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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi im a girl of 21 years old i have a learning disabilty and i need help gaining weight ive bin under weight for a long time nows and its starting to get to mes on how i look and feel as a woman i dont like the look of mes i feel depressed of me size my bones stick outs at the sides keep coming outs in spots my hair falls outs when i straighten its and tired useing weight gainers powders but they just ent working for mes and i cnt swollow tables and i just dont know wot to does anymores just wanna put weight on so i can get a boob job and feel better about me self and more like a woman
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Reading ur qury.plz hold
User :   ok
Doctor :   I understand your query.
Doctor :   Other than learning disabilities do u have any other medical problems?
User :   erm no
Doctor :   I can give you few tips to gain weight
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ask u Questions simultaneously
Doctor :   How many times do u eat?
User :   well not a lot as i shud eat i mainley starve me self
Doctor :   The basic principle of weight gain is simple: You need to consume more calories than you expend. Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day.
User :   well i just duno wot to eat to make me put on weight like wot do i buy in the ways of food
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Make smart choices. For example, choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables.
. Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice and tapioca.
Doctor :   3. ncrease your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle. But since most of the calories for weight gain comes from carbohydrates and fats, do not replace them with protein.
Doctor :   You got that
Doctor :   4.Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yogurt and breakfast bars.
User :   yeh does weight gain powders really work u know wot body buidlers use
Doctor :   they are proteins
Doctor :   They will help
Doctor :   But as I said More calorie intake and high protein diet are crucial
Doctor :   5. Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks are good examples
User :   but which one is the best one like a good one
Doctor :   product?
Doctor :   6. You need to exercise really hard and intensely to gain muscle mass.
Doctor :   7. Focus on free weight exercises (which do not require machinery) that target your large muscle groups. For example, you need dumbells, not fancy gym machines.
Doctor :   Free weights put the most stress on muscles and stimulate the maximum number of muscle fibres.
User :   i mean shall i stick to the food to help me gain weight or try another weight gain powder milkshake
Doctor :   try food to help me gain weigh
User :   ok
Doctor :   7. If you have a high basic metabolic rate -- which means you expend a lot of energy even at rest -- you need short intense workouts instead of long periods of low-stress activity.
Doctor :   Creatine supplements are available at all major health food stores.
Doctor :   They do help slightly. But I concentrate what you eat rather than the brand name products
Doctor :   It might take a long time, usually a few months, for the weight to actually show. Some people get frustrated and quit when they fail to see drastic results.
Doctor :   Your body will only responds to a consistent schedule. No weight gain programme will work for you if you are not regular.
Doctor :   Heredity does pay a major role in determining your weight. Effective weight training and a smart diet can help you exceed your genetically predetermined weight.
User :   ok so if i eat probley will my hair stop falling outs
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   if it diet rekated
User :   yes ok
Doctor :   *relaed
Doctor :   But in ur case the diet is will help
Doctor :   Didi I answered ur query
User :   yes it was very helpful thank u doctor thats will be all
Doctor :   so at the end do not forget simple things
Doctor :   1. eat large portions . eat protein food
Doctor :   2. Do the free weight exercises which stimulates muscles
Doctor :   3. Eat snackes , not junk
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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