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I have just arrived in China to work for 8 weeks. I wish to

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I have just arrived in China to work for 8 weeks. I wish to put on weight while I'm here but have limited access. I'm staying in a hotel and only 1 restaurant here. I have a fridge and a Nutri bullet with me. What can I buy from supermarket to help me gain weight. Chocolate, bananas, nuts, yogurt???? I am 48 yrs old 127lbs and 5' 5" tall. I intend to exercise 3+ times a week. I believe I need to have approx. 2800-3000 calories per day. I don't have access to cook anything. Please help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

hi there,

I am online and will be happy to answer your questions,

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thank you for your patience.

your body mass index is 21.1 ( normal is 18.5 to 24.99 ) less thana 18.5 is underweight and25 to 30 is pre-obesse. 30-35 obese class 1, 35-40 is obese class 2.

so your body mass index (BMI) shows your weight is in perfectly normal range.

you can put on your weight, but avoid to be in pre-obese range, ( above 24.99 bmi)

recommended calories intake are around 2000 to 2200 calories. you can take 2700-2800 calors /day to gain weight. more important is not to skip meals. not to over do exercise.

high calories diets which would cause weight gain are following

beef, mutton, fish ( meat )

nuts and seeds

peanut butter




whole wheat


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Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

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