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Healthy body development in late teens and early 20's? (Malnutrition?)
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Healthy body development in late teens and early 20's? (Malnutrition?)

Mainly about growth and nutrition, but here's a quick backstory:

I stopped growing when I was 14/15. I am male, father 6 ft, mother 5 3". I grew early and was ahead of everyone in junior high then, like I said, I stopped.I am almost 21 now and I look almost exactly the same as then, just slightly older/sharper features in the face. Haven't thickened at all or put on weight or really developed much more facial hair or chest hair than i had back then, and my face is very narrow and youthful looking.

Right now I am 5 7" and 130 lbs. My dad is really thick (mostly muscle not fat) and 6 ft, so I don't understand why I am on a completely opposite range of build and height.

Anyway, when I was younger, about that age I had a lot of stress, was eating quite poorly and was always tired and bloated, also some light drug use and fairly frequent drinking. I figured out I have a sensitive stomach and can't eat a lot of foods (gluten, wheat, dairy eggs, some nuts, soy, some beans, cranberries, cherries, and a few other small ones.) I got an allergy test done and since I stopped eating those things and began eating healthy and organic I feel instantly way better, more energy and never am never bloated.

My question is essentially, is it normal for me to be so tiny at this age, or does it seem likely i stunted my development through malnutrition via poor absorption through an overloaded, weak digestive system? Is that adolescent failure to thrive? I am smaller than 90-95% of guys and it's got me in a bad depression.

LIke I said, things have gotten better, i've been eating really well and taking 5-htp, Niacin, fish oil, multi vitamin, exercising,working out. I't s been about 8 months since I stopped eating the things my stomach can't digest, and I noticed a 6 months back I started having a lot of pains in my body that feel like growing pains, and in the past 2 weeks a alight increase in body and facial hair.
Is it possible that i am resuming proper growth after a period of malnutrition or delayed growth? Has anyone heard of this before?
Thanks for any information, I have tried looking around a lot but some situations are hard to research fully.

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