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A 39-year-old male asked:

How can i gain weight safely? i am trying to gain weight and have been struggling a lot! i am 16, five foot nine, and weigh a measly 110lbs. i would like to know if it is safe for me to drink 2 cups of heavy cream every day, to gain an extra 1600 calories

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Drinking : Drinking heavy cream is probably not a good idea due to the high sugar content. The best way to go is to increase the protein in your diet (i.E protein shakes between meals). Also weight training is a great way to gain weight through increasing your muscle mass. A good idea for you would be to see a certified nutritionist and a private trainer for help with a weight training routine. Best of luck.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not heavy cream!: Eat healthy foods that are 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 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, protein shakes, protein
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Last updated Nov 26, 2018

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