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A 42-year-old member asked:

what to do if i always crave junk food but lately i have eaten way too much and put on weight is this normall?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: Taubes, who just released Why We Get Fat, a layman's version of his influential scientific tome. In the absence of carbs, your body will burn fatty acids for energy. It's how you sleep through the night without eating for eight hours. "The brain does indeed need carbohydrates for fuel," Taubes says, "but the body is perfectly happy to make those out of protein, leafy green vegetables

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A 18-year-old member asked:

What can be done to increases ones weight...What food or lifestyle can make it possible to have a little more weight ?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Weight: I guess if you trying to gain weight, then your net calorie count should be positive. (meaning you should consume more calories than your burn).
A 43-year-old member asked:

Do people dread cocktail parties because of what they do to their weight or see them as free food now?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Funny : I'm not sure what you're asking. Some people dread cocktail parties and some don't. For those who do dread cocktail parties i would imagine that the reasons are varied. Btw, people can manage what they eat and drink on their own. The presence of free food and drink does not force anyone to eat or drink it.
A 40-year-old member asked:

My friend thinks because he's thin and active (plays soccer, weight lifts) he can eat junk food?

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not true: He may have an active metabolism and not gain weight by eating junk food but, like anyone else, his overall health depends on solid nutrition. Eating excess sugar, fat, and salt can prevent him from getting the proteins, "healthy" fats, vitamins, and minerals his body needs for proper growth, repair, and prevention of disease (such as infections, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer).
A 21-year-old male asked:

What type of food should one to eat to put on weight?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
All of it: Eat everything but eat a lot. High calorie foods frequently. Usually high fat foods are the most dens and should be eaten in addition to regular meals. There are 3500 calories in 1 lb of fat. Look at the labels and count them up to your desired weight. Do not forget to exercise as you go unless you wish to be solid fat.
A 30-year-old male asked:

What food will help me to increse weight?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Balanced: High(er) protein, low fat, moderate complex carbs; and weight-building/strengthening exercise.

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