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How to gain 1 lb per week

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 06, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Hello! I have been told by my doctor that I need to be gaining at least 1 lb per week until I am not underweight. I am currently 5'0" and 88 lbs due to eating issues while on paleo. I am in college and my doctor could force me to withdraw if I don't comply. Is there a healthy way to gain weight at this rate on paleo?

Ad369bbf19109804bbe6609f023285b1

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on June 25, 2012
at 11:20 PM

Thanks for the helpful comment.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 09:12 PM

BTW, I personally do not think that this should be closed, but if the mods on paleohacks.com were consistent and/or at all fair, they would close this for being "too localized" and tell you to see a doctor immediately (even though you're already seeing one). But they are not consistent or fair and censor what they do not like

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 09:02 PM

May I ask why this response was down voted? It came very shortly after my comment above, so I suppose it has something to with that?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 09:00 PM

May I ask why this response was down voted?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 08:44 PM

BTW, I personally do not think that this should be closed, but if the mods on paleohacks.com were consistent and/or at all fair, they would close this for being "too localized" and tell you to see a doctor immediately (even though you're already seeing one). But they are not consistent or fair and censor what they do not like

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 08:42 PM

BTW, I personally do not think that this should be closed, but if the mods on paleohacks.com were consistent and/or at all fair, they would close this for being "too localized" and tell you to see a doctor immediately. But they are not consistent or fair and censor what they do not like.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 08:39 PM

BTW, I don't think that this should be closed, but if the mods on paleohacks.com were consistent and/or fair, they should close this for being "too localized" and tell you to see a doctor immediately. BUt, they aren't fair.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 25, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Foreveryoung you bring up some very good points. Very helpful (and so was you last comment which I tried to Vote as a great comment but its now gone!)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 06:49 PM

Potato Avenger- I do not know the perfect way to go about recovering from anorexia, but I will tell that if you are eating and stopping before you're physically and psychologically uncomfortable, you're never going to better. \

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 06:42 PM

I don't think finding out "what caused you eating disorder" is important. Personally, I think it's a waste of a time and an easy way to blame others.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 06:39 PM

I don't know the perfect way to go about recovering from anorexia, but I will tell that if you are eating and stopping before you're physically and psychologically uncomfortable, you're never going to better.

1407bd6152d9fdbc239250385159fea1

on June 25, 2012
at 06:36 PM

I've never been anorexic, so I can't speak from experience, but isn't eating until you cry a swing in the the opposite direction? I understand the need for eating a lot of food in order to recover, but perhaps painfully force-feeding isn't beneficial?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 06:31 PM

and getting thrown out of school for anorexia is seriously incredibly traumatizing. I feel your pain. make them regret it and get back on track.

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2063)

on June 25, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Also, so much fat is hard to digest if you're recovering from ED... it takes time for your stomach to get used to big hearty paleo meals.

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2063)

on June 25, 2012
at 05:23 PM

Totally agree, Stefanie... I will only lose weight no matter how much I eat unless I eat enough carbs... We tell people to avoid carbs if they want to lose weight, so isn't obvious they're good for gaining or maintaining it?

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 25, 2012
at 05:01 PM

I'm not too sure about straight sugar, but carbs are your friend. They aren't my friend, but definitly add some sweet potatoes, bananas, potatoes, beets, any carb that looks even vaguely appealing.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

(1026)

on June 25, 2012
at 04:44 PM

GOMAD is a great idea.

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on June 25, 2012
at 11:16 AM

Flag it, don't downvote it people.

B43eab49eb3a97793630ce6e45592c23

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on June 25, 2012
at 07:29 AM

question was from dec 6. whoopsie

Cbc1f37f2b79b079b0de479d5365a231

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on June 25, 2012
at 07:20 AM

Didn't work for me. Only thing on paleo that keeps me from slipping below my usual weight is rice and potatoes with virtually every meal. Fat doesn't make you fat, nor does it increase your body mass in general. A bit of weight lifting might help but no matter how much fat or protein I ate, I just kept getting skinnier to the point where I could see bones under the skin that I don't think you should see on a healthy person.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 19, 2011
at 12:13 AM

Agreed, AA. +1 for this good advice.

