Causes And Overcoming Difficulties Gaining Weight?
Good afternoon! I am 15 years old, my height is 160 cm, but my weight is only 42 kg. even though I often take vitamins, eat supplements, drink lots and eat nutritious foods. but I also rarely defecate, in 1 week only 2-3 times at most. I want to know where all the food nutrients I consume go? because after all thin body defecation is also rare. then I want to know why I have difficulty gaining weight even though I eat sometimes sometimes up to 4 times a day, while other people only eat a little already gained a few pounds.
Hello, good afternoon Yamano ...
Based on your BMI (Body Mass Index) calculation, your BMI is 16.40. Thus it can be said that you have a body weight below normal. (To find out the IMT calculation formula and its interpretation you can read it here). The most frequent cause of weight gain is because of a lack of food intake. But it is not uncommon for people who have consumed many nutritious foods but their weight has not gone up as you experience. This condition can be caused by several things, including:
genetic factors (heredity)
calories used (activity) are not proportional to calorie intake (food)
habit of staying up late, this is important because growth hormones generally increase at night
there are chronic diseases experienced, such as tuberculosis (TB) infections, hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone in the blood), diabetes, intestinal worms, anemia, and so on
We suggest that you consult a nutrition specialist to conduct a weight gain program so that your body weight becomes ideal. Meanwhile, here are some suggestions that we can give to gain weight in a healthy manner:
consume more lean protein, for example tofu, tempeh, and skinless chicken meat
eat more often, for example 5-6 times a day but in a smaller position
consumption of juices or smoothies
consuming snacks between big meals
add calories to food, for example, add grated cheese to food
limit drinking before meals so that the body does not already too full
That's all, hopefully it helps ..