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Why can I never gain weight im 22 and weigh 140 and I eat alot?

Why can I never gain weight im 22 and weigh 140 and I eat alot?

Be thankfull: Don't complain about this infront of your heavy friends... You probably just lucky to have high metabolism....But if you are excessively concerned, check with your doc to make sure you don't have thyroid disease or diabetes etc... ...Read more

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 How can I gain weight ? Im 22 5'1 and weigh 98 lbs

 How can I gain weight ? Im 22 5'1 and weigh 98 lbs

BMI 18.5: We use body mass index (BMI) to use as a reference point when discussing appropriate weight for height. Check out http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm where 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal. Gaining weight is same as losing it, except in reverse. You still need to eat clean, healthy food, plenty of fruits & veggies, plus protein from various sources, just more of it ...Read more

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I cant seem to gain weight. Im 22 & 5'1 ! I weigh 97 lbs. any pills i can take to help me gain? Im too skinny

I cant seem to gain weight. Im 22 & 5'1 ! I weigh 97 lbs. any pills i can take to help me gain? Im too skinny

To Gain Weight: I understand your distress. At this time, Accept yourself who you are. Respect yourself for your achievements. Think that you WILL gain weight, NOT “I am too skinny”, NOT “I cant seem to gain weight” See a Physician for Diagnosis, Discuss Balanced Diet with 2000-2500 Cal/day. Believe in yourself, NOT pills. Be happy with gain of 1-2 lbs/week. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, Relaxation , ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old male who is 6 ft 4 in. I weigh 162 lbs, should I gain weight by eating a lot or will I gain as I age. I have never exceeded 170 lb?

I am a 22 year old male who is 6 ft 4 in.  I weigh 162 lbs, should I gain weight by eating a lot or will I gain as I age. I have never exceeded 170 lb?

Nah.: As long as you have a well rounded diet, then weight isn't a big issue for you. Don't worry, age will catch up and add some weight down the road. I was 6'5" and 175lbs out of high school and I have had no problem adding to that over the last number of years. The key is healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old girl. Born healthy and plump, but over the years have lost a lot of weight due to physical activities, i am vegetarian, gain weigh?

I am a 22 year old girl. Born healthy and plump, but over the years have lost a lot of weight due to physical activities, i am vegetarian,  gain weigh?

No!: If you have lost weight slowly over the years because of an excellent diet ( vegetarian or not) and adequate physical activity, I can only congratulate you on having such a healthy life style. Why would you need to gain weight? ...Read more

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How can I lose weight? I don't feel motivated, I weigh about 20 stone and i'm a 22 year old female.

How can I lose weight? I don't feel motivated, I weigh about 20 stone and i'm  a 22 year old female.

Join weight watchers: Or similar group of people with similar problem. Learn about portion control (use salad plate instead of dinner plate; no refills; eat 4-6 mini meals a day); lean protein, good fats, low glycemic index carbs. Exercise: walking, pool aerobics. Team up with friend/colleague for moral support. See doc to be checked for diabetes/hypothyroid/etc. ...Read more

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What is the average weight for a 22 year old female? Im 5 foot 6 if that matters. I weigh 117, is this underweight or average?

What is the average weight for a 22 year old female? Im 5 foot 6 if that matters. I weigh 117, is this underweight or average?

Ideal Weight: The ideal weight for a 5'6" female is 115-154, so you are right on target. Now this is not average, as the average female in the United States is overweight and above goal. But, basically, you are right where you should be! ...Read more

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What would my chances of getting diabetes be im 22 and from the immediate family only my grandad has it I weigh 143 ?

What would my chances of getting diabetes be im 22 and from the immediate family only my grandad has it I weigh 143 ?

Pretty low...: There are some other factors that could put you at higher risk: being hispanic, african american or native american, having a high bmi, being a preterm baby, having depression or schizophrenia, or having a first degree relative (parent, sibling) w dm. If you have none of those things, your risk is pretty low. Just keep with good diet, aerobic exercise and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more