Is it that bad to be skinny ?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Jairo, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:40 PM.

  1. Jairo White Belt

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    Hi guys !

    First off, I’m a newbie when it comes to fighting and fitness and I’m kind of lost. I made some research about it and all I found were guys trying to gain weight. Also I apologize for poor English.

    I’m actually 162cm (5’, 4”) for 50kg (110lb). I’ve been training boxing during 2 years and just switched to muay thai a few month ago. I always felt skinny, everyone around me say I am. My first coach told me to eat more and gain weight. So I did and at one point I was 55kg (120lb) , not that much of gain but I got sick of eating that much food and gave up. It felt horrible to be full all day and feeling nauseous all the time.

    I’m still very concerned (and feel bad) about it. So I asked my new coach and he said “if you’re in perfect shape, weight doesn’t matter”. He thinks I shouldn’t worry at all because I train as hard as the big guys in the gym.

    So I had a coach that told me I’m in very bad shape do to my weight and one that says it’s all good.

    What’s your thoughts about it? Can you be skinnier than normal and be healthy? Is it worth it to force yourself into gaining weight? Does it really matter outside of looking good?

    Newbie questions, kind regards!
     
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  2. Quinton Overeem Green Belt

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    No it's good for your heart longevity. Make sure to have your daily vitamin intakes from food (vegetables, fruits, spices, herbs, nuts).
     
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  3. Seriously-Dead wubbalubbadubdub

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    There's nothing inherently wrong with it, especially if you don't have to go to any particular effort to maintain that low of a weight. As long as you're fighting guys your size, it's not a big deal. For life in general, or in non-weight class sports, being that light is a clear disadvantage in terms of absolute strength.

    I wouldn't let your weight go down any further though, and I don't think it would hurt at all for you to increase your weight - especially if you're young and still growing. If you don't like feeling nauseous and full but want to gain weight, maybe take a step back and re-evaluate your diet a bit. Are there foods that you digest quickly and could eat more of? Anything you could take out that might be a bit hard on your GI system?

    Ultimately it's your body and your call. It's not unhealthy for you to be that light though, as long as you're eating nutritious food it's all good.
     
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  4. Thunderhead I like booties and burritos.

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    Are you male or female?
     
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  5. Bekim Blue Belt

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    I thought you was Bi..........does it matter........or are you the type that goes through stages of liking 1 particular sex at a time
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  6. Thunderhead I like booties and burritos.

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    Eat a dick. It was a legit question.
     
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  7. JSnake Blue Belt

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    There's nothing wrong with being skinny from a health perspective, if you're predisposed to being that weight with a normal diet, then that's simply where your body wants to be. The obsession with gaining mass/bodybuilding is more associated with western culture. But in eastern medical theory, like TCM, overeating is seen as detrimental to your health, since it strains your digestive system and can stagnate the flow of energy in your body.

    From a fighting perspective, technique is able to overcome a bigger, stronger, less skilled opponent; but when the opponent's skill is on par with their size, then you're going to have problems:


     
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  8. frango Blue Belt

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    how old are you?

    when you get to your mid 30 you will probably gain weight.
    And maybe you will wish that you had built muscle when it was easier...

    if you are a total noob, have you ever heard about whey protein?
    if you want to be bigger you can try eating more protein, maybe whey isolate will not bother your GI.
    and eat good fats. like almonds. they taste good and are very caloric, you will add calories to your diet and still be healthy.

    and yeah, some girls dig the skinny look.
     
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  9. Bekim Blue Belt

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    So was mine..........<45>
     
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