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Do One A Day Vitamins Make You Gain Weight
Very unhealthy idea: Fasting for two weeks could make you ill. Once your body clicks into starvation mode - your metabolic rate may drop and put you at risk for weight gain when you start eating again. Most multiple vitamins have minimal calories. Gummy vitamins and other "candied" options are usually higher in calories. ...Read more
Stress: Weight Gain:
I think your question is gaining weight back due to stress. Stress is something which ages us considerable. Stress can cause many chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Stress cause your to release more cortisol which can tell the body to retain weight. ...Read more
Good day. My son is thin. I want him to eat and eat to gain his weight. So seldom to eat. What is the best vitamins for him to take? Thanks
None, Real Food Best: Vitamins are all single molecule cofactors. The human genome has not maintained instructions for every single step to manufacture; typically missing only a single step. But why should this be maintained when vitamins are so plentiful in almost all non-processed foods in nature? Vitamin deficiencies 1st world countries (except D3) very rare; it is big business to promote/sell reprocessed food waste ...Read more
35yr old and I have no energy to get through the day. I have a slow metabolism, I gain weight fast... What kind of vitamins could help?
Vit. E for Exercise.: While lack of energy can be due to physical or mental exhaustion, it can signal depression for which you should seek help from a professional, sooner rather than later. In the meantime maintains healthier diet and regular exercise, preferably in a gymnasium with paid membership at least 4-5 times weekly would do wonders for you. ...Read more
Am going on a diet. One meal a day to loose weight. In 3 days I lost 10 pounds. With lots of 0 calories of vitamin water. Is this healthy?
Weight loss: Weight loss as described above is not particularly healthy nor sustainable. Most guidelines say that caloric intake for men should not fall below 1500 calories per day. The optimum number of meals is a matter of dispute in the literature, but that they should be nutritious is not. Drinking water is generally a positive in weight loss. Most sources say that losing 1-2 lbs/week is a good goal. ...Read more
Is it safe to lose weight by not eating if I take multi-vitamins? I am trying to lose weight. If I only don't eat, or only eat one meal a day, will I lose weight and still be healthy? Some people say I won't get enough nutrients, so I am taking multi-vita
It is not likely that you will have sustained weight loss just from fasting. This is because your body will interpret this as starvation and will "hold on for dear life" to the fat in your body to keep you going. Vitamins are not enough nutrition to prevent this problem. Eating only once a day probably also will not be effective. I have heard that sumo wrestlers actually make themselves gain weight by eating only twice a day, getting hungry between meals.
What happens specifically with eating very little (one of the ways the body adapts to calorie restriction) is that your thyroid metabolism changes, so that the T4 made by your thyroid gland converts to reverse T3 (liothyronine) instead of the active T3 (liothyronine) that your body needs to function. This is nature's way of protecting us from starvation. Anything your body interprets as "physiologic stress" will cause this phenomenon, including dieting, depression or illness. This is why an effective diet program must include enough total calories and balanced nutrition (complex carbohydrates, protein and fat) to give your body what it needs while inducing a fat-burning state. ...Read more
I wanted to ask doctors, do capsules with vitamins and minerals make you gain weight? I have anemia and I don't know if I should just eat healthy or take these capsules but I don't wanna gain weight
No, they do not: Vitamins and supplements do not generally cause weight gain. There is definitely a polarization on the topic of vitamins and supplements in the medical community. Some will say they are a waste of money, others recognize value and benefit. Eating healthy is always a good idea whether you choose to supplement or not. Good luck! ...Read more
Vitamins do not: Help w/weight gain. Your diet, exercise level, and your metabolism all determine your weight. Please start by seeing your doc to make sure thyroid and other hormones are in balance. Then see a nutritionist for an appropriate food plan. Good fats like coconut oil are good along w/protein. Exercise will build and define muscle. Please don't define yourself by your weight. ...Read more
Focus on food: Don't get carried away by supplementation. You should be able to obtain basically all of the necessary nutrients from a healthy diet. Focus on eating a diet consistent in of a diverse pallette of colors, limited processed foods, lean protein, and healthy fats. Unless you are very restrictive about what you eat you should do well. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Several things can make it hard to gain weight. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid ;/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, inflammation of the intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites), celiac disease ; other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies ; hyperthyroidism. Pills that address the cause should help. See a good doc to evaluate. ...Read more
I have been taking different vitamins to gain weight but to no avail. What should I do to gain weight effectively?
I don't have that much appetite and I want to gain weight... What vitamins can I take to help me gain some weight by increasing my appetite?
Multivitamin is fine: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, .... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more
Vitamins will not:
Cause weight gain. Eat healthy foods
that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, >. ...Read more
VITAMINS: UNLIKELY. TO INCREASE ATP PRODUCTION AT A CELLULAR LEVEL I RECOMMEND RIBOSE/CARNATINE/UBIQUINOL. The big ones to watch for are the FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS A D K E. You can see my recommendations on www. Rejuvenation-science. Com, I would recommend a GF DIET WWW. WHOLEAPPROACH. COM & WWW. GUTBLISS. COM ...Read more
What does taking vitamins while being anorexic do to you, does it keep your metabolism going would you gain weight?
See details: Because of the nutritional issues associated with anorexia one may need to take vitamins to restore normal levels of them in the body. ...Read more
None: Eating more calories than you burn off causes weight gain. Eating fewer calories than you burn off causes weight loss. It's really that simple. The hard part, which takes a lot more discussion than this forum allows, is gaining or losing weight in a healthy fashion. That can be quite hard, can involve changing habits and changing life styles. ...Read more