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    Any thoughts?

    When I recently saw an old friend of mine he said I've lost weight. I didn't think this could be true as I couldn't possibly lose weight. I just weighed my self and I have.

    I now weigh in at 46.5 kg, that's 102 lbs.

    Stacked with my height of 5' 8'' this puts my BMI at 15.5 (shockingly underweight).

    How the hell do I get to a normal weight?
     
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    Just do what sumo-wrestlers do.
     
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    Hmm, I would to do whatever you can (short of steroids to build muscle and bone mass) ie, get more calclum and vitamin D and maybe take up weight lifting
     
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    Except I'd like to do it healthily.
     
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    Step 1, breakfast should consist of two fried eggs, three to four biscuits with gravy, and four to six pieces of bacon.

    Step 2, lunch should consist of fried chicken and waffles with syrup.

    Step 3, snack on ice cream and snickers bars

    Step 4, Dinner, eat a nice thick steak with baked potato, sauteed mushrooms with onions and peppers on the side

    Don't be rabbit peckin at any of that either, eat like a horse and you'll get to be as big as one eventually.
     
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    You can also add 500 (healthy) more calories to your daily intake
     
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    Oh yeah just saw the healthy part...oops.
     
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    Make protein a larger % of your diet.
     
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    Step 1: No.

    Step 2: No.

    Step 3: I approve of ice cream and eat a lot of it already.

    Step 4: No.

    This diet is likely to make me want to puke which would have the opposite effect I desire.

    I'm a salad and pasta guy.

    For the purposes of this thread, just pretend I'm a vegetarian.
     
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    Chaz, would you like a few of my extra pounds? I'm sure it can be medically arranged : )
     
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    Well just eat more salad and pasta I reckon then bud, but I don't think thats gonna getcha anymore weight. Maybe if you start mainlining protein shakes or something, but I dunno...talk to a nutritionist.
     
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    You have to find a way to introduce healthy fats and proteins into your diet. So if you want to do it the vegetarian way that's going to be a lot of nuts, oils, maybe even protein shakes or bars. And there's nothing wrong in with indulging in ice cream once in a while to help you out.

    I read through this website and it seems to be full of pretty decent advice:

    http://www.gainingweight.info/healthy-high-calorie-foods-to-gain-weight/
     
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    Eat more fish and nuts. If you eat peanuts or the such, avoid the salted kind. All the extra sodium isn't good and can add water weight.

    Also, when I had surgery last summer and was in bed for a while I lost a lot of weight. Rich milkshakes and malts helped me gain back my weight rather quickly. Sure, it's a lot of fat (saturated too) but the extra calcium and vitamin D is almost always a good thing.

    Also if you eat a lot of salads, try switching your dressings. Look for ones high in calories but not terribly high in saturated or the dreaded trans fat.
     
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    Actually, to gain weight (or to balance your weight) you could try eating the opposite way from the way you're eating now, but in a healthy way. If you're not eating red meat, try introducing red meat. If you're not drinking milk, start drinking milk. Nut butters have a lot of protein and fat, and they're good for building good fats. Bananas are good.

    Try drinking a smoothie between meals as well, one that you can make either out of protein powder or just milk. Quickie smoothie could be one banana, a tablespoon of peanut butter (or any nut butter), and a scoop or two of protein powder. Blend it together with some ice, and voila! You have a few extra delicious calories.

    Your body is probably used to your habits and it's burning the calories you have. When you start introducing unusual things that your body's never had to process, sometimes that can change metabolism. Exercising, funny enough, can be one way you can gain weight (mostly weight training exercises).

    If you're not concerned about eating before you go to bed, you could always have a snack at night (a healthy one).
     
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    Do you lift weights??
     
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    Sumo-wrestlers actually eat a very healthy diet to gain weight: They eat Chanko-nabe; This is a type of stew and contains large quantities of protein sources such as chicken, fish and tofu as well as masses of vegatable and vegetable which contain huge amounts of calories.


    They also follow these other steps:
    Skipping breakfast

    This may seem illogical in respect to gaining weight, however according to Dr. Wayne Callaway, obesity specialist at George Washington University, skipping breakfast can not only trigger overeating later in the day but can also cause a drop in metabolism. It was found in research that people who do have breakfast, like sumo wrestlers have a five-percent lower metabolism than those who don't skip breakfast. This is because by comsuming calories, our body uses more energy to digest and absorb the food.



    Drinking beer with meals

    With some beers containing over 200 calories per pint, consuming it with food helps sumo wrestlers to gain even more calories. Sumo wrestlers will easily consume 6 pints of beer per meal. Alcholic drinks are known to be 'empty calories', meaning that they have absolutely no nutritional value except for providing energy, which means that it will be stored as fat.



    Exercising on an empty stomach

    Although exercise does increase metabolism, exercising on an empty stomach will infact lower your metabolic rate in the long term. This is because your body tries to conserve as much fuel as possible by rationing what's available.



    Have a sociable meal

    Researchers have found that by eating with others and socializing we tend to consume more food because it takes us longer to get full. As sumo wrestlers are literally stuffing their stomachs to their limit with each meal, the more food and calories they intake, the more fat will be stored.



    Having a nap after lunch

    Sumo wrestlers commonly sleep for four hours immediately after lunch. As mentioned, this allows more of the calories to be taken on and stored as fat in the body rather than being used as energy.



    They gain weight while REMAINING healthy; It has to be done very carefully.
     
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    Are you after lean muscle mass?
     
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    I'm after a healthy BMI rating.

    I'm currently at 15.5. The lower limit for normal weight is 18.5.

    To get there I need to gain 20 lbs
     
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    Well, you don't want to gain 20lbs in fat (unless your that way inclined)

    I would recommend more protein and complex carbohydrates in your daily diet and weight lifting. Judging by your avatar, you look like an ectomorph.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/becker3.htm

    Here's a good article you might be interested in.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/hardgainer-muscle-building-1-nutrition.htm
     
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