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Weight Gain Underweight

Weight Gain Underweight Questions

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by 2626 · about 13 hours ago

A friend of mine has several maladies, including migraines and blood sugar swings, that led me to suggest that she experiment with a ketogenic diet. The tricky part is that she also has problems with low appetite and losing too much weight.... (more)

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Mash 0 · January 03, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Basically I would recommend she consume enough food to meet her energy demands. She may do even better consuming slightly more than she requires. I would very simply take 2000kcals as the starting point. If she was to aim to... (more)

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by 88 · about 13 hours ago

Hey everyone, so I just tried taking some of the advice I've received, and after my workout on the rings this morning, had this for breakfast- 1 cup fresh strawberries/raspberries, 6 oz ground white meat turkey with spices, 250 grams sweet potato... (more)

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Maria_8 0 · September 04, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I think you basically answered your own questions when you remarked on how much better you feel with the carbs: whether it's appropriate to start having a carb refeed like this 3x a week, or whether I should do 3 days lower carb, and one day... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

I'm from a bodybuilding background, so to say (I've been into bodybuilding for a solid 6 years). A friend of mine, who is a personal trainer, switched to the Paleo Diet and suggested I do the same as he had ??lost here?? (pointing at his stomach)... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 31, 2013 at 1:51 AM

It seems like you are doing more a Low Carb version of Paleo. Your primary carb of choice appears to be fruit. I am a powerlifter, and I found that LC destroyed my performance. I changed my diet to eating more sweet potatoes, some potatoes, rice... (more)

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by 88 · about 13 hours ago

Hey, so I recently picked up a copy of Gold Medal Bodies' "Rings 1" and "Rings 2" gymnastics courses, and I am looking to start very soon. I was working through a barbell strength training program, WS4SB 3, but the whole point of my doing this... (more)

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max_8 0 · August 25, 2013 at 3:27 AM

You really need to eat more. There's no way to get bigger and stronger without eating more. You clearly aren't eating enough. I recommend increasing your daily caloric intake to around 3000kcal/day. My 120lb 5'1 girlfriend eats 3000kcal/day for... (more)

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by 0 · about 13 hours ago

Hi, I have a 9 week old baby who was born on the 50th percentile for weight. I've been paleo for 18 months but did relax it whilst pregnant, in particular having oats for breakfast. Since having the baby though I've tried to return to a stricter... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM

I know nothing of human babies, but know livestock and the principle of lactation is the same. It's a very energy intensive process and you're undereating by a lot at this point. Put down the paleo koolaid and eat, and eat lots. Starving yourself... (more)

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by 2318 · about 13 hours ago

I just got back from a month and a half long trip across Europe where we backpacked across 6 countries. During this time I was on my feet all day every day. I didn't do any typical 'strength training' per ce, unless you count the backpack strapped... (more)

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animalcule 0 · August 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM

This is very serious. You have anorexia. Not anorexia nervosa, with it's attendant neurosis (yet), but medical anorexia. And you are already severely underweight. This is a very serious health problem! And it can also turn into a full-fledged... (more)

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by 88 · about 13 hours ago

Hey there everyone- So I've asked several questions since first coming to this site, and after a month or so, I'm into a new dilema- My last post concerned finding out my Testosterone level was frighteningly low, and asking for advice about it-... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Right, so, first things first: YOU NEED TO EAT MORE. Matt noted this as well, but honestly, if you eat good food, I promise you that no matter how much you eat, you will NOT gain a significant amount of body fat. You are a teenager looking at... (more)

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by 605 · about 14 hours ago

And if so, how? My background: I'm female, short and skinny, always have been. Since going paleo about 6 months ago I have shed some body fat, and I am getting a tad concerned at how much of me is disappearing. The only recommendations I have... (more)

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Koxa 0 · March 01, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Increasing body fat and gaining weight are two different things, albeit related. Gaining weight has a rock-solid solution, which not only makes you gain weight but can bring alot of health, happiness and strength just like the paleo diet: weight... (more)

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by 85 · about 14 hours ago

I'm a breastfeeding mother of a 19 month old. I'm also on an anti-depressant (for anxiety, probably won't be coming off it soon). One of the side effects I'm experiencing is a lack of appetite. I'm now 95ish pounds at 5'1". I'd like to be 105ish,... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 03, 2012 at 2:54 AM

