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What is considered excessive weight gain I've gained 9 lbs in 5 wks for no apparent reason?

What is considered excessive weight gain I've gained 9 lbs in 5 wks for no apparent reason?

Two possibilities: First reason may be from fluid or salt and water retention from an increase in salt and water. Diuretics may also cause swelling. Heart and kidney trouble may be a concern. Associated shortness of breath; prompt medical need is indicated. Also excess calories or combined excess calories and reduced physical activity could cause excess weight gain. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Definition)

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Taking depo shot & breast feeding but not gaining any weight..just losing weight pretty fast.. any options on what to do to stop losing weight & gain?

Taking depo shot & breast feeding but not gaining any weight..just losing weight pretty fast.. any options on what to do to stop losing weight & gain?

See nutritionist: You say you're breastfeeding. It is normal to loose some weight while doing that. I don't know your numbers but go see a nutritionist and she can guide you on your dietary intake. ...Read more

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Iam 30 pounds over weight is there any way to lose weight fast to avoid health problems?

Iam 30 pounds over weight is there any way to lose weight fast  to avoid health problems?

Fast isn't Best.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Is there any way you can randomly gain weight for no reason?

Is there any way you can randomly gain weight for no reason?

No: There is always a reason for weight gain. If overeating is not the reason, then a medical evaluation for other causes is advisable. ...Read more

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Sudden weight for no reason and hard to loose I am dieting and exercising?

Sudden weight for no reason and hard to loose I am dieting and exercising?

'wt. gain' =thyroid: If you mean 'sudden weight gain' then i recommend getting seen by your primary physician to get thyroid check. You may be developing hypo-thyroidism or already have it. Some of the tests may include: TSH , T4 , ft4, ft3 & thyroid antibodies (tpo, thyroglobulin). ...Read more

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Are there any cheap and fast weight loss pills I've been excercising but still gain weight. Im looking to loose 25 lbs pretty quickly what can I do.?

Caloric restriction: There are no safe pills for a quick weight loss. Maintaining a healthy weight is a life long process to be arrived at by exercise and a balanced diet. ...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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At 169cm, 54kg, I've trouble to gain weight. I hv normal food consumption n still struggling to reach ideal weight. Is there any shortcut for it?

At 169cm, 54kg, I've trouble to gain weight. I hv normal food consumption n still struggling to reach ideal weight. Is there any shortcut for it?

Sounds okay to me!: "ideal weight" is subscience and entertainment; even the body mass index was never intended for individuals, and the new studies show "overweight" healthier with fewer deaths from each category. Your best weight is what looks and feels best to you while you can keep up with peers at the fitness activities you enjoy. And many women love a slim slim, "ripped" man. ...Read more

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No matter what im not reducing weight..i tried dieting,but no.exercise ,no...my age 20...weight is 70..i need to loose weight quickly.

No matter what im not reducing weight..i tried dieting,but no.exercise ,no...my age 20...weight is 70..i need to loose weight quickly.

Doctor can evaluate: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he DOES NOT eat or drink back more calories than used, after the activity. If walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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What are weight gaining supplements for women and/or weight gaining methods?

What are weight gaining supplements for women and/or weight gaining methods?

Fat vs fit: You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight quick because I gained weight so quick. Is there any specific food to make us lose weight quickly?

How can I lose weight quick because I gained weight so quick. Is there any specific food to make us lose weight quickly?

Rapid weight loss: Rapid changes in weight, either up or down, is not good for your metabolism. The best way to lose weight is to eat smaller portions of healthy foods, drink plenty of water and adopt a sensible exercise plan. A goal of one pound weight loss per month would be a healthy start. ...Read more

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Is there any fast losing weight method for a 15 year old?

Is there any fast losing weight method for a 15 year old?

No.....: Short of cutting off your arm, there are no safe ways to lose weight rapidly at your age. Rapid weight loss usually means you dehydrate yourself, and this can lead to passing out, heart problems, digetive problems...The list goes on. Ask yourself why you really need to lose rapidly - who or what is so important that you would risk your life. Then, is that worth it? My guess is no! ...Read more

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Losing weight for no reason; not dieting. Should I be concerned?

Losing weight for no reason; not dieting.  Should I be concerned?

Yes: Unintentional weight loss (meaning weight loss without dieting or increasing activity levels) can be a sign of potentially serious underlying medical conditions. You should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss this. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am gaining weight while breast feeding?

Is there a reason why I am gaining weight while breast feeding?

Overeating: You can maintain or loose weight while breast feeding if you eat a balanced diet & consume a calorie load based on your pre-pregnancy weight. Do not eat for two.You are more likely to over do it. Take pre-natal vitamins and plenty of fluids. The breast will figure out what baby needs and take that from your body. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose weight fast without exercise? I mean 30-40 pounds

Is there a way to lose weight fast without exercise? I mean 30-40 pounds

Sure, but...: The medications generally available for weight loss must be considered with extreme caution. They traditionally have been linked to heart disease, heart attack, heart valve defects and pulmonary hypertension. Educate yourself about the risks and have a good conversation with your regular doctor. Try more conservative measures first. Consult with a Dietitian. Exercise. Do it right!! ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for loosing weight without dieting & exercise. My height is 5.2 & wght 68?

Is there any medicine for loosing weight without dieting & exercise. My height is 5.2 & wght 68?

No: There is no easy way to lose weight, if there was, none of us would be heavy. It's simple math, calories in must be less than calories exerted and then weight comes off. ...Read more

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If diet pepsi has no calories and no sugar why is it helpful for losing weight?

If diet pepsi has no calories and no sugar why is it helpful for losing weight?

Drinking water !: An old add on tv : "just for the taste of it, diet coke !" . You are drinking water with color and soda. This fills your stomach but has no nutritional value. Furthermore, soda/pop drinkers are at a higher risk and tooth decay. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take supplements for rapid weight gain?

Is it bad to take supplements for rapid weight gain?

Supplements: Supplements vary. Most are balanced vitamins, altered beef protein and some contain essential fatty acids and carbohydrates. Eat a healthy diet with adequate calories and you may not need to depend on these. ...Read more