How do i GAIN weight??

@pix_trix (447)
India
January 30, 2007 2:53am CST
ok.. we have had a discussion recently asking how to lose weight.. i am sure everyone faces that problem, but i have a different issue in life. i cant gain weight!! though i know most of you must be laughing at me for asking such a stupid thing, and for many of you it might be sounding like a blessing- "not able to gain weight" .. but think of it.. i am a guy, and i m soo skinny, i hate it! even if i eat.. hog.. sit at one place.. stop exercising.. i dont gain weight, even if i do.. it vanishes as soon as my diet is reduced by an ounce or i fall sick for even a Day! my mom n dad arent really fat, so its probably in the genes.. but i wanna have a body!!! pls help!
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• Pakistan
30 Jan 07
hmmn the best thing is to eat i dozen bananas daily n em sure tht u will obsessed within a month
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
30 Jan 07
hehehehe. thanks. yes bananas are full of carbs. i take banana+raw egg+honey+milk shake.. its awesome! but i dont know where it goes.. lol thanks for your response
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@3m1l1a (262)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
Banana? :) i never heard about it before, but i will try it. thanks for your nice info
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• United States
30 Jan 07
Have you ever been tested for hyperthyroidism? I myself always had that problem, it took me having 4 kids before I could even weigh over 100 pounds. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. The doc wants to remove my thyroid because its so bad. No matter how much I eat or anything, I just cant gain weight! They have medicine that you can take to get your thyroid levels right so that you can gain weight. With this disorder, you can not store fat, it burns it off to fast. I hope this helps. Be sure to ask your doc to check your thyroid.
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
30 Jan 07
well, thats a good suggestion, will surely check up with my doctor since this problem is there in the family. thanks a lot for your response. keep posting!
@tapeshnlu (350)
• India
30 Jan 07
gaining weight is easy.increase your diet and try to eat more and also increase your time of eating and eat as much times as you can. add bananas,boiled potatos,meat,eggs,milk to your diet.
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
30 Jan 07
gaining weight is easy??? lol.. ask me! have been trying since years! i do try to regulate my diet. thanks for your response
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@shobasvk (788)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 07
I am happy for you to bring up this topic for a discussion since im having that problem too.I am a girl and im thin also.I've tried many methods to put on my weight..But i can't!!My mom and dad are also not that fleshy.Whenever my old friends see me after never seen me for years,they said that im just the same as before they looked me and never gain weight.I feel very angry when someone say im too skinny!
@pix_trix (447)
• India
30 Jan 07
well, its easier for girls to get away with being underweight, infact if you workout and tone your body, you can be a perfect figure. with guys its not the case, we have to have flesh to build muscles..!!! thanks for the response :)
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• India
30 Jan 07
i too have the same problem. i m not able to gain weight. if you have any good reply let me know. but my parents are fat. so it cant be genetic probs..help me too man..
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
30 Jan 07
you can check out the best response i ve chosen. maybe that would help. thanks for your response. take care
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• Pakistan
30 Jan 07
I think you should increase your sugar content...Chocolates, sweet dishes like kheer(rice pudding - rice makes u gain weight too), custard..etc.. When you cook rice...dont drain the water..take only so much water as required by the rice to be fully cooked..only then there is fat in rice ! Theres a difference between good fat and bad fat.. Eat almonds...! drink lots of full cream milk and use other dairy products like cheese, butter, youghurt, almost regularly !
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
30 Jan 07
ok so ur from india? well, i am a punjabi, and you must be knowing the amount of fat in a typical punjabi diet??!! hehehe.. still it doesnt show on my body!! thanks for your response
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@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
30 Jan 07
EAT EAT AND EAT HEALTHY. the only way you can gain weight is to eat and eat all good stuff like carbohydrates, proteins, less fat. eat more cereals and less fid food and junkies. concentrate more on vegetables and fruits and DONOT stop exercsing. do hard physical work all through the day and eat voraciously and chll down. good luck
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• India
30 Jan 07
man i used to eat a lot but not able to gain weight. i used to do excercise about an hour a day. still the same probs.
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@romirima (34)
• India
30 Jan 07
hey its not funny indeed,one of my frnd who is a boy also poses the same problem,he haves bananas with honey every morning but it unable to put up weught. Let me tell u,the only remedy is that u keep eating 24/7 whatever it may be and if u r not a veggie its far more better,be more on non veg,any kind of it and drink milk regularly and watch, who is gonna stop u to become fat or gain weight. And if this does not work then u gotta consult ur doctor,it probabky might be heridetary. Have fun eating!try it out.
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
30 Jan 07
thanks for takin me seriously!! hehehe. i eat non veg too.. but am restricted to chicken and eggs.. and i think its our family problem.. no one is obese and almost everyones been quite thin till later years of their lives
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I've heard that ice cream and milk shakes are fed to people, who have trouble keeping their weight, in nursing homes. I love ice cream but need to eat it a lot less, since I'm trying to decrease my weight. But, a pint or more of ice cream, like Ben and Jerry's might help you out. Just be careful to slow down near your goal to maintain a specific weight and not go beyond what you want.
