Trouble gaining weight

I have had trouble gaining weight. I'm almost 20, eat 2-3 big meals a day, and 2-3 small meals. I eat healthy, get my fruits and vegetables, and work out occasionally. I'm 6'3" and around 155-160 pounds. I want to be around 180 sometime before 2009. Any tips?

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ANSWER #1 of 4

i hope you do not take offense,
        To that that comes hereafter;
        'Tis only that it's my two-cents,
        Not one penny more thereafter. §;o)
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How to GAIN weight?

First, determine from the information below, what your weight should be. Then set yourself goals of a week, 2 weeks, a month, 3 months, 6 months and a year. As you see yourself meeting your goals it becomes easier.

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years.

BMI Classification

18.5 or less Underweight
18.5 to 24.99 Normal Weight
25 to 29.99 Overweight
30 to 34.99 Obesity (Class 1)
35 to 39.99 Obesity (Class 2)
40 or greater Morbid Obesity

Check out your BMI at the bmi calculator site below to see where you stand.

bmi calculator:

If you need conversion info, 1 kg = 2.2 pounds and 2.54 cm = 1 inch (12 inches = 1 foot)

Info if you are trying to GAIN weight:

"What should a minimum calorie intake be?"

As a guide to minimum calorie intake, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men. Even these calorie levels are quite low.

Normal Adult Height-Weight Range Table

Average Teenager Weight

Check out this link for exercise information:

ANSWER #2 of 4

I agree, check your diet and make sure it has loads of protein in it. Eggs whites, pretty much any kind of chicken, any kind of fish, and big pieces of steak! Besides that you also need your complex carbs such as oatmeal, baked potatoes and whole wheat bread, etc.

You also need to change that "occasional" workout to a frequent one. You want your body to actually use the nutrients you are feeding it, therefore heavy lifting with light repetitions will trigger muscular hypertrophy.

Finally depending on your age, you could also pick up some creatine at your local GNC. Its definitely not recommended before 18 though, and even then, you should really know all about it.

Hope it helps!

Why am I gaining weight?

ANSWER #3 of 4

thats actuley good but you dont need to gain you are hot allready so dont try and change that.

How do I become fat and gain weight ?
ANSWER #4 of 4

More protein in you're diet for more muscle, which equals more weight =)

Still losing weight when I'm trying to gain it

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