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Does endura mass help me to gain weight? i'm an 19 year old, girl weighing 52 kilos standing at 5.8'' tall. can you suggest me some ways to increase my weight so that people stop calling me lanky?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Ignore them: People will say nasty things because it makes them feel better. Ignore such people. Your weight is fine. You will gain weight as you grow older and then look back fondly at these years when you could eat freely and not gain weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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BMI about 18: You are on the slim side, but most people would call you"lucky" not "lanky." If you aren't feeling well or have fever, rapid heartbeat, fatigue, swollen glands or something like that, then you should see a doctor. If you're healthy, have a a good appetite and normal menstrual cycles, then why not embrace your body type? To those who call you "lanky" tell them, "Thanks for the compliment!"
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
A healthy way to "gain weight" is to increase muscle mass by becoming physically fit. The health benefits are enormous, and muscle weighs 3 to 4 times fat/cubic inch
Aug 21, 2015

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