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Old 11-04-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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I think you are/were overestimating your caloric intake. Here's the deal, a pound of fat is around 3500 calories. That's a lot of food for just one pound.

Eat a bacon egg and cheese and a bagel with cream cheese for b-fast, that's over a thousand calories. Then snack on high calorie stuff during the day, and eat another big meal for dinner. Don't exercise much at all. You should gain weight.

If hyperthyroid runs in the family I suggest you go to a doctor (not a nutritionist) and get the blood work done.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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I have a nephew that said he ate a lot and is also around 110-115 lbs at 5'7". He claimed he could never gain weight either. He'd eat a piece of toast for breakfast, a sandwich at lunch and then when everyone saw him eating at dinner he would pig out. He'd eat about 1000-1200 calories for dinner, but only 200-400 the rest of the day.

I guarantee you are not eating enough calories over a long enough period of time. In 4 weeks, he gained 5 lbs living with me, mostly muscle since he lifted weights 4 to 5 times a week. He drank whey protein shakes 2 times a day, 2 glasses of milk a day, 1 serving of nuts every day, a serving of peanut butter on toast each day, and a serving of Greek yogurt each day. In addition, for breakfast he ate 2 eggs with 1/4 lb of lean ground beef and a serving of black beans. His other meals were normal size portions and I let him have whatever other snacks/junk food that he wanted. We kept cardio down to a minimum, only 12 miles a week of running, and focused on lifting.

The result was what I thought it would be. He put on about 1 lb. per week and started looking more muscular. He also claimed he could never gain weight. It takes time and eating, but it's just about taking in more calories than you burn. There is no instant cure. Gaining or losing any amount of weight takes a lot of time.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:28 AM
 
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Maybe A Dietician can help you....I eat like a bird, and gain and gain and gain.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:10 PM
 
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The show Suppersize vs. Supperskinny might help you. It's on YouTube. The big people eat too much and the little ones neglect eating and eat too little. As someone who eats too much, and is the parent of a teen boy who eats too little it's very interesting. It's like my eating switch is stuck on, and my son's switch is stuck in the off postion. Ds goes through times when he eats a lot and barley gains a pound. But after watching that show I can realy see how we have similar problems. Not respecting and listening to our bodies. There was a specific episode with a tall skinny young man with dark hair that realy sticks in my mind. In the end he learned to discipline himself to eat regularly. It was work, but he stuck with it. He gained weight. His appetite increased, he felt better about his appearance, and had so much more energy.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I am sorry, I don't know you from your previous posts. Are you man or a woman?
I am 5'8" and at your age, till about 40's my weight was between 52 and 55 kg, and I was not skinny looking at all. I guess, it's all about your build. Person with small frame looks ok with that weight.
Now, as I got older I weight more, but never over 60 kg.
For a man you are underweight. And you are right, you need to weight about 15 kg more.
The OP shouldn't be that worried. His BMI is only 17 (I expected 14 or something). He is rather close to normal (18>). Since he is 54kgs and 175cms tall, his suggested weight range is between 57 & 76kgs. I think telling him (or her) to put on 15kgs is more pressuring and depressing, considering that he's so close to his healthy weight. I'm also of a small built, and if I were in his position I'd look quite fat if I gained just 8kgs. He needs 15kgs more of muscle, that is, not fat and junk.

Anyway, I do agree that some people may be skinny (or obese) under BMI calculators, and don't quite look it. My dad is 'obese' and he looks bear-ish. My cousin is 'underweight' and he just looks averagely thin, like Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. My brother in law is of the OP's height but weighs in the mid-60s, yet he looks rather lanky. It's weird...
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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I think you are/were overestimating your caloric intake. Here's the deal, a pound of fat is around 3500 calories. That's a lot of food for just one pound.

Eat a bacon egg and cheese and a bagel with cream cheese for b-fast, that's over a thousand calories. Then snack on high calorie stuff during the day, and eat another big meal for dinner. Don't exercise much at all. You should gain weight.

If hyperthyroid runs in the family I suggest you go to a doctor (not a nutritionist) and get the blood work done.

NO. We know from SCIENCE that the body has a mind of its own- its OWN AGENDA regarding your body mass, as well as fat mass INDEPENDENT of what you are doing or what you wish for. You refuse to accept the science that Rosenbaum, Coleman and Friedman et al have found over mnany years running it back and forth and sideways........ You are a scientifically illiterate "BELIEVER"......

THAT is what is going on with the original poster.


Thin people's weights are JUST AS VIGOROUSLY AND INVOLUNTARILY DEFENDED as obese people's......
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