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What can I take to gain weight if I am on thyroid medicine?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Eat healthy high

Calorie foods.
Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, .

In brief: Eat healthy high

Calorie foods.
Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, .
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins.
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See below

A balanced diet is still the best way to gain weight, together with increasing muscle tone.
Additional protein during exercise can help this. Don't forget to drink fluids. Medication used for wt gain are usually just used for people who have very poor appetite like pts going thru chemo. Good luck.

In brief: See below

A balanced diet is still the best way to gain weight, together with increasing muscle tone.
Additional protein during exercise can help this. Don't forget to drink fluids. Medication used for wt gain are usually just used for people who have very poor appetite like pts going thru chemo. Good luck.
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