A member asked:

How to gain weight normally i m 20 yr old and weigh only 56 height 5'11"?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do not do this by eating lots of junk food. Make sure you are getting all of your essential nutrients. To increase muscle mass you can do weight lifting and other similar exercises.

Answered 11/26/2013


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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 bars, lean meats

Answered 11/2/2018



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