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Ways to gain weight?

I'm 17 years old (female) and I'm 90-95 pounds. I'm very insecure about my weight because I'm alot smaller than most girls my age. I'm looking for healthy ways to gain weight. Please help!:)
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If you feel sick after eating a lot of foods, go see a GI. If they do a colonoscopy and take biopsies, they will be able to tell what foods your body can't process well.
You most likely have a lot of food intolerances, which is actually very normal.
If foods make you feel sick and you continue eating them, you can do a lot of damage to your digestive system and you will feel much worse. If you constantly feel nauseous, even if you didn't just eat, go see a GI right away. If you don't it can cause problems like ulcers and bleeding.

You most likely do not have an eating disorder. When you have an eating disorder you throw up purposely and the only reason you don't eat is because you want to loose weight. If you feel sick after eating a lot of foods, it is probably a type of food intolerance or other stomach issue like ulcerative colitis. Do not let anyone convince you you have a disorder you don't think you have.  

It is sad because as a race, we have started eating foods that aren't necessarily natural for us to eat. Many people have problems, but never know why and it becomes a type of chronic issue that never goes away.

I too feel incredibly sick after I eat most foods. When I eat steak and rice though, I can eat a whole steak and a pot full of rice. It just goes to show how hungry I actually am from not eating much. Try eating a lot of steak and rice. Also, try limiting foods like gluten, milk, and potatoes. These very much bother me. I also can't eat a lot of spices because I believe I am allergic. They make my mouth itchy and make me cough.

If your mouth feels itchy after eating certain foods, don't eat them. You are allergic, maybe not so much that you need and epipen, but you are allergic and these foods should be avoided.  

Here are some foods that work for me are:
Gluten Free Pastas
Butter and other products made only from cream (Cream as the only ingredient)
Lettuce and other leafy greens
Berries, like raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries

Please, go see a GI. And a good one too. Do not get discouraged if they don't think anything is wrong. They are probably not a very good doctor in that case, so go try to find another one. Try maybe a large group of doctors instead of an individual practice. Just don't give up, and do whatever you can to help yourself.

Stay safe
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I'm a 28 year old female and I'm 5'2, I weigh about 110 lbs. I have 3 kids and always drop down my weight after having my kids without trying to due good genetics. Maybe its the same
For you.. I'm trying to gain about 30-35 lbs and keep it on, so I'm taking in about 3000 calories a day and also on
CB-1 an all natural weight gainer, I also drink ensures too. Hope my response helps.
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Oh and drink my ensure with my meals..
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I try to atleast eat something once or twice a day, but I've been to my doctor and she just gave me ensure as a meal replacement and I drink 2-3 a day but those aren't helping
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Doctors are pretty clueless about nutrition.  Ensure isn't very healthy.  Instead of using a meal replacement you need to eat meals.  Good, healthful meals.  Obviously, you're not eating regularly, and if you want to gain weight you have to eat more food.  But healthful food.  If I were you, and I'm not, I'd get into therapy because it's pretty clear you have pretty classic body issues and it's affecting your eating.  I'd also see a holistic nutritionist or read up on nutrition so you can learn about healthy eating.  You probably need at least three full meals a day to maintain your weight, as you probably have fast metabolism, but if you go on as you're going, you might get long-term problems from not eating enough essential nutrients.  
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Whether you're underweight or not depends on your height -- that helps you determine your BMI.  Being thin, provided you're eating enough healthy foods to get your nutrients, is healthy.  But if you're skinny, gaining weight just means eating more of the healthy foods you're hopefully eating now, such as adding a meal.  You can gain muscle by doing resistance training.  Do you eat enough?  Do you feel you're eating a lot and still not gaining?  It could be you have fast metabolism or it could indicate a problem absorbing nutrients if you're eating a lot and not gaining.  But again, if you're not very tall, that's not necessarily too little weight.  What you want is to gain muscle tone, not fat; if you don't care about your health or body shape, just eat a lot of unhealthy fried food and candy and you'll gain, but I wouldn't recommend it.  
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I'm around 5'1 or 5'2, I haven't gained this much since I was probably 13-14 years old, I usually 100-105. I try to eat as much as I can, but don't have much of an apatite really, most times as soon as I put food in my mouth I feel like throwing up.. I'm not sure what's wrong.. but I'd like to gain weight healthily; I already eat a bunch of junk food (trying to gain weight) but it doesn't work at all.
You need to eat regularly.  I'm thinking you have a common problem, body issues.  Feeling like throwing up when you eat, not having an appetite -- these are signs of an eating disorder.  Ever seen a therapist to see why you started thinking and acting this way?

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