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A 18-year-old male asked:

I want to gain weight. the problem is that i eat 3 times a day and am a vegetarian. please suggest some things i shall include in my diet.

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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, nonfat milk, tofu, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, cashews, ....

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Last updated Feb 1, 2015

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