Posted by: Kylie | 2009-09-14

need to gain wait!!!

Hi there

I' ve in the past month gone from 52kg' s down to 46kg' s, and the thing is that my eating patterns haven' t changed at all, i' m getting so worried cause no matter how much i eat i' m not gaining weight and i'  starting to look very thin, wat can i do?

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Dear Kylie
The first thing you need to do immediately is to have a medical checkup because unexplained weightloss is always cause for concern. Please see your dr today if possible, because there are many serious physical and psychological conditions that can cause weightloss without dieting. If you are given a clean bill of health and do not suffer from depression (a condition that can cause pronounced weightloss or weight gain) then click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Diet Basics' and 'Weight gaining' and read the articles about how to gain weight. Companies like Nestle, among others, make meal replacement supplements Phone the Nestle Consumer Services at 0860 09 6789 and ask about Nutritional Supplements to boost your energy intake. You can purchase liquid meal supplements at most chemist shops. Talk to the pharmacist about your need to gain weight and see which products he or she will recommend. Basically you need to eat more food either by gradually increasing how much you eat at each meal, or by taking supplements IN ADDITION to your regular meals (not to replace meals), or by having more snacks between meals. If you use a liquid meal supplement at the rate of 200 ml 3x a day, then you should gain 1 kg per week. Feedback from other Readers has indicated that they have successfully gained weight by using a meal supplement.
But first see the dr ASAP

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