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Im a 20years old teenager and I want to gain weight. What can I do to increase my weight?

Im a 20years old teenager and I want to gain weight. What can I do to increase my weight?

Weight gain is easy!: Weight gain is easy, but a healthy & meaningful gain in lean body mass should be your goal. Don't take Anabolic steroids for quick results that will sacrifice your future quality of life! exercise vigorously, eat balanced meals, stay hydrated. Explore medical reasons why you have difficulty gaining--thyroid/ adrenal problems, diabetes, malabsorption, pancreas insufficiency, crohn's, infection... ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I am skinny, i want to gain weight and have a manly body?

I am skinny,  i want to gain weight and have a manly body?

Eating and exercise: Increase your healthy calorie intake (nuts is a good idea), and lift weights to increase your muscle mass. But start your weight lifting carefully and patiently under the guidance of a wise and experienced lifter. This takes time, and you must be patient with your results. ...Read more

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I am over weight. I love to eat but i want to lose weight?

I am over weight. I love to eat but i want to lose weight?

Exercise&diet: You need daily exercises and to reduce intake of calories. You may want to use high fiber diet. ...Read more

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i am fat boy and my heightis 5.2 .i want to became taller and also want to lose wheight.and a I am also not so active. ?

  i am fat boy and my heightis 5.2 .i want to became taller and also want to lose wheight.and a I am also not so active. ?

Become more active: The only way to truly loose weight is to burn more calories than you take in. Therefore, you must cut down your intake while increasing your activity. As for becoming taller, that is genetically determined. If your parents are short, you may be destined to be short. However, you may want to visit an endocrinologist for growth hormone testing if you are the only short one in your family! ...Read more

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im a 14 year old boy who's turning 15 in and my goal too start to lose weight im 5'6 and i weigh 200 pounds how do i lose weight can you please help?

 im a 14 year old boy who's turning 15 in and my goal  too start to lose weight im 5'6 and i weigh 200 pounds how do i lose weight can you please help?

Good decision!: I'm glad you have made a decision to be healthier. You've probably heard the answer tons of times: "diet and exercise"! It's still true. But don't go for quick solutions. A pediatric GI specialist (gastroenterologist) and I agree and we recommend to use the advice in www.choosemyplate.gov for your diet, and start exercise by walking regularly then advance to more exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a mesomorph i need help to keep motivation to lose weight?

I am a mesomorph i need help to keep motivation to lose weight?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more

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I am a teenager years old and i weight about 115 pounds, foods that will make me lose weight?

I am a teenager years old and i weight about 115 pounds, foods that will make me lose weight?

Balanced diet: I would suggest checking with your doctor they can plot your height and weight on a growth chart. If your ratio called a body mass index is high, then they will suggest a diet and exercise routine. In the meantime, avoid junk food, soda, candy and eat at least five servings of fruits, vegetables per day, along with whole grains and lean protein such as skinless chicken. ...Read more

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I want to be healthy and a bit fat. I am very thin. I am 18 years old and my weight is only 45 kg.Please tell me what should I do to gain weight.

I want to be healthy and a bit fat. I am very  thin. I am 18 years old and my weight is only 45 kg.Please tell me what should I do to gain weight.

Low weight: Low weight such as yours may indicate underlying disease it can be due to decreased calorie intake such as anorexia, it maybe due to malabsorption like pancreatic disease or GI , it could be due to over active thyroid or untreated diabetes if all these are ruled out eating a well balanced diet for a projected weight gain may help. ...Read more

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If I am now 310lbs and need to lose 150 lbs. How many calories should I eat to lose weight?

If I am now 310lbs and need to lose 150 lbs. How many calories should I eat to lose weight?

Calories Wrong Focus: Calories are a unit of heat as measured in a calorie meter, i.e. Calorimeter, look up on wikipedia. Our bodies are not calorimeters but very complex engineered vehicles driven by a complex soul & mind which responds to different foods in complex & different ways. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths", "taubes why we get fat", fatchance.Html, nusi.Org, etc. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

Lose weight: That depends on your height. If you are 4'11" then yes you are overweight. If you are 5'5" you do not need to lose weight. Just calculate your bmi (body mass index) using google. If your bmi is under 25 then you are not overweight. If you are overweight, just eat healthier (less bread, rice, pasta, tortillas, soda, junk food, fast food) and exercise 3-4 times a week (cardio). ...Read more

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I need to lose 15 pounds in a week. I weight 150 and im 5'2". What can I do? What diet pills do you recommend? Does grapefruit help to lose weight?

I need to lose 15 pounds in a week. I weight 150 and im 5'2". What can I do? What diet pills do you recommend? Does grapefruit help to lose weight?

Probably wont happen: Probably won't happen unless you starve yourself and don't eat anything for a week. Even then, losing 10% of your body weight in one week is very unhealthy. Diet pills like Phentermine don't so much burn calories as they do curb appetite. Laxatives and diuretics will cause dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities and possibly arrhythmias. Rethink plan and try 15 lb over 3 months probably safer. ...Read more

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I weigh 360 and i wanna lose weight but i wanna start slow . What should I try or do to lose weight?

I weigh 360 and i wanna lose weight but i wanna start slow . What should I try or do to lose weight?

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sir I am pure vegetarian and I want to gain weight and muscle. How can I gain wweight economically?

Sir I am pure vegetarian and I want to gain weight and muscle.  How can I gain wweight economically?

For muscle : Drink protein shakes during day. As well as higher protein snacks. Nuts and beans should be consumed through day. Remember without exercise. Your gains will be minimal. This will add wt and muscle mass. Speak to a plant eater to help you set up full diet ...Read more

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How much weight do I need to lose to be healthy? I am 5'6 and 205 lbs. Also-am I obese or overweight?

BMI: BMI is 33 considered obese. Your BMR- measures the basic calories you need per day is 2065 -. Would increase activity walk/bike 45 minutes, use 5-10 lbs weights to tone, cut no more than 200 calories/day remember you are still growing, f/u/ w/ doc. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/#result http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.ht ...Read more

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If I am really overweight and i want to lose weight quickly but healthily, how many calories should I eat?

If I am really overweight and i want to lose weight quickly but healthily, how many calories should I eat?

Be patient and go sl: Weight loss takes a lot of discipline and practice it for the long hall. Eat less, slowly cutting on daily calories gradually.. Stay under 1500 caloris a day. Also eat healthy food with ample vegetables, fruits and grains supplemented with proteins. Avoid fats and oily foods. Proteins are best found in eggs, tofu, fish and nuts and in. Low fat dairy and yogurt. Avoid sugars and too many sweets. ...Read more

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I am a big guy(6'4 350) and i exercise everyday &want to lose weight. How many calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

I am a big guy(6'4 350) and i exercise everyday &want to lose weight. How many calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

Consider: It depends...Before starting any diet, i would recommend that you consult with your family doc....He can give you more detailed dietary recommendations and refer you to a nutritionist/registered dietician..Exercise and diet are essential parts of a weight loss program...But, do it under the supervision and monitoring of your family doc. ...Read more