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Home Remedies For Rapid Weight Gain
Most women wonder what the ideal amount of weight gain is during pregnancy. The recommended weight gain during pregnancy is generally somewhere between 25 and 35 pounds. The recommended weight gain but it will depend on your weight before pregnancy and other factors that your health care provider will discuss with you. Wherever your starting weight stands, you should not go on a diet, nor should you eat for two or more during your pregnancy. Too little and too much weight gain can lead to problems for both you and the baby in the months ahead. Eating the right foods is much more important than just eating a lot. (See ...Read more
Lose muscle/gain fat: First, some weight variation is normal, particularly for women with working ovaries. Varying weights within a 10 pound range is not alarming. More than this, however, and it is likely that a person is losing mainly muscle and gaining mostly fat. With each cycle, the metabolism slows a little bit more making it likely the person doesn't get as low as before, and goes up a little higher each time. ...Read more
12 pounds in 8 weeks: Rapidness is in the eye of the beholder, but 12 pounds in 8 weeks does sound rapid... unless a person is pregnant and growing large. Otherwise, if one doesn't have a good reason for the weight gain (such as eating extra food every day, such as 2 extra Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars a day), one can see her primary care doctor to find out why her weight is rising. ...Read more
Go see your doc...: Rapid weight gain is best assessed by your doctor who could determine if this is because of retained fluid due to an endocrine (thyroid/adrenal glands), kidney or cardiac problem, or simply because of increased calories.Your doc would ask pertinent questions and perform a physical examination. Shortness of breath, swelling of your legs, feet, abdomen or around the eyes may suggest fluid retention. ...Read more
Rapid weight gain in one month went from a size 16 to a size 22 what could be causing this rapid weight change???
Stopped growing up?: There are a lot of potential reasons. Did you quit smoking, stop exercising, learn to cook, or is there any chance that you are pregnant? At 19 most women have stopped gaining height, and also transition away from parental control of what they eat, and the combination can be deadly to weight. Try to exercise every day and eat simple healthy foods instead of fast food or pre-packaged foods. ...Read more
Can a short and rapid weight gain (27 pounds in 3 months) cause any later complications if you diet back to original weight afterwards?
Many: Eventually: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, orthopedic problems, falls and accidents, infertility, poor self image and occ depression, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, heart attacks, strokes, etc. The list is longer, but i think you've got the idea already. ...Read more