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Why's my weight going up instead of down and I am exercising and eating sensibly?

Why's my weight going up instead of down and I am exercising and eating sensibly?

Muscle: When you build muscle your weight may go up due to the fact that muscle weighs more than fat. Keep up with your program and you will see results, feel healthier, and look better! ...Read more

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Been working out and changed my diet and can't lose weight!

Been working out and changed my diet and can't lose weight!

Pants size, not wt. : U basically need to burn more calories than you take in. Increase your exercise, choose healthier, less-caloric foods and drinks. A lot of hidden calories in juices and alcohol. Nice thing is that if u build more muscle you will even burn more calories while you sleep! and don"t focus too much on weight. Muscle weighs more than fat but that's ok--its good weight ! focus on clothing size. ...Read more

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How come i can keep gaing weight with out eating a lot of food?

How come i can keep gaing weight with out eating a lot of food?

Weight gain: Gaining weight that is disproportionate with the amount of food ingested can be related to a variety of systemic disease/disorders. Hypothyroidism is one of those diseases which can cause significant weight gain without eating a lot. Speak with your doctor to help evaluate your condition and good luck! ...Read more

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Why can't I lose weight while on depo provera? Been eating healthy, working out, and still GAINING and not losing?

Why can't I lose weight while on depo provera? Been eating healthy, working out, and still GAINING and not losing?

Need balance: amount you eat is more than you loose in exercise etc keep a record of eating and work out then slowly reduce eating and increase work out ...Read more

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What should I eat to stop losing weight and start gaining more muscle mass w/o losing tone?

What should I eat to stop losing weight and start gaining more muscle mass w/o losing tone?

Exercise, & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive.Maintain protein intake of about one gram or more/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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I keep putting on weight 18-24 pounds per month,while eating healthy diet and exercising regularly.Kidneys,liver and heart are o.k.Please help.

Specifics: Please go do a seven day food and calorie diary and then bring back the specifics to us. There are numerous online tools to do this diary accurately. ...Read more

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I have been working out and eating healthy, how is Lipozene for weight loss?

I have been working out and eating healthy, how is Lipozene for weight loss?

Lipozene: I am not a big fan of medicines for weight loss. You are much better off seeing both a dietitian and a tainer if possible. If you cannot afford either or do not have the time try and get some workout at home. Also please go on-line to "NuVal" and get an idea of the "good, the bad, and the ugly"! Take your time losing weight and strengthening your body and your friends will be jealous. ...Read more

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Will eating right and taking whey protein help you gain weight?

Will eating right and taking whey protein help you gain weight?

Likely- yes.: Foods to help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. Whey protien also. ...Read more

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Weight gain so I have changed my diet, cut out soda and fatty foods and I am still gaining weight. Mostly just in the waist. Any ideas?

Weight gain so I have changed my diet, cut out soda and fatty foods and I am still gaining weight. Mostly just in the waist. Any ideas?

Hello. : Hello. If you have not seen your physician in a while, recommend that you be evaluated to determine if there is any medical reason to explain your weight gain. Sometimes people make the mistake of cutting down on their calories too drastically, this can paradoxically slow down the metabolic rate (and lead to more weight gain). If you aren't already doing it; recommend aerobic activity as well as weight lifting to enhance muscle mass. ...Read more

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I am overweight and and i work out. Need help to gain muscle and lose weight at the same time?

That requires: Eating less than you burn off -- 3500 calories to the pound, while doing sufficient exercise to gain the muscle you desire. See a registered dietitian and consider an exercise physiologist or personal trainer if you need them. ...Read more

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I have started working out (30mins skipping, tummy exercises, stretching). What should a eat in addition to fruits and veggies for faster weight loss?

I have started working out (30mins skipping, tummy exercises, stretching). What should a eat in addition to fruits and veggies for faster weight loss?

Fewer calories: If you eat 3500 fewer calories than you burn off, you will lose one pound. There's no "magic" weight loss foods. A calorie is a calorie. ...Read more

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How can I lose the weight from antidepressants.I exercise and diet and still gaining weight around my tummy.Please advise?

How can I lose the weight from antidepressants.I exercise and diet and still gaining weight around my tummy.Please advise?

See your doctor: I can understand why the weight gain is a concern. Your effort to exercise and monitor food intake is commendable. It is possible that medications used to treat depression and anxiety may be having an impact. However, it is important that you discuss this concern further with your doctor, who can rule out other potential and treatable causes of weight gain. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Dieting for weight loss, reduced cal to 2000/day from 2500/day. Eating balanced and nutritious. feel sick and starving at night and cant sleep. Why?

Dieting for weight loss, reduced cal to 2000/day from 2500/day. Eating balanced and nutritious. feel sick and starving at night and cant sleep. Why?

Not eating enough: Include. An hour per day of exercise and eat a snack at night. You will probably feel better and sleep better. You can still Be on your diet plan. Just eat some later for the calories you burned during your exercise ...Read more

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Exercising and working out but not losing weight, what to do?

How much are you: eating? What are you eating? Calories burned must exceed calorie intake to lose weight. ...Read more

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Why my body is swelling, and gaining weight even am on diet and regular exercise, ?

Why my body is swelling, and gaining weight even am on diet and regular exercise, ?

Count calories: You can lose weight if the amount of calories you burn up is greater than the amount of calories you consume. If you are still swelling despite limiting your calories then get checked. If your protein blood level or Albumin levels are low or there is congestive heart failure then swelling can occur. ...Read more

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Have gained weight from taking lustral and amitryptaline, nearly off them, will I lose the weight through proper eating and exercise?

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Have gained weight from taking lustral and amitryptaline, nearly off them, will I lose the weight through proper eating and exercise?

Yes, possible weight: gain. Unfortunately, doctors often do not address this when prescribing medicine, despite weight gain being very troubling for the many patients. To loose weight please eat less, exercise more and visit your doctor for physical exam routinely. Nothing crazy, just change your life style. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am gaining weight from eating healthy and working out?

Is there a reason why I am gaining weight from eating healthy and working out?

Food & thyroid check: You may be eating healthy but still eating too much. Check your portion size, particularly portions of high carb fruits and veggies. Drink adequate water to burn fat. Muscle is heavier than fat, so you may have extra weight by fat conversion. Have your thyroid tested and be sure your TSH is less than 3.0 for optional thyroid function in your body. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight with pcos, exercised and healthy eating not working. Help!

How do I lose weight with pcos, exercised and healthy eating not working. Help!

Nutritionist: Many women w/ PCOS have a harder time losing weight. Consider consulting with a nutritionist. Maybe your OB or RE can provide a referral. Nutritionist are likely to provide new insights and weight loss techniques. ...Read more

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When losing weight, eating right and exercise go hand in hand. What is important to know about eating healthy?

When losing weight, eating right and exercise go hand in hand. What is important to know about eating healthy?

Messages: There is a lot of research going on in the field of nutrigenomics - how food can influence genes. Think about what kind of messages we are sending with processed food versus whole foods. Through the right nutrients you can influence the metabolic pathways in your body to obtain better health. ...Read more