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    Old 12-02-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
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    Growth Spurt and Weight Gain

    A few months ago, I grew 5 inches and gained 20 pounds within a little less than a month. Is this normal/healthy? I think it probably is, because obviously with a growth spurt comes natural weight gain, but the numbers just kinda freaked me out because my weight rose by 20 pounds.

    I'm not overweight, I checked my BMI and it's in the "Normal" category, and I don't look overweight at all. But I'm definitely not skinny. So my weight's fine, I'm just wondering if the extremely quick weight gain is normal.

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    Old 12-09-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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    Re: Growth Spurt and Weight Gain

    YUP! You can expect 5 lbs for every inch you've grown. You have grown 5 inches so thats around 25 lbs. 20 lbs is fine!

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