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Does anyone out there have ideas on gaining weight?? It's not the usual problem, but I really do need to gain about 15 lbs..any help would be appreciated!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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Weight gain will come naturally as you age. I was in the same dilemma about 10 years ago. I managed to gain about 20 pounds (I'm 5'1"-I went from 105-125). Now I've had two children, and I've been overweight for about 6 years. I've finally managed to lose 30 pounds in the last 6 months. I wish when I was younger that I had just accepted being thin. Are you eating healthy? Are you active? Do you have energy? Do you feel healthy? Think about those things before you go on a weight-gaining campaign.
 

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That's a lot of weight for someone who has trouble gaining weight and I should know<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">.<br><br>
I used to weight around 100 lb at the same height, which for me is 20-30 lbs underweight.<br><br><br><br>
My methods for gaining weight were weight gaining supplements (which are not vegan, or at least I couldn't find a vegan one and they have egg and milk whey in them), overeating a lot (you purposely eat past your apetite and you won't feel so good), high calorie foods which unfortunatly are often high in sugar, trying not to skip meals unless I was sick and basically eating during any oppertunity. You carry snacks with you whereever you go.<br><br><br><br>
A weight gaining diet takes effort, but as far as I'm concerned being underweight is as bad as being obese and it's a health risk. I'm sure you are aware of this if you are trying to gain weight.<br><br><br><br>
These methods gained me ten lbs eventually, which still left me underweight.<br><br>
Today I am the minimual weight for my height, I am 5 ' 6" and weight 120 lbs.<br><br>
I feel like I can never eat normally (What I consider normal is eating when hungry and stopping when not hungry) , so basically I am on a permanent weight gain diet just to keep weight on.
 

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I have the opposite problem but I've had friends in that boat. What they found helped the most was increasing their calories and lifting weights. Some healthy foods that are on the high side calorie-wise are nuts, potatos, olive oil, canola oil, avocados, bananas, whole-grain breads, tempeh and naturally sweetened non-dairy chocolate. I'm sure there's other stuff too but I'm not thinking of them off the top of my head right now. Make sure you ratchet up your calories gradually and see how it goes. Also, you might want to see a doctor if you're REALLY concerned. My sister-in-law discovered that she was underweight due to a medical problem (she would try to eat more to gain weight which would make her sick and then she'd lose even more weight.) I'm not sure what the problem was but it's fixed now and she's up to a healthy weight.
 

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Are you wanting to gain weight strictly because you're too thin? What all have you tried? Have you seen your doctor and find out what they think?<br><br><br><br>
If you're healthy and eating normally I'd just accept your body the way it is.<br><br><br><br>
But if you really wanna pack on a few pounds... I'd say definitly start lifting weights and doing resistant exercises. Plus, eat 5-6 decent sized healthy high calorie meals each day, the final one being close to bed time. Ease into it at first and see how your body handles it. Also, definitly be sure to let your doctor know of any diet/exercise changes.
 

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^ Also, I've noticed that if I try to gain by increasing the *amount* of food I eat, it just makes me feel sick and eat way less the next day. Instead, make your meals higher calorie- by using full-fat soymilks, nut butters, and other higher-calorie foods. Smoothies are great! You can add lots of extra 'power' ingredients that'll end up completely hidden and easy to stomach.
 
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