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    Hi,

    I weighed myself the other day and I have managed to lose weight even though I have been eating more :confused: . This could due to increased moving about as I am working over the summer (instead of being a lazy student). I am 19, male and am 5,10 in height with a small build. I weighed in at 8 stone 4lbs, apparently I am 2 stone under weight :eek: . I am slim, but don't look unhealthy skinny. I eat well, always having 3 meals a day with snacks in-between, and have a large dinner. I also exercise (swimming once a week and sit ups everyday). I'm pretty toned but would like to be a bit bigger.
    I just wondered what foods could I eat (that aren't gonna give me heart disease lol) to put on weight. I know this is a weird place to post, but u guys seem very knowledgeable. I looked around for a book on healthy ways to increase weight and couldn't find any. Any advice would be much appreciated


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    What is your BMI?

    I guess carbohydrates from healthy foods can make you put on weight, but it's your metabolism which will affect this to some degree.
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    (Original post by fivebyfive)
    Hi,

    I weighed myself the other day and I have managed to lose weight even though I have been eating more :confused: . This could due to increased moving about as I am working over the summer (instead of being a lazy student). I am 19, male and am 5,10 in height with a small build. I weighed in at 8 stone 4lbs, apparently I am 2 stone under weight :eek: . I am slim, but don't look unhealthy skinny. I eat well, always having 3 meals a day with snacks in-between, and have a large dinner. I also exercise (swimming once a week and sit ups everyday). I'm pretty toned but would like to be a bit bigger.
    I just wondered what foods could I eat (that aren't gonna give me heart disease lol) to put on weight. I know this is a weird place to post, but u guys seem very knowledgeable. I looked around for a book on healthy ways to increase weight and couldn't find any. Any advice would be much appreciated


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    fivebyfive
    :eek: someone else with the same problem as me! everyone always tells me i have lost weight whenever they see me. im not disgustingly skinny either, and i eat properly. a friend told me that massive water loss also causes weight loss, but im not a sweat machine. please tell me when you find out the answer!
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    i'm 19 and need to put on some weight as well, although i may just wait until the metabolism starts drifting a few years down the line!

    anyway, http://www.ivillage.com/diet/experts..._65988,00.html
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    I have the same problem - I'm 6 foot and under 10 stone (I'm not sure exactly) and that's including clothes. I'm thinking of trying to eat 5-6 times a day, and filling up before I go to bed, or even trying some of those 500 calories each supplement drinks things. I'm a bit clueless really.
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    A couple of us are working on a bodybuilding guide at the moment, just wait until we post that
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    (Original post by calumc)
    I have the same problem - I'm 6 foot and under 10 stone (I'm not sure exactly) and that's including clothes. I'm thinking of trying to eat 5-6 times a day, and filling up before I go to bed, or even trying some of those 500 calories each supplement drinks things. I'm a bit clueless really.
    you are under 10 stone?? thats fine for me! im 6!
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    (Original post by calumc)
    I have the same problem - I'm 6 foot and under 10 stone (I'm not sure exactly) and that's including clothes.
    i'm 6 foot 1, and 13.5 stone - and i thought that was underweight!
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    i'm 6 foot 1, and 13.5 stone - and i thought that was underweight!
    no, i can assure you its not. if it is, it will only be by a miniscule amount. dont worry! i would love to be as tall as you btw
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    (Original post by neha p)
    no, i can assure you its not. if it is, it will only be by a miniscule amount. dont worry! i would love to be as tall as you btw
    tall girls are intimidating!
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    tall girls are intimidating!
    hehe, i guess. most of them end up being 6 foot after stepping into those heels :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by neha p)
    hehe, i guess. most of them end up being 6 foot after stepping into those heels :rolleyes:
    at least heels can be taken off when you need to bend down to load the dishwasher..
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    at least heels can be taken off when you need to bend down to load the dishwasher..
    i did that just a minute ago! i know what you mean though. i saw this giantess in town the other day and couldnt help gawping. i think its ridiculous seeing as she would look wrong with a normal sized husband!
    bless, i guess its not her fault :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by calumc)
    I have the same problem - I'm 6 foot and under 10 stone (I'm not sure exactly) and that's including clothes. I'm thinking of trying to eat 5-6 times a day, and filling up before I go to bed, or even trying some of those 500 calories each supplement drinks things. I'm a bit clueless really.
    But your BMI is 19 I'm sure you said before. It's not too low, plus BMI isn't 100%. Unless you're taking action so it doesn't fall any further.

    Eating before going to bed is perhaps a better idea. No idea what you could eat. Chocolate, doughnuts, cheese or something with a lot of fat in them.
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    i'm 19 and need to put on some weight as well, although i may just wait until the metabolism starts drifting a few years down the line!

    anyway, http://www.ivillage.com/diet/experts..._65988,00.html
    Thanks that site was very useful
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    What is your BMI?

    I guess carbohydrates from healthy foods can make you put on weight, but it's your metabolism which will affect this to some degree.
    Just found a web site that does it for you, my BMI 16.8 which is under the recommend. Do u think it would be a waste of my/his time to see my Doctor about this?
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    (Original post by fivebyfive)
    Just found a web site that does it for you, my BMI 16.8 which is under the recommend. Do u think it would be a waste of my/his time to see my Doctor about this?
    16.8 I'd say yes see a doctor. If it was 19 like myself and a few other users here than no, but in your case yes. Don't worry about wasting the doctor's time, if you don't see him it will may get worse, which is both bad for you and the doctor. I did this, though not with my weight, and this is typical of males in my experience.
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    (Original post by fivebyfive)
    Just found a web site that does it for you, my BMI 16.8 which is under the recommend. Do u think it would be a waste of my/his time to see my Doctor about this?
    can you tell me that site please? i want to know what mine is
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    Basically the only factor with this is your opinion... it seems your happy with your weight and appearence the only thing that is bothering you is the numbers.

    If you actually want to change your appearence through training and need help then you are more then welcome to pm me... or alternativly wait until we sort this guide out.
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    (Original post by neha p)
    can you tell me that site please? i want to know what mine is
    sure its http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
 
 
 
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