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 18, 2011
at 12:14 PM

The detail is in the application. At its simplest, getting more calories in means you'll have more calories out, and vice versa. The body tries to 'cope' with the change in circumstances by modifying your metabolism. That's why calculating how much you burn is largely futile. So using that as a starting point for how much to eat is equally problematic. And as with weight loss, it all depends on what kind of weight you're looking to gain or lose as to how best to achieve that,

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on December 18, 2011
at 12:09 PM

I'm a little confused about the "calories in, calories out" when applied to weight gain. It seems to be refuted when referencing people trying to lose weight but my nutritionist tells me as well that I need to eat a certain amount of calories in order to gain a certain amount of weight.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on December 18, 2011
at 12:06 PM

I've been having success with being a bit more open about what foods I'm willing to eat, even if I don't have them all the time. I'm home for the holidays and I don't refuse my grandmother's homemade treats, I just don't have a lot of them. I'm still paleo, but I've been learning to relax my rules. I think this is progress!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on December 18, 2011
at 12:05 PM

Due to a mold allergy and a histamine intolerance I get reactions to tons of different foods (basically all non-strict paleo foods). I know how it is to be underweight, as I've been afraid of food for a long time. Yet I gained weight by eating stricter paleo. If you're gonna stuff yourself with gluten you're just making it worse. I'd rather starve than have constant health problems. You wanna get fat? Eat tons of sweet potatoes with butter. At least you're not gonna wreck your digestion, skin, ...

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on December 18, 2011
at 12:04 PM

Please take care of yourself. I didn't, and I've paid dearly for it. I wish I had realized what was going on before it got out of hand instead of having to do so much damage control. People lose a lot of trust in you when you can't provide for yourself something as simple as food.

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

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on December 18, 2011
at 11:44 AM

I'm not sure you should visit every post to advertise your website.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on December 07, 2011
at 05:45 AM

Is there ever really just one cause? But yes, I think I have a handle on my reasons for it.

D3f3b91d1dd9ce60865654faeb2ec809

on December 07, 2011
at 05:40 AM

Who downvoted this? Jesus...

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on December 06, 2011
at 10:37 PM

@AprilS, I agree that increasing calories for a deprived body is top priority. TAnorexics have a huge fear of losing control, that once they start to eat they won't be able to stop. To recover, they also need to learn to relax the maze of self-imposed rules they've built up about food and eating and listen to their inner signals about what their bodies need. I wonder if sugar and wheat, because they have addictive characteristics, could sabotage these processes and lead to relapses. It can take a lifetime to recover from anorexia, with MANY relapses on the way. Would be good to avoid these.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Bread is a food you idiot, and you are completely ignorant about eating disorders. Curious, considering your statements make me believe you have some serious food issues.

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(10663)

on December 06, 2011
at 09:50 PM

Andy, have you ever had an eating disorder?

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 06, 2011
at 09:41 PM

Depends whether you consider bread to be food or not. There's plenty of people with eating disorders because of bread, millions of them. Practically, you've got to fight the battles you can win. But theoretically? On an internet forum? We should be able to maintain the big picture and imagine life without all the misconceptions that frame so many of our decisions.

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(10663)

on December 06, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Have you identified the cause of why you have an eating disorder?

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(10663)

on December 06, 2011
at 07:54 PM

As I was recovering from my eating disorder, I was told it doesn't matter where your calories come from. Your body is deprived. Sure in the Paleo world it's much better to get calories from fatty meat and veggies than a peanut butter sandwich (which I had lots of when I was recovering). And I never said that "bread is superior for treating malnutrition." It's just that if you can tolerate bread, I don't see why you would avoid it if gaining weight is a priority. Anorexics have to learn not to be afraid of food. If you tell them to avoid bread, I think you're just exacerbating the problem.

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 06, 2011
at 07:15 PM

What if they're starving to death and they can eat bread or they can eat a juicy liver? Or how about they have available to them some rice that's been freshly steamed or some rice that's been rotting for a few weeks? I'm not convinced that bread is that superior for treating malnutrition that one should always disregard the downside if there are other options.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

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on December 06, 2011
at 07:07 PM

All mass is healthy mass in your case.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:59 PM

Let me put it in clearer terms because clearly some people aren't getting the issue. If someone is starving to death, and they can eat bread, you let them eat bread. Anything else is stupid, and I hope none of you with your fanatic and dogmatic opinions on nutrition are ever put in a position where your ridiculous advice compromises someone's health.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:54 PM

