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How to Loss Weight

Posted by Lelia (Melbourne, Australia) on 11/17/2006

Firstly, I just wanted to say how much I love Earth Clinic. It has so much helpful information, and I love the fact that you all are willing to post both positive and negative reviews of remedies. It really makes it a great source of information in our world of pill poppers. My main feedback--and only complaint--is with the "weight gain" page. You really should call it "weight loss." I went to that page in hopes of finding some tips on how to healthfully gain weight. I am a 19-year-old young woman, and I have always been underweight, even as a child, but without any health problems; I just have a fast metabolism. While some view that as a blessing (and I do mostly!), I would like to gain about five to ten pounds. I was hoping to find information on such an issue on the weight gain page, but all it told me was how to lose weight I definitely don't need to lose! Keep up the good work, but remember there are skinny folks who want to gain, just like there are heavy folks who want to lose!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Lelia: Gaining weight is easy, but I will not recommend unhealthy ways to do so. Usually taking vitamin B complex will cause the person to increase appetite and that can gain weight. Usually the loss of appetite I have found was a vitamin B deficiency. While this method will not gain weight appreciably, it does normalize appetite.

High calorie and high protein diets, such as whey protein, are usually the foods muscle builders use to gain weights. In other cases people who are dehydrated also do not gain weight as easily. Drinking milk will often cause weight gain in some instances.

Most actress who want weight gains usually take high high protein drinks and do a lot of exercise. This is basically how they do it, without getting fat. At least that was how Kristanna Loken, who played T-X in Terminator 3 did it. There are several good high protein drinks such as whey protein, soy protein, which you have to look over.

I have also seen people who are skinny do not eat at every meals, and therefore eating several meals a day should help by not skip meals.

Replied by Robin
Bakersfield, CA

I just got finished reading the post from the young girl looking to gain weight, although I agree that age will pack on more pounds that does not resolve her concern now. I also could not gain weight as a young woman (that did change) The world is so insensitivity towards underweight people and overly sensitivity to overweight people. Leila, I feel your pain and so does my teenage son. I wish you the best, I constantly look for ways to help my son gain weight in a world where everyone is trying to lose weight. Good luck, I hope you find something.