Malnutrition or thinness is a condition that occurs as a result of insufficient calorie intake through food. Thin is a person whose body weight is significantly below the weight corresponding to their height and age is measured according to certain tables, such as body mass index. Such tables are for adults and have limited meaning because they cannot distinguish fat deposits in the body from muscle, so it happens that very muscular people according to such tables enter the group of obese. Likewise, tables may show that people who have lost muscle mass, e.g., older people, are significantly below normal weight. It should also be noted that some people are genetically predisposed to have low body weight.

Thinness is often inherited, but it can also be the result of poor diet, vitamin deficiency, poor intestinal absorption, pancreatic dysfunction, stress, excessive thyroid hormone secretion, or excessive exercise. When someone has 20% less weight than usual for their height, the cause may be poor diet or illness, but if significant weight loss occurs suddenly, it is almost certain that it is a sign of a more severe disorder. In girls and young women, unexplained weight loss may be due to possible anorexia or Turner syndrome, a chromosomal disorder that affects the growth process of approximately one in three thousand women.


- Do not start any treatment without medical advice
- Be objective about your weight loss
- Eat foods that you enjoy
- Eat chocolate
- Eat a balanced diet that has a healing effect, eg dried fruit, oatmeal, soy products, rosehip syrup
- Use spices that stimulate digestion, cinnamon and ginger
- To help digestion, drink mint tea
- Lavender and linden teas against anxiety
- Anti-fatigue American ginseng and rosehip
- Avoid stress
- Relaxation exercises, yoga


If you experience sudden or gradual weight loss despite a regular and healthy diet, necessarily consult a doctor.