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How much weight should I be gaining each month if I am already overweight?

How much weight should I be gaining each month if I am already overweight?

Depends: If you are overweight then i would stress eating a largely plant based diet of unprocessed food. The majority of your diet should be fruits and vegetables and fish. You should exercise everyday for at least 45 minutes. Walking, prenatal yoga, etc are examples. If you eat right and exercise, you may not put on any weight or even lose some initially. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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How much weight should I be gaining every week?

How much weight should I be gaining every week?

1/2-1 pound: For patients who start off at their ideal weight, we recommend 4 lbs in the first trimester, then 1/2-1 lb per week thereafter, for a total of about 25-32 lbs. The weight gain is different for twins, or for patients who are overweight or have medical conditions like hypertension or diabetes. ...Read more

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If I am now 5'2, and i weigh 250lbs. How much calories should I be eating to lose weight?

If I am now 5'2, and i weigh 250lbs. How much calories should I be eating to lose weight?

1200 to 1500 per day: Eat healthy and exercise daily. You should cut down on sugars, sweets and fats. Eat plant based foods including vegetables and fruits. Use good protein based foods like tofu, eggs, fish and nuts. Avoid meats and exercise daily for 30-60 minutes..Any movement is helpful..Walking is the best. ...Read more

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How much weight should I loose with pcos if I want to get pregnant my cycles are regular every month I am over weight as well ?

How much weight should I loose with pcos if I want to get pregnant my cycles are regular every month I am over weight as well ?

10-15% body weight: Having regular cycles is key! Mark your cycles on a calender to track them. Ovulation is usually mid-month of your cycle.Many women with PCOS are overweight, which can cause health problems with pregnancy. Even a 10% loss in body wt can help you. Always take a prenatal when trying to concieve, and make sure you are not a diabetic before preg occurs. If you are diabetic, make sure its controlled. ...Read more

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I weight 125, so if I have a baby, how many pounds should I gain?

I weight 125, so if I have a baby, how many pounds should I gain?

About 25 is healthy: The recommended amount of weight gain advised varies depending on starting weight at time of conception. Your ob/gyn can give you more details at your initial pregnancy visit. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

How much weight should I gain in pregnancy if I am obese?

Depends: Keeping weight gain undercontrol in an obese woman is safe when done properly and in the long run makes the pregnancy much safer for her and the baby. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low fat, hearty, unprocessed carbohyrdrates, etc. Frankly you can do weight watchers while pregnant. It is a sound, sensible way of eating. ...Read more

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How else can I lose weight if I am already considered a picky eater?

How else can I lose weight if I am already considered a picky eater?

Calories: If you over indulge in portions of stuff you like, you will gain weight. Just being "picky" doesn't mean slim or skinny. Many picky eaters prefer marginally healthy foods. Discuss your weight and pickiness with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?

I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?

About 50 lbs. Yes.: The average 66-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 135 pounds. Estimate that by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+30=135). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 pounds per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 pounds of weight loss. ...Read more

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Currently breastfeeding a 6 month old but losing too much weight. I weigh 93 pounds and I'm 5'2. What should I do to gain weight? Or should I stop BS?

Currently breastfeeding a 6 month old but losing too much weight. I weigh 93 pounds and I'm 5'2. What should I do to gain weight? Or should I stop BS?

Supplement diet: You may want to work with a nutritionist to see why your present diet is not keeping up with your needs. They are often found at hospitals as part of their clinical nutrition program.A simple alternative is to invest in a supplement that you take daily. Carnation makes "breakfast essentials" that can serve as an inexpensive alternative to Ensure or similar milkshake supplements. ...Read more

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If I am now a 6'3 male and under-weight. How much should I weigh?

If I am now a 6'3 male and under-weight. How much should I weigh?

You decide: Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you while you are able to take part in the sports activities that you enjoy, successfully. Photo guy isn't complaining or worrying about his "bmi". If you want to put on more muscle but can't despite training, you may have malabsorption or maldigestion; your physician can help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

Lose weight: That depends on your height. If you are 4'11" then yes you are overweight. If you are 5'5" you do not need to lose weight. Just calculate your bmi (body mass index) using google. If your bmi is under 25 then you are not overweight. If you are overweight, just eat healthier (less bread, rice, pasta, tortillas, soda, junk food, fast food) and exercise 3-4 times a week (cardio). ...Read more

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If I am now about to get the pills for thyroid, how much weight will i be losing a week?

If I am now about to get the pills for thyroid, how much weight will i be losing a week?

Can not predict: Weight loss if any can not be predicted, but you will not loose weight if you do not cut down total calorie intake and exercise as well.The weight gain in hypothyroidism is due to slow metabolism and when you correct that problem it will bring your metabolism to normal .But weight loss will happen by proper diet and exercise only. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant started off at 108lbs now weighing 154Ibs. Why am I gaining so much weight? Should I be concerned? Also NOT having twins.

38 weeks pregnant started off at 108lbs now weighing 154Ibs. Why am I gaining so much weight? Should I be concerned? Also NOT having twins.

Calories: Weight gain in pregnancy is mainly determined by the amount of calories consumed minus the calories burned off. If you gained a lot then you likely ate more than usual. Pregnant women retain extra water and fluid which contributes to some degree. Plus you have the weight of the baby to calculate in as well. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 16 years old. I am 5' 4" tall. I used to weigh 123 lbs. I wanted to lose some so I started on a 1,000 calorie a day diet and since then I have only gained weight. I weigh 126 now. Why? What am I doing wrong? How can I lose weight?

Hi. I'm 16 years old. I am 5' 4" tall. I used to weigh 123 lbs. I wanted to lose some so I started on a 1,000 calorie a day diet and since then I have only gained weight. I weigh 126 now. Why? What am I doing wrong? How can I lose weight?

Weight loss: This is simple math. If you use up more calories than you take in you will lose weight. Exercise is healthy and burns calories. Also make sure you do away with soft-drinks and minimize all sugar containing foods. It is difficult to believe you have really adhered to a 1000 calorie diet. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am trying to gain weight right now but how do I know when I am the right size. Being that before I was too skinny. What is an ideal weight?

About weights...: Each person is unique, and there is a healthy range for one's weight, but not an ideal weight. For an average, young to middle-aged woman, one can start with 100 pounds for the first 5 feet in height, and add 5 pounds for each additional inch. Thus, a 5' 2" woman would be fine at 110 pounds. That is 100 + 10 = 110 pounds. ...Read more