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I have a crazy high metabolism and can't seem to gain weight, any suggestions?

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October 14, 2019 / By Kohath
Question: I am 6' 2" and weigh 145 lbs. I eat as much as I possible can. Everything carbs, proteins, fats. When I weight train I get muscular definition but I usually lose weight. Should I consider human growth hormone or something like that?
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Imanuel Imanuel | 6 days ago
Eat a lot of carbohydrates and protein. Pasta, chicken, peanut butter, et cetera. Run in the morning and try weight training for your upper body. Avoid junk food so you gain muscle, not fat. At some point you should also accept that it's the way you are. I'm the same way. Many people strive to be what we are. So have fun with it. But if you want to gain weight do what I suggested.
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Imanuel Originally Answered: I have high metabolism & trying to gain weight .?
You should be seen by your doctor for evaluation to make sure there's no pathology causing your low body weight. If you're healthy and only thin because of your soma (body) type, then here's that story. If you're an ectomorph (very thin/skinny) or near ectomorph you will have difficulty gaining weight because of your somatype, not because of metabolism. So, if you want to change that and add some pounds there are two ways to do it. Both may work and neither may work. Your success is going to ultimately depend on your body chemistry which is inherited (genetic). FAT The difference between naturally fat and naturally thin people is the number of fat cells in their body. An endomorph may have as many as 250 billion adipocytes (fat cells) while the ectomorph may only have about 50 billion. There's no way to change your total adipocytes or their distribution throughout your body. How fat or thin you are has almost nothing to do with metabolism. You can try adding fat by eating more food. You should eat a proper diet which is about 50/20/30 (%calories from carbs/fats/protein respectively) and just consume more food. You should NOT eat junk food, increase your carbs, take supplements, consume more fat, etc. Just eat a proper, well balanced diet in increase the portions (serving sizes). If you are able to add body fat, you will have no control over where the fat goes or how it looks. In other words, the result could be "skinny fat" which is probably less appealing aesthetically than skinny. And, of course, if you don't like the fat, you'll just have to lose it to get back to where you were. MUSCLE You can try adding muscle. It is always good to try to add muscle because muscle is the best metabolic investment you can make. Here are some of the benefits of strength training. • Stronger bones & increased mineral density (osteoporosis protection) • Stronger body & musculature (improved protection from injury) • More robust organic and systemic fitness (more survivable in crisis) • Improved cardio-vascular function (better than "cardio") • Higher basal metabolic rate (~5-50 cal/day/pound of muscle) • Easier fat loss (more efficient lipid consumption) • Greater calorie consumption (prolonged afterburn) • Supports body sculpting (hypertrophy) • Slows natural loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) over age 30 Adding muscle is a very slow and difficult process. Watch this video for more about that ---> http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961#p... . On average males can add no more than about a pound of muscle per month and females can add about 20% less and that is only under ideal circumstances which are rare. However, if you're a teen, you may find adding muscle to be almost impossible because you will not have your lifetime maximum of testosterone (the muscle building hormone) until about your mid20s. Adding muscle means very intense (and painful) training for a few hours per week and usually requires a gym or gym facilities. It also requires some understanding of how to train (exercise physiology, kinesiology, muscle anatomy, etc) which usually means some time spent with a personal trainer. Adding muscle is a difficult and long term process and, once the muscle is added, the training must continue to maintain the muscle. Ectomorphism is an unhappy an occurrence because being very thin can effect self esteem and inhibit social interaction. However, the ectomorph will usually, in adult life, find it easier to achieve and maintain an ideal or close to ideal body weight because people naturally tend to grow fatter and/or more robust as they grow older....especially with proper diet and training. In other words, being underweight now may be paying it forward. You may reap the benefits with a nice body while your midlife peers are fighting the battle of the bulge. Note - Do not use pills, tonics, supplements, shakes, or other products which claim they can help increase body weight without first checking with your doctor. The scammers are very much aware of the plight of the ectomorph and there are scores or companies with products and advertising all designed to capitalize on your misfortune for their profit. Don't be a sucker. So, they may not be ideal. But those are your two options. Fat and/or muscle. Now, read this --> http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.a... Here's an excellent website for you. Be sure to bookmark it and use it. It's been recommended by the people your doctor listens to, US National Institute of Health, and has tons of information about your growing and changing body. --> http://teenshealth.org/teen/ Good luck and good health!! ♠
Imanuel Originally Answered: I have high metabolism & trying to gain weight .?
Eat before you go to bed. I heard it helps because the food doesn't digest well and it turns into fat. You can also have midnight snacks (sigh, lucky you).

Euan Euan
try eating a couple ounces of peanuts several times a day with your favorite cola-------take a swig of soda while chewing the nuts-----the flavor combo is so wonderful it will haunt you
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Cooper Cooper
go on the Bridget Jones' diet, shakes, dounuts, pizza..........even though that's even worse for your health, ...............become a model LOL
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Cooper Originally Answered: What will help me gain more weight with high metabolism?
I've gone through the same thing. First, you need to eat a high calorie diet and then exercise. By high calorie I mean like 2,800+ calories. 1. You can start by eating a big breakfast. This will usually get you about 900 calories and almost halfway there. 2. Go to the gym an hour or two after that. Weight lift and get in shape. Muscles weighs more. 3. Snack, drink a protein shake, and then eat lunch. Get yourself up to 1,900 calories for the day by now. 4. Snack a little more - nuts and legumes are good. At this point in the day you can try weight gain shakes. 5. Eat a small dinner, that's right. You don't need a big dinner at this point. You will easily pass 3,000 calories at this point. And THAT is how you gain weight if you have a high metabolism, and nobody will even think youre fat.

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