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Eating More Then Usual But Not Gaining Weight
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?
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
See Dr., then eat...: 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
Why does celexa (citalopram) cause weight gain? I take 60mg and have not been eating any more than usual and keep gaining weight
It's complicated: Celexa is actually more weight-neutral than other antidepressants like tricyclics, paxil, (paroxetine) or remeron. People vary in their responses, with some losing weight on it and others gaining. Weight gain on antidepressants may be connected with affinity for histamine receptors, as this increases hypothalamic amp kinase which stimulates orexin, an appetite-inducing hormone. http://tinyurl.com/kk53lup. ...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
Can be an advantage: Risperidone may cause weight gain. Sticking to a healthy low calorie diet will certainly help minimize the weight gain. Along with adequate exercise, many are able to maintain their weight. Due to its stabilizing effects, in some individuals it may promote the choice for an active & healthy lifestyle and many have in fact lost weight & become physically healthier while on this medication. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Is eating less meals/skipping meals to lose weight actually bad? I've heard that "starvation mode" is only an issue if you are barely eating.
Is it normal to gain weight not long after eating (possibly because of the meal's weight in you)?
SURE: Water increases your body weight 2.2 pounds for every liter of water you drink. So , if you're eating and drinking, as you consume water, in food and drink, you'll gain 2.2 pounds per liter. And, if you eat foods loaded with salt, you will have fluid retention, at least temporarily. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
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Depends on why: Gaining weight has a lot to do with number of calories that you take in(food you eat) compared with the number of calories you use during the day. If you have a medical condition that makes it hard to digest food, then you should talk to your doctor about your options.If you are a very active person,increasing the amount of calories you eat in a day will help. Are you sure you really need to gain? ...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
Will having a fast metabolism or PMSing make you hungrier and not gain weight from more food? and even make you loss weight if i don't eat enough
Underactive thyroid: Undesired weight gain, especially despite not eating much, might be due to an underactive thyroid. Go see your family doc for simple blood test. Also ask to see a nutritionist to be sure you're actually eating properly. Don't forget that you also need to exercise so that your metabolism is at least equal if not greater than your caloric intake. ...Read more
Yes: Fat is burned the slowest and reguires the least energy to be burned. Try to eat more proteins. ...Read more
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