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Old 11-03-2007, 11:52 PM
 
Location: California
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Let me make it simple. I'm 17, and eat more than fat people. Yet cannot gain an ounce of weight. I think there's a problem here.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
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I used to be like you!! Took a real intense period of learning about nutrition and strength training to figure it out for my body. It took me two years to gain 10 pounds. I'm in my 30s now and don't have that problem any more, but I do sympathize.

Check with your doctor first and share your concerns. Then start reading about how to properly balance your diet and exercise to achieve muscle mass. I like a combination of Dr. Andrew Weil's philosophy combined with a Body For Life type philosophy. Nutrients plus the right exercise program combined with just enough extra protein to achieve muscle growth.

Believe me, when I was younger, I'd eat anything and everything...tons of ice cream, butter, fast food, etc and not gain a pound. People used to tell me it would change when I got older, and, though I didn't believe it then, I do now! It's easier to put on pounds now, but thankfully, I did a lot of research into nutrition and developed an understanding of how to live a healthy lifestyle. Try to first concentrate on your health rather than your appearance...the rest will follow!
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:43 AM
 
Location: California
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Yea I eat a lot of junk food on the weekends but eat healthy. A lot of protein but with a salad and some greens. Yet can't gain mass. I'm really self conscious about it.. I don't like wearing short sleeve shirts or shorts. Thats how bad it is.
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:06 AM
 
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If your weight is a true problem for you, perhaps you should see your physician, and ask about a referral to an endocrinologist. Some testing from their standpoints might determine if your endocrine glands are functioning normally or are hypo/hyper active.

If everything else is developing normally, it just may be a metabolic thing for you.

After that, I am certain he will have recommendations for you.

(not to make light of your problem, but I am at the age where I would be thankful if I didn't gain weight)
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Let me make it simple. I'm 17, and eat more than fat people. Yet cannot gain an ounce of weight. I think there's a problem here.
You're only 17! Go to a gym and work out your legs and your arms. I think skinny guys look great!

Don't wear your clothes too baggy, it will make you look more skinny. Go to the gym and do some weights or start running. I bet you'd be a great marathon runner. They are always thin.

And don't worry so much about it and don't look in the mirror so much. I bet you are beautiful!

Greenie
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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Let me make it simple. I'm 17, and eat more than fat people. Yet cannot gain an ounce of weight. I think there's a problem here.
I know exactly how you feel ProLogic as when i was 17 i was 6 ft 3 tall and weighed 145 lbs. Now thats Super SKinny. We just have very high metabolisms. What did i do.......

I joined the YMCA at 21 after the Navy and started lifting weights. I ate tons of Peanut Butter/Jelly sandwiches and drank milk by the gallons. I also read the Muscle and Fitness magazines that you can find at the Grocery Stores. Rest assured i slowly gained Weight, Muscle and Strength. Now i weigh around 220 Lb at 6'3 with no fat and i still workout at 43 as thats my main love on this earth (besides my 80's music)

Good Luck to ya !! 6/3
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I know exactly how you feel ProLogic as when i was 17 i was 6 ft 3 tall and weighed 145 lbs. Now thats Super SKinny. We just have very high metabolisms. What did i do.......

I joined the YMCA at 21 after the Navy and started lifting weights. I ate tons of Peanut Butter/Jelly sandwiches and drank milk by the gallons. I also read the Muscle and Fitness magazines that you can find at the Grocery Stores. Rest assured i slowly gained Weight, Muscle and Strength. Now i weigh around 220 Lb at 6'3 with no fat and i still workout at 43 as thats my main love on this earth (besides my 80's music)

Good Luck to ya !! 6/3
I love my 80s music too. 44 year old -- funny how we never get away from that stuff. Still makes me feel young and cool.
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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I love my 80s music too. 44 year old -- funny how we never get away from that stuff. Still makes me feel young and cool.
Excellant words and so true GreenMachine especially about the ''Still makes me feel young and cool'' .

Take Care ....6/3
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:43 PM
 
Location: California
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You're only 17! Go to a gym and work out your legs and your arms. I think skinny guys look great!

Don't wear your clothes too baggy, it will make you look more skinny. Go to the gym and do some weights or start running. I bet you'd be a great marathon runner. They are always thin.

And don't worry so much about it and don't look in the mirror so much. I bet you are beautiful!

Greenie
Lol thanks. I come from a very blunt family/culture.. People are like " your so skinny!". Like skinny isn't the norm for Mexicans or something. I just tell them yea.. w.e.

Last edited by Suzet2262; 02-10-2008 at 10:39 PM.. Reason: No bad language...
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:09 PM
 
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Well I can think of at least 4 guys I knew in high school that I wouldn't date because they were 'small stature'. I have seen all four of these guys since the 15 years of being out of high school. They are ALL men who have filled out.

Just becuase you can't gain weight doesn't mean your cholestoral won't go up if you eat junk.

Give it time, you're just a boy still.
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