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Can Drinking Electrolytes Cause Weight Gain
Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining
Hello: Hello ensure makes a number of different products. Many of these are used after a person has had surgery, is in a debiliated state or is losing weight. They are often used as a supplement to prevent a person from losing weight and to ensure that they are getting balanced nutrition. ...Read more
Yes: In fact, you can have too much of a good thing. If you drink too much water (we are talking an immense amount) or try to hold your bladder, you can retain too much water in your body. This can cause a problem with the salt concentrations in your body which can lead to a host of problems. This can include heart problems and problems with the signals of your nerves and to your muscles. ...Read more
YES: Have you ever heard of "beer belly"? Alcohol has lots of calories that your body does not need for nourishment, and it's easy to forget this when drinking. Here's an article & list: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/alcohol_and_nutrition/page3.Htm#weight the more sweet and exotic drinks are even more fattening than those listed here. ...Read more
Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk. ...Read more
Not a good idea:
You are right that drinking soda will not cause weight gain if you limit total calories for the day to keep your weight neutral, which is your basal metabolic rate plus calories used in daily activities&exercise if any
but why sugar containing sodas are bad is that when you drink sodas, it causes rebound hypoglycemia and makes you hungry and you eat or drink more soda. Even the diet sodas cause obesi. ...Read more
Hello, what type of drugs for treating the anxiety, do not cause weight gain and addiction to them? My diet is healthy and I'm eating products that contains no sucrose (table sugar), I'm drinking only few cups of green tea per day.
Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?
Lifestyle: Factors contribute to weight gain. Activity level and dietary input. As we mature metabolism slows down and we gain weight more easily. See doc to rule out medical causes and then a nutritionist for a safe and sensible food plan. Low carb and higher protein works well for some folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes: Like many oral contraceptives, Apri can cause increased weight and appetite. Discuss with pcp/gyn whether a different oc might have less effect on weight. Watch caloric intake. Drink water before meal to reach satiety more quickly. Exercise 20-30 minutes daily to counter added weight. ...Read more
Stress leads to +lbs: Stress leads to a number of various changes in the body that can cause weight gain. Stress increases cortisol levels which can increase the amount of weight around the waistline. Also, most people eat poorly under stress which increases weight. Stress also causes insomnia which often leads to overeating during the day. ...Read more
Stop taking it.: Natural hormone replacement is fraught with danger. There are very safe and proven estrogen replacement medications that are well-studied and whose proper dosing and side effects are well understood. That is not the case with herbal forms, which are not even guaranteed to do what they say. See your doc and consider plant based estrogen replacement first, not horse-derived. ...Read more
Yes: Tamoxifine is a first generation of designer estrogen (i.e., estrogen analogue). All estrogenic compounds may potentially increase weight, but not much. Tamixifene may increase weight of the user by approximately 1 to 2 lbs. Similar effects may also exist with the second generation estrogen agonist/antagonists analogues, such as raloxifine. Weight-gains are lesser than with estrogen compounds. ...Read more
Yes: Krimson and Diane are names for a two component medication intended to treat disorders involving progesterone and estrogen. The cyproterone component has a progesterone like effect as well as being anti-androgenic.. The two together can be very useful for specific hormonal mediated conditions. These pills ARE NOT THE SAME AS USUAL BCP's. The two components of Krimson both cause wt gain. ...Read more
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