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A 22-year-old female asked:

i've gained 25 pounds in 3 weeks. i eat a healthier diet now then i ever have. im now 292lbs.why can't i lose weight and why am i gaining so quickly?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Need supervised prg: You need program that need some supervision - your way of doing things might cause harm by wasting essential muscle. Over 150 pounds unsupervised program does not work.
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
What are you eating?: Gaining 25 lb in 3 weeks is equivalent to consuming about 28, 000 extra calories a week. That's pretty difficult even with a bad diet. Are you retaining fluid, have htn, CHF or kidney problems? Have you stopped taking any medication or started any new ones? If not, accurately track your calories for a couple of days and see your family doc for further evaluation. Check your weight in the morning.

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Last updated Nov 6, 2014

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