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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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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!
A 24-year-old female asked:

I have a fear of gaining weight?

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Good: Exercise and reasonable diet will get rid of the fear.

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