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  • Stephany11202019Stephany11202019 Posts: 20Member, Premium Member Posts: 20Member, Premium Member
    Well. Idk if “hard gainers” scientifically is true, but I do know for me it seems to be (in terms of just eating how I normally would). Which growing up involved all three main meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and snacks. After school I would always be searching the cupboards for all the snacks I could find. I’d usually have a little bit of everything. Aka a couple or few difficult things. Genetics play a factor in everyone’s body make up. But possibly even more-so related to genetics for me. I have a heart condition (aka a connective tissue disorder). And in my heart condition it is seen that people with it have a very hard time gaining weight. Also some of the physical characteristics of the disease are tall, slender, skinny (I can’t remember if they use this word too, but they for sure use slender), long fingers, long legs etc.

    Honestly I’ve always wondered why I was so skinny.

    Wether it’s because of the condition or not I know it is at least part of it. There’s no mistaking that.


    So that’s why I added this app. Because it’s just getting to me lately. My boyfriend can eat way more than me n it amazes me and perplexes me at the same time. I added this app so I could increase my calorie intake and see it being reached (the amount I need to consume in order to gain weight). Idk if it’s going to work, but I’m going to try. It has to work.

    If anyone doesn’t believe me or wants to know more about it look it up if you want. It’s called Marfan Syndrome. And I was looking things up online (n it says they still don’t understand why people like me have a hard time gaining weight) n added at the end the only thing they can offer is suggesting to see a dietitian and follow the pyramid guidelines.

    It even says on there that as people get older (who has Marfan syndrome) that they tend to gain weight in the middle region. Hoping it doesn’t happen to me because I don’t want a huge stomach. Just good proportionate meat division. If you know what I mean. Some here, there, there, n there. With out going into any details.
  • Stephany11202019Stephany11202019 Posts: 20Member, Premium Member Posts: 20Member, Premium Member
    Also I forgot to ask. Is this discussion focused more on building muscle while gaining weight or could it be helpful for if you just want to gain weight?
  • Stephany11202019Stephany11202019 Posts: 20Member, Premium Member Posts: 20Member, Premium Member
    I suggest looking up Marfan Syndrome weight issues. It isn’t always mentioned when going through the run through of the condition. You know. ..... those bullet point lists.
  • Stephany11202019Stephany11202019 Posts: 20Member, Premium Member Posts: 20Member, Premium Member
    Here a picture. This is from one of their website. There’s even a main website for it. I believe this is it.0be7cdnumvfl.png
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,111Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,111Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    Also I forgot to ask. Is this discussion focused more on building muscle while gaining weight or could it be helpful for if you just want to gain weight?

    Its for anyone who is looking to gain weight. I would recommend tracking calories for 2-3 weeks and adjust from there. Its quite possible that those with your syndrome, have struggles adding enough calories.
  • kdaacrawfordkdaacrawford Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    Old thread but I’m new. Due to pacemaker surgery last summer I have lost a total of 20lbs. My weight last week was 91 lbs I only stand 4 11 but am way to skinny. Dr has finally released me back to the gym but wants me to limit cardio and focus on weights. Ugh not my strong point. I have added 1 ensure drink a day to my 3 meals and 2lbs to the + at this point. High cholesterol means limit to fat again ugh. I believe if I make my warm up and cool down my only cardio then this will help. I hate whey drinks, I just can’t do it. Goal is 105lbs
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Posts: 35,111Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 35,111Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    Old thread but I’m new. Due to pacemaker surgery last summer I have lost a total of 20lbs. My weight last week was 91 lbs I only stand 4 11 but am way to skinny. Dr has finally released me back to the gym but wants me to limit cardio and focus on weights. Ugh not my strong point. I have added 1 ensure drink a day to my 3 meals and 2lbs to the + at this point. High cholesterol means limit to fat again ugh. I believe if I make my warm up and cool down my only cardio then this will help. I hate whey drinks, I just can’t do it. Goal is 105lbs

    Good luck. Make sure you incorporate plenty of plant based fats and fatty fish. High cholesterol isn't always a good indicator. Your other numbers (triglycerides, A1C, LDL, etc.... ) all have important implacations. What i have found is that dietary fat has little to no impact on most those numbers.

    I would recommend gaining weight slowly and following a structured resistance routine to help mitagate fat gains.
  • alexaltairalexaltair Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Sounds a bit "easy" for me, a lot of people can digest everything. But it is a harder for me to choose something from the list (I do have IBS, lactose intolerance).
    The best way I found so far is frequent meals with meats, salomon, chicken breast, oat, buckwheat, nuts.
  • martinezselenaa7992martinezselenaa7992 Posts: 3Member, Premium Member Posts: 3Member, Premium Member
    Im 24 weight 100 too skinny i need help with names of foods to eat or what can i do i want some legs and bubble butt please help me
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