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Causes Not Gaining Weight
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does weight gain tendency mean medically? Does weight gain relates only to wrong eating habits or we can gain weight without eating too much?
Recent science: Has shown in mice that an excess of calories turns on a normally silent gene in the brain. This is logical if you think of our ancestors. The gene turned on in times of plenty and they stuffed themselves. In times of scarcity they could live on the accumulated fat. If this is the same in humans (probability high) it could explain our modern problem. ...Read more
Weight Loss: Nope. Water helps you flush out toxins. Weight loss failure usually represents too many calories, too much sugar or carbohydrates or not enough physical activity. Remember the scientific truths about weight loss: 1. Protein should comprise 60% of the diet. 2: carbs 25% fats 10-15%. Total calories 1500 to 1800 exercise should be with hr of 130 for at least 20 minutes five times per week. ...Read more
Discuss w your Dr.: 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. ...Read more
See below YES: The role of dietary fructose in the development of obesity and fatty liver diseases remains controversial, with previous studies indicating that the problems resulted from fructose and a diet too high in calories. However, a new study conducted in an animal model at wake forest baptist medical center showed that fructose rapidly caused liver damage even without weight gain. See your md if youhave? ...Read more
Does clomipramine cause paradoxical weight gain/loss( means not gaining/loosing weight after stopping medications)??
It can: Yes it can. But that shouldn't deter your getting started with treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read more
In some people: Contraceptives are hormones and have the capacity, even at their low dose, to cause weight gain in some people. This is true of all contraceptives, although in my experience depoprovera seems to cause this more often. Not all women will gain weight when taking contraceptives, most will not. An iud or condom use will not cause weight gain. ...Read more
No-only water loss: Sweating whether because its hot out, or due to exercise is associated with water loss, thats not really fat loss, and you will re-hyrdate yourself within 24 hours and end up back where you start. Pay attention to burning calories not how much you sweat, some people do vigorous exercise and do not sweat and are thin, its all individual. ...Read more
All if used right: I don't know of any whey protein powder that causes "massive weight gain." in general, weight gain comes from excessive starches &/or fats. Pure protein like whey does not cause this. But one will not have muscle gain just by eating whey- only by exercising as well! i strongly advise whey from grass-fed cows not given hormones & antibiotics, even better if processed at a low temperature. ...Read more
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