knowing it is not good to be underweight since you'll be weaker and your immune system and other things will also be on the lower end...
I agree with Fergusc on this one. Being 'underweight' doesn't necessarily make you weaker or make your immune system weaker. It's just that 'plumpness' has been associated with plenty vs. thinness having been associated with famine in our cultures.
If I were trying to add weight I would ramp up my cheese/lean meat/egg intake and maybe supplement with such things as beans. Navy beans, kidney beans, humis, (chick peas) are good sources of protein without cholesterol and add some good, body building stuff along with the calories they deliver. When mixed with olive oil or even the fats from meats (chili) the slowed digestion time will help prevent spikes and level out your sugars a bit, too.
Along with the increased number of low carb meals you can increase your strengthening exercises to build muscle mass. This leads to more efficient use of your own insulin, increased stamina and of course better strength. If you are worried about
your immune system, I'd look into some supplements that may help.
Hope this helps.
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