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How To Gain Weight And Still Stay Active?

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I Love to workout or exercise about 3-4 times a week nothing too intense but just like a 30 min walk on the tred mill with some streghth trainning weights, but I weigh 105 and am 5'6 I am tryin to gain some weight and without stopping doing the things I love, I would like to at least maintain, does anyone have any suggestions should I stop the workout all together for a while?

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I worked out while gaining my weight back as I didn't want to just gain back fat. I lift weights, like guys do (free weights, 3 sets, until I cannot lift them one more time), and I think this was helpful. I was sure to get enough protein since I was building muscle. I also did cardio, but if you're having trouble gaining, I'd restrict that. Once I got off gluten, I didn't really have trouble gaining the weight back as long as I was eating a lot.

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My weight right now is really low (only been on the diet for 3 months), but I would go nuts if I couldn't run, hike etc. I need to workout for my mental well being.

If you want to gain weight, I would eat a lot of healthy fats - nuts, avocados, olives. Eat as often as you can. I eat about every 2 hours to maintain my weight.

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Molly, I wish you luck on your weight gain, I know the feelin of people thinking you have an eating disorder, the only eating disorder I have is I EAT ALL THE TIME from when I wake up til bed time, I am healthy but I just don't wanna cut out something I love to do just to gain weight, I am doing everything else I can.

I eat Lots of peanutbutter, and even though I dont like it I have been eating more hamburger and lots of Chocolate:)

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I am 5'7'' and a half and about 95lbs. I used to be a runner at 125 (and healthy). My three doctors said no exercise but walking. I suggest you do the same.

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I am 5'7'' and a half and about 95lbs. I used to be a runner at 125 (and healthy). My three doctors said no exercise but walking. I suggest you do the same.

Sounds like a good plan, I don't think a little free weights would hurt to build muscle though. I would like to gain back muscle. I have never weighed more than 112 so I am really not that far down from my norm I have only lost about 7 pounds since last year, I have been gluten free for 5 years so the diet hasn't changed much.

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I'm 5 feet 6 and about 107lbs, I workout on my glider 4-7 days a week and lift weights 5 days, not too heavy about 12 lb weights, but I did gain 3 pounds from all the rice I'm eating..before going gluten-free I ate very little carbs, now its rice and chicken with dairy free chocolate..I Never, ever ate chocolate before :blink:

in the winter ppl think I'm too thin, but once summer hits they can tell I lift weights and I thankfully don't have to listen to "your too thin" :rolleyes:

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I was talking with my husband about this thread tonight. He said that he thinks the only reason I didn't get thinner than I did was because of my lifting weights. At my thinnest I was 121; I'm almost 5'8". I had dropped down to that from 135 in three months time; I got scared and started eating fattening things constantly and stopped losing even though I wasn't healthy or gaining. Size 4 jeans were falling off. I think I would have weighed 10 pounds less if I didn't have that muscle in my arms and legs. I lift as heavy weights as I can and still do three sets of 8-12 reps. Cardio on the other hand, only will burn calories, so I would avoid that if you're having trouble gaining. I'm doing cardio, but I'm up to 130 and comfortable there.

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My doc reiterated to be careful, luckily, I am naturally muscular, or who knows how much I would actually weigh? Weights = more muscle = you burn more when doing cardio.

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molly - i hear that at 5'7''.5 and about 95lbs.

i wish i didn't have the bod of a middle schooler!

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Yea, I was really, really lucky I found out what it was before I dropped more!!! It was coming off at about a pound per week for three months. I realized how fortunate I was after all of you were talking about your weight! My family thought I was dying though when I was dropping it so quickly, especially since most of my life I was careful to watch it! At one time I dieted by exercising and eating healthy to lose 20 pounds ... it took a year (that was almost 25 years ago when I was in college). I still had to work hard to gain it back (not after dieting, rather after getting sick), and I'm still eating all the time to keep it on. In fact, we went to Outback tonight for dinner, as soon as I got home I was already fixing myself a snack! Whenever I get glutened, I'll drop a quick 5 or 6 pounds and have to gain again! So, I may be a bit heavier, but it's all relative ... I understand how hard it is to gain.

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molly - i hear that at 5'7''.5 and about 95lbs.

i wish i didn't have the bod of a middle schooler!

Everyone thinks i go to the middle school down the road and am just freakishly smart, and take classes at Gunn (my high) people asked me if i was in 6th grade! And i'm in 10th.

It sucks!

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molly - i'm twenty-three, graduated with a bachelor's degree, and i am asked when i am finishing high school. :lol:

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I get the eating disorder thing constantly. I had to learn to be comfy with my bod or it would drive me crazy. I felt so ugly for so long and frustrated becasue of lack of exercise. But now I feel a lot better.

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i hate getting the annorexic thing, it compeltely sucks, everyone thinks that all i care about is my weight and i think that i am fat, which i am for sure NOT

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yes you are... fatty. :P

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My response when someone points out how SKINNY I am:

It is not socially acceptable to point out that someone is OVERWEIGHT, so why would you think it's okay to point out the fact that I'm underweight? It actually hurts my feelings, just like it would hurt someone's feelings to point out that he or she was "fat." I appreciate your concern, and I'm working with a doctor and nutrionist to try to gain some weight.

That usually gets the point across <_<:lol:

- Lauren

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I went gluten free 3.5 years ago. since then i have gained 20 pounds. i was my high school weight for 20 years, and i thought i was just eating well and excercising. little did i know that i was incredibly malnourished and in fact though 20 lbs heavier still am. it takes a long time for the gut to heal, and the longer you've been sick, the longer it will take. i am also a vegetarian, and it is not something that keeps me thinner, just healthier. btw - do you think animals are fed grains and that those grains are in their flesh? just a thought - perhaps gluten is passed on through animal flesh to people who eat it.

If i were in your situation i think i'd go easy on the excercise, muscles burn much more calories than any other tissue in the body. perhaps focus on bulking up through extra calories through protein/fat/carbs.

lastly, are you up on your enzymes and probiotics? they'll help you absorb what you're eating.

good luck.

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My response when someone points out how SKINNY I am:

It is not socially acceptable to point out that someone is OVERWEIGHT, so why would you think it's okay to point out the fact that I'm underweight? It actually hurts my feelings, just like it would hurt someone's feelings to point out that he or she was "fat." I appreciate your concern, and I'm working with a doctor and nutrionist to try to gain some weight.

I love that line. My mil kept saying "you're so skinny" and I wanted to say "you're so fat!" But that would be mean. She doesn't say that to me anymore, luckily.

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[i]lastly, are you up on your enzymes and probiotics? they'll help you absorb what you're eating.

Im not sure what those are, I take a multi purpose womens espically yours witamin by natures plus. Other than that I dont take extra supplements...I have really started to add more any more calories, I am drinking more Lactid milk than ever for added calories but really.. now they are sayin drink your milk to lose weight!! it never ends...

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