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    Hello everyone, I am 18 years old, female. I wanted to start kick boxing. BUT! There's a huge problem
    I am underweight. I weight 38kg and my height is 164cm. So.. that's bad. I cannot gain weight easily, I have tried many many times and have done many tests etc. All clear, that's my body like that. It is meant to be thin (for now I hope)
    Do you think I have to start?
    I am kinda afraid for 2 reasons. One: the other guys will be laughing at me
    And 2: I can't lose more weight. I must not lose more.
    P.S sorry for my English
     
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    Yes, give it a try.

    One: If they laugh, you are sure it is the wrong place. But I would not expect that.
    2nd: This one is more difficult. I would give it a try, monitoring closely the weight.
     
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    Firstly who cares about other people it most likely won't happen but If it does find a place where it doesn't. Also its not all about losing weight it helps gain muscle as well
     
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    Of course you should start, it doesn't matter if you're on the thin side. Try it out and see if you like it
     
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    You should absolutely try it. It could also help you fill out a little more as you gain a little more muscle.
     
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    If your physician says it's safe to try, then try it. Don't worry about people laughing at you. I know it doesn't seem this way, but people pay far less attention to you than you think (I was 18 once, too - crap, now I sound like an old codger!), and when they make fun of you, it's more about their insecurities than anything to do with you.

    Talk to your physician about your concern of losing more weight. Monitor your weight as you train. Most likely, age will solve that problem for you in the next decade (I was a VERY skinny guy at 16, but slender and muscular at 28).
     
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    Welcome to Martialtalk, Vanessa.

    If I may, what does your diet consist of?
     
  8. VanessaS

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    Thank you guys!!

    Well to be honest, I don't eat that healthy, I try tho. Let me tell you what I don't eat. I don't eat: bread with food, legumes, vegetables and fruits. I drink fresh orange juice though. I eat chicken, meats, rice, spaghetti, other smaller snacks like energy bars
     
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    Thank you guys!!

    Well to be honest, I don't eat that healthy, I try tho. Let me tell you what I don't eat. I don't eat: bread with food, legumes, vegetables and fruits. I drink fresh orange juice though. I eat chicken, meats, rice, spaghetti, other smaller snacks like energy bars
     
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    Again, if I may [and if not, that's perfectly okay too] What time do you get up - what time do you eat breakfast - what do you have for breakfast?
     
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    Double post.
     
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    Well I usually wake up around 9am. Drink some milk and start studying haha. After I eat around 2pm and sleep from 3pm till 4:30pm. I wake up, study and then eat corn flakes or toast around 6pm. Then again eat at 10pm or maybe later, and then study till 1am and them sleep after.
    I may eat and something else like a snack some days in the meantime
     
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    Ugh sorry for that I don't know why everything is sent double
     
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    The forum does this every now and then - it looks like you didn't post, so you try again, then both show up. It usually lasts a day or so, then goes away for a couple of months.
     
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    Vanessa, keep in mind I'm a nameless, faceless voice on the internet, not exactly the best source of advice, especially one concerning health. But I would advise against starting kick boxing, I do not believe your diet would support it. Nor your schedule for that matter, when do you go to school?

    And again, your thread title says it all - opinion.
     
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    I don't go to school, I finished school on June that passed
     
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    From what you posted it seems you are consuming less than 1000 calories a day.
    If you are doing any type of light moving around you need 1500 a day
    Average female of your age should be in the 2000-2200 calories a day.
    In my opinion and it is just that...an opinion you need to begin with a higher intake of a balanced food source.
     
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    One of the benefits of kick boxing is you can punch people in the face who laugh at you.
     
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    But you are definitely gonna need to increase you caloric intake.
     
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    The fact that you're studying after finishing school shows a great work ethic, and the dedication needed in any and all fields of life. Good for you, kiddo. Just curious, what are you studying?

    Have you participated in any athletic undertakings in that past?

    Can you tell me in detail everything you've eaten yesterday and today? When I say detail I mean if you say "toast" how many pieces, what kind. If spaghetti, how much?
     

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