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Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Overview)

An increase in a person's weight over a period of time.


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Why am i gaining weight so fast?

Why am i gaining weight so fast?

Diet and Exercise: Look closely at your diet. 3500 calories equal 1 pound. If your drink sweet tea, soda, or juice the calories can add up very quickly. You likely only need about 1600 calories a day if trying to lose weight. Also fast food is a source of empty calories. Increase your fruits and vegetables. Decrease your sugary beverages and exercise at least 30 minutes daily and you should see great results. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Fried
496 doctors shared insights

Gaining Weight (Overview)

An increase in a person's weight over a period of time.


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Can gaining weight make you ugly?

Can gaining weight make you ugly?

If your are: Incredibly skinny - i suspect that gaining weight could give a more wholesome appearance. Beauty & ugly are in the eye of the beholder. Don't know your gender. But some prefer a rubenesque look. The emphasis on being skinny has become unhealthy in our society. By the same token, obesity rates have risen significantly in the us (esp for children). ...Read more

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Why my body is not gaining weight?

Why my body is not gaining weight?

Taking A Look At...: ..How much you eat, relative to your body's need ("bmr") for calories, will let you know if your intake is enough. For a woman, a general formula might be: 655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age) = BMR (basal metabolic rate). Factors such as age, activity level, disease states, medical issues can affect this value..Up or down.. Too. ...Read more

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I need advice with gaining weight?

I need advice with gaining weight?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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Gaining Strength (Checklist)

Lift weights: do eight to 12 reps per set of a weight that is heavy for you
3x week
Eat 30-40 grams of protein at least three to four times per day
daily
Consider protein powder, creatine, and nitric oxide
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Why do I feel like i'm gaining weight?

Why do I feel like i'm gaining weight?

Weight is a number.: One is either gaining weight or not. Measure your weight over the course of a month. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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Why is my baby gaining weight so slowly?

Why is my baby gaining weight so slowly?

Nutrition: Baby's weight gain is dependent on how many calories taken in versus how many are required to do whatever the baby does (eat, sleep, cry, grow). If calories are low, weight gain will be slow. Weight gain can be slow in the face of high calorie intake if the baby has some condition that causes increased calorie requirement like heart disease or some other illnesses. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What might cause me to be gaining weight?

What might cause me to be gaining weight?

Many things: Start by looking at your calories in versus calories out. While an imbalance in that area is most likely the cause, you should consult your doctor as a number of medical conditions and medications can cause weight gain. Things to consider when speaking to your doctor include changes in diet, changes in activity, weight change over time, and other symptoms you may be experiencing. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with gaining weight?

What can I do to cope with gaining weight?

Controlling calories: All the diet and weight management programs in world revolve around the basic principle of calorie balance. Meal replacement programs provide you calorie controlled food. Weight watchers help you control calories with points. Exercise programs help you burn more calories. If you learn to eat low calorie food and incorporate activity on daily basis, you can easily cope with gaining weight. ...Read more

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How to help 4 years kid in gaining weight?

How to help 4 years kid in gaining weight?

Calories: First be sure you've been in to your child's doctor for the annual checkup. Assuming there is nothing too alarming about the growth chart or the physical exam, the key is the calories. If your doctor agrees, you can boost intake by adding high quality fats in the diet, like salmon, avocado, use olive oil liberally, etc. Pediasure is a nutritional supplement in the form of a shake made for kids. ...Read more

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Why do I keep gaining weight week by week?

Have it evaluated.: The are numerous possible answers. You need an exam and lab work. See a doctor. ...Read more

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My child is not gaining weight. What do I do?

My child is not gaining weight. What do I do?

Failure to thrive: At almost any age this is abnormal for an extended period of time ie 6 months or more. Ask your pediatrician. Failure to gain weight can be due to something as simple as not eating well or as complex as some serious illnesses. ...Read more

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Keep myself from gaining weight by exercising?

Keep myself from gaining weight by exercising?

Yes, it helps!: First, weight per se is not the holy grail. Leaness is. Exercise helps prevent weight gain, but increases your lean body mass. You will look more toned. Apart from caloric burn from your sporting activities, increasing muscle burns more calories at rest! finally, some people do not lose their "desired weight." but numerous studies (cooper clinic), show that exercising trumps being overweight. ...Read more

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Hello What is the best way of gaining weight?

Hello What is the best way of gaining weight?

Nutrition: Weight gain is generally the result of eating more calories than are expended over time. Although counterintuitive, exercise can help with weight gain, particularly if strength training is done. The increase in skeletal muscle increases body weight more than a similar amount of fat would. Proper, balanced nutrition is likewise important when trying to gain weight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can stop gaining weight?

Can you tell me how i can stop gaining weight?

Lifestyle changes: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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I have a problem gaining weight. What can I do?

I have a problem gaining weight. What can I do?

Healthy Weight Gain: I recommend beginning with your family physican who will calculate your body mass index and deterimine if you are in the healthy range. Your physician will then help you determine any medical or lifestyle causes for the weight issue. She can rule out thyroid disease, and other conditions which interfere with the metabolism. ...Read more

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What are some tips and exercises for gaining weight?

What are some tips and exercises for gaining weight?

Calories and protein: Eating calorie dense foods such as nuts, eggs, fatty fishes, dried prunes, lean red meats and avocado can help increase your daily calorie & protein intake and assist in the desired weight gain. Supplements for weight gain would be inferior in quality to whole foods which are readily available and much less expensive. Exercise with a personal trainer for maximum benefits and lowest risk of injury ...Read more