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Old 05-23-2011, 16:13   #1
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The line "how to gain weight" might wonder a few people, especially in this forum. But I'm already slim (this morning 109lbs--(49Kg)), 5'4 (164cm) and I have to watch my diet to keep sugar levels from rising. However, I noticed I keep losing more weight the "healthier" I eat. I need the carbs and fat to keep me at 115lbs (52kg) but I noticed my BGL goes up too from that. I tried eating healthy diets that will help me gain weight but it doesnt work. What's going on and what can I do?

PS: Everyone in my family is skinny and has a hard time gaining weight, no matter how much or what we eat. So it may be genetic too.

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The only way to gain weight without raising blood sugar is to eat protein and you must eat more calories than you expend. I know this from years of losing and gaining weight. There is a genetic component to it but genetics doesn't have too mean destiny . Alcoholism runs in my family, buti sobered up in AA and haven't had a drink in over 23 years, i beat my genetics so far and i believe it applys with alot of genetic conditions. Good luck. Mikey

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Increasing your protein & fats but not the carbs should keep your BGL down while allowing a little weight gain. Increased fats can provide energy too.

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Sadly i have been trying to gain weight as well.

I find that eating a few extra pounds of natural cheese a week helps put on weight

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