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Fear Of Gaining Weight (Overview)

This is an extreme anxiety regarding the gain of extra weight, even if not overweight.We all worry a bit, but it in this situation, it affects functioning in a normal waay.


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How do I eat food without the fear of gaining weight?

How do I eat food without the fear of gaining weight?

Talk w/ nutritionist: They will develop a plan with you to know what foods to eat and how to eat smartly. If combined with good exercise, you can eat the foods you enjoy - in moderation - without the fear of gaining weight. Good luck! ...Read more

Fear Of Gaining Weight (Overview)

This is an extreme anxiety regarding the gain of extra weight, even if not overweight.We all worry a bit, but it in this situation, it affects functioning in a normal waay.


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How do I get rid of fear of growing old?

Fear of aging: Its not so much growing old as deteriorating therefore there are things that can be done to stay vital and youthful actually exercising and eating right and staying out of the sun will affect how you feel and keep you fit - its possible to be in better shape in your fifties than twenty year olds. Work it! also 90% of outward signs of aging are from the sun, so dont! alcohol and drugs - bad! ...Read more

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How can I overcome my fear of gaining weight on the pill?

Fear of pregnancy: The fear of a unintended pregnancy usually "outweighs" the fear of weight gain on the pill. Although the pill increases thyroid binding globulin, the lower dosages do not cause weight gain just a desire to eat more.An unexpected 8+ pound baby is a weight gain that lasts 18+ years that you raise to adulthood. ...Read more

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How can I get over my fear of gaining weight when pregnant I can't lose?

How can I get over my fear of gaining weight when pregnant I can't lose?

Easily: First, eat properly and exercise daily, have a plan of nutrition and exercise in pregnancy and after pregnancy. However, weight gain can also be genetic. If your mother/aunts/sisters developed large weight gains you might be prone as well. ...Read more

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I am at a constant fear of gaining weight, help?

Weight: Try to uncover the origin of your fear of weight gain, discuss with a trusted friend. Is your fear based in reality or is it an obsession with weight? Try to focus on the facts and see if you can re-orient yourself to the reality of your situation. If you need to lose weight engage an exercise physiologist for help. In summary focus on origin and strategize how to reduce your fear with help. ...Read more

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How do I eat food without the fear of gaining weight?

Talk w/ nutritionist: They will develop a plan with you to know what foods to eat and how to eat smartly. If combined with good exercise, you can eat the foods you enjoy - in moderation - without the fear of gaining weight. Good luck! ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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Gaining Weight (Definition)

An increase in a person's weight over ...Read more