A few things. One, you can add a lot to a single egg to make it more calorie-packed. Scrambling eggs with a ton of grassfed butter will be delicious, very nutritious for you and your baby, and will pack on significant calories. I like the "Eggs... (more)

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by 60 · about 14 hours ago

Hi! Well, I'm one or two kilo's underweight ( used to be more underweight), and wish to gain weight. Sometimes I get upset about this and actually over eat. Last night I did and i felt bloated and my stomach hurt a bit. The next morning after 10... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 04, 2011 at 10:02 PM

As a binge eater, I always said, "The more I eat the more I need to eat." Although you are not a binge eater, you may have triggered a similar metabolic reaction. Even if this was healthy food and you are underweight, you wouldn't normally be so... (more)

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by 1579 · about 15 hours ago

I am going to see a nutritionist, as recommended by my doctor since I need to gain weight. I have been paleo for about 9 months and lost a little too much. I have started to up my carbs with sweet potato and white rice and am eating more... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · September 13, 2011 at 2:05 AM

I'd just lay it out there, and ask her/him straight off the bat whether they think they'll be able to help you gain weight within the Paleo paradigm. They shouldn't treat Paleo any differently than if you were a vegetarian, the omission of grains... (more)

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by 25 · about 15 hours ago

Hi Paleo,I want to know if Maca can cause you to lose weight i have been taking Maca for over a year now.Im a 33 year old female height 5/3 my weight last year was 9stone and i felt to heavy at that.However i now weigh 7stone5 which is two thin i... (more)

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janice_hamilton 0 · April 03, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Yes I believe Maca does help you to lose weight by speeding up your metabolism. I have experienced this in the last week whilst taking it, 3 teaspoonfulls per day lost about 4 or 5 pounds :)

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by 25 · about 15 hours ago

I'm a 30 year old female with really bad digestive issues, and I'm 30 lbs underweight. Really, really underweight. Like, if I lose more, I'll have to go to a hospital and probably be force-fed ensure and stale food. I do not want to do that. I'm... (more)

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Matt_Baldwin_1 0 · February 16, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Bottom line is you gotta eat. Eat nourishing, whole, natural, unprocessed foods and by all means go "paleo" or "primal." There are so many good things you can eat! 1) Slow cooked chuck roast... cook and eat two 3 lb roasts a week. You will... (more)

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by 2544 · about 15 hours ago

Hey guys, So I am 21 year old male who back in high school got way to competitive wiht cross country, ran about 50-60 miles a week for a long perioid of time, never able to eat enough, lost about 30-35lbs in the course of a year (2006-2007)... (more)

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sherpamelissa 0 · January 22, 2011 at 10:21 PM

RELAX. I would say to give yourself a month off of any type of training. Eat well during that month and work hard on your sleep. If you can black out your windows, do it. If you can't, get a sleep mask. Cover your clocks and any other type... (more)

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by 65 · about 15 hours ago

I am big guy, 6'6" and my RDI for weight gain is 4k cals a day. This is proving quite difficult without carbs. I can down a bunch of fatty beef but this is putting my fat calorie percent at like 75%. Is there anyway to get to 4k without eating all... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · October 03, 2010 at 7:46 AM

I'm finding it a bit hard to make sense of your question. In the literal sense, the answer is no. Fat is the highest source of calories by weight. If you want the same amount of calories from protein or carbohydrate, you have to eat more than... (more)

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by 90 · about 15 hours ago

for the past 4 years I've been suffering from oral thrush (candida) though for about 2 of those years I didn't know what the problem was. Its not fun to talk about, worse to have and even harder to get rid of. I tried a hunter gatherer diet... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · July 20, 2010 at 4:48 AM

I think the natural suggestion to increase calorie intake would be to eat more carbs, since this will naturally decrease weight loss and will make it easier to eat more calories by stimulating appetite. However you explicitly ask for "good snacks... (more)

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by 70 · about 15 hours ago

Hello everyone, this is a question about my diet and spots and I'm hoping people can give me some advice. Sorry in advance, it's a long one. The question is in the last paragrph for those who want to skip the boring background info (I got a bit... (more)

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Mady 0 · March 23, 2010 at 12:54 AM

