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23 Aug 2007

pls help me.
Gooday.i'm too skinny.i do see all my veins to show how skinnny i am.what do i do to get some weight and probably get taller.
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Tboy
You don't mention how old you are, but I presume you are younger than 20 and still growing?? If this is so, then you will have to wait to see how tall you get. Tallness is determined by genetic factors, so if most of the people in your family are short, then the chances are that you will not become very tall. Basically individuals who struggle to gain weight do not ingest sufficient energy for the high demands of their Basic metabolic rate and/or physical activity. I have written some articles on this subject. For basic information click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Diet Basics' and 'Weight gaining' and read the articles. Companies like Fresenius Kabi and Nestle, among others, make meal replacement supplements Phone Fresenius on (011) 545-0000, or the Nestle Consumer Services at 0860 09 6789 and ask about Nutritional Supplements to boost your energy intake. You can purchase liquid meal supplements at most chemist shops. Talk to the pharmacist about your need to gain weight and see which products he or she will recommend. Basically you need to eat more food either by gradually increasing how much you eat at each meal, or by taking supplements IN ADDITION to your regular meals (not to replace meals), or by having more snacks between meals. If you use a meal supplement such as Fresubin, with or without fibre, at the rate of 200 ml 3x a day, then you should gain 1 kg per week.
Good luck
DietDoc
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