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Does anyone here have trouble GAINING weight? Need advice for a friend.

My friend Desiree is 21, about 5'2", and she only weighs 80-something pounds. Many people assume she has an eating disorder, but she has been like this her whole life. She tries everything to gain weight. Her diet resembles what a college football player trying to go up a weight class eats! She has even tried using muscle building powders (FDA approved ones only of course) that female body builders use in their diets! She cannot even eat the normal amount of fiber rich foods, because they go right through her. Her metabolism just seems to be on overdrive.

Some women are mean and say, "Why are you mad bitch?! You are skinny!" She feels unwomanly though, because she really does look like like an adolescent girl (her husband gets dirty looks when they are out in public). She cannot even have children yet, because she has trouble holding onto nutrients. Any advice??

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Asked by EternalChild86 at 5:02 PM on Sep. 23, 2009 in Health

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  • Im not even going to read it cause no I dont have problem gaining weight

    Answer by Nikky0803PAG at 5:06 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • Then why did she even type an answer.

    Perhaps there are medications a doctor could prescribe.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • Have my mother cook for her for a couple of months... high quality food, real everything, ect.

    Answer by auroura at 5:19 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • I have the same problem! Very hard for me to gain weight and I eat like you wouldn't believe. I think you should advise her to talk to a doctor or nutritionist.


    Answer by AdensMommy1107 at 5:24 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • She could have a thyroid disorder. I have one but it make me gain weight instead of the opposite. She should get checked out by a doctor. Good luck.

    Answer by jnsdrf at 6:34 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • Thyroid needs to be checked and she needs to be looked at for celiacs and food allergies.

    Answer by Arisce at 6:47 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • i cannot gain weight for anything. i try and i try but i can not put on weight. i get so mad when people tell me how skinny i am. i can't help it. i would love to gain 10-15lbs. but my body won't have it! i am just shy of 5 '4 and i am 91 lbs. i am able to breastfeed which is probably why i'm in the lower 90's. post baby i was about 95 lbs.

    Answer by smb87 at 8:37 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • pre baby*****

    Answer by smb87 at 8:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

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