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fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of being fashionable?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No. Anorexia!: Anorexia and bulimia are constructs of an image unreal for most females, yet this is what the media portray. A healthy diet and exercise are more important to keep an ideal weight.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I get over my fear of gaining weight?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
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Fear of weight gain: Are you gaining weight if you are not but fearful of it realize that you can eat up to your basic calorie requirement and not gain weight for most people you can't gain weight if you are eating 1200 or so calories - its not possible if you exercise then you can eat even more calories check online with your height and weight to see your goal calorie intake and relax!
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Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of ED ?

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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Geriatrics 54 years experience
No: Ed often has a significant underlying etiology e.G dmv, vascular disease etc.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I overcome my fear of gaining weight on the pill?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fear of pregnancy: The fear of a unintended pregnancy usually "outweighs" the fear of weight gain on the pill. Although the pill increases thyroid binding globulin, the lower dosages do not cause weight gain just a desire to eat more.An unexpected 8+ pound baby is a weight gain that lasts 18+ years that you raise to adulthood.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Fear of gaining weight due to my mom's constant nagging?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
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General Practice 40 years experience
Power in words: Two things you've connected: there's your fear of gaining weight, and your mom's nagging. Deal with each. Consider that it's not her nagging that feeds your fear, it's how you react to whatever you describe as nagging. You have many other choices. Like, stop calling it nagging. But the key to change is to figure out what you want when it happens, so you can aim yourself and make progress.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: fear of gaining weight?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Anxiety: This is an extreme anxiety regarding the gain of extra weight, even if not overweight.We all worry a bit, but it in this situation, it affects functioning in a normal waay.

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