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I am 164 cm, my weight is 49-50 kg. am i underweight? how can i gain 5 more kg?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

109lb 64.6" maybe ok: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, ....

Answered 2/2/2015

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