I Wanted To Gain A Little Weight. Can Anyone Help Me?

Skinny - Skinny Woman
@argie713 (1809)
Philippines
May 19, 2007 12:01am CST
I want to gain weight. I'm a little bit skinny right now. I wanted to add some flesh but not too much. I don't want fats either. I just wanted to be sexy. My metabolism rate is up and I sweat a lot. That is why even if I eat a lot, I don't gain weight. Sleeping is also my problem. I don't get enough sleep. Does this affect my weight gaining?
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@lzjilbb (425)
• China
24 May 07
I think your problem is how to gain weight instead of fat.The best way I can tell is to eat high-protein food while doing a lot of exercise. The same way of muscular development. That will sure help a lot :)
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
25 May 07
Yup that's right. I eat lots of rice but still no weight gain.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
3 Jun 07
rice has carbohydrates which gives you energy, but proteins are the body building food, eat milk products, pulses, or meat and hope the best for you
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
Thanks. I will try to do that.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
29 May 07
You need to increase your protein intake, and change your exercise routine. Cardio is fine, but you need weight training to add muscle mass. if you do LOW WEIGHTS with HIGH REPS you'll add toned muscle. HIGH WEIGHTS and LOW REPS will build bulky muscles, like a body builder, which is not really what you want, I assume. Getting sleep allows your body to REST and allows your body to metabolise your energy better. Not sleeping, means your body is still BURNING energy and not learning to STORE energy, so you need to get your sleep. So increase your protein intake, start doing muscle toning exercises and get your sleep and this should help!
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Sorry, you may be a trainer, but I speak from personal experience and I have the stretch marks to proove it. In my younger days as an athlete, I trained on high weights and low reps to gain strength, and I bulked up considerably. there were NO STEROIDS or SUPPLEMENTS involved in my training. As I got older, I switched to low weights and high reps to make an AEROBIC workout out of my weight training. It stabilized my strength, burned fat and toned my muscles, instead of bulking them up. And yes, I am a small woman. So sorry to disagree, but I speak from experience.
@Roswell (104)
• India
9 Jun 07
Well my alternative would be that you eat lots and lots of junk food i know its not healthy and stuff but to a degree it helps you gain weight i mean big time and its fun 2 i can eat em all day long. Oh just remember dont eat chillin flavoured or highly spicy junk food or else you'll be in the toilet flushin all day long. Try this get a playstation 2 or watch tv all day long snack on munchable delights chocolate are really rich in carbohydrates
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@Roswell (104)
• India
9 Jun 07
And before you know it you'll be fat like you've always dreamed of lol PEACE OUT! Save somethin up for me 2 i just love junk food
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@SarahPT (136)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I sympathize because I was once under weight and absolutely hated it. For someone who is naturally thin gaining weight is just not that easy. Simply eating more and exercising won't necessarily work. Since you don't want to gain fat, what you are wanting is to gain lean muscle. For someone naturally slender gaining lean muscle is very difficult, but not impossible. I gained quite a bit of lean muscle mass. Exercise must be done in a specific way. Weight training with free weights and compound movements is best. There is a range for weight training that is best for hypertrophy (muscle growth). This is in the 8-12 rep range. This means you must use a weight that you can only do 8-12 reps with. I can't stress enough the importance of keeping proper form though. If you don't not only do you risk injury, but you won't work the muscle properly. As for nutrition, protein is important for muscle growth, but so are cabrs. People often think that you just need to increase protein to build muscle, but carbs are equally important. There are also certain requirements for pre and post workout. Having some protein in both is important. For pre workout complex carbs such as brown rice and sweet potato are good choices. Post workout detrose and/or maltodextrin are best because you want to create muscle glycogen. Some carbs, such as the sugars in fruit, create liver glycogen, not muscle glycogen. Nutrition throughout the entire day is important. The right foods at the right time will make a big difference in whether you gain muscle or fat. I would love to help you out on this more if you would like. Please just let me know. Sarah Brown www.sarahpersonaltraining.com
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
Wow! Thanks for the info. I will try this one out.
• United States
5 Jun 07
eat a lot of protein products, and hit the gym. Lift weights, and max your reps and weight. Thus building bulk. once you got the big muscles, then work to make them lean and hard.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
I don't have time to go to the gym :-(
@onedollar (782)
• Belgium
4 Jun 07
Eat less times a day, that slows down your metabolism. Don' worry after you have had a baby the weight will be hard to get rid of it can even change the speed of your metabolism. I also have a fast metabolism but I noticed when I past 30 I gained weight. I also don't sleep much so it might be related.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
Oh my.. I don't have plans of getting married yet.
