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An_226042 posted:
I would like to know if brewers yeast supplements will make me gain weight. I eat and eat and I have not gained an weight.
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susiemargaret responded:
hello, A --

in a quickie internet search, i could not find a website that i considered to be medically credible that had an answer to this Q. on the various forums that i looked at, which certainly did not include every food/weight-related forum there is, the consensus seems to be that brewers yeast does not precipitate weight gain.

i'm assuming that you have been checked out medically to make sure there is no physical reason for your being underweight.

with that as a given, here are some other suggestions i've come up with --

**have your thyroid checked. if it is high, you will probably have trouble gaining weight.

**have you considered meeting with a registered dietician for advice on nutritious meals that will help you gain weight? you can find one thru the american dietetic association, http://www.eatright.org/default.aspx .

**you might want to take a look at the "diet" exchange on webMD, http://exchanges.webmd.com/diet-exchange , which i saw has some underweight-related Qs on it. i believe that this is what the previous "underweight support group" turned into.

**in addition, the "food and cooking" exchange on webMD has recipes and discussions on gaining weight -- http://exchanges.webmd.com/food-and-cooking-exchange .

**here is part of a webMD discussion where the Q of being underweight is addressed -- http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/guide/healthy-aging-getting-nutrition-you-need?page=2 (middle of page, "help for managing underweight").

**here is a webMD article on healthy ways to gain weight -- http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/healthy-ways-to-gain-weight .

**here is an article from the mayo clinic on healthy ways to gain weight -- http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/underweight/AN00597 .

i hope that i haven't overwhelmed you, but i wanted to provide some resources that you might not already know about.

please keep us posted on how you are doing.

-- susie margaret
 
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Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to susiemargaret's response:
I agree on this Susie Margaret-great links too.

Another good link is to find the calorie level you need to gain the weight at your height, weight, and age. Then plan your diet and exercise to meet that goal. Our Food and Fitness planner does that http://www.webmd.com/diet/food-fitness-planner as does our BMI PLus Calculator http://www.webmd.com/diet/calc-bmi-plus


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