Are any of you underweight?

United States
October 23, 2006 10:06pm CST
I am underweight but not by choice. I am 24 and weigh about 95 lbs. Any ideas of how to gain weight? I am afraid to workout b/c I am afraid I will lose weight.
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@LBS1178 (317)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I would suggest going to a store like GNC where they have a large variety of products. They sell shakes for weight gain and things like that. The people who work at those places usually know what would work best. You should also excercise. Lift weights, that kind of thing to build muscle which will put on a few lbs and give you more definition
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@Sm00tH (2039)
• Belgium
28 Oct 06
my BMI is just on the edge for goin in underweight. i need to gain weight also. find my thread, there are tips already.
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@deeds14 (815)
• United States
28 Oct 06
It's ok to work out, even if you're skinny. If anything, it will help you gain muscle definition. If you want to gain weight, eat three big meals a day instead of several smaller ones, to help your metabolism slow down. You could also drink protein shakes. Have you talked to your doctor? There could be something he could suggest.
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@astone83 (129)
• United States
28 Oct 06
You could get pregnant.
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@pumpkinjam (7135)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 06
If you work out, there are all sorts of things you could do. If you can go to a gym, you can ask them to help devise a personal plan to help you gain weight. Things like weightlifting(doesn't have to be like bodybuilding, just maybe dumbels and that sort of thing) or boxing or something like that can help build muscles which would help you gain weight. But I like someone elses suggestion to get pregnant! That helped me put on loads of weight! Problem with that is that a lot of thin people will just go straight back to being thin anyway.
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 06
My other half has just said that if you can get Guinness, you should drink that as it will give you the iron to help you build up. Or if you don;t drink you could take iron supplements.
@warn810 (494)
• United States
16 Nov 06
yep but lower than you.
@aphrodisiac (1010)
• India
29 Oct 06
yea...50 kg