more weight ? All you have to do is eat more nutritious food high in calories like cakes, ice cream, meat products,etc.
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Dr. Marc Rendell
49 years experience Diabetology
Weight gain: Fat has much more calories than carbohydrates or protein. the question is whether you can tolerate fat or it gives you diarrhea. You should be chec ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need for evaluation: Have you always been skinny? Did you lose weight due to an illness? Excess protein will not provide any more benefit than normal intake, which should ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: But you should not attempt weight loss during pregnancy. Wait until your pregnancy has concluded. Make sure you're eating a healthy diet and getting d ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I have a better idea: You can pig out on food and get fat. That is not a good idea. This won't make you healthy. Most of what you read about "healthy BMI" is bunk. What you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Let it be: Hi. BMI is a continuum, and if you're just below 18.5 and healthy, don't sweat it. Stay healthy!
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 years experience Bariatrics
Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Lookin' good!: This looks pretty good. I recalculated your BMI and got the same thing. Normal weight is considered to be a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9, so you're right in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
It depends: Upon where you're starting from. The more you weight, the more you need to lose. Healthy bmi is usually considered to be from 18.5 - 24.9, but there a ... Read More

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