A member asked:

Hi i'm 16 years old . weight :- 110 lbs. height :- 5'3. i need to gain weight . can please help me with some dieting tips? thanks .

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Tedde Rinker answered

Specializes in

Patience: You might have to wait until your metabolism changes as you mature. A diet with a good balance of protein, fats, veggies, fruits and grain is the best way to go, and weight lifting and resistance exercise can add muscle, the best kind of weight to add.

Answered 12/9/2016


Dr. Cheryl Coldwater answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Eat healthy diet: Just keep eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Don't start eating more junk food or high fat foods. You may just have a lower body mass than some people but, unless your doctor tells you that you are not healthy, you should not worry too much about it. Exercise can add muscle mass, but that can depend on your hormone levels as well. Exercise sensibly- don't lift too much wt, more reps!

Answered 6/7/2013



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