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Unread 03-26-2016, 09:20 PM   #1
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Gaining weight

So if the title wasn't obvious I'm trying to gain some weight. I've always had a fast metabolism but...4 kids and nursing in and I'm sad to report I still can't keep any weight. I'm so tired of being really thin. It's getting to the point that small sizes fit me big

Anyone know how to help with gaining weight? I've tried eating more calories, just outright eating junk, protein, etc nothing is helping me and it's starting to really bug me
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Unread 03-28-2016, 03:10 PM   #2
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You may want to talk to your doctor if you're losing weight despite eating more. Other than that, have your tried strength training? Building muscle will help you look bigger and fill out clothes a little better.
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Unread 03-28-2016, 10:38 PM   #3
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If it is really bothering you, seek medical advice.

I too had the same issue. Including EVERYTHING you have mentioned.
However, I ended up taking carb supplements along with my increase calorie diet. However, I was also exercising ALOT. It was extremely difficult and I found myself bloated alot and struggled with intake, but the supplements seem to have worked for me.

I gained about 15+ kgs (33 Pounds) over 6-9 months. I got the weight I wanted and stopped the supplements. I am now steady on my weight on my own diet (still junk).

I am now terrible with running, often overheat, riddled with stretch marks from weight lifting xD
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Unread 03-29-2016, 05:43 AM   #4
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I had the same problem and I got over it with the help of protein shakes, I made a large shake every day with full-fat milk, protein powder, cocoa, and vanilla syrup after working out. I drank it at night before going to bed, and during the night your body builds muscle and stores the extra energy. Also try eating meals a little bit bigger than you think you can. It's really hard, you have to really put your heart into it. Best of luck.

I got 10 kg (22 lbs) and have been able to keep it on. I'm back to my normal diet. Very happy.
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Unread 03-29-2016, 08:51 AM   #5
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If I don't consciously stuff myself and keep an exercise regimen going, I drop to ~80 lbs, so I get where you're coming from. I set myself on a schedule so I was basically always eating. Exercise helps me a lot- Kung fu is my thing. If so many things haven't worked, you should consider talking to a doctor. And don't let them fool you into thinking it's not a big deal because it's the opposite of most people's weight issue.

Right now I've made it up to around 90, I'm proud of myself.

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Unread 03-30-2016, 08:41 PM   #6
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hey, i have the same problem wit you..
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Unread 04-03-2016, 07:16 AM   #7
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Have you had your thyroid checked out lately? First and foremost, talk to your doctor about that.

I'd also imagine 4 kids keeps you going 24/7.
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Unread 04-10-2016, 06:01 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by cactusmomma View Post
Have you had your thyroid checked out lately? First and foremost, talk to your doctor about that.

I'd also imagine 4 kids keeps you going 24/7.
I second checking your thyroid- in fact, having kids can screw it up. Its not common but it can happen. If you're experiencing other symptoms of hyperthyroidism (easily googled, but a few others are easily overheated, fast heart rate, insomnia and muscle weakness) you definitely need to have it checked and probably have it medically treated- Hypothyroidism, the opposite condition where your thyroid doesn't produce enough, nearly killed my own dad and I have to routinely check my own in case it's hereditary.
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Unread 04-13-2016, 07:45 AM   #9
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Eat more, be healthy, this would be do good to your body.
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Unread 04-29-2016, 08:35 AM   #10
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my advice is apetamin lysine syrup, you can feel yourself gaining weight lol. thwe first day i took it i slept for 14 hours so if youre starting do it on a weekend, but i gained like 15 pounds in a week.
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