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Not gaining weight? - September 25th 2011, 03:30 PM

I went through a length of time where I was too stressed to eat and became significantly underweight. Now, I have been trying to gain it back. At first, I just started eating normally, and maybe with more whole grains than usual, but I didn't gain a single pound. Lately, I've been a good bit more hungry than usual. I would not say I am constantly hungry or even eat twice as much as usual, but it is noticabely more. Sometimes I find myself feeling hungry even if I feel full though. Like, I feel the urge to eat, but my stomach will feel like it is about to burst, so I don't eat anymore. But even though I have been eating more, I am not gaining a single pound.

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Re: Not gaining weight? - September 25th 2011, 08:28 PM

This could be triggering to some users as there are calorie numbers in some of the links (telling how many calories you need to consume per day in order to gain weight).

It could be something with your thyroid.

I actually went through exactly what you are describing. Mine resolved itself eventually, but it took a few years. No doctor ever found out why.

It could be the things you are eating. Even eating junk food consistently may not make you gain weight or keep you feel. Also, keep in mind that there is such a thing as thinking you should eat, despite feeling hungry. It's sometimes referred to as "mind hunger". You should find a distraction or remind yourself you are not hungry.

You need to intake more calories than you burn through exercise or physical activity. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are a good start.

Here is a calculator for women on how many calories you would need to get to your ideal weight:
http://nutrition.about.com/library/b...tion_guide.htm

Also, eating more dairy, poultry, meat, and seafood can help gain weight. Here can give you A LOT of helpful information to gaining weight.
   
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Re: Not gaining weight? - September 25th 2011, 08:53 PM

Thank you very much for you help!

I have actually had my thyriod checked recently. It turns out I am borderline for having Hypertyriodism, since there is an increase in the t4 free hormone, but my TSH is actually normal. but I am not sure if the borderline part means it could still effect me in this sort of way, or the increase in the hormones are not enough for these effects.


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