@Canis, whether it is an 'eating disorder' or not is a semantic game. The person who downvoted this post has food issues. @Korion, that's not good advice for someone with eating disorders. And gluten doesn't do harm to everyone. In any case, this is about priorities, and if you want to get over an eating disorder you have to develop a healthy and non-rigid attitude towards food. If you preach the evils of gluten you are compromising the main priority.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:54 PM

I would say I eat well some of the time and restrict some of the time... I have gained about 5 lbs, up from 83 lbs earlier this year. The problem is, when I try to gain weight, I end up adding more carbs and sugar, which I don't really want to do. I'm wondering if there's a way to gain weight without doing that. I just want to make sure I'm putting on healthy mass until I reach ~95 lbs, I guess.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I totally disagree with you conciliator : gluten is gonna cause more harm than good. It's not hard at all to replace it with rice and potato products. Or even beans, buckwheat, ...

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:47 PM

I believe it's still up in the air whether or not "orthorexia" is actually a disorder.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:23 PM

I would go so far as to say that people who are concerned about gluten when faced with anorexia already have an eating disorder: orthorexia.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on December 06, 2011
at 06:22 PM

So do you feel that you are successfully eating well and enough at this point, and you just want to make the weight gain happen faster? Or are you still restricting (or purging, etc), or not seeing weight gain at all? What was your weight before your current issues, or what is your goal? 95 lbs at your height is within 'ideal' BMI ranges so you don't have far to go to satisfy your dr.'s requirement

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on December 06, 2011
at 06:22 PM

So do you feel that you are successfully eating well and enough at this point, and you just want to make the weight gain happen faster? Or are you still restricting (or purging, etc), or not seeing weight gain at all? What was your weight before your current issues, or what is your goal? 95 lbs at your height is within 'ideal' BMI ranges so you don't have far to go.

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on December 06, 2011
at 06:20 PM

I'm thinking the downvote is due to the wheat bread and cereal which aren't paleo. You could probably gain the same weight with white rice white potatoes and not have the future gut problems that gluten tends to cause.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:19 PM

Because there are idiots here who think gluten is worse for you than an eating disorder.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:16 PM

I voted it up to negate it :)

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(10663)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:03 PM

Why the downvote? -___-

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

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on December 06, 2011
at 05:49 PM

http://malpaz.wordpress.com/ my site, i recovered form anorexia. eat eggs, coconut butter/milk, dairy on top of regular food

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on December 06, 2011
at 05:36 PM

breakfast- either a couple of eggs and half a sweet potato, or a cup of greek yogurt with berries and nuts lunch and dinner- usually some kind of stew or one-pot dish with meat and veggies and sometimes rice. I have about a cup or so of that usually. snacks- cheese, bananas with cream cheese and walnuts, mug of warm milk, liver pate (I will maybe have one snack over the course of a day).

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on December 06, 2011
at 05:20 PM

What are you eating now? I am also underweight and have successfully gained and maintained weight on 'paleo'.

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(10663)

on December 06, 2011
at 05:52 PM

I was also 88 lbs at my lowest due to an eating disorder (eating 800 calories a day) and I'm 5'3" and I'm also in college. I gained weight easily eating a ton of carbs (whole wheat bread, oatmeal, apples, milk and cereal, etc.) and doing some weight lifting a few times a week. I know high carb may not be very "paleo" but you need to get to a healthy weight first. I wasn't on Paleo when I was gaining weight. But now that I've gained a reasonable amount of weight, I did switch to Paleo, still eating a lot of calories (1800-2500 a day) but now eating more fat and doing very minimal exercise. My doctor also wants me to gain more weight but I know with Paleo, my body will get to its ideal weight. I'm glad I don't look like a stick anymore.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:16 PM

I voted it up to negate it :)

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on December 06, 2011
at 06:20 PM

I'm thinking the downvote is due to the wheat bread and cereal which aren't paleo. You could probably gain the same weight with white rice white potatoes and not have the future gut problems that gluten tends to cause.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:47 PM

I believe it's still up in the air whether or not "orthorexia" is actually a disorder.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:59 PM

Let me put it in clearer terms because clearly some people aren't getting the issue. If someone is starving to death, and they can eat bread, you let them eat bread. Anything else is stupid, and I hope none of you with your fanatic and dogmatic opinions on nutrition are ever put in a position where your ridiculous advice compromises someone's health.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:23 PM

