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High Calorie Food

High-calorie food are beneficial in treating underweight and malnutrition. A body mass index of less than 18.5 is considered to be underweight. People with stress, depression, celiac disease, cancer, hyperthyroidism, type 1 diabetes, eating disorders, diarrhea, and high metabolism tend to be underweight. It can cause nutritional deficiency, anemia, fertility problems, weakened immunity, poor wound healing, fatigue, poor sleep, etc. Food like red meat, pork, chicken, fish, milk, cheese, butter, beans, yogurt, nuts, olives, peanut butter, avocado, mayonnaise, potatoes, whole grains, etc., are calorie dense and helps in regaining weight.

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I am seeking advice for gaining weight. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old and working in IT (information technology), and my weight is 94 pounds only. I had gained weight during COVID-19 (coronavirus of 2019), but it declined. I tried everything to gain weight, but it is not working. Can you help me? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Sure, here are some additional tips that may help you gain weight: 1. Eat more often: Instead of having three large meals daily, try eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day. It can help keep y...  Read Full »

I am taking protein powder for weight gain. Is it effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very thin. I want to gain more mass and weight. For that I am consuming multivitamin tablets and protein powder, but no use. I have a doubt that whatever I am taking is not 100% digesting to supply that energy to my body? What do I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to can definitely gain weight. If you think you are not getting 100% of what you are eating, it could be probably due to worm infestation in intestine. For that you can take tablet Ivoral Forte (combination of Ivermectin and Albendazole) once after dinner. To gain weight ...  Read Full »

Does eating 12 eggs in a day cause any health issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I ate 12 eggs today. Will this cause any health issues?  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Proteins in eggs are of most superior quality and now the cholesterol (in the yolk) is also not considered as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. But eating 12 large boiled eggs (about 600 grams) will provide you more than 900 calories. Since already you have a hi...  Read Full »

How to improve my body weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. My weight has been ranging between 119 to 121 lbs for the last four years. My height is 5.8 feet. I am taking good food, but have lean body. What I should do? Please help me to improve my body weight. I started doing masturbation by the age of 13. I used to ejaculate fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, I think you might be having some hormonal issue, which is the reason for your lean muscular body. So, we need to check the hormonal imbalance you are having now. For that I recommend the following tests. 1. FBS (fasting blood sugar). 2. PPBS (postprandial blood suga...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old male. How can I safely increase my body weight to a healthy level?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old man, and my height is 6 feet. Currently, my weight is 125 pounds. I have been consulting a psychiatrist for nightfall. I want to increase my body weight to a healthy level. What can I do? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hello,Welcome to gain weight, you need to consume more calories every day from healthy foods and engage in the right type of exercise. Here are some tips to help you: Eat a high-calorie, high-protein diet. Focus on nutrient-dense foods that provide essential vitamins and minerals.Avoi...  Read Full »

Why do I not put on weight even after using appetizers?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 23 years. But, I weigh only 81.5 lbs for 5 ft height. My parents consulted different medical practitioners, but nothing worked out. Appetizers did not work too. I do not have strong immunity. I get fever often. No one in my family is lean other than me. They all have normal w...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For a height of 5 ft, your ideal weight should be between 123 lbs to 132 lbs. You can definitely gain weight. First of all, I would suggest you to rule out any chronic disease by carrying out complete blood count, chest x-ray, thyroid hormone profile, liver function test...  Read Full »

I am underweight and eat more than 3000 calories in a day. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am underweight, eating more than 3000 calories daily, but I am still underweight. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To gain weight in a healthy way, you need to build muscle. I advise you to indulge in regular physical activity and a healthy diet pattern. There is really no shortcut to a healthy body. Healthy diet: Do not start eating oily food or junk food to gain weight, becaus...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest me some good ways to lose weight healthily.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male who is overweight. I weighed myself, my weight was between 190 to 200 lbs, and my height is 5'7". I cannot accurately say what my diet consists of. But I eat eggs, bread, and vegetables too often, but I do not eat fruits. I am sedentary, but I struggle with OCD and can eat ...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are overweight, and it can be controlled or reduced with proper diet and exercise. Please reduce your calorie intake because being sedentary will not make you burn the calories you take, and it will again accumulate as fat. So, kindly take plenty of green leafy ...  Read Full »

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