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How to increase my body weight?

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Why ?: If your bmi is less than 18 , you are under weight may benefit by increasing your weight. Consume more calories than requirement, weight lifting.

Answered 4/2/2013

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Eat well: Body weight related to your caloric intake and activity levels. For an active person, you should aim to consume about 2, 000 calories/day for minimum. If you want to gain weight you should eat foods rich in calories such as milk and milk products like yogurt and ice cream, eggs and meats.. But at this age your goal should be to have a healthy weight not put on extra weight.

Answered 5/27/2016

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Build muscle: Muscle weighs more than fat. If u eat at least 2500 kcalories a day and build muscle, you should gain weight. Add protein bars or shakes to help feed your muscles.

Answered 11/25/2013

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

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Eat healthy foods: 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 - 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

Answered 12/19/2018

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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, ....

Answered 11/27/2017

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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, ....

Answered 4/12/2018

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Gaining Weight: Weight training 3 times a week with proper diet should increase your chances of gaining weight. Conult with an exercise physiologist as they are exxperts in desinging exercise programs and creating a diet plan that will work for you. Best wishes.

Answered 12/10/2013

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Body weight: If you are in good health (meaning no illness that causes you to lose weight), then you may need to increase caloric intake - eating more calories. I would try to select healthier choices rather than pushing fast food and soft drinks.

Answered 9/28/2016

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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, ....

Answered 2/2/2015

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