I would go so far as to say that people who are concerned about gluten when faced with anorexia already have an eating disorder: orthorexia.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on December 06, 2011
at 10:37 PM

@AprilS, I agree that increasing calories for a deprived body is top priority. TAnorexics have a huge fear of losing control, that once they start to eat they won't be able to stop. To recover, they also need to learn to relax the maze of self-imposed rules they've built up about food and eating and listen to their inner signals about what their bodies need. I wonder if sugar and wheat, because they have addictive characteristics, could sabotage these processes and lead to relapses. It can take a lifetime to recover from anorexia, with MANY relapses on the way. Would be good to avoid these.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:19 PM

Because there are idiots here who think gluten is worse for you than an eating disorder.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I totally disagree with you conciliator : gluten is gonna cause more harm than good. It's not hard at all to replace it with rice and potato products. Or even beans, buckwheat, ...

Medium avatar

(10663)

on December 06, 2011
at 09:50 PM

Andy, have you ever had an eating disorder?

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:54 PM

@Canis, whether it is an 'eating disorder' or not is a semantic game. The person who downvoted this post has food issues. @Korion, that's not good advice for someone with eating disorders. And gluten doesn't do harm to everyone. In any case, this is about priorities, and if you want to get over an eating disorder you have to develop a healthy and non-rigid attitude towards food. If you preach the evils of gluten you are compromising the main priority.

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 06, 2011
at 07:15 PM

What if they're starving to death and they can eat bread or they can eat a juicy liver? Or how about they have available to them some rice that's been freshly steamed or some rice that's been rotting for a few weeks? I'm not convinced that bread is that superior for treating malnutrition that one should always disregard the downside if there are other options.

Medium avatar

(10663)

on December 06, 2011
at 07:54 PM

As I was recovering from my eating disorder, I was told it doesn't matter where your calories come from. Your body is deprived. Sure in the Paleo world it's much better to get calories from fatty meat and veggies than a peanut butter sandwich (which I had lots of when I was recovering). And I never said that "bread is superior for treating malnutrition." It's just that if you can tolerate bread, I don't see why you would avoid it if gaining weight is a priority. Anorexics have to learn not to be afraid of food. If you tell them to avoid bread, I think you're just exacerbating the problem.

Medium avatar

(10663)

on December 06, 2011
at 06:03 PM

Why the downvote? -___-

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 06, 2011
at 09:41 PM

Depends whether you consider bread to be food or not. There's plenty of people with eating disorders because of bread, millions of them. Practically, you've got to fight the battles you can win. But theoretically? On an internet forum? We should be able to maintain the big picture and imagine life without all the misconceptions that frame so many of our decisions.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 06, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Bread is a food you idiot, and you are completely ignorant about eating disorders. Curious, considering your statements make me believe you have some serious food issues.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on December 18, 2011
at 12:05 PM

Due to a mold allergy and a histamine intolerance I get reactions to tons of different foods (basically all non-strict paleo foods). I know how it is to be underweight, as I've been afraid of food for a long time. Yet I gained weight by eating stricter paleo. If you're gonna stuff yourself with gluten you're just making it worse. I'd rather starve than have constant health problems. You wanna get fat? Eat tons of sweet potatoes with butter. At least you're not gonna wreck your digestion, skin, ...

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on December 18, 2011
at 12:06 PM

I've been having success with being a bit more open about what foods I'm willing to eat, even if I don't have them all the time. I'm home for the holidays and I don't refuse my grandmother's homemade treats, I just don't have a lot of them. I'm still paleo, but I've been learning to relax my rules. I think this is progress!

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Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 06, 2011
at 07:10 PM

What's wrong with eating more fat? Sure you could try gaining a load of unhealthy and utterly unnecessary weight from eating junk if that's what you need to do to stay in college, but you asked the question because you didn't want to do that.

So eat more fat with your meals, a bit more protein too if you can. Get a couple of recipes that are naturally fattier, rather than relying on trying to 'supplement' it. See how much bacon you can get in at breakfast, and if you're not exercising, do some of that to stimulate your body. You'll get hungrier, it'll get easier to eat more later in the day, and just remember to make it fat and protein to sate the hunger. Then if you still want to go faster, sure, eat more rice and potatoes.

