Post # 1
Im in loss really.. Im not sure how to gain weight, Ive always been a ” thin girl” forever… people are constantly all how its wonderful to not really put on to many pounds and how its a good thing and whtever.. and thats great– but I do feel very self concious about my self when I wear mini skirts or whatever and my legs look real thin. Im blessed with a Curvy physique ( Body structure ) however my face and legs are my issue. I hate hearing from some people that I meet ” wow, you lost a lot of weight…are u ok?” Or ” Do you eat?” I eat of course.. as a matter of fact there are days where I eat a lot more then anyone in my family but Ive always been blessed with a pretty high metabolism so Its not really my fault.. lol.. I wanna gain atleast a pound or two, but I do have days where im eh whatever about eating frequently.. and i hate forcing myself to eat. Im around 104 pounds- 5’3 and Im a petite frame.. Today I met with an old friend of mine and first thing she says OMG youve lost a lot alot of weight.. blah.. thank you Ive been trying to PUT on weight not lose but whtver. has anyone ever been through this? can anyone share advice? Im thinking to maybe start my mornings with a good Boost plus along with my breakfast to increase calorie intake.. Maybe one shake a day for a while.. Would that be good ? Im sad 🙁 lol
Post # 3
I have the opposite problem.
The shakes sound like a good idea. Maybe a glass of wine with dinner.
Post # 4
@kaylee26: I dont drink wine.. Thank you for the suggestion though.. 🙂
Post # 5
My brother used to use protein shakes and those “muscle building” powders that you add to drinks when he was a college wrestler and wanted to put on weight if he had to wrestle up a weight class
Post # 6
@Mrsgurzakovic: more dairy perhaps?
Post # 7
@Mrsgurzakovic: Have you talked to your doctor about this? Maybe they could refer you to a nutritionist to help you gain more weight if that’s your overall goal.
Post # 8
2 ensure drinks a day is what a nutrionist suggested to me years ago, when I had a similar issue.
Post # 9
Have you actually lost weight? If so talk to a doctor.
If you are just and always have been thin I would drink those weight gaining shakes between meals. I would eat olives and nuts and avocado for snacks. Add extra olive oil to your meals.
Eat potatoes and full fat dairy.
You want to gain weight healthy, not just in extra crappy calories.
Post # 9
At 5’3″ and 103 you are just barely below a healthy weight. So, it would definitely be a good idea to work on weight gain, but just a few more pounds. Have you tried strength training? This would be a good idea to try to put on muscle weight. Or, try eating a late night snack every night. Add an extra tablespoon of peanut butter to snacks, or a few extra handfuls of nuts can add healthy helping calories.
Post # 10
@bearlove:riighht! I remember my brother drinking muscle building powders and my Fiance does a lot as well.. I wanted to start with something light– they seem a little on the heavy side though. Hmm..
@kaylee26: Thats a good idea.. ill start adding more dairy to my eating habits and see how that goes. Thanks !!
@beekiss: I actually havent talked to a doctor about this– as a matter of fact I was considering in speaking with a nutrionalist about it but I changed my mind. I have a friend who was undergoing the same issue and her doc reccomended a lot of junk food so I didnt like where that was going, didnt seem healthy. Obviously not all docs would do this but I think ill wait for a while and do things my way before heading to the doc. <3 Thanks!
@mwitter80: Ive actually read that somewhere as well too! Did you stop drinking it twice a day? If you did, how did you manage to keep your weight steady ( if it was ) without the drinks?
@lefeymw: I honestly dont think Ive lost weight, I mean my face is pretty thin so I guess when im feeling a little sick or tired people assume ive ” lost weight” when Im really just plain tired thats all. I dont think Ive lost weight though, Ive asked my fam and they said they dont see it..
@ChickN: Thank you! Thats a good idea.. Ill give it a try. ( Adding teaspoon of peanut butter to a snack )
Thanks everyone for all your help (: I feel a little more hopefull!
Post # 11
I don’t really have any advice for you, other than what was previously said. I just wanted to let you know that you aren’t alone. I have always had a high metabolism, and I am also self-conscious of my skinnyness. I don’t like it when people point it out and tell me how “lucky” I am. I am a woman, and I would love to have a few curves, but I wasn’t blessed in that way. I’m always worried that people will think that I have an eating disorder, when I don’t and I never have. I eat, and I don’t always eat healthy food. I like my junk food! Anyway, I understand how you feel, and I just wanted to let you know that you aren’t alone!
Post # 12
if you want to gain weight, I always read that you should eat healthy fats like a lot of nuts, olive oil, etc. the bad fat really won’t help you out.
Post # 13
@Mrsgurzakovic: Hi! I have the same problem. I’m 5’6″ and 104 lbs. I think the most important thing to focus on is your health. Are you healthy? Have you always maintained a steady weight? Do you eat well? If yes, then don’t worry about it. You definitely do not want to be increasing your weight if you are small framed and healthy – it will eventually cause other problems. If there are other problems – sudden weight loss, fatigue, etc., then you should look at your diet. As far as shakes go, I wouldn’t add too much sugar or bad fats to your diet. It may be different for you, but it only increases my waistline and makes me feel fat and sloppy.
Personally, I’ve always been skinny and have tried to put on weight throughout the years. I recently started long distance running and have increased my calorie intake to maintain my current weight and energy level. I take a multi-vitamin daily and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. I also eat lots of nutella, peanut butter, pasta, bread, and other carbs, and chicken and steak and egg whites for protein. And I’m always eating… 4 or 5 regular (small) meals a day. I’ve also added Ensure Plus to bump up the calorie intake while training.
Bottomline: Don’t be sad – Eat healthy; live a healthy lifestyle… the rest will follow. 🙂
Post # 14
@mrstj2b: Thank you so much, I really did appreciate that. Im glad Im not alone 🙁 I understand that we do have to embrace the way we are becuase thats how were created and what not, but it would be nice that people wont point it out and put me down. Even during my engagement, an Uncle I met for the first time made a stupid remark how i dont look like a bride cuz Im so tiny.. that was mean- hes not invited to the wedding now 😛 Haha..
Im sure that one day we wont feel as self consious as we are today and really love and embrace ourselves 100% (:
@MlleBrielle: Thank you! Im going to try to add some healthy fattys to my diet– and hopefully ( fingers crossed ) That it does help. Ill be sure to update though!
Post # 15
I agree with the dairy and healthy fats suggestions..they seem like the healthiest bc you want to gain good “curvy” weight, not saggy fat. I have a similiar issue although I am not really trying to gain weight. Lately everyone I see asks if I am losing weight, but I am naturally just a tiny person. Especially since I had my daughter 4 yrs ago, I have weighed under 100lbs and lost almost all curves…went from c to a/b. When people say I am “lucky” I say yeah maybe, but I can never wear “grown up” clothes, I still have to shop in the junior section and I am 27, do they know how hard it is to find a good professional outfit in the junior section that will last more than 1 season and how much I spend in tailoring.