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    I'm 21, male and around 5"6/7. My BMI is about 15. I've weighed between 44 and 45kg since I was about 16y.o and I look really slim, unhealthily slim. The circumference of one of my wrists is 5 inches (130mm) and my arms aren't much bigger. I have to buy children's clothes as adult clothes don't fit me.

    I wasn't worried until recently because my family are slim too. But I've hit the point where I can't wear T shirts, never worn shorts in my life, get funny looks in the street and my social life is ****. Even my sister who is 17 weighs more than I do.

    I never used to eat enough, but in the past 6 months i've eaten loads. Still not even one kg of weight gain. I can list what i eat if that helps. I just want to feel normal, at a normal weight.

    I don't do any exercise as I don't see the need to. I'd like to do weight training though to see if that helps. Can anyone recommend where to start? I'd rather do something at home since I can't see myself in a gym though..

    Any sugestions would be appreciated, thanks
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    You could see a dietician, who should be able to give you good advice and help check for underlying problems.
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    Eat lots and lots of fatty food, and do a moderate amount of exercise.

    Then go to the GP if you aren't putting on any weight.

    Doesn't really warrant a thread on TSR :troll:
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    For anyone that doesn't know, that is 7 stone.. Oh. My. God.

    Definately, see a dietician or a food/health specialist.
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    Eat lots of nuts and sunflower seeds, they contain alot of the "Good" fat.
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    Eat more food. If you're that skinny you're not eating enough. Go to fitday.com and log what you eat every day and it'll tell you the overall caloric intake as well as the macronutrient breakdown.
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    Jesus wept, see a dietitian - 7 stone is mad light.
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    you most probably arent eating enough.
    you probably think you are eating alot because you're having 2 or 3 chocolate bars a day along with all the regular stuff you eat (which is small meals im ugessing). but none of this would add up to your required calories.

    goto iceland. They have loads of ready meals which are always £1 or £2. Cheap as hell. Each meal is like 500 calories. Have a few of those a day, 2 or 3. Eat lots of veg and fruit in between. A dessert here and there. That's how I did it.
    Work out too I guess.
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    I could break you

    On a serious note, start eating A LOT and build up your muscle at the gym.
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    Start lifting and eat 3000 calories a day.

    Should do you fine. If not up the calorie intake.
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    (Original post by Sparxy)
    For anyone that doesn't know, that is 7 stone.. Oh. My. God.

    definitely, see a dietician or a food/health specialist.
    I'm the same height, except I'm just under 6 stone and I'm 14. My BMI is like 13.2, and I can't put on any weight either :\. Also I do not suffer from anorexia, I know I am extremely skinny. I eat quite a lot in general, must just be my metabolism.
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    you might have an overactive thyroid gland...
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm 21, male and around 5"6/7. My BMI is about 15. I've weighed between 44 and 45kg since I was about 16y.o and I look really slim, unhealthily slim. The circumference of one of my wrists is 5 inches (130mm) and my arms aren't much bigger. I have to buy children's clothes as adult clothes don't fit me.

    I wasn't worried until recently because my family are slim too. But I've hit the point where I can't wear T shirts, never worn shorts in my life, get funny looks in the street and my social life is ****. Even my sister who is 17 weighs more than I do.

    I never used to eat enough, but in the past 6 months i've eaten loads. Still not even one kg of weight gain. I can list what i eat if that helps. I just want to feel normal, at a normal weight.

    I don't do any exercise as I don't see the need to. I'd like to do weight training though to see if that helps. Can anyone recommend where to start? I'd rather do something at home since I can't see myself in a gym though..

    Any sugestions would be appreciated, thanks
    I can kind of empathise with you OP as up until I was around 18/19 I barely weighed over 7 stone. I'm 22 now in the last 3 years I've put on over 3 1/2 stone, so now I weigh around 10 1/2 stone.

    I basically just started eating more and reduced my excerise levels to a moderate amount (I used to play a lot of football, tennis & badminton.)

    If you're having serious weight problems though, which at 21 weighing only 7 stone, it sounds as if you do, then you should see a doctor or dietician to work out an eating plan.

    best of luck.
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    I've been to a dietician and seen my GP and both seem very shocked at my appearance because I weigh so little. That's the first time I realised I don't weigh a normal amount. I knew I was underweight but wasn't sure how much. All they seem to say though is eat more and give advice on what to eat. They have contrasting opinions though, my doctor says eat fatty foods and ice cream etc. My dietician says eat healthily but eat lots of high calory healthy foods. Dunno what to do. Is there possibly an underlying medical condition they may have missed?

    Yeah it's 7 stone, sometimes goes a bit lower though, never higher.

    What type of lifting? Can I just buy some weights and do it at home?
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    And also I've been eating about 2500 calories a day for months and have lost weight if anything. With no exercise.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've been to a dietician and seen my GP and both seem very shocked at my appearance because I weigh so little. That's the first time I realised I don't weigh a normal amount. I knew I was underweight but wasn't sure how much. All they seem to say though is eat more and give advice on what to eat. They have contrasting opinions though, my doctor says eat fatty foods and ice cream etc. My dietician says eat healthily but eat lots of high calory healthy foods. Dunno what to do. Is there possibly an underlying medical condition they may have missed?

    Yeah it's 7 stone, sometimes goes a bit lower though, never higher.

    What type of lifting? Can I just buy some weights and do it at home?
    I'd go with the advice of your dietician. Eating fatty foods will not make you put on weight but increase your body fat and raise your cholesterol.
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    (Original post by joshphillips999)
    I'm the same height, except I'm just under 6 stone and I'm 14. My BMI is like 13.2, and I can't put on any weight either :\. Also I do not suffer from anorexia, I know I am extremely skinny. I eat quite a lot in general, must just be my metabolism.
    Are people in your family of similar build?


    On a side note: Does anyone know if there's such a thing as a super fast metabolism that stops you from putting on weight?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've been to a dietician and seen my GP and both seem very shocked at my appearance because I weigh so little. That's the first time I realised I don't weigh a normal amount. I knew I was underweight but wasn't sure how much. All they seem to say though is eat more and give advice on what to eat. They have contrasting opinions though, my doctor says eat fatty foods and ice cream etc. My dietician says eat healthily but eat lots of high calory healthy foods. Dunno what to do. Is there possibly an underlying medical condition they may have missed?

    Yeah it's 7 stone, sometimes goes a bit lower though, never higher.

    What type of lifting? Can I just buy some weights and do it at home?
    google 'progain' - it'll sort you out in no time...
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    I've put 2 stone on over the last year thanks to extra calories and weightlifting (i'm now around 87 kg)
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Are people in your family of similar build?


    On a side note: Does anyone know if there's such a thing as a super fast metabolism that stops you from putting on weight?
    Well nobody else I know except my dad, at my age his mum brought him to a hospital because she thought he had a really serious problem, he was in a similar position as me, they didn't do anything about it though.

    Up until he was about 30 he gradually kept putting on small amounts of weight, and when he was 30 he was exactly 6ft, and weighed 12 stone, about average, then when he started shift work his meal times were all mucked up so he put on quite a lot of weight, now hes pretty overweight with a BMI of like 27.5, but I guess that was because of his lifestyle.
 
 
 
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