A 16-year-old male asked:
I don't seem to gain weight no matter how much i eat. i'm 16.
i'm really active and a regular participant in sporting activities though.
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal: To gain weight you must be taking in more calories than you are putting out but the reverse seems to be the case in your situation. Incorporate weight lifting to build up muscle which is better than gaining fat. Be careful as you lift and do it under supervision to prevent and minimize injury
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