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27 Jul 2005

Weight/Muscle Gain
Hi,

Naturally I am thin but recently have have become even more thinner, I can see most of my bones and I need more fat, muscle and a bit of weight, especially my hands, feet , chest, thighs and buttocks.

What can I eat to speed this up, or what kind of supplement can I take. This really bothers me and need help
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Georgina
If your metabolism is very fast, then it may be a good idea to have your gp check your thyroid function as an overactive thyroid can cause pronounced weight loss and prevent weight gain. Gaining weight is just as problematic as trying to lose it. 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. Fresenius Kabi have a supplement called Fresubin (with or without fibre) that can assist with this problem. Phone(011) 203-2000 and ask about this and other Nutritional Supplements. Remember that you must take these supplements IN ADDITION to your normal meals, not as a replacement of meals, to ensure that you gain more weight.
Good luck
DietDoc
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