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Eating More But Not Gaining Weight
See doctor: Eating more but losing weight can be the result of many things. Are you increasing physical activity? Are you eating more calories or more high quality food with fewer calories? You should check with your doctor, diabetes can be associated with unintentional weight loss as well as several other medical problems. ...Read more
Eating 3-4000 cals a day but not gaining weight. Not exercising. Always used to put weight on quickly but not gaining now? Is this normal?
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Starvation: Starvation in the short term will cause dehydration and some weight loss. But it also turns down all of the metabolic processes in the body causing the body to hold onto calories at nearly all cost. In the end those who try to starve themselves to thinness often get more obese when they start eating again since the body is not metabolizing correctly. Starvation diets are some of the most danger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On what you mean by healthy. To me, it means only god made food. ...Read more
Could I still lose weight/fat just by counting calories not necessarily eating healthy balanced diet?
To lose weight...: In order to lose weight you have to burn more calories than those that you consume. Yes, you could do that. However, by not eating healthy you are putting yourself at risk of other health problems, like for example: anemia, constipation, acid reflux, even some type of cancers down the road. It is always good to eat as healthy as possible along to practice exercise. You will definitely good. ...Read more
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
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, protein shakes, . ...Read more
I am underweight. Is it possible if I eat balanced diet or take too much calories but not gain weight due to genetics?
Metabolism helps to: determine our weight, i.e., what we burn off and what turns into fat or muscle. What we eat is a major factor also. Yes, you can eat a lot and not gain weight. As long as your doc says you are healthy, no need to worry. Peace and good health. Focus on having good health. ...Read more
Yes: The concept remains calories burned must exceed calories consummed. However, for best results - healthy food choices should be combined with physical activity. ...Read more
Unfortunate but yes: You can gain weight from eating anything. Its is generally harder with fruits and veggies, but you can. A mcdonalds salad can have up to 380 calories before dressings which can put it up to 670 calories. It is unfortunate but true. ...Read more
Yes: If you eat too few calories your bodies metabolism will slow down and go into starvation mode and try to store asana calories as it can, which initially will slow your weight loss. ...Read more
Unlikely but: It depends on your current height and weight. You need to calculate your basal metabolic rate and you can find a calculator online. This will let you know approximately how many calories your body burns without any activity based on height and weight. You can use this to guide you if you are trying to maintain your weight. Take care. ...Read more
Why is it that I'm not losing weight anymore, even though I'm still exercising and eating healthy?
Not Losing Weight: I understand your frustration. Commend yourself for: Eating Healthy Exercising Weight that you have lost See your Physician for Medical problem including Low Thyroid, Metabolism at age 40 Consult with a Nutritionist and a Fitness Instructor. Feel good that You are Fit! ...Read more
Is it okay to lose weight during pregnancy/not gain weight if you're not limiting nutrition but instead walking off the excess calories?
Healthy always ok: Often pregnant women start focusing on nutrition and exercise in ways they were not doing before getting pregnant. One must look at the big picture. If a patient who was not living a healthy lifestyle before starts living healthy during pregnancy this is a good thing. We can not just look at the scale and make a judgment. ...Read more
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