Weight Gain

An increase in body weight is called weight gain. This weight gain can be due to an increase in muscle mass, fat, or fluid retention. Weight gain in adults can be due to bad dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, or a severe underlying condition.

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Please suggest a diet plan to gain weight for a Crohn's disease patient with kidney problems.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 10 inches, and my weight is 55 kg. I want to gain weight and need a diet plan or chart for the same. My target weight is 75 kg. However, I would like to bring my health to your attention, which would be of use while you plan a diet chart for me....  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for posting your query. Sorry to hear about your suffering. I can plan a diet keeping few things in mind. 1. Avoid raw vegetables, eat small frequent meals and avoid excess spicy and oily food. Use steamed food. 2. Early morning, one cup of yogurt with one t...  Read Full »

Is it possible to gain weight if I take 3000 calories per day?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a weight of 53 kilograms and a height of five feet eleven inches. I have gained a weight of eight kilograms in the last two months after taking 2500 to 3000 calories in my diet. But this month, I could not gain weight even after eating 3000 calories.   Read Full »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are still young. You will gradually see an increase in your weight as you are eating around 3000 calories per day. Do not worry too much about it. It can have a negative impact on your body. Till 25 years of age, people will tend to look thin. You still have time. Y...  Read Full »

What should I do to gain weight in a healthy way?

Query: Hello doctor, This quarantine season caused me to lose weight from 48 kg to 44 kg in three months. I am already underweight. My height is 165 cm, and weight is 44 kg. My BMI is 16.2. I had my thyroid hormone levels checked and it is within the normal range. Blood sugar levels are also normal. I th...  Read Full »


Safina Mithani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For weight gain, try to increase your meal protein content. 1. Include cheese, skim milk powder, nuts, greek yogurt, etc. 2. If you are eggetarian, you can include two eggs daily in your meal, alternatively include peanut butter. 3. Try to have healthy one-pot m...  Read Full »

Please suggest a lactose-free diet for weight gain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male, who is 5.9 feet tall and weighs 55 kg. I take vegetables, egg, fish but not meat. I am lactose intolerant for the past three years. If I take any milk products, it causes gastritis instantly, and I have to take an antacid. I cannot take whey protein because of thi...  Read Full »


Durga Kumari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned that you are suffering from lactose intolerance, which means a decreased ability to digest milk sugar that is, lactose. You need not worry because you can have soy products like soy milk, tofu, and soy yogurt. Do not take whey protein or any other pr...  Read Full »

I am not gaining weight since childhood, though I eat well. What should I do to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have 9 months old baby. Actually my problem is weight and personality. My weight is 35 kg and I am too thin from my childhood. After marriage, I am some what better with my body. During pregnancy time also I am happy with my weight and body. After delivery again I am...  Read Full »


Safina Mithani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To increase your body weight you can check your protein intake. Also, if you are breastfeeding your baby, protein becomes the utmost essential for you. You can include nuts, oilseeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, soybean, sprouts, legumes, beans, cheese, paneer, ...  Read Full »

Please suggest foods to incease my weight and immunity.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. My weight is 48 kg, and height is 5.8 feet. I am a pure vegetarian. I need to increase my body weight. I am suffering from psychological problems like anxiety. I am not diabetic, BP is normal. I do not smoke and drink. Please suggest foods to increase weight, immunity,...  Read Full »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How is your eating habits? Your total calorie intake should be around 2200 cal/day. This will include all three meals with a snack in the evening. You can drink any protein supplements at that time. Include ghee two to three teaspoons a day. Cheese or paneer weekly thri...  Read Full »

Please suggest some tips to shed some weight due to insulin intake.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 1 diabetic and have been injecting insulin every day for years already. With this current quarantine going on, I gained some weight which made me worry. Although my BMI says that I am on the normal side, it still made me upset because the belly, arms, and legs have gotten b...  Read Full »


Safina Mithani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, insulin might result in some weight gain, but if you are keeping a check on your calories and include a good amount of non-starchy food including whole grain, fresh whole fruits, and vegetables will help you to shed some fat. Keep a check on your exercise minutes,...  Read Full »

What is the role of exercise and diet in maintaining fitness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having trouble with my weight recently. I am a female with a height of 5'7" hoping to be 125 lbs. The lowest I have hit was 126.6 lbs, but that was about a month ago. Now, it ranges from 127-128 lbs. I am eating 1800 calories a day on days I do not workout intentionally (t...  Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have understood your concern about losing weight and you are working hard also for that. Your protocol for doing exercise workout is quite satisfactory but you can add 20 more minutes of aerobic exercise and resistance exercise combined. See weight reduction and gai...  Read Full »

I have a migraine problem and weight loss. Please suggest me how to gain weight.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a migraine problem but side by side I have a problem of weight loss too. I am married and have two children. Please suggest me how to gain weight.  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Migraine is such a disorder with some symptoms like headache, nasal, eye, forehead pressure, etc., climate or weather change or allergic prone also. Any time often can be attacked. There fore I think no direct relation with weight. So you have taken both but in a sep...  Read Full »

How can I gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to discuss about my loss of weight. My height is 5 ft 6 inches and my weight is 51 kg. Quite low. How can I gain weight? Also, I cannot eat too much food. Please suggest anything good.  Read Full »


Youness Tanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamins like Zincovit or others are not the way to gain weight, are just to help someone who works excessively or eating a poor diet. I do not know what kind of food you can eat so I will make a free nutrition program for you, also it is important to know your triglyce...  Read Full »

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