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I am underweight... anybody else????

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 1, 2006
  • 04:35 PM

Just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to gain weight in a healthy way?

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  • hey im 14 and i weigh 107 pounds. its terrible. everyone always asking y im so freaking skinny and bony. i realli need to gain sum weight but how?
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    • January 5, 2010
    • 05:16 PM
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  • I am 18 and very tall since ive grown i have lots a lot of weight. i was woundering if anyone knew what kind of foods i could eat to make me put weight on faster than normal. however i dont want to eat loads of un-healthy food because i dont feel healthy to start with by being underweight. i eat anything really and for a while ive been eating loads of chips to see if that makes me put weight on, if anything it has made me brake out in spots and im feeling iller than normal. please help
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2010
    • 08:01 PM
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  • ah 'm not alone! I weighed 3 lbs at birth, at 18 I weighed 98. I reached 140 at 9 months pregnant. But now, my kids are grown and I struggle to keep above 90. I eat hamburgers, do- nuts and everything hi cal. I worry about my heart. People think i have aids or something. It is just as much a problem as if I weighed 300.
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    • February 22, 2010
    • 05:37 PM
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  • Just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to gain weight in a healthy way?Just eat a lot of junk food!! ;)
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  • I am also underweight well at least i think i am, i am 18 years of age female and i weight 43kgs. is this normal? i eat healthy and a reasonable amount.
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  • I am 51, 5'4'', and 111lbs. I weight 160lbs two years ago, and lost the weight without trying. I wasn't happy at 160lbs, but didn't want to lose this much weight. I'm still losing weight to this day. It is scary, I always eat enough calories. I have had anemia and vitamin and mineral deficiencies too. None of my doctors know what is causing it. The doctors kept telling me that I looked healthy, but I have no energy. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who can't gain weight. I wish I could find a way to maintain weight though.
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  • Hi, I am 20 years old and way about 100 lbs...it goes up a couple lbs or down depending on the day. I have a 8 month old and the most I gained was 35 lbs and I lost it all in a week. People seem to HATE me for it, and I don't like it either. I can't look in the mirror, I feel horrible. Several people tell me to increase my calorie intake and work out, but even when I was in sports in high school I just never seemed to gain any weight. Most people don't understand that it sucks feeling sick and boney all the time. I can eat and eat and gain no weight. My doctor has never said anything about me being underweight or unhealthy. Even when I was pregnant my doctor told me I was fine.... I don't get it. I use to get sick really bad all the time when I was younger...and people always thought I was "sick" like anorexic or something but I wasn't. I wish eating healthy wasn't so expensive sometimes..I'm kinda glad to see I am not the only one suffering from this, but I'm also sad that I'm not.
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  • yea it does suck though. right now I have to wait till next tuesday the 29th to find out what my docs say next. but i also hate when ppl look at me and just stare or say why im skinny and im like idk just am but sucks bc i know it affects me of trying to be with someonei wish i was underweight im a girl im 14 and im 238lbs thats 109 kg i wanna lose weight so bad i always feel unhappy can someone plz help me i got no life i suck i beg u to help me
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  • hi.... i am underweighd too....i m eating excessively...i also regularly go to gym for last 5 months but of no use......i am not getting weight... i dont hav any medical problem...and now i hav stopped gym........i think can never make a gud manish body.
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  • I am 28 years old and mum of a 5 months old and a 4 years old, but I weight only 35kgs. I am severely underweight. I don't really feel like eating most of the time. People envy me but I can do anything to gain some weight.
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  • I am underweight too. But check with your doctor to make sure you don't have any problems first. I think the reason I am underweight is because I was born 2 months premature, but premature people catch up, so if you are premature just give it some time. I have also started working out and eating a little more each meal. I would advise working out 2-3 times per week, not much more because your body needs time to recover. I started drinking ensure plus which has a lot of healthy calories, not the empty calories you would get from potato chips. So that is an idea to start drinking them between meals to help gain weight. In a few months I gained 5-6 pounds, so don't give up.
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  • Hi, I'm also underweight I am a 5'6'' 15 year old male and weigh in at 90 pounds. The thing is I don't know anyone in my family that is skinny or so small. Even my 12 year old brother weighs more than me. I don't know what to do. I am self conscious about my weight all the time cause people call me a twig and what not. I talk to my doctor about it everytime I go but she says I have nothing wrong with me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2011
    • 11:20 PM
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  • I'm only 11 on the BMI scale. All my friends say I' skiny but I'm not. Or at least I don't feel skiny.dont worry! if you have a BMI of eleven you are skinny. I have a BMI of 16.8, and I am very slim. You should remember to eat healthily. You probably look beautiful!
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  • i think of suiciding cuz i'm underweight
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  • yea it does suck though. right now I have to wait till next tuesday the 29th to find out what my docs say next. but i also hate when ppl look at me and just stare or say why im skinny and im like idk just am but sucks bc i know it affects me of trying to be with someoneI know how you feel! It sucks! I am underweight and have really skinny legs and I look dumb because my weight is starting to go to my butt! And people stare at me and make fun of me. But if people make fun of you just ignore them. They r prob just jellous because your prettier than them!
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  • hi there. I'm underweight too (im a girl) and have been ever since i was 6. Right now im 14 and im 32kg (70.5 pounds). my bmi is 13 and i have always been bullied and teased and continuously asked about my weight... you know "how much do you weigh? you're SOOOO skinny." (even my BFF said that...) and obviously i'd go crazy and "attack" the person across me with "It's none of your business. What's it to you? look at yourself before you judge me" and the thing that really annoyed me the most was that they thought that it wasnt the same as asking a fat person "your so fat, how much do you weigh?" they didn't even give a **** about my feelings at that moment. Anyways, as soon as i started losing weight, (which was because when i was young, my mother forced me to eat food i hated and as soon as i started school i felt power and said "i dont have to eat anymore") i started to get body hairs on my arms and legs and stuff and when i was young i didnt really care about it, but after a certain age you realise how embarassing it is to be like that and you want to find a solution to it but i cant just walk up to my mum and say "hey mum i need to wax" because i never take off my jumper at school because im afraid people will judge me and if i do, i will have a long sleeve top underneath. so i suppose everyone "forgot" that im "hairy". Anyways, i see everyone in my class and they are all developed and happy and confident and im the opposite. im not developing physically much (well very very slowly... its embarassing!) and im not happy... im always tense and when someone touches me i go crazy because of how self conscious i have become and they say im too bony and skinny... and im not confident because i've been judged too much in the past! I'm very good at defending myself (well... verbally) but when i see other people i see that they are happy, smarter than me, at a normal weight, popular.. and i think.. wow i really dont stand a chance at doing pretty much anything. i lose all of my confidence and just take a step back and let them take the spotlight. i know i've talked so much but this is the first time i've ever told anyone EVER about this so im nervous. i alwayys lie about my weight saying that im atleast 38 kilos but here i feell more relaxed with people that i can relate to!. anyways i have tried gaining weight in the past... well to be honest i eat like an elephant but i never seem to gain weight!!!! and my weight changes everyday... you know one day your 32 then the next your 31 then the next your 32... but i never seem to gain weight. I cant wear dresses because my breasts arent developed enough (still in the early stages...) and my arms are too thin and my legs are hairy. I've always tried to cover up that im skinny and in not developed yet but im sick of it i just want people to accept me and i want to be normal... Life is hard.... thanks for listening to me... :)
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    • February 22, 2013
    • 07:42 AM
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