I Don't Eat Much And I Still Gain Weight. It's Been Like This Since I Was A Teen. I Know Something Is Wrong, But The Doctors Say They Can't Help. Am I Alone?

I can GUARANTEE you... You don't realize how much you're eating and/or you are eating the wrong types of foods(calorie dense foods).

You would come to this realization quickly if you actually counted every single calorie that went into your body daily and measured out all your food with a food scale.

You see...

Your body requires a certain amount of calories to maintain it's current
weight (body weight in lbs x 15)...so if you were 200 pounds, that would be 200x15 = 3,000 calories/day.

If you are adding weight, you ARE eating over this number!

Now not all foods are created the same...You could eat a pound of broccoli and only add 154 calories to your daily caloric intake, or you could eat a pound of pizza and add 1,200 calories to your daily intake.

Both foods are just 1 pound, but there is a VAST difference in the calories you're adding.

It is common for those who are trying to lose weight to underestimate how many calories they are actually taking in each day so you are in good company.

The important thing is to realize you DON'T have a problem...that all it is is that you are taking in too many calories over your maintenance...then take steps towards eating less than your maintenance to begin losing the weight.

To lose 1 pound you need to be in a deficit of 3,500 calories.  So if
you ate 500 calories less than this 3,000 each day (2,500 cals/day) you would lose 1 pound each week.

Couple that with 1 hour of cardio each day (500 calories burned/h on
average)..you'll burn another 1 pound a week.

This explains in detail how to set it all up...

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Please do not starve your self.You have such a good ratio like 6'4", 314 lbs which many males will consider ideal.What you need is proper weight training which will make you more muscular and which is better than looking very skinny.
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John Lonsinger commented
No, I would never starve myself. That would defeat the purpose. The three days I didn't eat, I drank water. I just did this as a test, to see if I would gain weight even by eating nothing. I did gain weight during those three days (5lbs!) and that is why I'm frustrated. There has to be something medically wrong for this to happen. My doctor is not helping. I believe a nutritional specialist is my next step. Thanks for your answer. I appreciate it!