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What should I do? Skinny, under weight.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 4, 2008
  • 07:40 PM

I am 16years old (male) and I am about 6ft-6ft 1, and I only weigh 130pounds. I don't know why I am so light, I eat alot of food, more than the average person atleast, and sometimes 4-5 meals a day. I am not a picky eater, I'll eat or try whatever you give me. I play sports about 3 hours a week, walk about 1hour-2hours a day. Other than PE at school that is about the most exercise I get. Also, my energy levels are usually fine, it takes me a while to wake up but once I do I am set for the day. My dad and mom both say they were as skinny as me when they were my age, but i don't believe them. Do you think this is something I will just grow out of as I get older, or should I start lifting weights, and going to the gym to build some bulk? Is this worth going to a doctor to see about my weight?

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  • Protein and weight lifting... (Builds muscle weight)Thats what I did for football....Sounds like you should use more than suggested.If you REALLY want to gain weight, dont change your eating habbits for about a week, durring this time track your calorie intake, and then double it.... Eat until you are full every time... and then some more...Be cautious.. Many people would kill to be as skinny as you!also, eat fewer like 2 much bigger meals per day..BE CAREFUL!
    treykopacz 1 Replies
    • November 5, 2008
    • 09:35 AM
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  • At 16 my son was 6'5" and dropped from 180 down to 152 within a year. I took him to the doctor for his physical and asked about his weight. His doctor said he appeared to be healthy and had no complaints so we shouldn't worry, but said to bring him in for blood work if he ever dropped below 150. He never did. He is now stable around 165. His doctor was going to test his thyroid and sugar levels. I would suggest seeing your doctor at your low weight. It may be totally normal in your family, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2008
    • 05:03 AM
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