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i want to gain weight so what i suppose to do?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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

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Why do I seem to gain weight in the evening?

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Maybe water weight?: Weight gain that occurs as the day goes on (but disappears the next morning) has to be due to things in the body such as water, pee, poop, or partly disgested food. It could also be differences in morning and evening clothing, if a person is not weighed wearing the same clothes. Body water changes can be due to excess intake, diuretic use, edema problems, etc..., and should be checked by a doctor.
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Why does lupus (sle) medication make me gain weight?

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A 20-year-old member asked:

Is there an alarming issue when you gain weight about 8 pounds at age 46?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Yes: Actually, yes. Forties is the common time for onset of chronic (though often silent for years or decades) or degenerative disorders, such as atherosclerosis, or inflammatory disorders like osteoarthritis. It's not the eight pounds that is alarming, but what changes in your lifestyle, or lipid panel, or potential for diabetes that is. So get yourself a thorough checkup, and stop at single digits.
A 27-year-old member asked:

I am at the age of 27 year old but I still only weight 40kg, I have tried everything to improve and gain weight, but nothing has work. Please help ?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: First, we need to know how tall you are--if you are seriously underweight you should see a doctor first. In general, to gain weight you need to consume more calories than you burn. Do this in a healthy way. Make sure you get all of your essential nutrients in calorie-rich food. With weight training, you can increase your muscle mass. A doctor and nutritionist can help you with a specific plan.
A 18-year-old female asked:

What vegetables actually make you gain weight?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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None: No foods make you gain weight, it is eating excessive calories that make you gain weight. That being said some vegetables are higher in calories than others.

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