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A 19-year-old female asked:

I'm 5' 4" 1/2 and weigh only 97-100ibs. thats my range. everything looks normal, blood tests are normal. is there a healthy way to gain weight?

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Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 57 years experience
No : Thin is beautiful. Do not try to gain weight.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eat healthy foods: high in calories wi 6 meals /day. Use 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, lean meats, poultry, fish & smoothies.

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Last updated Sep 18, 2019

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