Umm i have 2 questions actually; 1) i'm a 15

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Q: Umm i have 2 questions actually; 1) i'm a 15 year old girl and i've pubered 4 years ago, yet my body shows less than that... Is it a hormonal problem? How can i fix this? My sister and mother weren't like that.
2) i really can't seem to fill my body with a little weight, though i eat like an elephant, i only get thinner, is this normal for me? Can you suggest a suitable basic diet plan or something? Thankyou.

Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

When you go through puberty, your body will be building the body by using up a lot of proteins as the building blocks. This is a normal reaction. Because of this using up, there is a increase of metabolism.

I advise you to have a healthy diet. The diet will help you to build a healthy body shape. Ensure that the diet has 60:30:10 ratio of carbs:protein:fat

This is an optimal ratio and you will be able to gain weight well. Also, exercise for 30 minutes every 2 days. Be patient and do not worry if you do not gain weight till you are 20 years of age. This may be normal.

Hope this helps. All the best.

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