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This week’s answers:
Dear ma’m, i’m Myesha from Dhaka, Bangladesh. My age is 21, height 5 feet 1.5 inch and my weight is only 36 kg. Its highest range is 39 kg. This 36-39 range has been fixed for me since last 5-6 years! My physical structure looks very,very,very bad because of my thinness. I usually take healthy and delicious food daily. But it actually doesn’t work for me. Now please, please, please give me a solution of having a perfect and beautiful body according my age.
I suggest you consult a physician to rule out any medical concerns. Many
people have trouble gaining weight. It is not a good idea to eat mega-meals at fast food joints or high- in- fat foods to gain weight. An effort like this will increase your body fat, putting you at risk for health problems. Rather work on improving the quality of your diet. Focus on eating healthy, growing strong and staying fit. Try eating five to six small healthy meals per day. Include 2 to 3 servings of fruits and vegetables in the day. Drink juice and smoothies made with milk, nuts and fresh fruit. Snack on dried fruit and banana and high-fiber savories.