• United States
3 Jun 07
Uwa, why would you want to gain weight!? With so many people out there trying to lose weight, you should just be happy that you're naturally thin. I consider you very lucky and I wish I could be very thin without ever having to worry about it. In my opinion, thin people already are sexy since that is my preferred body type.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
I don't want to be too fat or skinny. I just like it normal :-)
• India
29 May 07
To gain weight; milk & honey is the best product in the world. You can use these. A glass of milk and 2-3 spoons of honey will improve your weight slowly without much fats in body. You can stop at any moment after reaching desired/normal weight. I have used these product, thats why I am suggesting you. Sleep of around 7-8 hours will also help to gain weight. This hour may be more or less depending upon your present age. Your aim is to be look like sexy, I think you are at this time also. Need not to worry on few negative comments of your friends. As I am a boy, I am telling you what I am looking you.
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• India
29 May 07
A glass of milk  - We must take at least a glass of milk daily.
Hi,
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@jameszen (38)
• Singapore
23 May 07
U LOOK very sexy and hot already.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
Thank you!
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
19 May 07
wow, i wish i had ur problem, but try protein shakes or eat healthy foods with lots of protein, red meats might help. those r healthy ways of gaining weight. my husband has ur same problem, he loses weight easily, he starts to gain weight by eating protein shakes, but once he stops he loses his weight fast.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
19 May 07
Thanks. I'll try that. I'm having this problem since high school.
8 Jun 07
I've tried a few things myself but I can never do it. I think generally eating 3-4 meals a day should do enough to put some on. (doesn't work for me) Wouldn't be much use but don't try those stupid gain a pound drinks.. over here they got took of the shelf's, not sure about anywhere else but all they do is a big fat nothing. ~Joey
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@fingerx (38)
• India
8 Jun 07
To gain weight eat more carbodydrate food like rice and bananas eat fatty foods.
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@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
7 Jun 07
Eating is the first and most important factor that is needed for proper weight gain. It's simple - you need to eat more calories than you burn. This does not mean eating anything and everything that is not nailed down. Carefully plan your meals with foods that will help you gain lean mass, not fat. I suggest 6 meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and three other small meals scheduled throughout the day. The goal is to eat every 2.5 to 3 hours. Focus on foods such as steak, chicken, fruit, milk, vegetables, cheese and assorted types of nuts. It's recommended to eat 4 - 6 pieces of fresh fruit a day, and at least four tall glasses of milk. Milk is a great, cheap protein source - take advantage of it. A sample snack meal would be a glass of milk, an apple, and a hand full of peanuts.
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@hotbiatch (276)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
I can recommend a shake that we use. This shake is made of nutrients and minerals that the body should partake. This shake can be used as a meal replacement if you want to lose weight but since gaining weight is your problem, you should take this after every meal that way , you absorb more nutrients that can help you gain weight. PM me so I can tell you the name of this product.
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• United States
7 Jun 07
You could try some of those meal replacement drinks in addition to your regular intake. Good healthy calories there. I even drank them to help me gain weight during my first pregnancy when I could hardly keep anything down.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
eat and then go to sleep. Don't eat alot of junk of food. but eat a lot of ground beef for iron, fish like salmon that is high in omega 3. Since you're skinny and want to gain like me I'm 5'3 108lbs. When your hungry just pig out on foods that are good but not junk food and get more sleep after you eat. Try eating late at night before you go to bed and you should gain weight.
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@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
eat alot of rice and other heavy meals.
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• China
4 Jun 07
Hi,I want to gain weight,too.You can go and have a look at my photos.I am much thinner than you!I think you are sexy and beautiful.
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
4 Jun 07
There are two things that you wrote about that make me think you need to see a doctor. One is that you sweat a lot and the other is that you are having trouble sleeping. Those two things coupled with your trouble gaining weight may signify an underlying medical problem like an over active thyroid, which is not uncommon. Go to your doctor first and let him or her check you out thoroughly. If all is okay your doctor can best prescribe an eating plan to help you gain some weight.
@drannhh (15247)
• United States
4 Jun 07
When I was your age, I needed to gain weight, too, and I understand your frustration. People would say "What are you complaining about--everyone wishes they were skinny like you!" That didn't help! I don't know if this would work for you, but what finally helped me gain weight was drinking soy milk. I don't know why, but it just worked. Yes, not getting enough sleep not only makes it hard to gain weight, but can cause other problems. I think getting more sleep is much more important than putting on weight. Being healthy is more necessary than looking "perfect" as it is the inner beauty people have that gives them lasting attractiveness.
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