Gaining weight and digestion problem?

There are two problems with me … First is I want to gain weight and second is if I eat more (my workout/daily chores are not much) so there is a digestion problem and I start getting ulcers in mouth … What should I do ? …to gain some weight I have an irregular stool pass out …

My current weight is 56kg and height is 173cms/5ft 8” (male)

Answer #1

what does it mean when you say “cutting calories” or “500 more calories per day than you expend in energy”

im not understanding the technicality of this language. can you explain again

Answer #2

hey thnx mate … thts a gud piece of information … though lilttle bit confusing …

hats off to funadvice… more advices always accepted ..

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Answer #3


A unit of energy-producing potential equal to this amount of heat that is contained in food and released upon oxidation by the body. Also called nutritionist’s calorie.

The more calories you consume the greater will be the weight that you gain unless your daily activities are burning up the same amount of calories.

  “How can I Lose 1 pound of body weight per week?”   One pound of body fat is equal to about 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound of weight per week, you need to eat 500 calories/day LESS than you burn.

But it’s not a good idea to lose weight simply by cutting calories. As well as decreasing calories you should increase your daily physical exercise. This helps to burn calories and build more lean tissue which in turn burns more calories.

If you reverse the process above, you would see that to gain 1 pound of fat per week you need to eat 500 more calories per day than you expend in energy.

Answer #4

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You have a BMI of 19.46.

BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 (Normal Weight)

People whose BMI is within 18.5 to 24.9 possess the ideal amount of body weight, associated with living longest, the lowest incidence of serious ilness, as well as being perceived as more physically attractive people than persons with BMI in higher or lower ranges. However, it may be a good idea to check your Waist Circumference and keep it within the recommended limits.   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:

  It looks like you have an ideal weight. If anything, you might just want to work out more and develop more muscle mass.

The ulcers in the mouth might be being caused by some particular type of food.

You might make sure you are drinking lots of water and eating lots of fiber to help yourself become more regular in your stools.

If you do have a digestive problem, it could very well be GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) which can lead to serious problems such as Barrett’s esophagus which can be a precursor to cancer of the esophagus.

The only over-the-counter medicine that I know of that really helps in the treatment of GERD is Prilosec (generic = Omeprazole).

Prilosec can be taken indefinitely and works by cutting down on the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

I personally take two pills a day of a prescription drug that is similar to Prilosec. Prilosec and the prescription drugs are relatively expensive.

There is an online source for the generic Omeprazole from India which makes the drug a lot less pricey:

Another thing that would help is the elimination of the consumption of alcohol and the elimination/reduction of food and fluid intake during the last two hours before going to bed.

It can also help if the bed is elevated a few inches at the head so that there is less tendency for fluid to flow back up from the stomach.

Answer #5

hey ethmer it was great to have a detailed relpy of yours.

when I enter 56kg and 5feet & 8inches in BMI calculator I get BMI as 18.7 (normal is 18.5 to 24.9) thats close to lower point.

GERD thing was a scary one for me (since I have very little knowledge of this stuff )

can you explain me the calorie stuff? how is it related to weight gain ?

Answer #6

ah right sorry I forgot about the digestion problem, I just meant for simple mouth ulcers people get, im not sure

Answer #7

using gels again and again wont help … I think it will have some side effects. will workouts work to get rid of my digestion problem? …

Answer #8

okay no problems … thanks anyways

Answer #9

if you did happen to get ulcers in your mouth, pharmacy’s do gel’s you can put on which can work well.

Answer #10


Answer #11

Calories are the units of energy from various food sources that power our body’s organs and muscles. The average human body’s requirement to sustain itself is somewhere between 2000 and 2500 calories consumed per day.

If your needs are 2000 per day, say, and you only consume 1500, then your body has to burn 500 calories worth of fat in order to make up the shortage. If you did that for 7 days that would be 3500 calories worth of fat that your body burned which would amount to 1 pound of fat.

  Check out this calculator for how many calories YOU really need.

  Food Calorie Calclator

“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.

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:

Normal Adult Height-Weight Range Table

Average Teenager Weight

Check out this link for exercise information:

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Answer #12

Hey Ethmer that was a superb answer I think. im now able to guess what im lacking in my body.

I need more calories. and I need to workout so that I dont end up getting more hips than the other part of body which I really want to improve. specially the forearms and then the arms. I always compare with other boys its quite thin. but im more athletic when it comes to playing football on the field.

I think I also got one more answer. whenever I had more calories with less activity I used to get pimples on my face. the reason was I think my nose remains choked up which allowed less oxygen inhalation. (may be this is the reason). so the extra calorie did not burn up so it was being thrown out of my body through pimples bursting on my face. since two days im eating chocolates bought by my bro from swiss and here I end up having a pimple on my face with less activity. is my thikning right?

so to get more muscles on my arms and chest should I concentrate more on protiens, fats or any other thing and how this mechanism of conversion of proteins or fats to muscles takes place? Also I would like to know some indian foodstuffs that I should concentrate on to get more of the component which my body requires to gain something.

so now the question moves on from “gaining weight” to body building with understanding of mechanism of my body (nature) since I have a normal BMI just above 18.5 (ie 18.7)

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