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Supplements: There's a new FDA warning about a certain ingredient in weight gain supplements that is causing liver failure, so they aren't completely safe. Your body won't be able to use all the protein supplied to build muscle, and the excess will be peed out. Try eating a healthy diet high in calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more
If prescribed by Dr.: 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
Can use food instead: of supplements. Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build 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, ...Read more
Hi I'm 17, I'm started to take weight gain supplements and started to lift dummbells, would these to factors stunt my growth ?
Supplements?: It depends on what is in the supplements? If you are taking a mixed diet, there is no need for supplements, and you should not try to gain weight if your healthy but just skinny. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Yes it can.: Be aware of other side effects as well as this link would tell u. Take care! http://herbs.Lovetoknow.Com/maca_root_side_effects. ...Read more
Balance and activity: The best, most successful weight loss method is one where your intake is 500 calories less than you need a day and increase your activity by at least 200 cal a day. If you follow a eating plan based on at least 6-7 servings of non starchy vegetables and 3 servings of fruit you will feel full. Add protein to every meal. Eat small meals every 3-4 hours. Limit carbohydrates to complex only. Good luck. ...Read more
Not known for sure: Nobody really knows. The supplement is not a medication approved by the FDA. Such products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are (nor what benefits are real, if any). If a CB-1 user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting a side effect, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more
Balanced: Eating more often and slightly more each time you eat in a healthy way is the best and safest way to gain "healthy" weight. ...Read more
Hi,I am a male, Height-5'10 , Weight =65kg.Recently joined Gym for weight gain,trainer suggests for supplements what shoud I do?Please suggest some?
Supplements: Thanks for your question! This is a very hot topic right now. Be very cautious if they are selling the products that they recommend - sometimes they can cost a fortune. I would suggest a minimalist approach and just having some high quality lean protein 1-2 hours after a solid lifting session. ...Read more
Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of biotin causing weight gain. Haven't heard of any of the common over-the-counter vitamins causing weight gain... unless a person is drinking a calorie-containing drink to swallow the supplements. Doing so would lead to more calories eaten per day. Finally, biotin deficiency is very rare, because normal people get enough biotin from food, and don't need a biotin supplement. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Talk to your caregiver about how to round out your diet and address any nutritional shortcomings -- particularly if you're a vegetarian, are lactose intolerant, or follow a special diet for any other reason. Vegetarians, in particular, need to make a special effort to get all of the essential amino acids their babies need in ...Read more
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