“I am too thin.” “I can eat as much as I want to and yet I don’t gain weight.” “I’m just skin and bones.”
This or a similar experience is what underweight people report.
To be slim is often considered attractive. However, underweight people are often viewed as ill and less capable — although low body weight doesn’t necessarily mean malnutrition. Today we know that being chronically underweight is associated with a lower average life expectancy.
The cause of being underweight can be a lower assimilation of nutrients, which can lead to deficiencies such as weakness, easy exhaustibility, and early onset of osteoporosis, as well as many vitamin and mineral deficiency symptoms. It can trigger chronic illnesses or thyroid hyperfunction.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on being underweight?