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A 23-year-old male asked:

my bmi is 19.7(normal healthy),but i still want to gain weight...i tried hard,but not increased much..what to do ..plz suggest?

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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 your activity and consider resistance training to increase muscle mass.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
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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A 21-year-old female asked:

So hard for me to gain weight, what foods that can easily make my BMI in normal range? My BMI is 17.4

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: If you are otherwise healthy, leave your weight alone. In a few years you will gain weight, without trying and then wish for it to be lower. As long as you have not had a recent unintended weight loss, do not worry about your low bmi. If you have any symptoms, e.g., diarrhea, anemia, weakness, skin changes, please consult your doctor.
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A 27-year-old male asked:

Ht is 5ft10.5 wt. 143 lbs & is my BMI is good or should I have to gain weight. M well muscular built.My weight is not going to increase I have tried?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Ideal body weight : Although you are a bit on the thin side, your weight (and bmi) are still within a normal range. As long as you are healthy and do not have any nutritional deficiencies, your weight is fine.

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