what can I do to gain weight?

@redphile (2265)
Philippines
October 22, 2009 11:57am CST
Im so thin and skinny and I dont like it! I eat a lot, I actually eat anything and at least 4 to 5 meals a day. How come Im not getting any fatter? I want to gain weight so I can easily fit into normal clothes and dont have to look for a tailor to make me up some pants. Help me, any suggestions, what exactly do I need to eat or to do to gain more weight? Thanks!
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@solared (1210)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Nothing you can do that healthy for you really, I have the same problem I just live with it, I'm almost 30 now have gained a lil, but I never had any woman complain so I don't worry about it. I have back problems now an am thankful I don't have extra weight. If you really want you can try lifting weights an protein shakes, but it's gonna take a ton of work for someone with high metabolism to see results I know, all I did was get stronger not bigger.
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@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
How does protein shakes taste like? I havent tried those yet! Well, yea I dont have a man complaining in my weight too! haha! =)
• China
23 Oct 09
protein is no taste, I am 65kg now, how about you ,my friend?
@solared (1210)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Most weight gain shakes are like drinking sand, an will even make your crap out stuff that looks like sand, I know I tried it, didn't do nothing for me but upset my stomach. I used to weigh around 145 pounds now I'm close to or at 160 at all times, but I haven't taken those awful shakes since i was 22 so in 7 years I have naturally gained weight but I'm still thin, I'm not short either I'm 6 ft 2,. Like I said after awhile I stopped caring, then when my back got hurt I was thankful I didn't any extra weight to carry around.
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
i also have the same problem my friend hehe. but some mylotters advised me to take protein meals and with carbohydrates and exercise. that is what i am doing right now. but i did not feel any change yet. hehehe good luck to us :D
@jb78000 (15173)
22 Oct 09
saw this discussion and was basically going to say the same thing. i've had this after illness and the answer is basically as you said - balanced meals with maybe extra protein and exercise. however if you are otherwise fit then maybe that is just your metabolism - keep healthy and try not to worry about it.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
i think i lack one - exercise! haha! i thought exercise only applies to those who need to lose weight =) i will try doing some exercise, not getting enough because im so busy with work whew!
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
it is also fun doing exercise (^^,)
• China
23 Oct 09
eat more fish.for example carp.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
i willdo that thank you! i eat fish together with meat and/or pork!
• China
24 Oct 09
eat more fish,little eat meat,and sleeps more.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
the sleep more part i cant! i work at night haha
@kutedarsu (254)
• India
23 Oct 09
I can say some tips fro you its my experience. Eat ice cream and chocolates everyday without missing.. Eat chat items like pizza burger and oily foods. Eat samosa, puffs, cakes, Chicken , Masala items like chilly parota, Egg parota , Butter naan , Fish.... There are so many we can do to put weight but reducing weight is the only problem ... Putting weight is really easy.. Try what i mentioned above its all my experience now i am tring to reduce my weight friend.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
yum! im getting hungry right now! haha! i love eating sweets like cake and ice cream! chicken too!
• India
24 Oct 09
Then go ahead friend like to get reply from you that you became fat hahhaha All the very best...
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
sure why not! thanks!
• China
23 Oct 09
You can eat some Crataegus oxycantha.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
hey im sorry but what is that? =)
• China
24 Oct 09
The fruit of a hawthorn.wonderful for the diestion.you can eat some at bedtime.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
sure thanks! ill look that up!
@repented (80)
• Maldives
22 Oct 09
Hello friend.. You said you eat well and still you are not gaining weight...so there may be a problem that may be cured by using some kind of medical treatment......Why don't you consult a specialist on this field may he can come up with a clue..... And the common folks say if we are thin we have to do some workouts and eat well...and this way we can gain weight......that means you can go to an aerobic class and at the same time eat as you do or more than that..
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
yeah, i think I have to go to the doctor again. Hmm.. The last time I checked with the doctor, he advised me to do some execise, which I cant but I will try now. Given I have enough time off from work =)
• Maldives
23 Oct 09
Hello............ a friend of mine told me that a very thin friend of hers went into aerobics and she gained weight....by doing the workouts....I think you will be a chubby soon...have a nice time friend...and good luck
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
woohoo thats great i always wanted to go to the gym, just didnt have time haha
@LifeGuru (923)
• Canada
22 Oct 09
one burger joint for you that would do the trick... MC DONALDS!!! 1 burger = more than 1000 calories i.e. a BIG MAC. ew, but yeah too true. Just watch that documentary supersize me if you wana gain weight. XD Other suggestions, eat lots of chocolate (goes straight to the thighs), fast food, potatoes, people say you gain more in the butt if you eat peanut butter.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
people say you gain more boobs if you eat fries, u think thats true? haha! i love chocolates and i always eat chocolate bars and ice cream yum! (craving now!) I eat at Mcdonalds sometimes but I dont eat burgers, hmm, I dont like burgers actually but I eat rice most of the time. I actually watched that supersize me. Its amazing how Mcdonalds have this huge effect on Americans. Hmm, but for me,no burgers for me. =)
@LifeGuru (923)
• Canada
23 Oct 09
Drinking milk gives you bigger boobs... Hahaha, I should know. XD
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
oh really? hahahaa didint know that!
