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Does eating processed food lead to weight gain?

Does eating processed food lead to weight gain?

Food is food is food: "processed" food gets a bad name; yet it is food nonetheless. This is now somewhat a "weighted" or "political" term. American cheese is probably considered to be "processed", but certain completely unprocessed foods might not be that safe. Pasteurization helps eliminate spoilage and bacteria. Consider what happens after you eat food, certainly it gets "processed", anyway. Think calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Will eating raisins cause weight gain?

Will eating raisins cause weight gain?

If you eat enough: of ANYTHING with calories....weight gain is possible..Why are you asking ??? Ask question again with more info! Dr Z ...Read more

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Which foods can I eat to gain healthy weight to gain mass?

Which foods can I eat to gain healthy weight to gain mass?

Calories + protein: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Lean proteins are also important. Exercising to build muscle mass will increase weight and metabolism, and improve overall mood and health. Good luck! ...Read more

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How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

It can be fast: You may enjoy it, and this will cause you to lose weight because you're making food choices that aren't greasy / sugary / extremely tasty so you won't overeat. You must supplement or you'll damage your nervous system. An even better option is to get with your physician and examine your diet and exercise habits -- fitness activities make friends for you & lifestyle change keeps you lean long-term. ...Read more

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Can eating too many mung bean sprouts lead to weight gain ?

Can eating too many mung bean sprouts lead to weight gain ?

Yes: Eating too much of anything will lead to weight gain. Just because it's healthy or low fat doesn't mean you can eat an enormous amount. Everything you can eat has calories, except water. ...Read more

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Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

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

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How to stop eating junk food and lose weight?

How to stop eating junk food and lose weight?

Have you a mind: Of your own? There are no short cuts and you must look to the renewed vigor and health that you will bring to yourself. ...Read more

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Does drinking water with eating cause to gain more weight ?

Does drinking water with eating cause to gain more weight ?

I don't think so: Eating a fruit (s) before your meal may cause early satiety . Eating slowly, and bitting food well causes early satiety. Therefore, you eat less which may help with your weight. ...Read more

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How to gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

How to gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

Healthy starches: The best way to lose weight is to avoid starchy carbs, so the best way to gain is to eat lots of starches, but choose relatively healthy ones like whole grains and organic potatoes. Foods high in fat pack calories too, so nuts are also a good choice for gaining weight. Also, eating later in the day tends to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Can eating of boiled potatoes help to gain weight?

Can eating of boiled potatoes help to gain weight?

Sure, but...: Eating more of anything can help you gain weight. Better to eat more calories but maintain a balanced diet with added fats and proteinsm as well as carbs. Also, important to exercise (especially muscle-building) so as not to just increase percent body fat alone. Look for high calorie, high nutrient foods like nuts, potatoes, fish, etc. ...Read more

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Eating too much carbohydrates cause weight gain right?

Eating too much carbohydrates cause weight gain right?

Right: Eating too much of any food, not just carbohydrates will cause weight gain. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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

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How to prevent weight gain when eating gluten free ?

How to prevent weight gain when eating gluten free ?

Weight gain/gluten: I am not sure i understand your question. I am not aware of gaining weight on gluten free diet. If you supplant gluten laden foods with high calorie ones just to avoid gluten altogether, this is not the right decision. ...Read more

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Does eating more carbohydrate (rice, pasta) prevent weight loss?

Does eating more carbohydrate (rice, pasta) prevent weight loss?

NO!: They and sugar are the major cause of obesity. Eating white rice in eastern countries caused beriberi. Good class protein, appropriate fat and complex carbs make up a balanced diet that you get from "god-made" food. ...Read more

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Could you lose weight by eating not nutritious foods?

Yes: You can lose weight by eating junk food if the calories taken in are less than the calories you need to lose weight. ...Read more

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Dose eating to much fruit cause acne or make you gain weight?

Dose eating to much fruit cause acne or make you gain weight?

Not acne: Eating fruit is not likely to cause acne. However fruit does have sugar and hence calories. Gaining weight would depend in your total caloric intake and physical activity. If you eat a lot of fruit and do not cut back on other foods, you will gain weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more