Ideas for Gaining Weight

I am 42 years old, the mother of 3 and grandmother of 2. I have struggled my whole life trying to gain weight. It doesn't matter what I do or eat it doesn't help. I know I would have more energy, feel better about myself, and look better. I am 5'6" and weigh 105 lbs.

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Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.

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January 19, 20190 found this helpful

They have drinks like Ensure and Boost. Drink that along with a sandwich and you will get extra calories

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January 19, 20190 found this helpful

Have you spoken to your doctor? It is important to rule out health issues first before starting on any diet (especially one to gain weight). It is possible there is an underlying and super easy to treat thing going on like your thyroid is malfunctioning or there is some other health challenge causing food not to be absorbed correctly.

It is really important have this checked into even if you have always been thin. If you get a clean bill of health (which I pray you do), THEN your doctor can recommend the best things to do to increase your weight without doing things like increasing your blood pressure or cholesterol or adding too much sugar to your diet.

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Wishing you all the best in your quest!! Post back with an update! Take care!

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January 19, 20190 found this helpful

Definitely check with your doctor, as others here have said.

I've never had that problem, but my brother used to. He'd fill up a big glass with ice cream and pour Coke or Dr Pepper over that and drink it right before bed to keep from losing weight.

That was years ago and he no longer has that problem. One day, at a Sunday lunch, his tall, very slender wife told him: "Someday you're gonna get fat and I'm gonna laugh."

I told them, "Someday you're both gonna get fat and then I'm gonna laugh!"

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January 20, 20190 found this helpful

please rule out a thyroid problem; that's the main indication of inability to gain weight

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as well, do you have an appetite or is that your problem, that you just don't eat enough? or is instead that you eat too much and still don't gain weight?

increasing your fat intake is a pretty easy way to add calories to your food. This can be through oils, butter, etc.

as well, increase grain consumption, breads, carbs, rice, etc. The body runs well on these and it may help regulate your digestive system

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I have went through 2 jugs of the weight gain milkshakes I cook in lard and eat all the time. I have not had my thyroid checked that will be my next step. Thank you all for your comments and trying to help i appreciate it so much.

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January 23, 20190 found this helpful

Post back what you learn from the doctor. People don't understand that the ability to gain weight is as difficult as it is to lose that both can be from medical conditions that have relatively easy fixes.

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Prayers for healing!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I would invest in a weight-gaining powder. You can find these in stores and online. You can make milkshakes out of them with ice-cream and put the powder in your coffee. They come in great flavors too!

--Robyn

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