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Why can't a gain weight ? How to gain weight with a high metabolism

Why can't a gain weight ? How to gain weight with a high metabolism

If healthy, then...: Eat more healthy calories (snacks and meals) to gain weight. Choosing foods with protein and "good" fats and oils. Avoid excess amounts of simple starches and sugars. To increase muscle mass, one has to work out against resistance (with weights). This exercise will increase daily calorie needs, so one must eat more of the healthy, balanced diet he should already be on. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


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How can I lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

How can I lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

May be difficult: The focus should be on optimizing your thyroid function. The thyroid gland is involved with several body functions in addition to regulating metabolism. Once your thyroid is functioning optimally, you will have greater success reaching your bodyweight goal. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism?

How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Get hypothyroidism: corrected. 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. Be physically active with both cardio & weight ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with thyroid disease?

How can I lose weight with thyroid disease?

It depends: On what kind of thyroid problem you have. Please see your doctor to help determine if you have hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. Thyroid disease is very nonspecific and makes it difficult to answer your question in this setting. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight with a high metabolism and hypoglycemia?

How can I gain weight with a high metabolism and hypoglycemia?

Kcal in > kcal out: To gain weight, you must consume more calories than you expend in activity. I'd talk with a nutritionist - they can help guide you to healthy sources of calories like lean meats, good fats, etc. There's no trick to gaining weight, no simple pill or guaranteed diet, and genetics can make it hard to move above a baseline weight. But it really comes down to eating more calories than you burn. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with hypothyroid meds?

How can I lose weight with hypothyroid meds?

Go for good diet: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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How can I gain weight with hyperthyroidism?

How can I gain weight with hyperthyroidism?

Treat it!: Hi. If you're hyperthyroid, I have to assume you've seen a doctor to get the diagnosis. If that doctor isn't comfortable treating you, get a referral to one who is. Once your hyperthyroidism is treated or controlled, it should be possible to gain back any weight you lost due to hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with crohns?

How to lose weight with crohns?

Very delicately: Usually people with crohn's disease have problems with adequate absorption and therefore lose a lot of weight. One possible reason for weight gain is use of high dose steroids. I would definitely advise a long conversation with your GI doctor prior to embarking on weight loss regimen. Certainly eating healthier foods and more exercise may help. Ask if your steroid dose can be diminished from gi. ...Read more

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How do I healthily gain body fat with a high metabolism?

How do I healthily gain body fat with a high metabolism?

Why?: Why would you want to gain body fat? Suggest you stick to a healthy diet balnced in protein, carbs, and fat. Exercise daily. Trying to gain fat is like to tryin gto lose weight by starting smoking. ...Read more

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How to gain weight overall, how I can focus more on strength gain along with weight gain?

How to gain weight overall, how I can focus more on strength gain along with weight gain?

Exercise : Most good gyms should have trainers on board and connect with one of them to design an exercise program for you. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with cfs?

How to lose weight with cfs?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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How to lose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

How to lose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

Hard not impossible: Work with your doctor on this a slowly progressive walking program while carefully disciplining your calorie intake will help the fibro and the weight don't just sit around worrying about your pain if cleared by your doctor get up and do and increase your activity very slowly. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

What can I do to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Diet and exercise: On top of taking your thyroid hormone, the most important things to do are to eat healthy and exercise. Taking the thyroid hormone to keeo levels normal will not make you lose weight but will avoid faster weight gain. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What can I do to gain weight with my high metabolism?

What can I do to gain weight with my high metabolism?

Eat and exercise.: You need to focus your exercise regimen more on weight training than aerobics. As well, make sure you eats lots of food, and focus on complex carbohydrates and lean protein sources. We don't focus on slowing down a fast metabolism; we work with it. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with fast results?

How to lose weight with fast results?

Slower is better: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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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How much weight loss you can have on 2 months of very low calorie diet?

How much weight loss you can have on 2 months of very low calorie diet?

It depends: On your height, weight, sex, age and metabolic rate. On average a young male on a very low calorie diet (800 kcal/day) can lose up to 4-5 lbs. In a week (female 2-3 lbs./week). The heavier the start weight, the more the weight loss, unless an underlying disease like low thyroid function is in place. With intense exercise (cardio and weights) the weight loss can be more obviously. ...Read more

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Does a thyroid problem effect weight loss, if so what are some ways to lose weight with thyroid problems?

Yes: Go see your doctor and get your thyroid levels in the normal range. This, with exercise, should allow you to get back to your ideal weight. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more