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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What are the ways to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old having 61 kg and 173 cm in height. How can I gain some weight?  Read Full »


Sonal Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should focus on a balanced diet. Start having protein, carbohydrate-rich diet. You can take a banana shake in the morning. It will give you instant energy as well as help in weight gain. Start taking milk and milk products. You can have pulses, beans, legumes, fruit...  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 o...  Read Full »

I am in my early twenties and weigh only 38 kg despite eating well. What should I do to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my early twenties and 5 foot 4 inches tall. I weigh only 38 Kg. I eat well but I am not able gain weight. Please prescribe some medicine without side effects and suggest a diet.  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Usually, girls change their physical appearance after attaining menarche (the first occurrence of menstruation). Because estrogen and progesterone are the two new hormones that start secreting more after menarche, this change starts at 13 to ...  Read Full »

I am very thin, and my waist is 26 inches. How can I increase my waist size?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very weak and thin, and my age is 26 years old. I am male, but my voice is female. I want to be healthy. My waist is only 26 inches. How can I enlarge my waist?   Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com, You should feel proud of your waist as the waist is one of the places where the bad cholesterol settles next to the belly. All the males and females in this world have both male and female gonadal hormones. High testosterone hormone in males gives the body appearance of...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old male and wish to gain weight. Please help.

Query: Hi,I am a 20-year-old male with a height of 5 ’ 10 " and a weight of about 135 lbs. I was wondering how I can gain weight. My body does not appear to gain much weight in the past few years and I do not know if there is something wrong with me. Please help.  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Thank you for posting your query. You can also opt for a call consultation. You need to accept that weight loss is as difficult as weight gain. But it will happen gradually, not fast. I will need some more details for a proper medical diagnosi...  Read Full »

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 »


Shariff Safina Moushin Noushina

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 »

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 »


Shariff Safina Moushin Noushina

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 »

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