Quoted from KristinSounds like it could be an assimilation issue and continuing to heal your gut should bring your desired results.
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I decided that what I really needed to do for a more lasting weight gain was to reset my thermostat... so to speak... at a higher level. In other words... I would try my best to maintain the weight gain so my body wouldn't drop it off... and the longer I could do that, the more likely my weight gain would stay on. It's like my body finally "accepts" that this is what I should weigh and maintains that level. I know I'm probably not making any sense but I think for thin people, our bodies crave homeostasis and that's why weight gain is so difficult. Just my opinion.
Quoted from MercedesAnd Kristin, I think everyone's body likes homeostasis- that's part of why some of us have a hard time losing weight ;) My body likes the size it is, but my wants it to slim down a bit :B
That's what I'd do. I've heard it said that there's nothing unhealthy about being underweight. (I used to be, too.)Quoted from Carol the Dabbler-snip-
I could simply assume that as long as I eat lots of Superfoods and get enough calories, then whatever I weigh is the correct weight for me.
Mostly I'd like to get back some muscle mass. I'm not much of an "iron pumper" though. I just keep thinking that if I can just get it all together, healthwise, I should put some muscle back on, just from regular daily activities like gardening. One thing I like about the Teacher diet vs. the A-nonnie diet is the increased options and frequencies for eggs and dairy products. Along with my usual nuts and beans, I'm eating more protein already.Quoted from MercedesCarol, why is it you want to gain weight? Are you actually underweight, or would just like more shape/curve to your body? .... My *guess* would be ... that starting a exercise regime aimed at building muscle, and increasing your protein intake ... may help. You're not too likely to "bulk up" but you should put some weight on....
Odd you should mention it! Somebody on a gluten-free forum mentioned that onions/garlic can stir up any heavy metals that have been hiding in one's tissues, and I suddenly realized why eating them makes me feel so darn edgy. I've already had a chelation-challenge urine test, and am seeing that doctor again next week for the results.Quoted from karenIn your blog you mentioned having mercury fillings removed. If you have any leftover mercury hiding in your body, that can end up in your digestive system and cause malabsorption -- and cause your gluten sensitivities -- and keep you from gaining weight. Have you tried any mercury chelators in the past?
Quoted from RibbitWhen I put [my husband] on the B diet he lost 20 lbs and he didn't have any extra to lose! Now he's really skinny. But he's started thinking that maybe that's just where his body wants to be, and he feels good, so he's stopped trying to bulk up.
Quoted from RibbitMaybe y'all are supposed to be skinny. Some people are naturally. I mean, if you feel good and you're full of energy, why try to change where your body wants you?
My husband would like to gain some weight too. When I put him on the B diet he lost 20 lbs and he didn't have any extra to lose! Now he's really skinny. But he's started thinking that maybe that's just where his body wants to be, and he feels good, so he's stopped trying to bulk up. He's happier with where he is now.
Quoted from 2459Maybe your lungs need the nourishment more than the boobs do right now. ;D