S.C. asks from Phoenix, AZ on February 22, 2008
Weight Loss Trying to Gain Back
i have been trying to gain back wait for the past 7 yrs. i got back most of it but my doctor says i need to gain more. i eat junk food and everything i get my hands on but i only gain a few ounces. you see i got sick 7 yrs ago and lost a lot of wait. how can i gain weigh? i get tired of everything i try to eat thats fattening.
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N.F. answers from Las Cruces on February 27, 2008
i know for my daughter they said just to add things like butter to everything because it slows down the digestive process so things get absorbed more, so maybe this would help you too. try adding the fat stuff with the high calorie stuff? or I'll look into finding that machine where i can pass my extra weight to you and save you some work? I wish right? I hope this helps though. my daughter had the same problem for a little bit and they said that would help.
M.J. answers from Phoenix on February 25, 2008
I also had trouble gainining weight. Junk food does not help. If I ate between meals, I didn't eat the next meal. I decided to concentrate on good healthy meals. I also didn't want to get addicted to eating before bed by eating junk. I went to a health food store and got the type of powder that weight lifters use to gain weight. It added 400 calories at bedtime w/o acquiring a sweet tooth.
A.V. answers from Albuquerque on February 23, 2008
D.H. answers from Flagstaff on February 25, 2008
Be careful with the junk food. You don't want to give yourself diabetes. You can get it if you are thick or thin. Just take care of yourself with healthy food and hopefully your body will restore itself naturally. I can promise you wont get back to a normal healthy weight with junk. You could be lacking very important minerals in your body too that could be causing the problem, so try to eat all sorts of different healthy foods instead of the same ones all the time. Potatoes and bananas and milk and sunlight can be very nurtritional for you. They have more vitamins than most fruits and veggies. If you have a steamer and you slice the potatoes into circles with the skin on, you won't boil out any of the vitamins and it tastes great! Good luck!
G.V. answers from Phoenix on February 24, 2008
The last thing you want to do is pollute your body with junk food and get sick all over again. It is the consumption of junk food, contaminants, and our toxic environment that damages your immune system, which allows you to get sick in the first place.
There are many "healthy" fats that you can consume to help you gain weight in a healthy way that is good for your body and good for your immune system.
I am a Holistic Health and Nutritional Consultant and would be happy to work with you if you'd like to gain weight. You can call me at ###-###-####
By the way, I was in a similar position of trying to gain weight; so I can sympathize with you. I also know how to gain it back the right way!
Best wishes to you :)
G. Van Luven
K.B. answers from Phoenix on February 24, 2008
Don't eat so much junk food, your body doesn't accept it well so it rejects it. Eat healthier whole grain meals that will help you gain good weight, not fatty weight that will put a little on but generally won't help. Try to keep a balanced diet as well....
M.S. answers from Phoenix on February 23, 2008
I would see a nutrishionist. Eating all that junk food is not good for you, especially if you were sick. It can compomise you immune system. I have been doing acupuncture for the last 13 years, maybe that would help. But I would definitely find a better way to gain back the weight thanjunk food. You could regret that decision down the road. You could try doing research on the internet.
L.A. answers from Phoenix on February 22, 2008
Sorry about your illness....Have you tried the bulking up powder drinks from places like GNC?
Or a milkshake and/or cookies right before bed worked for me....not in a good way :)
G.N. answers from Phoenix on February 23, 2008
hi there!! i just want to say i totally know what you are going through!! i am kind of sick right now, prolly not as severe as you were but i cant keep things down without throwing it up. its driving me nuts. i am happy you felt confident enough to come ask us for help because it takes a lot of courage to ask for help!!! the best suggestion i would have is just to start small with healthy foods. there should not be a time frame in which you need to gain weight as long as you are gaining in a healthy manner. and exercise your body so it will want more even if it is by walking. i hope you got your strength back, but walking is always a good workout. good luck and keep us posted.
C.F. answers from Phoenix on February 23, 2008
Junk food has empty calories. I wouldn't recommend eating that for gaining weight. The best thing to do is to eat often, eat foods that are high in protein and work out at the gym to build up muscle since muscle weighs more than fat.