Posted by timch
on October 28, 2000 at 01:41:17:
In Reply to: Re: how do i get stronger and taller (please read) posted by diane on October 26, 2000 at 09:06:39:
: : im 15 and im short and skinny i need tips on how to gain weight and also get taller cause there is this girl i like but shes taller than me i need to know please im telling you this with tears in my eyes so i will wait for an answer thankyou so much
: : you're only 15 which means that you are not done growing yet. girls mature faster than boys.
Girls don't mature faster than boys(myth), although vertical height increase is arrested earlier due to estrogen sealing growth plates.
To gain weight, you have to eat more calories than you burn. There is no way around that.
If you start lifting weights to build bulk, you will definitely have to start eating a lot more calories(especially large amounts of protein).
If you lift heavy weights and eat less calories than you burn, you might only make your physique smaller.
As far as heighth is concerned, you may still be growing. Some guys are finished growing in height at 15, some grow several more inches. Who knows. But this is a natural process. You can't make yourself taller.
But don't be so bent out of shape over height.
You can't dwell on such things. You need to work on building a positive self image, and boosting your self esteem. Those are important, too.