Asked on - Nov 19, 2020
My age: 54 years, height 5’5”, weight 50 kg.
What I eat… Breakfast: Brown bread with tea and some milk, sometime egg.
Lunch and dinner: 3 chapatis, veg, dal rice. Twice in a week, non-veg.
My main concern is I am getting slim, how to put on some weight? People who see me after months are surprised and say that I have reduced a lot.
My personal nature is: I keep thinking of anything bad that happened to me, can’t give up. It builds stress.
Thanks & regards
Your profile indicates that you are severely underweight.
Has this been your weight for a long time?
If you have recently lost weight, we need to identify the causative factors before deciding on the treatment.
Loss of weight could be due to various reasons. Stress, unbalanced diet, excessive activity, body type with high metabolic rate, certain physiologic conditions or medical reasons, etc, could be some of the reasons.
Based on your dietary recall, you are consuming a normal diet, although it may be deficient in proteins.
Include high protein foods in your diet in every meal.
Incorporate strength training exercises to increase muscle mass.
Physical and mental rest is the key to slowing down high metabolic rates.
You can undergo a thorough physical examination and find out the underlying cause before embarking on the mode of weight gain.