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A 37-year-old male asked:

how to gain weight ? i'm 5'7" and 42kg. i don't have any physical activity. hardly feel hungry any time of the day. though i look skinny, i'm strong e

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Weight gain: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil ; canola oil.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Smoothies: Smoothies made from fruits such as bananas, berries, mango, and pineapple, various nut butters, unsweetened almond milk, green vegetables and flax seeds should help you gain some weight in a healthy manner.
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Need to gain weight: With a height of 5'7'', your weight should be close to 150 pounds but your current weight is 92 pounds, which means that you are approximately 60% of your normal weight. You should try to gain weight gradually, probably over a period of 2 years. Physical activity is very important, in order to make you feel hungry. Having several nutritious small meals may help. Eat slightly high calorie diet.

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Hey, i want to ask about my weight, i'm very thin but i'm not very hungry during the day, what can I do to gain weight and get hungry to be fatter?

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If healthy, protein: If you are feeling well, and ideally have been evaluated by a physician recently to be sure you do not have a metabolic condition (such as thyroid disease or diabetes) and are not taking stimulant medications, then adding a protein supplement to your regular diet--without reducing your usual intake--can help. This can be as a snack bar, meal-replacement bar, or powder you add to drinks.

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