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Hi, I am 25 years old, not married yet. I am underweight, I am unable to gain weight, eventhough I eat well I am not putting weight. My entire family is thin. Please let me know whether I can put on weight, if yes please let me know whom to consult
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Ms. Bipasha Das Delhi | Dietitian/Nutritionist
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I understand your concern. Everyone in your family is thin means you are likely to inherit that. But still you can try gaining some weight by having nutritious n calorie rich meals like fruit smoothies, fruit custard, milk shakes, soyamilk, high protein foods. Along with some exercises too.
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Dr. Swathi S Aithal Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello.. well if all the members in your family are thinn then it will be likely that you would be thin only ....but then it depends in your food intake and the exercises you do .. St art taking more of proteins and then start gymming ....thank you
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