D3f3b91d1dd9ce60865654faeb2ec809

on December 07, 2011
at 05:40 AM

Who downvoted this? Jesus...

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 19, 2011
at 12:13 AM

Agreed, AA. +1 for this good advice.

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2063)

on June 25, 2012
at 05:23 PM

Totally agree, Stefanie... I will only lose weight no matter how much I eat unless I eat enough carbs... We tell people to avoid carbs if they want to lose weight, so isn't obvious they're good for gaining or maintaining it?

Cbc1f37f2b79b079b0de479d5365a231

(605)

on June 25, 2012
at 07:20 AM

Didn't work for me. Only thing on paleo that keeps me from slipping below my usual weight is rice and potatoes with virtually every meal. Fat doesn't make you fat, nor does it increase your body mass in general. A bit of weight lifting might help but no matter how much fat or protein I ate, I just kept getting skinnier to the point where I could see bones under the skin that I don't think you should see on a healthy person.

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2063)

on June 25, 2012
at 05:24 PM

Also, so much fat is hard to digest if you're recovering from ED... it takes time for your stomach to get used to big hearty paleo meals.

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Cbc1f37f2b79b079b0de479d5365a231

on June 25, 2012
at 07:15 AM

I'm underweight, and always have been, according to the BMI - which is why I feel like the BMI is a load of bull$h*t - but that aside, when I started doing 100% paleo I accidentally lost weight, which put me in a precarious place where I could see bones I had never seen before. No matter how much I increased my intake of calorie-dense foods, nothing worked. Then several people on Paleohacks mentioned rice. It's the ONLY thing that keeps me from slipping below my usual weight. I eat rice and/or potatoes with every meal. The only thing to be cautious of is that you don't use rice/potatoes to replace vitamin-rich veggies.

Ad369bbf19109804bbe6609f023285b1

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on June 25, 2012
at 11:20 PM

Thanks for the helpful comment.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on June 25, 2012
at 06:24 PM

Hi. I was anorexic and hospitalized 3 times. I am not going to tell you my lowest weight because i don't think it matters, but I'm more or less fully recovered now (over 7 years later) and have gained close to 100lbs. You just need to eat 3 squares and 3 big snack/meals a day, while making a conscious effort to eat until you are uncomfortable, and then some, by the end of every meal. Your psychological discomfort will go down over time as your thinking changes (mostly as a consequence of simply gaining weight, but a small part as a consequence of therapy). Your physical discomfort will increase initially in the first month or two, but will subside as both your stomach gets larger and your need for so many extra calories declines. You will obviously need supervision as well, because when you're anorexic what looks like a big meal to you and what makes you feel uncomfortable simply will not be enough to get you better. Trust me.

I ate a lot of potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice, fruit, meat, eggs, nuts, and yogurt. A LOT. All the time. Till I wanted to (and often did) cry.

Food is nourishment for every cell of your body. Keep your head up and stay consistent.

Also, be thankful that you still have the option of doing it on your own terms. Having the choice to eat TONS of healthy food is hundreds of times better than having a tube down your nose with a 24 hour bolus of BOOST PLUS. Please take advantage of that.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 09:00 PM

May I ask why this response was down voted?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on June 25, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Foreveryoung you bring up some very good points. Very helpful (and so was you last comment which I tried to Vote as a great comment but its now gone!)

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on June 25, 2012
at 09:02 PM

May I ask why this response was down voted? It came very shortly after my comment above, so I suppose it has something to with that?

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(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 06:39 PM

I don't know the perfect way to go about recovering from anorexia, but I will tell that if you are eating and stopping before you're physically and psychologically uncomfortable, you're never going to better.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 06:31 PM

and getting thrown out of school for anorexia is seriously incredibly traumatizing. I feel your pain. make them regret it and get back on track.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 08:42 PM

BTW, I personally do not think that this should be closed, but if the mods on paleohacks.com were consistent and/or at all fair, they would close this for being "too localized" and tell you to see a doctor immediately. But they are not consistent or fair and censor what they do not like.

