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Question Too skiny - March 9th 2010, 12:09 AM

So i have adhd and i take some medication for it. This affects my eating and i am now 15 and only[Edited:Removing weight figures] pounds. Mabey even less. My parents get mad when i dont eat but its not my fault. My doctor is also telling me i need to eat but he is also saying that i am very healthy. I do good in school. I play alot of sports. Football. Golf. Snowboard and lacrosse so why does it matter. Iv tried talking to my parents but they just say i need to focus on food but with school and sports and friends. That is the least of my worries. I even have a part time job. What do i do? How should i try to gain weight or should i even worry about it

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Re: Too skiny - March 9th 2010, 01:02 AM

Hey there,

So, if you're not eating you won't gain weight. It's that simple. Food is important for life, and eating and taking care of yourself is more important that sports. You have to be healthy to play sports, and if you aren't at a healthy weight, you can't perform to your best.

To gain weight, and to be healthy, you got to eat regular, 3-6 meals a day. If you eat three normal meals, have two small snack.You could add more protein to what you are eating, and higher caloric foods. The best bet would be to talk to your doctor, find out what a healthy weight for you would be, and how to get there.

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Re: Too skiny - March 9th 2010, 02:09 AM

Yea. I have. I just am not hungry because of the adhd meds. When i dont take them. I eat fine
   
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Re: Too skiny - March 9th 2010, 02:17 AM

Try talking to your doctor about changing your adhd medication. Or even if they have anything to cancel out the effects they have on your appetite. Good luck!
   
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Re: Too skiny - March 9th 2010, 09:08 AM

i used to be on meds for ADHD i found the same as you i would not eat as much if i was on the meds, but since ive stopped taking the meds i started eating more but now im not eating as much and im not on the meds. i think the ADHD meds do something with the metabbolisszime not sure though.
   
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Re: Too skiny - March 9th 2010, 03:32 PM

Just set yourself a set diet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. At least one of these should be a hot meal.



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