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How to gain a bit of weight?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 19, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Hi!

Well, as a follow up on my last post ( http://paleohacks.com/questions/105551/what-to-do-if-amenorrhoea-strikes-again#axzz1pK76WWSB ) , i'd like to gain a kilo or two, i'm currently 110 pounds ( 49-50.5 kg ) and is 5ft 7 (170cm) and is 16 years old. According to the teenage BMI chart, I'm in the 6-8th percentile, with 5% and under being underweight. So, technically im not underweight, but according to my body I am, therefore loosing my period, once again. :/

I'm struggling to eat more, I really dislike the feeling of being stuffed, when I gained weight 4 months ago because I was even more underweight,( due to the transition to paleo foods and unintentionally not eating enough because of different calorie densities compared to S.A.D ), I really stuffed myself alot to put on weight, and I don't really want to go through that again. Plus im a bit stressed out with schooling and contrary to on the S.A.D ( emotional eating), I'm the oposite

How do I sneak the calories in? What pace should I go to gain a kilo or two?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on March 21, 2012
at 11:25 PM

I never said "paleo". He didn't ask for "paleo". I think we all know what the "rules" are. And many of us break them. Dairy is allowed on Primal diets. Rice is allowed on PHD. OJ is recommended by Ray Peat. Why don't you take the very large stick out of your rear end and get off your high horse about what you think we should eat. He asked how to gain weight. Eric and I both answered correctly according to the question. Whether or not he decides that any of these things are acceptable to him is his business, not yours. I suggest reading some Ray Peat before dissing OJ out of hand.

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on March 20, 2012
at 02:14 AM

IMO, those things are not paleo foods. Paleo means pre agriculture , pre 10,000 years ago. Milk and juiced fruit and rice isn't paleo. That being said they can have their place for the right person/purpose. I think people call things paleo that are not to rationalize and slip in things they WANT. OJ is liquid sugar. Rice is high GI and goes to sugar fast. Sugar damages a metabolism that is already broken and making a person either too thin or heavy depending on the person. Sugar never added quality weight to anyone. Meat, fish, birds, eggs, fat, green veggies add healthy weight.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on March 19, 2012
at 01:52 PM

Milk, OJ, coconut milk, fruit, safe starches (taters/rice) should all help. Especially the first three. Make smoothies with any of the first four. Nuts and cheese can also be helpful.

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on March 19, 2012
at 07:34 AM

Think liquid calories. Dairy can help when needing to add weight.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on March 19, 2012
at 01:52 PM

Milk, OJ, coconut milk, fruit, safe starches (taters/rice) should all help. Especially the first three. Make smoothies with any of the first four. Nuts and cheese can also be helpful.

Medium avatar

(2417)

on March 20, 2012
at 02:14 AM

IMO, those things are not paleo foods. Paleo means pre agriculture , pre 10,000 years ago. Milk and juiced fruit and rice isn't paleo. That being said they can have their place for the right person/purpose. I think people call things paleo that are not to rationalize and slip in things they WANT. OJ is liquid sugar. Rice is high GI and goes to sugar fast. Sugar damages a metabolism that is already broken and making a person either too thin or heavy depending on the person. Sugar never added quality weight to anyone. Meat, fish, birds, eggs, fat, green veggies add healthy weight.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on March 21, 2012
at 11:25 PM

I never said "paleo". He didn't ask for "paleo". I think we all know what the "rules" are. And many of us break them. Dairy is allowed on Primal diets. Rice is allowed on PHD. OJ is recommended by Ray Peat. Why don't you take the very large stick out of your rear end and get off your high horse about what you think we should eat. He asked how to gain weight. Eric and I both answered correctly according to the question. Whether or not he decides that any of these things are acceptable to him is his business, not yours. I suggest reading some Ray Peat before dissing OJ out of hand.

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on March 19, 2012
at 10:04 AM

You could give yourself goals. Figure your lean body mass, go to an online daily calorie requirements calculator for a rough idea, figure how many grams of protein/carb/fat foods give you that, set your goals and eat. if that doesnt put weight on you, set the goal higher. This way you don't have to worry if you are or are not eating enough daily.

I got a commercial blender and made/ate all kinds of meals (including meat) and poured it down the hatch if I couldn't eat enough. 5 seconds down the hatch, done.

Add more fat, thats an easy way to add calories.

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