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Does it affect blood sugar levels if we eat alot of ice cream? i'm just curious.
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@linoleum (200)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 07
My suggestion will sound very ridiculous, but, many people that i know, so skinny, they do this, and... they get fat. How??? "They Got Married".. Thats the best solution for you my dear friend. It's gonna be much and much faster if your wife could cook and its taste great.
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
30 Jan 07
rotfl, omg!! what a fantastic solution. and i must admit, i ve seen this myself, people who have been skinny all their lives.. put on weight like crazy immidiately after gettin married!! wierd! too bad i already marked the best response! lol thanks for your response
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@charmz07 (86)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
I think what you should do is do some exercise to gain muscles on you body. You need not to be fat. Just make your body firm. There are exercises that helps you gain weight to have a firm body but not to be fatty. You better go for a gym. Gym instructor knows that and they'll help you find for program that suits your needs.
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
30 Jan 07
yes, but to build muscles you need fat.. since fat turns into muscle! and i lack that basic fat too. have started with gymming. hope it helps.. thanks for your response
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@vivek6831 (211)
• India
31 Jan 07
IF WE GET BALANCED FOOD WE CAN INCREASE OUR WEIGHT.IF YOU EAT OILY FOODS LIKE GHEE,OIL ETC.THEN YOU CAN GAIN YOUR WEIGHT
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@jyoraw (20)
• India
31 Jan 07
hey... i had the same problem, but i tell you, to gain weight you HAVE TO exercise and not otherwise. exercising is a must, if you take my advice you'd better start doing yoga. it helps! eat healthy food, don't indulge in junk. also go and see a doctor. do remember, the more you think of it, more tensed you'll get. so do what's in your hands and let the body do its job. AND its important to be healthy than have a muscular body!
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@cuhkiz (571)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Try to workout my friend. Working out will boost your appetite up!! I told you, Working out in reciprocal to those who went on the gym to loose weight are effective too. Plus take multivitamins and try to eat good appetizers. Im skinny too but im far contented on my figure because its so proportion on me. I take ferrous sulfate vitamins that vitamins give good blood circulation and adds up iron too so now I can eat good more. I can a few pounds but not so fatty and gourdo.. just right and not even underweight. Eat more carbohydrates, sweet foods and cola also adds good appetite I guess. For instance chocolates. Cakes and ice cream. Some of fat people told most of the time that because of those foods they gain too much weight :) Eat 3 times a day regularly. Milk is helpful too just make sure your not a lactose intolerant.
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@sheelgohe (118)
• India
31 Jan 07
In order to gain weight the things you should do are, first of all always be happy, eat more rice, have nice sleep, if possible sleep in afternoon for atleat 2 hrs, do gyming and after coming from gym eat 2 bananas. Thats it, you can see the difference in 2 weeks. Enjoy!!
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@ladyheart25 (1816)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
Thanks for your topic.. I also got the same problem since im too skinny also. BUt now solved by your topic and thanks for the reply of the bodybuilder, i know now what to do.
@shedii (1488)
• India
30 Jan 07
Best way to gain weight is eating ice cream. Yes, if you eat one cup ice cream daily, your weight would definitely increase within weeks. Other way to gain weight is drinking banana milk shake. Drink 1 or 2 glasses banana milk shake per day. You can also go to gym for putting on some weight.
@ssh123 (31107)
• India
30 Jan 07
Keep doing exercise, you will hungry and you the eat. Eat to the heart's content. Just to put on weight one should not overeat. East healthy,nutritious food. Do not keep worries.
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• India
30 Jan 07
I am agree with it.
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• India
30 Jan 07
eat food with much fat content like dal,rice......after eating sleep for atleast 1 hour in the aftrnun...and eat a lot of sweeets...i am sure u'll put some weight
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30 Jan 07
It would be better for you to build your body up through exercise rather than food. You don't want to start eating a lot of unhealthy food just to put on weight as that will make you prone to heart attacks etc. Why don't you lift some weights, that will get you muscles in the right places instead of a flabby tum.
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
31 Jan 07
thanks, thats a very intelligent thought, i understand that eating unhealthy food just to gain weight can be disastrous in future, will try to stick to the good foods and exercises.thanks for the response
• Canada
30 Jan 07
I know a lot of people don't think being skinny is a problem, but my 30 year old boyfriend only weighs 130 pounds, and he struggles daily to gain weight. He has started to eat 5 large, carb filled, meals a day so hopfully that will work. He is also tryig to cut down on his physical activity (cardio) and increase his weightlifting. I hope you all these post help you!
@pix_trix (447)
• India
31 Jan 07
though i cant cut down on my physical activity, i will surely try to increase my workout and regulate my diet. thanks for response!