• China
23 Oct 09
Hi, redphile. I'm a girl, and I'm so jealous of you, I want to lose my weight every minute, and it's really hard to do. I think gain weight will be easier than lose weight, you can eat some nuts and chocolate, and it's better to eat them at night, I like to eat nuts and chocolate, so that's why I gain weight, and now I really want to lose weight, be slight again.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
i hope you reach your desired weight soon, just be patient. Just like I need to be patient gaining weight and eat more! =)
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
dont be jealous of me. we are all beautiful however we look like =)
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
8 Jan 10
I think by eating some oily stuff and pure ghee or butter products can make one healthy and fat. So people stay away from these as they want to be slim. I am happy to know that there are people who still want to be fat which most of the people wont.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
yeah i know. well I think no one can get contented that much. I am so thin that I at least want to gain some weight.
@Hvaniday1 (550)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 09
How thin are you? Any picture of you? What I can suggest is take more mashed potatoes and one day you will become sumo wrestler.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
hmmmm, havent tried eating alot f potatoes, Im 40 kg or 90 lbs. 5 ft. f im tall why not, I can have a living with my skinny self but Im not tall enough haha
• China
23 Oct 09
Hi, redphile. I am experiencing the same situation as you are. I am one hunred and seventy-three tall and weigh fifty-five kilogrammers. I had eaten a lot of food, drunk many kind of nourishments, done exercise regularly, and so on......but none of them works. So, i gived it up, now i just let nature take its course. Now i do not worried aboout it at all. Do you notice the people around you? They will be as fat as an alderman when they are forty, even if they were thin guys before. Hahaha..... So, do not worry about it any more. Happy mylotting......
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
hahahah! hmmwell a liitle weight is what I like, not super fat! But hey no problem letting nature take its course! haha!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Seems like you are at a good start. Maybe a few more carbs might help. I of course have the opposite problem..losing baby weight not so easy. You could ask your doctor. He/She may have some helpful/healthy guidelines. Good luck, I hope you gain the weight you want
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
i hope so too! maybe i should get pregnant so i canget fatter haha =)
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
23 Oct 09
eat more protain,
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
ill try that thanks!
@sxnina (2)
• China
23 Oct 09
I also meet with the same problem as yours.Two years ago I was medium figure,but gradually I became thin day by day.I rack my brains trying to know what resulted in such significant change on me,however I cann't find the reason.I'm quite worried about it,if anyone can give me some useful suggestion to gain weight,I'll appreciate very much.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
our mylot friends here have been giving comments, so you can get a lot of ideas from them! read on the comments =)
• Bulgaria
23 Oct 09
The reason for your condition could be stress. Try to be positive, avoid bad emotions and worries. Also take vitamins, eat meat and a lot of fruits and vegetables. Drink a lot of water per day, about 1,5-2 liters. You can exercise more because it is good for the appetite. You can go to swimming or tennis or and start some other sport activity. If you do some of these things in few month you will feel better, healthier and it is sure that you will gain weight.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
oh i just wish its that simple like i can do all of that! im not sure with my busy schedule! I swim during my restdays, and drink a lot of juice (no softdrinks for me), And I have a lot f worries with work ! *sigh*
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
23 Oct 09
eat lots of bannan and milk and butter yes I m vegeterian so no advise from non veg
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
well no problem! Im eating a lot of banana and other fruits! Thanks!
@sybil02 (185)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
I have the same dilemma as yours, the only difference is I'm male and it's a bit awkward being skinny. Until now I'm still the same skinny person though thru the help of eating chocolate I see some lbs on the scale but still not enough to get an obvious result. Probably I'll just stick to the mindset that everyone of us is unique no matter how small or big you are. happy mylotting.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
thats the spirit! Lets eat more chocolates haha!
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
23 Oct 09
hi redphile try having some sprouted seeds indeed these help u a lot .it has worked for my frnds coz i am suggesting u.try to have those every night nd have a gud sleep nd also try to have a bannana in da n8t.follow for one week nd u will notice da change.have a nice day.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
thats a first, ill try that too. love bananas too =)
@sasalove (1710)
• China
23 Oct 09
I am a kind of skinny girl like you. I do feel well even though I need to tailor the pants I bought, but it makes me look beautiful with slim figure. As a matter of fact, most of my frends just said I am too slim to be healthy and my boyfriend advised the same. Now he served as my nutritioniest that he prepare the oatmean for my breakfast, and milk before I went to sleep. After one month's practice, it seems that it could help to gain weight. There is a rule to get slimmer that more meals less food. If you are skinny, I don't think the rule is suitable for you. Somebody takes a lot of food, but just can not gain weight like you. I assumed that your Gastrointestinal absorption did not function well, you can take the herbs to condition your stomach first. Happy mylotting.
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
oh really, hmm.. Well i still love myself. I just wanted to gain more weight because I have not been gaining since I cannot really remember =)
• China
23 Oct 09
Once I also I have this problem ,my method is to eat banana ,eggs, fish and foods containing protein. I gain 10kg. haha,and you should do some exercise,this will be effective
@redphile (2265)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
im currently at 40 kg since a year or 2 yrs ago. whew. ill try to eat more fruits!