Underweight

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  1. Shoeless

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    Will being about 5 pounds underweight disqualify me from AROTC?
     
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    Start eating Ensure in a heavily loaded milk shake. Eat Eat Eat.

    Then, no issue.
     
  3. USNAco2019hopeful

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    I completed the DoDMERB exams this friday, I was about 5 pounds under weight after gaining 10, I still passed.
     
  4. USNAco2019hopeful

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    +1 on the protein shake recommendation
     
  5. Shoeless

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    Thanks everyone. My son is drinking protein shakes but will add in the Ensure as well. What about the body fat issue? That will be low as well. I understand the NROTC does not have a weight requirement is that accurate?

    Congrats to USNAco2019hopeful!
     
  6. Shoeless

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    How did you gain 10 pounds?
     
  7. Pima

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    Our DS was always underweight until he hit 21.

    All they will do is tape you. He was taped every semester as a scholarship cadet for 5 semesters. At field training he was warned that he could not lose more than 3 lbs because even with taping that would put him in a bad place. Knowing that, at Maxwell for every meal they gave him ensure.

    If at that point you still fall short, than it will be time for the protein shakes and changing your routine to lifting over cardio. At least from my DSs experience that was what they stressed to my DS as an AFROTC cadet.

    NROTC has a weight requirement. Just ask gojira. Her DS was disenrolled 6 weeks prior to commissioning for being 6 lbs overweight. They handed him a bill for 143k too!
     
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    I think both my boys were slightly underweight at their DodMERB physical and definitely were when they got to USAFA. One was put on that Ensure diet (They barter them; it's pretty funny. I'll trade you two chocolates for one vanilla) because he had extremely low body fat.

    They are both still thin, but marathon running, mountain climbing, weight lifting will also tend to put on weight (muscle).

    Try doubling the enhanced protein shake intake, AND adding weights.
     
  9. sam9080

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    My daughter took the DoDMERB and they requested a remedial for a waiver as expected. My daughter is 5' 3" and weighs 99 pounds. They used BMI for weight/height. She is a cross country and track runner and thankfully very healthy. Her pediatrician had to write a letter basically stating that she had no eating disorder or endocrine issues. My daughter was granted a waiver the next day, Hope this helps.
     
  10. Shoeless

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    Thanks so much. That helps a lot.
     
  11. Shoeless

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    I am not sure I understand the process of "taping" What is that exactly?
     
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    Thank you. I will do my research.
     
  14. Shoeless

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    Off to the storeI go. Thanks so much.
     

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