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A 20-year-old male asked:

I am a 21 year old guy.my weight is only 50 kg.i want to increase my weight.i am jain ( pure vegetarian).plz help?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Protein: Resistance training and vegetarian protein can help you gain weight but it will take time to do so. Eat lots of beans and nuts as part of your diet. The protein and healthy fat will help you add weight.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Eat healthy foods: high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 - 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes & bars, smoothies (with added silken tofu)
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Last updated Nov 23, 2018

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