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Gain Weight?

Postby DarkInk » 15 Apr 2011, 21:04

I'm 5.67, and I'm ok with that.

The past years I struggled to get past the 121 lbs, and still there were times when I was only 114 lbs, I felt anorexic, but I was healthy and did my meals just like everyone else.

The last couple of months I gained weight, to be true, I don't really know how I did, I know I've been eating a lot more and with more appetite.

I now weight 143 lbs, and that's the most I ever reached. I'm pleased with it, but I want more. I started working out at home, 3 to 4 times a week, 1 hour workout, all sort of exercises, so I can tone myself more.

I DON'T want to lose this weight, and I fear that now that I workout more I may lose some?

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So this thread is to ask for some suggestions on how to gain weight, types of food?

I can always eat pies and more pies, but that's not healthy :p
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby BoyV » 15 Apr 2011, 21:41

Have you ever seen Mean Girls? Eat those things they gave to Regina! Lol
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby Mama Dee » 15 Apr 2011, 22:27

While most people have weight to lose, there are some who need to gain weight. Being underweight can be just as unhealthy as being overweight. Hence this diet revolves around consuming 500 additional calories a day, which experts agree is optimum for controlled weight gain. If eating an extra 500 calories a day doesn't seem to be doing the trick after a couple of weeks, you can experiment with 700 additional calories.

Most doctors agree that to gain weight in a healthy fashion requires eating calorie dense yet nutritious food. An example of a breakfast while on the weight gain diet includes granola, chopped nuts, a banana, milk and juice. A lunch would involve 1/2 an avocado, a can of tuna in oil, two sliced tomatoes, a handful of olives, mixed salad leaves, 2 teaspoons of olive oil and a tbsp of sesame seeds, and whole grain crackers. You are also allowed snacks spaced mid-way between meals, and must eat a sensible dinner. The key to formulating any meal for weight gain is to concentrate on a sensible blend of complex carbohydrates , lean protein , and healthy fats . When attempting to gain weight, it is often beneficial to eat multiple small meals per day, rather than a few large meals. Especially when coupled with exercise, eating multiple small meals encourages your body to use the calories to build lean tissue (muscle).
Other avenues to gaining weight
In order to gain weight some might indulge in fattening fast foods, but this is definitely the wrong route to take if you want to remain healthy. The focus should be on eating nutritious foods from a variety of sources. Some programs recommend expensive weight gain powders or vitamins, but these supplements are not necessary so long as you are eating a well-balanced diet that includes more calories per day than you burn. People usually gain about 1 pound per week when they appropriately follow the weight gain diet.
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby DarkInk » 16 Apr 2011, 01:08

Thanks for the tips. I usually do eat a lot of tuna since I heard it helps to gain weight.

So I need to buy olives, I love olives but I never eat them. And bread with sesame seeds!
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Postby Madrigal » 16 Apr 2011, 10:04

Also, muscle weighs more than fat. So if you want to keep the weight, and also be fit. You can try circuit training. You may lose weight at first, but it might help you to gain more muscle and weigh more.

I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for, but that's my 2 cents. :P
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby Heather » 17 Apr 2011, 00:44

Have your thyroid checked. If you have hyperthyroid you can be thin and have trouble gaining weight. I was for years and didn't know it. No matter what I did I couldn't gain weight.

(Though my levels were fine at my last check and I'm still only 85 lbs so it may not do much for you but it's worth looking into.)
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby DarkInk » 18 Apr 2011, 20:29

Madrigal wrote:Also, muscle weighs more than fat. So if you want to keep the weight, and also be fit. You can try circuit training. You may lose weight at first, but it might help you to gain more muscle and weigh more.

I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for, but that's my 2 cents. :P


I actually want a much bigger body, I plan on going to the gymn again when I have the time, cuz right now school takes most of my time. But I want to start gymn with more weight.

I wish I had someone to exercise with, they start doing it and get bored after a week lol...



Heather wrote:Have your thyroid checked. If you have hyperthyroid you can be thin and have trouble gaining weight. I was for years and didn't know it. No matter what I did I couldn't gain weight.

(Though my levels were fine at my last check and I'm still only 85 lbs so it may not do much for you but it's worth looking into.)


I already did. I went to the doctor 2 years ago and told her about my problems with my weight. There's nothing wrong with me, I burn calories like crazy. In one week I can easily lose around 22 lbs.

I was actually a chubby kid, but when I hit 13 I lost weight like crazy.
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby Mama Dee » 18 Apr 2011, 23:48

diabetes?
to lose 22lbs in one week is unnatural and impossible.
each pound is 3500 calories...
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby DarkInk » 19 Apr 2011, 00:47

Mama Dee wrote:diabetes?
to lose 22lbs in one week is unnatural and impossible.
each pound is 3500 calories...


No, I got it all checked a few weeks ago, I did find out that I have high cholesterol, wich I had no ideia.

When I'm at home from vacations and wake up at 1 PM, i usualy just eat, like 2 meals a day, one being pretty much like a breakfast, and if I do that I do lose weight, maybe not 22lbs, but a lot. Maybe anxiety or stress? No reasons of course, but I get nervous a lot.

I had 2 weeks off school, one went by and since I wake up late and don't do breakfast I already lost around 7lbs...

So I need to EAT, and EAT a lot!
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby Madrigal » 24 Apr 2011, 09:53

Sounds like a thyroid problem. If you're losing THAT much weight (which seems weird) in a week or so.
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby Heather » 26 Apr 2011, 20:29

If you are losing 22lbs in a week you are doing something wrong. I lost 10lbs in a month and my doctor panicked and sent me for a bazillion tests.

22lbs a week would have been a huge ordeal. You are not healthy no way in hell. You need to go see some specialists or something.
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby lesley » 04 May 2011, 00:01

I've got the same problem and I've been trying for years to gain weight. I'm 5ft and weigh 5 stone 11lbs, i'm tiny. I eat for england and never gain anything. I've been this size since I was about 12, i'm 27 now. My body though is heathly, i've been for loads of tests and the docs are not worried about me at all. I'm this small due to a heart condition. However I really want to gain weight mainly so I can fit into normal clothes and not feel like a small child. What Dee has said is what I've been told to do as well as do exercise to build muscle. I've also been given supplements. I've got them because I can not eat anymore food than I already do and I cannot get that extra 500 calories I need a day. However I was only given them after 6 years of trying with just food. You need to do this heathly and I suggest talking to your doctor again. Not only can they offer help (and should offer help) but they can also test you to make sure you are heathly as you are ( not having weak bones etc as a result of being under weight) and also to make sure gaining weight is a good idea, it might not be right for your body or health. It helped settle my mind as I was sure my weight was making me ill, it wasn't.
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Re: Gain Weight?

Postby NotLikeYou » 26 Jun 2011, 01:27

If you get your thyroid checked, make sure you do it by getting your urine tested.
Most of the time doctors test it by taking a sample of your blood, but the outcome is often not right.
Then they'll say everything is fine, when in fact it's not.
(I had the same problem, only I have an underactive thyroid).
What you need to do is see a specialist in the hospitle.
You have to collect your urine for 24 hours (Because your T3, T4 and/or TSH levels change during the day)
They take a sample of that and then they can give you the right diagnose.
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