Jennifer Wonders About Her Weight


Jennifer writes to metabolism.com trying to understand if her weight, life style or metabolism is abnormal. We encourage members to offer their opinions to help answer these questions.

Jennifer writes:

I am 21 years old and i weigh107lbs. i am 5′4”. am i too skinny? i am hypoglycemic, and my apitite comes and goes. when i get stressed out or depressed, i get nausous at the thought of food. people have been noticing my ’skinny frame’ a lot more lately and its making mew nervous…am i anerexic? i used to weigh between 109 and 112. 5lbs is a lot to lose for someone my size! i need to gain 10 lbs. i want to gain weigh. my body refuses to let me! please help me – any information will be great! thank you -Jennifer, IN

i am 21 years old and i weigh107lbs. i am 5’4”. am i too skinny? i am hypoglycemic, and my apitite comes and goes. when i get stressed out or depressed, i get nausous at the thought of food. people have been noticing my ‘skinny frame’ a lot more lately and its making mew nervous…am i anerexic? i used to weigh between 109 and 112. 5lbs is a lot to lose for someone my size! i need to gain 10 lbs. i want to gain weigh. my body refuses to let me! please help me – any information will be great! thank you -Jennifer, IN
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  • Jennifer,

    Thank you so much for sharing your concerns, there are many people who are in the same boat as you. There are a variety of things you can do do help balance your weight, one simple suggestion I would make is to take good care of your thyroid/parathyroid glands. I know you’re expecting a recipe on nutrient dense foods, but a happy thyroid is a happier person. The thyroid is responsible for helping our bodies to find a good weight balance, sleep cycle and a healthy hormonal system, all things that would be a concern to a young woman of your age and size.

    I would say to find a kelp supplement at a health store, this is a natural seaweed that contains calcium, iron and trace nutrients like iodine, which is crucial for healthy thyroids. Iodized salt is not an ideal source of iodine, as the body can overdose or not absorb it correctly, but Kelp is a healthy and natural food source that can be taken with confidence.

    I’ve actually just posted an article here on Metabolism.com on sea kelp to balance the thyroid, so check that out and let me know if you have any questions.

    Best of health to you,

    Kim