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is it bad to take supplements for rapid weight gain?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Supplements: Supplements vary. Most are balanced vitamins, altered beef protein and some contain essential fatty acids and carbohydrates. Eat a healthy diet with adequate calories and you may not need to depend on these.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is having a guilty conscious about food a healthy way to lose weight?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: A guilty conscience about food is not a healthy way to lose weight. Healthy food nourishes your body and keeps it running well. Emotional problems can sometimes confuse and complicate the process of eating, though. For instance, some with binge eating disorder suffer guilt about food. See your physician if you're concerned about your weight or your feelings about food.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What's the best supplement to take for building muscle?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Creatine: It's safe and it works if you are doing resistance training and eating plenty of protein. I hope you will not try Anabolic steroids -- though they work, most users who are not members of the extreme bodybuilding culture are very sorry in the long run. The others are probably ineffective.
A 18-year-old member asked:

Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: The answer depends on your baseline weight but in general a pace of 0.5-2 lbs/week is acceptable and achievable. The most important thing is how you are doing this. Make sure you stick to a program that you know you can maintain lifelong instead of falling for the fad diets/regimen. Good luck to you.
A member asked:

I have shoulder calcification can I still exercise take weights?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: You can still lift weights and exercise as tolerated. You may be limited by discomfort and if your are then you may need to have it further evaluated to determine if you need any intervention.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What could cause a sudden weight loss of 10 pounds?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
How sudden?: Rapid weight gain could be due to fluid buildup or as a side effect of several drugs. See a doctor.

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