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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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Weight gain program?

And?: Are you looking for one? Why? What is your goal? Do you have a medical problem? ...Read more

Dr. Martin Fried
501 doctors shared insights

Gaining Weight (Overview)

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


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Loose weight fast?

Loose weight fast?

Fast isn't best: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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. ...Read more

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Do anorexics gain back weight fast?

Do anorexics gain back weight fast?

That is variable: Once metabolic rate has dropped it can allow more rapid weight gain when calories are increased. But many people with anorexia do not have rapid weight gain as they may resist other's attempts to take control over their weight. ...Read more

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Since weight lifting-cant lose body fat?

Since weight lifting-cant lose body fat?

The same volume of -: muscle will be heavier than fat, so if you are building muscles, you may not see much weight reduction. You might be looking at your bulging muscles and thinking its the fat. The only way to reduce the fat in the body is to reduce your fat content with your food intake and Increase your expenditure by exercising regularly. ...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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Dieting but not loosing much weight.

Dieting but not loosing much weight.

Calorie count: 4000 calories is about 1 pound. this is not easily acheived and takes consistent changes in behavior. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ might give some further ideas on this. ...Read more

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What are weight gaining supplements for women and/or weight gaining methods?

What are weight gaining supplements for women and/or weight gaining methods?

Fat vs fit: You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Visit your primary care physician to check your 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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Should i gain weight to lose weight?

Should i gain weight to lose weight?

If you have had a: Very low caloric intake that has caused your metabolic rate to slow - sometimes you need to ^ calorie intake back toward normal before weight loss can occur. (i.e. ^ metabolic rate). ...Read more

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Temazepam cause weight gain?

Temazepam cause weight gain?

Not particularly: But it has other side effects that may affect a person's weight in variable patterns. Some patients do get nauseated which may decrease your caloric intake and cause some mild weight loss. Some patients, not frequently, sleep eat, and this may cause increased caloric intake and mild weight gain. ...Read more

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Weight loss tips?

Weight loss tips?

Another Tip: Moderate activity will maintain health. Walk 30+ minutes a day to stay active ; lift light weights! ...Read more

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Hw to weight gain?

Hw to weight gain?

Eat healthy high: calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build 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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Weight lost weight the best diet?

Weight lost weight the best diet?

Too many..: There are so many effective diets that you must find the one that takes in fewer calories than you expend in a day, contains proper percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fat (60-40-20 is target), and that you can follow long term. Don't forget aerobic(cardio-pulmonary) exercise. ...Read more

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How come anorexics lose weight by starving but i gain weight?

How come anorexics lose weight by starving but i gain weight?

Because you: Eat in-between and eat to excess after your periods of starving. Anorectics also abuse laxative and induce vomiting to cut caloric intake even further, and they do it for months and years, not just hours and days like you do. That's why they develop such severe and often life-threatening illnesses. ...Read more

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Ca you gain weight using weight gain pills while hiv+?

Ca you gain weight using weight gain pills while hiv+?

Sure: The real question is why you would want to. A lifestyle change is far more effective. Your muscle mass is a function of your genetics and how hard you force your muscles to work in your job or fitness regimen. Your body fat is calories in versus calories out. Many people who take protease inhibitors for HIV prefer a low body fat look because fat when present tends to distribute in odds ways. ...Read more

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Does weight training help lose weight?

Does weight training help lose weight?

Absolutely!: And increasing muscle mass increases resting metabolism. Keep in mind, leanness is the goal! ...Read more

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Does whey protein help weight loss or weight gain?

Does whey protein help weight loss or weight gain?

It depends: Whey protein can either help with weight loss or weight gain depending on how you use it. If used as a meal replacement as part of a restricted calorie diet, it helps with weight loss. If used along with heavy weight lifting and a moderate or high calorie, high protein diet, muscle enlargement and weight gain will occur. ...Read more

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Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Yes: Yes of course... If you stop exercising and take in more calories than you are expending( now that you have stopped aerobically exersising) than weight gain is a definite possibility ( unless u began dieting seriously @ similar time). Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes weight gain?

What causes weight gain?

Many factors: There are several reasons for weight gain. It can be as simple as eating too many calories, or eating the wrong calories, or not getting enough exercise. You will gain weight when you take in more calories than your body burns each day. There are also medical conditions and hormone imbalances which cause weight gain, and medications with side effects of weight gain. ...Read more

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