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on June 25, 2012
at 06:36 PM

I've never been anorexic, so I can't speak from experience, but isn't eating until you cry a swing in the the opposite direction? I understand the need for eating a lot of food in order to recover, but perhaps painfully force-feeding isn't beneficial?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 06:49 PM

Potato Avenger- I do not know the perfect way to go about recovering from anorexia, but I will tell that if you are eating and stopping before you're physically and psychologically uncomfortable, you're never going to better. \

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 08:44 PM

BTW, I personally do not think that this should be closed, but if the mods on paleohacks.com were consistent and/or at all fair, they would close this for being "too localized" and tell you to see a doctor immediately (even though you're already seeing one). But they are not consistent or fair and censor what they do not like

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on June 25, 2012
at 07:21 AM

GOMAD. ton of calories, nutrient dense

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(1026)

on June 25, 2012
at 04:44 PM

GOMAD is a great idea.

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(20)

on June 25, 2012
at 07:29 AM

question was from dec 6. whoopsie

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on December 06, 2011
at 06:10 PM

I'm keenly interested in this question as someone headed into an eating disorder. Upvoted, not sure why anyone would downvote this one.

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(10663)

on December 06, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Have you identified the cause of why you have an eating disorder?

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(4238)

on December 07, 2011
at 05:45 AM

Is there ever really just one cause? But yes, I think I have a handle on my reasons for it.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on December 18, 2011
at 12:04 PM

Please take care of yourself. I didn't, and I've paid dearly for it. I wish I had realized what was going on before it got out of hand instead of having to do so much damage control. People lose a lot of trust in you when you can't provide for yourself something as simple as food.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 25, 2012
at 06:42 PM

I don't think finding out "what caused you eating disorder" is important. Personally, I think it's a waste of a time and an easy way to blame others.

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7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

(11214)

on June 25, 2012
at 04:39 PM

Since this is sort of a medical condition, maybe you could use whey protein or raw dairy. This is a deviation from strict paleo, but it appears to work pretty well in terms of adding bodyweight. The whole purpose of milk is to get that young calf growing. If you do go the whey protein route, make sure you read the label and get the cleanest powder possible. They like putting soy and other stuff in there. The raw dairy may be even more effective in terms of gaining weight, but I seem to have a problem with casein, so I haven't tried it for any length of time.

In addition, it became very obvious to those of us who had to lose weight that liquid calories were bad for our objectives. This suggests to me that liquid calories may be very good for your objective. Lots of smoothies!

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on December 18, 2011
at 11:41 AM

Your doctor is right. For best health reasons, you should aim to gain at the rate of 2 pounds per week. To gain one pound, you will need to eat 3500 calories above the amount of calories your body is burning. See my references for calculators to determine how many calories your body is burning and how many calories you should eat in a day. you must be dedicated. to a coordinated effort with your diet, exercise and rest schedules that complement each other. Here it is in a nut shell.

1) Eat 3 good meals a day. In between each meal have a high protein, high calorie drink or snack.
2) Exercise, Do 3 sets of 20 reps squats along with bench presses & deadlifts. 2-3 times a week
3) Rest, don't do extra activities, you need the rest time to repair and build muscle.

This works whether your male or female. Yes you will gain weight & mostly muscle. However, the muscle will be in the right places and after you reach a desired weight, you can start a maintenance program to tone and define muscles. There are some good online calculators that will tell you how many calories your body is burning and how many calories you should eat per day to gain or lose weight. For anyone interested.

RMR Calculator at: rmr calculator
Weight Gain Calculator at: Weight Gain Calculator

Good Luck.

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 18, 2011
at 12:14 PM

The detail is in the application. At its simplest, getting more calories in means you'll have more calories out, and vice versa. The body tries to 'cope' with the change in circumstances by modifying your metabolism. That's why calculating how much you burn is largely futile. So using that as a starting point for how much to eat is equally problematic. And as with weight loss, it all depends on what kind of weight you're looking to gain or lose as to how best to achieve that,

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 18, 2011
at 11:44 AM

I'm not sure you should visit every post to advertise your website.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on December 18, 2011
at 12:09 PM

I'm a little confused about the "calories in, calories out" when applied to weight gain. It seems to be refuted when referencing people trying to lose weight but my nutritionist tells me as well that I need to eat a certain amount of calories in order to gain a certain amount of weight.

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on June 25, 2012
at 07:26 AM

actually you have to take non veg food like chicken,egg etc and also junk food.

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on June 25, 2012
at 11:16 AM

Flag it, don't downvote it people.

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