my whole life I have always had a thin build. about a year ago I decided I wanted to try and gain some weight. I figured I would do this by doubling my food intake in a healthy way and working out 4 days a week. I was taking in anywhere from 3500 to 4500 calories in a day. I did this for 8 months and did not gain more than 1 pound. I didn't become very very noticeably stronger, but I weighed the exact same. no matter what I do I cannot get past 170 pounds. I eat like a horse. is there something wrong with me?
It has to do with our metabolic rate. People with fast metabolic rates have a hard time gaining weight and others with a slow a metabolic rate have a hard time losing weight. Recommend eating the high calorie foods and amounts, approximately 2500-3000 calories a day. If you are still concerned, suggest you have your thyroid checked. Thank you for your question.
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