Post # 32
Consult your doctor. I have a friend who had the same issues and turn out she had a medical condition(may not be the case for you don’t be alarmed!!). She works with her doctors on shakes and other things to gain and keep weight on.
I don’t know how old you are but if it’s a fast metabolism enjoy it while it last. I was the same until I hit my mid twenties, then I kept eating the same way and gained a whopping 50 pounds. I since lost the weight and work out to keep it off. I am way more heathlier now, but not going to lie miss those days when I ate like a pig and had no repercussions for it, haha
Post # 33
@piticuta: I have a friend with almost the exact same problem. Her solution: work out more. Specifically, heavy weight training. Your butt will love it. LOVE IT. Exercise also stimulates your appetite. This way, you’ll be able to eat more.
Another suggestion: sip on liquid calories in between meals. Up your protein (re: animal protein) to build muscle, and up your fat levels (very calorie dense), and remember that carbohydrates are the easiest form of energy for your body to process and consume more of. Although, stay away from sugar and stick with starchy foods to stay healthy and sane.
Last but not least, don’t stress too much- you’re doing what you can and progress may be slow, but as long as your weight is relatively stable, you are moving around and eating good things, just rock what you have and buy a nice push-up bra 🙂
Post # 34
carbs! If I had your problem, I would eat so much pasta! YUM
Post # 35
@piticuta It is really good! Make sure to buy a good protein that’s easy to digest.
Post # 36
peanut butter fudge shakes from sonic will do the trick! ;p
Post # 37
@canarydiamond: I second the protein shakes. Darling Husband is like you and were always trying to get him to keep weight on. I find he really just needs like a metric tin if protein everyday and decent weightlifting routines.
Post # 38
I’m with ya on this one!… I’d like to be in that range as well, I’m at 103 right now. Try eating a few spoon fulls of peanut butter every day. Have breakfast even if you are not hungry yet, never skip a meal, drink milk at least once a day (wish I could but I’m lactose intolerant).
Most importantly, don’t obsess over it. I spent years obsessing over my weight because I was always sooo thin. Finally I said screw it! I don’t care anymore! Once I stopped obsessing, I started to gain!
Post # 39
@piticuta: I had the same problem as you before I got pregnant. My doctor recommended adding in protein shakes or ensure in between meals. I have a super small stomach so I can’t eat a lot at once and I also get chewing fatigue.
Post # 40
@piticuta: My little brother is sooooo skinny and we started giving him Ensure at every meal instead of just water or milk. We also got this really nutrient-dense energy bars for him to eat as snacks instead of just regular fruits/veggies/crackers/cheese snacks.
Post # 41
Also – get your thyroid checked out if you haven’t already!
Post # 42
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@piticuta: Talk to a doctor about how to gain weight safely. You can’t control where fat goes. It may not all go to your butt and your boobs. It could just as easily go to your stomach, your face, or your arms. I would suggest strength training and increasing your protein intake. Muscle weighs more than fat. You say you work out a lot, but what are you doing? Cardiac workouts? It’s hard to offer advice without a more complete picture of your health, eating habits, and workout routines.
Post # 43
@Sunfire: Lol. I was going to say the same thing.
And @piticuta: I don’t hate you! FH has the same ‘issue’ and he just cannot seem to gain weight!! I know that some people just naturally have a slim figure, but for majority of folks the metabolism slows down with time. Mine has….and it’s a PITA.
Try some dairy! That stuff that goes straight to my butt 😛
Post # 44
@piticuta: I also have a fast metabolism so I feel you. My sophomore year of college I was really stressed and anxious about a lot of stuff that was going on, so I ended up going from 128 to 117 and it really showed. I realized I was underweight and needed to do something. My brother told me to eat food that’s high in carbs, so for several months I was eating bagels several times a week (sometimes twice a day), pasta, rice, etc. I also tried to up my protein a bit. Then I also ate fast food, which I don’t necessarily advise unless you’re doing it sparingly. But I went from 117 in August to 130ish in May. I looked a million times better in my opinion.
Post # 45
@trueblue14: hahaha your comment made me spit out my drink….
Post # 46
@piticuta: Protein shakes work like a charm for me!! SO puts peanut butter, banana, and ice in my chocolate protein mix. Use whole milk 🙂 and I have stretch marks and cellulite too! Boo!