Being underweight can have adverse effects on your health. It is as bad as being overweight. Apart from being clinically underweight, there are some people who wish to gain muscle weight in order to have good strength and stamina. Being underweight can lead to several complications like impaired immune system, anemia, and increased risk of infections, osteoporosis, fractions, infertility problems, vitamin deficiencies, dementia and many more.
Like obesity, there are scientific reasons for people to be underweight. Without understanding the underlying reason, many people try to treat this condition on their own. This can have a dangerous impact on their overall health and well being. It takes a certified nutritionist to find out the real cause that can either be medical or psychological or combination of both. Conditions like thyroid dysfunction, eating disorder, allergies, gluten intolerance, infections, diabetes or emotional issues like anxiety, depression, stress, addiction and lack of motivation can all lead to loss of appetite, malnutrition or malabsorption, resulting in a person being naturally underweight.
It is important to gain weight slowly, steadily and healthfully. At Sano, our qualified nutritionists carefully analyze your food habits that include what you eat, how much you eat and how regularly you eat. After getting your detailed history, they craft a diet plan that aims at increasing your calorie intake not by consuming junk food, but by eating, nutrition rich food and by including appropriate physical activity into your lifestyle.
After achieving your desired weight, you will be given a maintenance plan that will enable you to manage weight independently. On making the necessary lifestyle changes, you can continue enjoying the benefits of healthy eating and take on life with high self-confidence and self-esteem.