I’m glad you’re here! Let’s talk about how to get treatment for thinness. We can start
by discussing the reasons for your thinness; then, we’ll discuss how to treat it.
REASONS FOR THINNESS
Here are some potential causes of your thinness:
- You may need to eat more calories. If you’re not consuming enough calories, your body can break down muscle tissue and turn that into energy. This can lead to reduced strength and an overall feeling of weakness.
- You may need to eat more fat or protein in your diet. Fat gives you energy and helps keep the skin looking healthy, so if you’re trying to lose weight by cutting out fat altogether, this could contribute to thinness (and make it more difficult). Protein also plays an important role in building muscle mass, so if you need more of it through food sources, this will cause problems, especially since we tend to think of meat as high-protein food when most animal products contain plenty! A lack thereof will cause symptoms such as muscle weakness and fatigue because there isn’t enough material for growth processes like cell division/repairing damaged areas etc.
If you’re underweight and want to gain weight, you must realize that you need more calories than someone healthy. If you’re trying to gain weight but aren’t eating enough food, adding fats and carbohydrates can help add more calories. The American Heart Association recommends eating 5-6 small meals containing approximately 20 grams of protein each and three servings of whole grains daily.
Protein supplements may also be helpful if you need more food or it’s hard for you to eat so much at once.
With the right treatment, it’s possible to gain weight and improve your health. A nutritionist can help you create meal plans that are healthy and effective for increasing your body mass index.
It would help if you ate more calories than you are now.
It would help if you ate more calories than you are now. When a person is thin, the body burns many fewer calories than it does when a person is overweight.
You can calculate how much additional food you need to eat by using this formula:
- Your current weight in pounds divided by your goal weight in pounds = x
- x multiplied by the number of days per week that you want to increase your caloric intake (usually 5) = y
- then divide y into 30 and add an extra 200 calories at each mealtime to that number.
Increasing the fat in your diet to help add calories.
Fat is not the enemy! It’s one of the most important nutrients for brain health, skin health, hair and nail growth, joints, and more. To help you gain weight, you need to increase the fat in your diet. It will help if you eat at least 25% of your calories from fat to gain weight.
You should eat 5-6 small meals per day.
- Eat 5-6 small meals per day.
- Avoid skipping meals or going more than 4 hours without eating, as this can lead to low sugar levels, which can cause dizziness and irritability.
- Keep a balanced diet that includes protein, fruits/vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products while avoiding fatty foods.
You can add protein supplements to your diet.
If you’re seeking an extra boost in your weight-gain efforts, consider adding protein supplements to your diet. Protein shakes are often recommended as a way to gain weight because of their high-calorie content. The amount of calories and protein in a shake depends on the brand but can be anywhere from 200-500 calories and 20-50 grams of protein per serving.
You’ll want to check with your doctor before starting any new supplement or workout routine, especially if you’re taking medication or have any health conditions affecting your body’s food and nutrition. Your doctor can help you determine how much—or how little—extra protein is right for you by taking into account factors like age, gender, height, and weight; activity level; medical history; medications currently being used; allergies (to foods); current health status (such as diabetes); pregnancy status; lactation state; kidney function test results (if applicable), other drug therapies being taken concurrently with Qsymia® UDI (if applicable); alcohol use/abuse history; smoking habits (if applicable).
Ask your doctor if you need a vitamin B12 supplement.
Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient for maintaining healthy nerve function and red blood cells, and it can be found in meat, fish, and eggs. It’s also available in fortified breakfast cereals. If you are suffering from a deficiency of Vitamin B12, your doctor may recommend taking a supplement.
If you’re at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency or already have low levels of this nutrient in your body due to illness or medication use (such as birth control pills), ask your doctor whether taking a supplement would help. Your doctor may refer you to a dietitian who can help design an eating plan with enough protein foods—especially liver—and vitamin B12-rich foods such as milk products (cheese) or fortified cereals that might help boost blood levels enough so that they are considered normal again.
It is important to see a doctor who can help with treatment.
It is important to see a doctor who can help with treatment. Your doctor can prescribe medication or recommend a dietitian if you have a medical condition that has led to your weight loss. In addition, your doctor may also refer you to a therapist.
This article has given you some information about the treatment for thinness. We recommend increasing calories and fat, as these are easy changes that can greatly impact your health—and maybe even help you lose weight! You may find it helpful to talk with your doctor about your options and decide what makes sense.