Can't gain weight help ?!

fabzz22
fabzz22 Posts: 7 Member
No matter how much I eat, can't gain weight
Any good foods with high calories ?

Also I eat a lot of 'junk food' yet never put a pound on when I do eat it ?

I have quite an active job and generally active everyday,
5ft3 102lbs (small bones/frame, so I've been told)
Thanks :) X

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  • majigurl
    majigurl Posts: 660 Member
    Go see your doctor. It could be a thyroid issue. I have a friend facing the same issue.
    Good luck.

    If it isn't thyroid. Track every calorie you eat. Add in that you are very active and figure out how many calories you need to gain weight.

    Steaks, protein, smoothies. Eat constantly but keep it healthy. :P
    Junk food doesn't mean you will gain weight if you are burning it off, you are just putting unhealthy food in you :/

  • juggernaut1974
    juggernaut1974 Posts: 6,212 Member
    There's a good list of calorie-dense foods in the opening post of this thread:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10326769/are-you-a-hard-gainer-please-read#latest
  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,086 MFP Moderator
    fabzz22 wrote: »
    No matter how much I eat, can't gain weight
    Any good foods with high calories ?

    Also I eat a lot of 'junk food' yet never put a pound on when I do eat it ?

    I have quite an active job and generally active everyday,
    5ft3 102lbs (small bones/frame, so I've been told)
    Thanks :) X

    How many calories are you eating? Generally, thr people who cant gain just arent eating enough.
  • emhunter
    emhunter Posts: 1,212 Member
    Yes I was going to ask how many calories you eat and what you eat.

    Have your tried to add protein supplements/shakes to your day?
  • Hornsby
    Hornsby Posts: 10,324 Member
    One more wondering how many calories you eat.
  • perry693
    perry693 Posts: 2 Member
    You should start weight training it will help you gain some muscle, and you should eat foods with high protein
  • fabzz22
    fabzz22 Posts: 7 Member
    edited February 2016
    Average amount of calories can range from 1,500-2500 , cause of my job most days miss lunch so wanting to know what high calorie foods there are ie snack form ,

    I can't eat white bread, greasy/really oily foods, tomatoes :(
  • perry693
    perry693 Posts: 2 Member
    Macadamia nuts are really high on calories
    100g = 718 calories.
    Peanut butter 32g = 190 calories
    Milk 1 cup = 148 calories
  • fabzz22
    fabzz22 Posts: 7 Member
    Cool thanks :)
  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,086 MFP Moderator
    fabzz22 wrote: »
    Average amount of calories can range from 1,500-2500 , cause of my job most days miss lunch so wanting to know what high calorie foods there are ie snack form ,

    I can't eat white bread, greasy/really oily foods, tomatoes :(

    There is the problem. You aren't consistently eating enough calories to gain weight. Depending how much you workout and how active your job it, you might nee 2500+ calories consistently.

    How active is your job and what is your workout routine? The latter, in conjunction with your macros, will determine if the weight gain is muscle and fat, or just fat.
  • AnabolicKyle
    AnabolicKyle Posts: 489 Member
    eat food!

    literally the easiest thing to do!!!

    good luck OP
  • fabzz22
    fabzz22 Posts: 7 Member
    Im on my feet all day with my job 8hr straight 5-6days a week and I don't work really work out I'm slightly toned but think that cause of the job (hairstylist)
    On my days off and on quiet days at work I don't stop eating (literally)
    but when I'm busy have no time to eat anything :/


  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,086 MFP Moderator
    fabzz22 wrote: »
    Im on my feet all day with my job 8hr straight 5-6days a week and I don't work really work out I'm slightly toned but think that cause of the job (hairstylist)
    On my days off and on quiet days at work I don't stop eating (literally)
    but when I'm busy have no time to eat anything :/


    Take high calorie snacks to your job. I am sure between clients, you will be able to sneak in some peanuts, a protein bar, etc... What I find beneficial is preplanning my food diary to ensure I am addressing my nutritional requirements.

    Additionally, keep in mind, than your weight gainin will be fat. If you want subsequent muscle gains, a progressive lifting program is going to be required.
  • fabzz22
    fabzz22 Posts: 7 Member
    Cool thanks for your help will take this into account :)
  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,086 MFP Moderator
    If you do decide you want to start training, this thread has a plethora of lifting programs. I would personally recommend NROL4W and StrongCurves as good starting points.
  • jonathantrush
    jonathantrush Posts: 12 Member
    fabzz22 wrote: »
    No matter how much I eat, can't gain weight
    Any good foods with high calories ?

    Also I eat a lot of 'junk food' yet never put a pound on when I do eat it ?

    I have quite an active job and generally active everyday,
    5ft3 102lbs (small bones/frame, so I've been told)
    Thanks :) X

    You are probably eating less than you think. Do you eat breakfast. If not. You need to. Easiest way to add caloriea. Up your healthy fats. Fats = 9 cals a gram.
  • Hornsby
    Hornsby Posts: 10,324 Member
    fabzz22 wrote: »
    No matter how much I eat, can't gain weight
    Any good foods with high calories ?

    Also I eat a lot of 'junk food' yet never put a pound on when I do eat it ?

    I have quite an active job and generally active everyday,
    5ft3 102lbs (small bones/frame, so I've been told)
    Thanks :) X

    You are probably eating less than you think. Do you eat breakfast. If not. You need to. Easiest way to add caloriea. Up your healthy fats. Fats = 9 cals a gram.

    She just needs to eat more, period. Doesn't matter when. Lots of people don't gain weight on 2k calories.
  • mixa4u
    mixa4u Posts: 62 Member
    Honestly, if you know you are eating 2000 and not gaining, why aren't you eat 2500 if you want to gain, instead of creating those threads, srs