I fear in writing this that most people are not in my situation. I have lost lots of weight. Went from a size 6 pants to a 0 (in a matter of 2 years). My symptoms are gastrointestinal. I am now on the paleo diet per Dr. Osborne's examination and blood results. I do eat lots of potatoes in hopes of gaining some weight. I suppose some of the weight loss is due to the digestive problems and I”m taking supplements including max digest. I do not do cardio work outs but I do lift weights once or twice a week. I really would like to either gain more muscular bulk or a little more weight. I eat multiple times throughout the day … breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack (all gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free per my allergies). I just feel like I can't gain weight and wondering if anyone has suggestions. Thanks.
I also don't gain weight. I'm 22 male and I've been skinny since the third grade and have never been able to havea normal looking body. I think it's much more painful and bizarre not gaining weight, than for people who do! And the funny thing is, my entire life I've always eaten more in food in quantity than anybody around me. Since going paleo, my body size has actually felt and looked more rounded and even and bit more muscular. I've also lost some height which is good because I'm too tall for how skinny I am. Haven't lost any weight to be concerned about though, but havn't put any on. I'm currently experimenting with starchy vegetables because it's my guess that keeping our overactive insulin production high by keeping loads of carbohydrates is hyper metabolizing our entire system. I'm hoping a very low carb diet will make me feel better.
Thanks for responding Mark. Its nice that someone else knows what its like. I have so many people that say they wish they had my problem but I tell them no you don't. Its not fun to lose weight and try so hard to get it and not be successful. I'm not looking malnurished, just smaller than I'm used to. Not sure if reducing carbs is going to help but the hyper metabolism does make some sense.