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Q. Please give suggestions to improve my weight.

Answered by
Dr. Sanchari Majumder
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 29, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have been really thin since my childhood. Though somewhere it is genetic now I do not feel comfortable. I am not able to gain weight no matter what I eat. My pelvic bones have started to show slightly. My weight is just 41 at 17.

I have tried eating different foods but no positive result. When I choose exercise as an option, I lose additional weight rather than getting an increased appetite.

Dr. Sanchari Majumder

Dietician Nutritionist


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1. Calorie dense food should be incorporated in your diet like dried fruits, potato, sweets, nuts, jam, jelly, banana or mango shake, porridge, badam kheer, etc.

2. Leafy vegetables should be restricted in your diet as they reduce appetite.

3. You should take three major meals a day and snacks in between. Also, butter and margarine should be considered.

4. An adequate amount of egg, meat, fish, milk should be taken as it helps you for tissue building in your body.

5. Try to eat one boiled egg every morning.

6. You should eat more food at each meal.

7. Before taking a meal, you can walk for some time as it help to you feel hunger.

8. You should take more water.

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