(Closed) Putting on weight to help TTC

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I think just up the good fats if you need to gain. Eat MORE nuts, avocados, fatty fish like salmon. Add an Ensure like stated above. 

I would mostly would recommend first seeing if you can find a nutritionist that is not super expensive and see if that helps too. :]

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

If that’s your natural weight, it’s going to be pretty hard to gain more.  It’s definitely a good idea to get checked for hormonal imbalance though, especially if your periods are irregular. I think eating food that is higher in healthy fat does help though,  even if you don’t actually gain weight. And you have to be careful about not losing weight… I used to have a similar BMI and once accidentally lost 10 pounds just because I was trying to save some $ by not buying myself a second lunch at work if what I brought from home wasn’t filling enough. I didn’t find out I’d lost all that weight till I developed a health problem and got weighed in the doctor’s office. It was really not good for my health and it was a while before I’d gained back enough weight that it was safe to TTC.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

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tommywantwingy :  That’s great! Hopefully everything is fine and your body is just taking some time to regulate itself. Keep us posted on how your appointment goes!

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howsweetitis :  Eek, you’re TTC for #2? How exciting!!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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MrsMellyBean :  Yes!! It sucks just as much as TTC #1 did LOL. How are YOU?

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tommywantwingy :  Good luck!! Hopefully they are super helpful.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I would speak to your doctor before making any changes to your diet or exercise. 

Do you know why you are underweight? Are you in recovery from an illness or ED? Do you have thyroid or gastrointestinal issues? Do you exercise too much and eat too little? Are you just naturally this way? Your answer will really determine what is recommended for you in terms of weight gain. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

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tommywantwingy :  Sounds like a great plan, I’m definitely curious to hear what they say next week! Best of luck 😀

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howsweetitis :  I’m good, 4 weeks away from our due date (!!) and already thinking about (& dreading) TTC for #2. All the best <3

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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tommywantwingy :  Ensure is actually nutritionally void and full of sugar. I would stick to whole foods with higher calories like peanut butters, avocados, nuts, fatty meats, etc. In addition, if you want to drink a shake I would get a mass gainer at your local vitamin shoppe/store. You’ll get a drink for about 600 calories plus and that in itself can help you gain a good amount of weight. 

Post # 26
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Newbee

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tommywantwingy :  when I was underweight my bf finally realized it because he worked so much so he didnt notice. So the day he realized it he started crying and immediately literally fed me peanut butter and poured extra oil on my food while crying with worry LOL. And now im like addicted to peanut butter. He made me this dish of 1/4 cup pb with 1 square of dark chocolate, melted & mixed together and then hardened in fridge. He created this for me knowing I had a weakness for pb with chocolate and now I eat it everyday. I had lean pcos too. But now I don’t and now I’m wanting to lose weight rather than the reverse and can’t stop eating my PB choc dish everyday lol. And get my period on the clock every month. So my recommendation to regulate your body and gain weight is lots of nut butters and oils everyday. Great for your skin hair and nails too.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

A friend of the family didn’t follow her doctor’s advice to gain weight.  She was, and still is, drop dead athletically gorgeous, but she had such a low body fat that she wasn’t able to conceive. She was more worried about ‘gaining weight and getting ugly’ (her words) than getting pregnant.  How, she’s in her 50s and has no children or grandchildren and wants a do over.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I was underweight and had to gain close to 15lbs to be back in healthy range. Now that I am, maintaining it is my difficulty cuz I truly just donʻt get hungry. the only thatʻs helped is making food more available everywehre I am and staying away from anything fat-free or low calorie. Eating real heavy foods as much as possible. Itʻs tough and since being thin is so glamourized, itʻs hard to find support. I will be re-checking eveything with the dr before we really start TTC but for now, Iʻm focusing on healthy eating habits and righting my digestive issues from being underweight.

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