I've always been extremely thin, nearly as thin as one can be and still function, I assume. I'm 5'11" and 135 pounds. Because of my low weight and sort-of tallness, my extremities look like bones, no flesh at all. My biceps are the sames of most guy's forearms, the part of my legs right above my ankles the size of men's wrists. I'm in my early 20's and am tired of this. Is there anything wrong with me or ANYTHING I can do to gain weight? I feel like it's hopeless. This really impacts my social and romantic life...I am too concerned and afraid to talk to people at school, especially girls, because I feel like I look so weird. I am desperate..
Here's a picture of an arm:
You have a high metabolism I wouldn't worry about it as long as you eat a balanced diet, and get daily exercise - then you are who you are, and if people don't like that (especially the ladies) they can jump off a bridge!
People who only care about looks arent' worth it - but remember, what one woman may hate, another one may LOVE. Just be yourself and you'll attract REAL friends - and those are the ones that matter.
it could just be your bone structure how some people are large boned and other medium boned and other small boned
do you work out? I think working out with weights might help you add some of the "meat" to your bones, that I think you want
I am inclined to think you may have a treatable hormonal or malabsorption problem. Excess thyroid can cause inability to gain weight as well as low testosterone. Malabsorption can result in poor weight gain and nutritional disorders. There are several types but gluten intolerance is a common one. You can get tests for these and I would pursue that.
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