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A 46-year-old member asked:

Why is rapid weight gain/loss yo yo dangerous?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Lose muscle/gain fat: First, some weight variation is normal, particularly for women with working ovaries. Varying weights within a 10 pound range is not alarming. More than this, however, and it is likely that a person is losing mainly muscle and gaining mostly fat. With each cycle, the metabolism slows a little bit more making it likely the person doesn't get as low as before, and goes up a little higher each time.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can I do for safe rapid weight gain ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You weight what?: 1 kg = 2.2 pounds. You would have to be as tiny as a premature baby to only weigh 1 kg. It would be best to work with a nutritionist.
Last updated Dec 16, 2014

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