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I need to gain weight...but I have a few questions.....?

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June 16, 2019 / By Toney
Question: FIRST OFF: NO WEIGHT LOSS ADS! I AM SICK OF SEEING THEM IN MY WEIGHT GAIN QUESTIONS! Background: I have anorexia nervosa and bulimia. I have been in recovery since January. My ED started at the end of July of 2008. I currently and 5'1 and 87-90lbs. I am turning 15 this summer. My doctor has me on a 2200-2400 calorie diet. I am a vegetarian as well. I have a major OCD when it comes to my health and diet. Questions: I keep reading that you shouldn't eat fattening foods like chips, fries, etc. to gain weight. Why can't you just eat that? Wouldn't it make the weight gain process easier, as long as you don't over fo it on the fat? What are some really good weight gain foods?
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Rayner Rayner | 3 days ago
You shouldn't eat foods like chips because they are bad fats, meaning saturated and trans fats. Look for foods such as nuts, avocado, and olive oil (all vegetarian) as they contain good fats-monosaturated fats. When you cook with oil, use sunflower, corn, soy, or safflower oil because they have good, poly-unsaturated fats (these also lower your cholesterol). Trying to gain weight is very hard for anorexic or bulimic people because their system isn't used to eating such foods so their bodies reject it, thus, the incredible loss-of-weight. When you're anorexic/bulimic, you need to slowly start eating real food with good fats (e.g.cheese) and slowly increase your fat-intake in order to gain weight. I know it seems very tempting to just grab a burger and think that you've had your fats, but that is so unhealthy! Of couse, eating junk foods will make you gain weight faster, but it will destroy your digestive and immune system. Be patient! Eat lots of oils and take many vitamins and calcium. You need vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and B6 (pyrodoxine) the most. Since you're a vegetarian, you already don't have many fats in your diet. You need to start eating these foods: eggs, milks, any dairy-product, soy, tofu, sunflower seeds, and other oils and nuts. Walnuts are top five of nature's best foods-healthy, yummy, and definitely good for people who are trying to gain weight. ~good luck :) p.s: thank you for answering my other question!
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Rayner Originally Answered: I need to gain weight...but I have a few questions.....?
You shouldn't eat foods like chips because they are bad fats, meaning saturated and trans fats. Look for foods such as nuts, avocado, and olive oil (all vegetarian) as they contain good fats-monosaturated fats. When you cook with oil, use sunflower, corn, soy, or safflower oil because they have good, poly-unsaturated fats (these also lower your cholesterol). Trying to gain weight is very hard for anorexic or bulimic people because their system isn't used to eating such foods so their bodies reject it, thus, the incredible loss-of-weight. When you're anorexic/bulimic, you need to slowly start eating real food with good fats (e.g.cheese) and slowly increase your fat-intake in order to gain weight. I know it seems very tempting to just grab a burger and think that you've had your fats, but that is so unhealthy! Of couse, eating junk foods will make you gain weight faster, but it will destroy your digestive and immune system. Be patient! Eat lots of oils and take many vitamins and calcium. You need vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and B6 (pyrodoxine) the most. Since you're a vegetarian, you already don't have many fats in your diet. You need to start eating these foods: eggs, milks, any dairy-product, soy, tofu, sunflower seeds, and other oils and nuts. Walnuts are top five of nature's best foods-healthy, yummy, and definitely good for people who are trying to gain weight. ~good luck :) p.s: thank you for answering my other question!

Mattaniah Mattaniah
Hi. I have anorexia too (7 years) and I've "recovered" and relapsed over 9 times. First of all, most doctors do not understand eating disorders (even specialists) and they can give you wrong info. Your doctor expects you to gain on 2200-2400? I gained on 4,750 calories most times. Your metabolism really speed up and you may become hypermetabolic. You'll probably need a lot more calories. What I have been taught, when refeeding, is that the standards of healthy eating don't really apply. You have to eat more fat, carbs and protein. Take this time to indulge and re-introduce old foods that you used to eat that you've either cut out of your diet or used in any unhealthy way. If you have a hard time with the volume of the food, condense it. Eat foods that have lots of calories for a small amount. For example, peanut butter has 190 calories for just 2 TB. 1 ounce of nuts has 170 + calories. Dark chocolate is very dense. I think you have the right idea with "junk" food (though no food is bad, as long as it is eaten in moderation). You can eat those foods, but make sure your getting some healthy nutrition in too (especially calcium and fats). Good luck. Eating disorders are hell, and you are very brave for trying to get better. I wish you the best.
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Joab Joab
I think you look slim, but a healthy slim. You don't look too skinny to me! I have a similar body type but I wouldn't recommend eating a lot of junk food like some others have said. It is unhealthy and will catch up with you down the road and could lead to problems like high cholesterol and heart problems. You can maybe try things like protein bars that are specifically designed to help people gain weight. I believe you can find them at supplement stores like GNC? And I also like the third picture, I love your dress in it!
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Gordon Gordon
Just eat more calories than you use up. a person like me may take 3000 but for someone line you 2400 is probably better. First of all, don't ever look at a scale. trust me this helps. Fattening foods are generally bad for you to, but in truth it doesn't matter if you eat a balanced diet. Milk, nuts, or eggs help if you are a vegetarian to.
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Dudde Dudde
eat a rainbow of colors have at least one brightly colored fruit or vegetable in each meal and if appropriate eat the skins thats where youll find a powerhouse of antioxidants
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Dudde Originally Answered: I am a 6ft 140lbs 17 year old male. Is my weight ok? I've been taking weight gain suplements help me gain?
Your weight is fine for a 17 year old. It really is a matter of personal preference to gain weight for you. To pack on bulk, use a program for all muscle groups, lifting heavier weight for fewer reps. To get toned, lift lighter weight for more reps. Either way don't ignore certain muscle groups or you could actually have problems later.

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