wanting to gain weight

July 26, 2006 12:56pm CST
I am 23yrs old. I am a single mother of three little girls. I do alot of walking and I have to ride the city bus around to get everywhere. I take my girls to daycare and go to work-throughout the day. I am now 108 lbs. and would like to be at least 125 lbs. how could I do this?
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@simran1430 (1793)
• India
16 Jan 07
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the conditions that can make gaining weight a problem. The reason is that such people are so physically active that they burn up energy at an alarming rate. People with ADHD should snack between meals, especially in the late afternoon when they often go into a total dip because their blood sugar levels are rock bottom. Too much of a good thing can be bad! Exercise is no doubt a healthy activity but even exercise should be done in balance. If you are a compulsive exerciser then you need to slow down a bit. Take a day's break in between bouts of exercise and start eating more healthy foods. Nothing in excess is good for you, not even exercise.
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
16 Jan 07
There are a variety of clinical conditions which can cause poor absorption of food. People suffering from coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis or steatorrhoea (inability to absorb fats from the gastrointestinal tract), are often underweight and have difficulty gaining weight. Such people need to be treated by a medical doctor who will prescribe the required medications, such as enzymes, to aid digestion. Because of the complexity of such absorption illnesses, it is always a good idea to consult a clinical dietician who will help you by working out a balanced diet which compensates for the absorption problems.
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
16 Jan 07
Like obesity, being underweight is also unhealthy.While there are many people who strive to lose excess weight; there is another smaller segment of people who suffer from the exact opposite problem. As impossible as it may sound, yes, there are those who could do with a few extra kilos. Being underweight is as serious a problem as obesity or being over weight. However, while there is a vast inflow of information regarding losing weight, there are very few reliable sources that can guide one as to how to gain weight. There can be many reasons why some individuals are very thin and struggle to gain weight. The following are some of the possible causes: Very rapid metabolic turnover Very high stress levels Hyperactivity Excessive exercise Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia Hyperthyroidism Depression Wasting illnesses Inadequate dietary intake – eating too little Unbalanced eating patterns – eating too much of only a few foods
• India
8 Jan 07
i have the same problem as im too slim, what we call is under weight in proper language. i myself is trying to get some suggestions here on my lot. plz do tell me if u recieve any suggestions.
@gemini13 (333)
• India
8 Jan 07
just bcoz u wanna gain weight don't eat whatever comes ur way b concious and eat some healthy food take nice amount of water , lots of fruits , and maintain a journal for urself what to eat what not to ,if possible consult a dietician
@justreal (2367)
• Canada
8 Jan 07
Look up for some "weight gainers" , they proteins , but to gain some weight, healthy wiehgt. Or just eat fat and some good junk food.
• United States
8 Jan 07
Make a shake of Carnation Instant breakfast, whole milk and a big spoon of ice cream. When I was pregnant with my son, I had cancer and I was losing weight because my nerves were shot and I couldn't eat. My doctor had me drinking this drink everyday even if I did manage to eat something. It helped.
@1angeldee (589)
• United States
10 Oct 06
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