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Increasing calories may be recommended for persons who are underweight, athletes who want to gain weight to enhance performance or those whose calorie needs are increased due to a poor health condition. Being underweight can be caused by heredity, a serious illness, not eating enough, or a combination of intense ongoing exercise and insufficient calories in the diet. Commonly it is caused by an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Severe depression can also affect the appetite, resulting in underconsumption and weight loss.


Conditions that suggest Underconsumption:
Metabolic  Problem Caused By Being Underweight

Risk factors for Underconsumption:
Mental  Depression

Symptoms - Food - Intake

  Insufficient calorific intake

  Excess calorific intake

Symptoms - Metabolic

  Recent unexplained weight loss

Recommendations for Underconsumption:
Diet  Increased Calorie Consumption

Not recommended:
  Therapeutic Fasting
 An underweight condition may be benefitted by water fasting with subsequent weight gain. A state of chronic undereating should not be fasted.


  Bioperine (Black Pepper)
 Bioperine enhances nutrient absorption, an important factor when undernourished.

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Highly recommended
May have adverse consequences