First, I would say that if you are looking to gain weight, fat may not be the way to go. You may want to add extra protein or carbs instead. But to increase dietary fat: Eggs are great. You can also make some fantastic sauces from them like aioli... (more)

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by 48 · October 29, 2014 at 3:24 AM

I'm an ectomorph/hardgainer etc. trying to gain some mass/muscle. In other words, I'm 31 years old, fairly strict Paleo since the last 2 years (except for optimizing my omega 3 profile), 5'9" and 143 lb. I'm almost back to my 145 lb pre-Paleo... (more)

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Payam 0 · November 21, 2011 at 6:06 PM

The advice to eat more to gain weight is based on the assumption that you need to be in a caloric surplus to gain mass. For the most part this is true, although it is possible to gain weight without being in a surplus as long as your meal timing... (more)

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by 1146 · October 29, 2014 at 3:09 AM

I find myself always adding a couple tablespoons of coconut oil and or butter to all my meals after they have been cooked. I am really trying to gain weight, and my maintenance amount of calories is usually around 3000. Do any of you go out of... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 05, 2011 at 12:28 AM

I find that most of my food is just a fat-delivery device.

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by 5 · October 29, 2014 at 3:07 AM

I'm a paleo newbie and am hoping someone out there might be able to help me... Having gone almost fully paleo for the past 2 months, I find that I'm having a hard time to keep my weight on. I don't need to lose weight and in fact, I always have... (more)

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Melanie_1 0 · December 20, 2010 at 7:29 AM

I have the same problem when I stick 100% to Paleo. From my experience I found that animal fat was needed to reduce overall weight loss. I also train pretty hard and find that I need some starch carbs like sweet potato for recovery. Have you read... (more)

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by 2399 · October 29, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Hello all :) Sex: Male Age: 22 Activity: Low active (two slow 20 minutes walks per day) Height: 5"9' (175 cm) Weight: 55kg (121 lbs) I have been on a low carb diet for two months (EDIT: not to lose weight but because of a lifestyle change. "Eat... (more)

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JJ 0 · March 30, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Eat about 2-4x what you are eating (slowly ratchet up the calories every week) and lift heavy things. You may also want to investigate adding dairy (milk, yogurt, always whole-fat, strongly recommend grass-fed and non-homogenized, preferably raw... (more)

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by 50 · October 28, 2014 at 3:49 AM

How many carbs do I need a day to gain weight and muscle I'm about 135 5'9 trying to get towards 155. Ill be taking in 1.2-1.3x my bodyweight in protein, maybe some high carb low fat workout days and high fat low carb off days!? Also ill be using... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · December 31, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Carb cycling works very well, but you'll have to make sure you're eating a surplus on training days especially if you want to add weight. In your case, you probably want to be eating somewhere around 20-30% above your maintenance calories whatever... (more)

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by 45 · October 28, 2014 at 3:47 AM

I've been Paleo since the start of July now, which I started mainly to address my 5 year history of chronic heartburn. I've reaped all the benefits the diet has had to offer, but I really was never in a position where I needed to lose weight. My... (more)

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Stefanie 0 · October 23, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Agree check out the previous threads. In my experience adding white rice back into my diet worked. (Check out Marks Daily Apple post on rice - most people agree now it's ok) Didn't matter how much extra fat I added. But I have a small appetite so... (more)

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by 50 · October 27, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I'm a 25 year old male that has recently started to switch to the Paleo diet (within the past 3 months). I am 5'9" (175 cm) and only 124 pounds (56 kg). I am slender and you can see my ribs when I stretch. I feel like I'm underweight but I think I... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · December 16, 2011 at 6:01 AM

I recommend acquiring the text Starting Strength (3rd edition if possible) by Mark Rippetoe. It's a strength program for novices and most of the text is spent explaining how to execute the key lifts of the program with the correct form - those... (more)

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by 2626 · October 25, 2014 at 3:58 AM

I've been eating a paleo diet for 3 weeks, and I've lost 4-6 pounds. The problem is, I'm not trying to lose weight! In fact, if I go much lower than this I'm likely to run into some serious health problems (the details are excessively personal,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 10, 2013 at 2:52 PM

If I were you (assuming that you have sorted out any digestive issues): I would eat more frequently. Up the starchy carbs and fat. Add a bit more salt and/or sugar to your diet to increase your appetite, if needed. If dairy works for you, try... (more)

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