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What are good healthy foods to help "gain" weight?

I have always struggled with being underweight for my height. The doctors don't seem to be to concern. I would like to gain a few pounds to make me feel better. I have been having ice cream at night..but what else can I have that isn't fast food or greasy that will help me put on a few extra pounds? Please no harsh words!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Food & Drink

Answers (10)
  • Pasta and bread.
    1and1make3

    Answer by 1and1make3 at 2:14 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • High protein, high carb (whole grain carbs), and a weight gain supplement that you can buy at a nutrition or health food store can help you put on weight safely and healthfully. Good luck!
    jennijune_21

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 2:15 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • i drink ensure... you can google it if you dont know what it is... theres different flavors.. but if u buy it you have to get the one that says for weight gain
    jenny2150

    Answer by jenny2150 at 2:16 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • a ton of peanut butter and jelly
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • avocados(lot's of the good fat), nuts, corn, oatmeal, fruits, cheese, high fiber
    Steff107

    Answer by Steff107 at 2:31 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • I am the same way! I finally gained 5 pounds and am thrilled about it! But it took me months and months, I slept a ton and always ate before going to sleep. But everyone else is right up your carbs and dont stuff your face just eat more often.
    Anne.Marie

    Answer by Anne.Marie at 2:32 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • If you find something that works, let me know! LOL Ensure and that weight gain stuff from the health store taste SO nasty!!! I have tried just about everything and cannot gain weight. I'm 5'4" and the only time I am over 101 pounds is when I'm pregnant!
    momof3inTN

    Answer by momof3inTN at 2:54 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Ensure-- a vitamin drink that is really good ice cold. They taste like a shake when ice cold, make sure you shake well. Lots of carbs, make your own shakes every night. Pasta, bread. I really don't have that problem anymore, I did until I was about 23 and now I would love to have that problem again.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:36 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • bananas and avacodes have alot of calories for their size. Yes any carbs and nuts too.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 4:03 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • oatmeal made with half & half or heavey cream
    Berna151

    Answer by Berna151 at 6:25 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

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