A member asked:

I am 25, weigh 45 kgs, 166cms tall. abnormal underweight. i eat healthy. no thyroid or liver probs. wat would yo suggest i add in my diet to gain wgt?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

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.

Answered 10/2/2013


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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 11/23/2018



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