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Why Can I Never Gain Weight Im 22 And Weigh 140 And I Eat Alot
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
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
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
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?
Im 22 with fast metabolism I can never gain weight but almost every morning my weight drops 2-4 pounds is that dangerous? Unintentional weiht loss?
Could be: I would recommend you see your doctor for a full work-up that includes checking your thyroid. ...Read more
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
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 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
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