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I am really lean and want to gain weight. my current weight is 49 and height 5 feet 11 inches?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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, protein shakes, >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Your Dr. or a nutritionist can provide you w guidance. Take care.
Nov 1, 2014

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