Post # 1
I know this is not a common problem but it is so hard for me to gain even an ounce. When i was with an ex he was abusive and didn’t let me eat as he was a smaller guy and didn’t want to date a “fat” woman. when I finally left him after 5 years of dating I was 79 lbs. It took me 3 years just to look not like a dying twig that can be blown by the softest breeze. But now I have stopped really gaining. I weigh less than 100lbs probably about 95lbs (I am 5’0) I want to gain about 20 pound. Just to look less like a stick. Does anyone have ways they gained weight healthily? I want to look curvier. And I need to start now in order to gain the weight.
Post # 2
sumshine.dawn: I am really sorry to hear what you’ve been through. My weight has been problematic over time because of medications that have made me gain weight but then another would make me lose weight, to the point of being underweight, although not significantly. I was reading these tips on the CDC and BMI websites the other day for healthy weight gain, because I have the tendency to live on carbs and vegetables. I’m not certain if it works, because honestly they sound more like weight LOSS tips, but it might be worth a try. Good luck, dear Bee.
The best way to add weight is to increase your intake of complex carbohydrates, particularly whole grain ones. Foods like whole wheat bread, muffins, pasta, crackers, and bagels are good to include. Also, legumes and fruits would be wise choices.
In order to gain weight, you will have to eat more calories. You will need to include regular exercise and strength training into your lifestyle in order to prevent gaining too much weight as fat. And, as I mentioned, those extra calories should come mainly from additional carbohydrate.
To start, set up a realistic goal weight for yourself. You may need to resign yourself to a less than (what you may consider) an ideal weight. Make good nutrition your priority, and weight gain the second.
It is best to gain weight slowly and steadily. This will help to ensure that your weight gain is in the form of lean body mass and not excessive fat. Don’t try to gain more than 1/2 pound a week.
Some more tips<br /> Drink 6-8 glasses of distilled water a day. Eat frequent but small meals. Eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables (green leafy vegetables are great). Do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop,…<br /> Do not eat processed foods; white sugar, white flower,… Avoid red meat and animal fats. Reduce intake of dairy products. Do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke.