<Serious> Weight/Metabolism Question?

<Serious> Weight/Metabolism Question? Topic: <Serious> Weight/Metabolism Question?
July 17, 2019 / By Ava
Question: Hi, I have read some articles and some Yahoo Questions so if you will spam or whatever, then oh well.... But here's a question I want to know an answer for: I am a male and I am fifteen nearly sixteen, everyone else here is all muscular and stuff, they're sort of fat but stil in a muscular sense. I am really skinny. Like really really skinny, like if you had a small hand you would be able to cuff it around my wrist. I eat heaps, and a lot of junk food, such as chips, heaps of chocolate and such, but I never seem to get fat? Apparently this is because I have a high metabolism rate? Well then how would I gain weight and become muscular if this is the case?
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Abby Abby | 7 days ago
Many of us wish we had your excellent genes but I'm sure it's just as frustrating not to be able to gain weight as it is not to be able to lose weight. It may be easier to eat six or more smaller, balanced meals rather than eating three large meals, especially if you’re not used to eating much at one time. Protein powders and nutritional supplements such as Ensure can be added for in-between meal snacks. You can also make your own delicious protein shakes at home with a blender using milk, yogurt, frozen fruit, etc. Look for some easy recipes here: http://www.easy-weightloss-tips.com/weight-loss-shake-recipes.html Exchange the skim milk and fat-free yogurt for regular since you don’t want to lose weight. Most protein powders are not very tasty unless mixed with other ingredients. Exercise is an important part of healthy weight gain. Strength training is especially important and will build muscles. This can be done at home or in a gym. Cardio exercises are healthy and should be a part of your routine, but they burn maximum calories and may cause you to lose weight if you don’t eat consume plenty of calories. Limit your cardio workout to 30 minutes. Consider activities such as: power walking, jogging, biking, swimming laps, jumping rope, dancing, skating, etc. Yoga and Pilates are excellent additions to your workout as well. Here are some exercises you can do at home to help target certain areas: http://www.easy-weightloss-tips.com/target-exercises.html Some suggestions to help you gain weight: 1) Add healthy calories to your menu. Start breakfast with a slice of whole-wheat toast and peanut butter. 2) Trail mixes, nuts, dried fruits, and protein bars are healthy high-caloric snacks. 3) Drink healthy beverages such as milk and fruit juice. Avoid sweet drinks that add no nutritional value. 4) Choose the healthy option every time. Avoid fried foods. Eat larger portions of healthier foods such as baked potatoes, chicken, fish, etc. 5) Follow the food pyramid guidelines and make sure that you include all the major food groups in your diet. 6) Consume heart-healthy oils by eating olive, walnut, or canola oil in your homemade salad dressings. Add cheese and nuts to salads for additional healthy calories. Good luck!
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Abby Originally Answered: please help? question about metabolism and losing weight?
Just to let you know that 900 calories a day is not enough..... If you are trying to boost your metabolism and lose weight ( In the same boat) .... You need to eat a bunch of protein and limit the types of carbs you eat...., not only that but take multi-vitamins...Worse thing you can do is starve yourself... because what happens is the body starts eating the muscle and not the fat.... causing you to gain more weight if you stop dieting. It also takes more than 3 days before the body starts to lose......have to get into the cycle of burning fat......which is i'm afraid to say one of the harder steps......

Steph Steph
Don't worry it's normal for your body type, only don't get addicted to the crappy food because when you stop growing that stuff will make you fat. Do exercises such as push ups, squats as often as possible. Short sprints are good, but long distance, although good for your heart etc, will make you lose weight. You'll also find that the boys that develop early, become old early i.e. lose hair, get a gut. Be cool you'll be ok.
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Paddy Paddy
turn dinner into a healthy lunch the next day by wrapping your lean leftovers in a whole wheat wrap add a little dijon mustard or curry powder for added flavor
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Lex Lex
eating water rich foods such as melons tomatoes and celery can help fill you up without adding too many calories to your day
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Lex Originally Answered: Metabolism question !?
Dieters often complain that they can’t lose weight because they have a “slow metabolism.” Unfortunately, many companies capitalize on this misconception by marketing products that promise to give consumers a so called “metabolic advantage” that helps melt away the pounds. They are useless. There are things you can't control about your metabolism, and no product ever will. On the other hand, there are simple natural techniques, which will allow you to do it. What you can’t control about your metabolism: Age: Metabolism slows about 5 percent for each decade after 40. That’s because as we get older, we tend to lose muscle and gain body fat. Lean muscle mass is more metabolically active than fat tissue. So when you lose muscle mass, your metabolism slows down. Gender: Men generally have faster metabolisms than women because they’re larger and have less body fat. Men’s basal metabolic rate is estimated to be 10 percent to 15 percent higher than women’s. Hypothyroidism: An underactive thyroid will slow down your metabolism and ultimately lead to weight gain. The good news is that a simple blood test can determine whether you have this condition or not. If you do, you can control it with the proper medication. Genetics: Some people are lucky enough to be born with speedy metabolisms — and others are not. What you can control about your metabolism: Diet Don’t eat fewer than 1,000 calories a day. Your body and metabolism thrive on food. When you fast or crash diet, your metabolism will slow down in order to conserve energy. Imagine your metabolism as a blazing fire. If the fire burns consistently with the appropriate amount of high-quality wood, it will burn at a steady rate. But if it doesn’t have enough wood, the fire goes out. If it has too much wood, it can get out control — just like your waistline! Eat every four to five hours. Our bodies work hard to digest and absorb the foods we eat, and your metabolism revs up in response. This is called the thermic effect of food. Take full advantage of this and schedule meals and snacks every four to five hours. Make breakfast a priority. Studies show that people who regularly eat a healthy breakfast within two hours of rising are more likely to control their weight. This may be because you’re lifting your metabolic rate after it’s been in a “resting phase” during the night. Eat protein with every meal: All foods create a thermic effect and will slightly boost your metabolism. However, eating protein gives your body a bigger metabolic boost than eating carbohydrates or fats. Plus, eating enough protein will ensure you’ll maintain and build muscle mass. (Remember, the more muscle mass you have, the greater your metabolic rate). Make sure to incorporate lean protein into most every meal. Best protein sources: fish, chicken breast, turkey breast, lean red meat, skim milk, nonfat yogurt, eggs and egg substitutes, tofu, beans, and lentils. Meal Examples: Breakfast: yogurt with fresh fruit Lunch: turkey burger on whole-grain bun and a salad Dinner: grilled chicken with vegetables and a baked potato Exercise Do aerobic exercise four to five days a week. Aerobic activities, such as running, brisk walking, swimming and bike riding, burn calories and increase metabolism while you’re working out. Several studies show that aerobic activities cause your metabolism to stay at an elevated level for a period of time after you have finished exercising. Work in strength-training exercise two to three days a week. Lifting weights and other strengthening activities, such as doing push-ups or crunches, on a regular basis will actually boost your resting metabolism all day. That’s because these activities build muscle. And once again, muscle burns more calories than body fat. In fact, if you have more muscle, you burn more calories — even if you’re sitting still. When it comes to supplements, I do not recommend them. The ingredients that are effective tend to boost metabolism only slightly and they can be risky. High doses of stimulants can make you jittery, and increase heart rate and blood pressure. The bottom line: The safest and most effective way to boost your metabolism is to eat an appropriate amount of food every four to five hours, incorporate a portion of lean protein into each meal, and exercise regularly!

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