Nutrition & Dieting/weight loss


Greeting,I am 38 years old, have always been on the skinny side and I always thought I had a fast metabolism because I always ate enough. When I got married at 21 I weighed about 100 pounds (45 khilos) but some years later reached 110. Today I weighed myself and saw I was only 104.8! I recently started a "healthy" diet last year where I have no more sugar because I think I am hypoglycemic. Got weak mid morning, sleepy mid afternoon. Also got frequent yeast infections. Also, because my husband has high cholesterol, I also cut fats. So we are mostly eating fish twice a week, red meat once a week, pork once a week and all the other day pasta and veggies. I munch during the day on snacks like peanuts, cashews or whole wheat crackers.I need to find a healthy way though to increase weight as I am getting worried of losing too much! Are there certain healthy foods with no sugar that can help me gain weight? I am scared of getting too skinny!

Hello Jane,

There are certainly healthy ways of gaining weight while eating a whole foods diet. Try adding foods naturally rich in healthy fats such as nut butters, nuts and seeds, full fat organic dairy products and avocado. You'll also want to increase the number of calories you eat on a daily basis by eating more frequently. These are just some general guidelines, however, this should be seriously discussed and monitored with your doctor who can help you gain weight in a healthy manner in a way that's right for you as well as rule out other potential issues which may be causing weight loss.

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I received my nutrition training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the worldís largest nutrition school, where I studied every dietary theory from traditional philosophies like Ayurveda to modern concepts like Paleo. Iíve studied with and been inspired by wellness and nutrition greats like Mark Hyman, Joel Fuhrman, John Douillard, Deepak Chopra, Geneen Roth, Mark Sisson, David Wolfe,Kris Carr and Candice Kumai. I've been teaching, writing and speaking about nutrition and wellness for five years as a certified holistic health coach. Iím certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and have a BS from Northwestern University and an MA from New York University. Iíve taken cooking classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute and have a certificate from the University of California San Francisco in Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

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