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    it has come to my attention that I am too skinny. I have been told I need to gain weight. How do I do that in a healthy way and not end up flabby and gross?

  • #2
    lift heavy things, then eat more carbs from veggies and potatoes
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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    • #3
      I do lift heavy things... maybe lift them more often?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by missymomof3 View Post
        I do lift heavy things... maybe lift them more often?
        not more often, but more weight might help you out. what are you doing now for your lifting? it's not the amount of time you spend working out that matters, it's the intensity.
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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        • #5
          Probably going to have to eat more protein to feed the extra lean mass you're trying to cultivate too.

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          • #6
            Who says you are "too skinny?" If you are happy with your physique and you are healthy and active, ignore them. I was once told by a trainer that if I lost more weight I "wouldn't be attractive to men."
            W. T. F. ????
            That being said, I too would recommend greater fat and protein consumption along with primal carbs later in the day (I usually try to get those carbs in the AM, but if I was trying to gain, I"d shift some to PM). I"d also eat a significant source of protein right before bed.

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            • #7
              While it is possible to be too skinny (super-low bodyfat, or low muscle mass, or both), you have to consider the source. Was it said by someone who is overweight him/herself? Overweight people often have skewed views of "normal" weight and body composition. Or possibly a woman who is jealous of your body?

              But if you want to be the weight you should be (the weight your body prefers for health), just eat as much Primal food as you desire (meat, eggs, green vegetables, root vegetables, fruits, nuts). Also, walk regularly, work out intensely a couple times a week with as much weight as you can safely handle, and sprint every week or so. As long as you are healthy haters can piss off.
              Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

              My Primal Journal

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              • #8
                As Lolly and Uncephalized asked I would like to know who said you were too skinny too.
                I would keep doing what you are doing but make sure you are trying to increase your weight each time on your lift heavy things days. And depending what you are doing you may want a more structured program for your lifting.
                Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
                PS
                Don't forget to play!

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                • #9
                  How about a photo? Odds are, you're normal.
                  Crohn's, doing SCD

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                  • #10
                    Yep, gonna need pictures.
                    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                    • #11
                      Judging by the excessively small picture in your avatar you look fine.
                      People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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                      • #12
                        Have you had your body composition measured? I wouldn't be worrying unless I was under 12% body fat or so. Are you experiencing any of the side effects of underweight like amenorrhea or a poorly functioning immune system? Barring other illness or metabolic disorders, most people do not become underweight without actively trying. If you are eating to satiety and having plenty of protein & fat, not going really low carb or anything, and your body fat is actually too low, then do please see a doctor. If this is just someone's opinion from looking at you and thinking you're too slim, then I would take it with a grain of salt until I got some actual measurements of my body's health.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lolly View Post
                          Who says you are "too skinny?" If you are happy with your physique and you are healthy and active, ignore them. I was once told by a trainer that if I lost more weight I "wouldn't be attractive to men."
                          W. T. F. ????
                          That being said, I too would recommend greater fat and protein consumption along with primal carbs later in the day (I usually try to get those carbs in the AM, but if I was trying to gain, I"d shift some to PM). I"d also eat a significant source of protein right before bed.
                          THIS!!!

                          Also, hi Lolly! I am from MUA. So glad to see you on here.

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                          • #14
                            I dont have any recent pics but it was my brother, my sister, my Mom, and a few people have made some comments here and there.

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                            • #15
                              The last time i was measured I was at 20%. that was with a handheld device so who knows how accurate that is. I think the problem is I have a history of anorexia and of exercise bulemia and maybe my family is just very cautious, who knows.

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