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A 18-year-old male asked:

im a skinny fellow. how much i eat.. my body weight always seems less & i gues i have a high metabolism.is their a way to increase my overal body fat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, ....

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How to add body weight?

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A member asked:

I have a.Constant body weight since i was 17 am 32 now and still weigh 50kg. What's my problem. I eat but can't add weight?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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High metabolism: Your description sounds like you have a high metabolism. At 110 pounds, I do not see the problem. If you want to gain weight, see a dietician.

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