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I need to gain health. I am a working lady associated with field job

I am 42 years old working lady particularly associated with field job in govt. sector. My weight is 43 kg and height is 5ft 4inch. I have done all the medical tests as advised by my local doctors, but nothing has been detected until now. I am very much worried about my health and need to gain about 10 kg weight. Kindly suggest me. I have a daughter who is of 10years old. For my thinness, I am absolutely worried and harassed too. Kindly suggest me what should be my actual weight and how to gain heath and weight quickly.
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jun 2010
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According to your height and weight for your age , Body Mass Index (BMI) is 16.2 which is much below the normal ( 18.5-24.9 ).Your ideal body weight should between 52kg-57kg.Weight gain is a slow process, since your involved in field work , the energy expenditure is more and your intake of food should also be more in protein and energy gives helps to build muscles abd stamina.Your diet should be rich in protein with whole legumes, pulses, milk products, lean meats, egg ( daily ), soy milk ( high protein , low fat ). Take small frequent meals rather than three large meals.Snack healthy between meals with nuts - a handful, fruit milkshakes, yogurt, flavoured soy milk, cheese sandwiches, paneer or tofu tikka / cutlets, nuts / dry fruit milkshakes. Avoid taking junk foods like oily fried foods, carbonated drinks, highly saturated sweets , too much of coffee which all will suppress your hungry.
Drink plenty of liquids to stay hydrated.Take some protein supplements with milk instead of other beverages which will add the needed protein.
Answered: Fri, 7 Jan 2011
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well i can advise you to have milk with honey or banana have seen people who have benefited with this ............and also have food containing fat.
Answered: Sun, 27 Jun 2010
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