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How To Put Off Weight
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight one has to to consume more calories than he is burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk food or unhealthy types of fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure to get all the needed nutrients. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for the body. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help increase one's body mass. ...Read more
Go see your doc.: Not knowing what meds you are on, and why you lost the weight in the first place is a mystery for me. Megace (megestrol) is used often to bulk up patients, but i would see a doctor first. Your bmi needs to be measured and causes for weight loss (hyperthyroidism, cancer, etc....) need to be addressed. ...Read more
Weight & muscle: The safest and most effective way to loose weight and develop muscle is to see your doctor and then a nutritionist and trainer at a gym. In general, higher protein intake can be helpful and exercise, even brisk walking. The number on the scale may not change much if muscle tissue develops and please keep your health as the main goal. Peace and good health. ...Read more
To Lose Weight: I commend you for your desire to have good health. See your Physician for Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants starting at 1500 Cal/day; Exercise including Weight lifting; push and pull movements of the muscles; and Stress Management. Be disciplined, be consistent, set small goals; feel good about your accomplishments. Do Breathing Relaxation, ...Read more
Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your 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, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more
Told to wean myself off pregablin (causing weight gain) on 225mg 2xdaily how much should I reduce it? How long will it take to wean myself off? Plz
Eat veggies. No fat: If only 20-60 pounds to lose, then focus on veggies, protein, and exercise. If more than 70 pounds, you will likely need to consider bariatric surgery. Either way, you need a long term transformation in the way you see food. Learn to love healthy food. Learn to be disgusted with greasy food and sugary food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Because of your age: talk with your physician first and consider working with a nutritionist. Foods to help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk) & Greek Yogurt. ...Read more
Arm fat: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tone arms w standing biceps curl w dumbbells, hammer curls w dumbbells, triceps kickback w dumbbells & lying triceps extension w dumbbells. ...Read more
Fluid weight gain: If one retains water, one gains weight. A 1, 000 ml of retained fluid, roughly two quarts, weighs 2.2 pounds. Rapid daily weight gain is due to fluid accumulation and, conversely, rapid daily weight loss is due to excretion of fluid in the body. A pound of retained fluid weighs the same as a pound fat and that is why patients forming edema due to retained fluid gain weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat less, exercise:): Breast area has some fatty tissue. Therefore, losing weight by eating less and exercising more can result in losing some breast weight. Decrease fat and salt in the diet. Exercise by walking, lifting weights; wear a good sports bra. Start today by reading this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywei. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight gain/ steroid: Prednisone not only increases your appetite but it also makes you retain salt and water which adds weight. In addition it redistributes the fat in your body. It is very difficult not to gain weight while on prednisone, especially if you are on a high dose. Tips to help would include eating a low salt diet, maintaining exercise, and snacking on healthy, low fat foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain how to get it off and how much can I eat in a day to lose. I'm 6 ft 2 and weigh 190 i want to be 170.
Alternative medicine: At your height of 74", 190 pounds does not seem to me to be an extremely excessive amount of weight gain; but in any case, weight gain associated with zyprexa will probably not improve until the zyprexa is stopped regardless of reasonable dietary restrictions. Alternative medications to discuss with your doctor that would be less likely to cause weight gain are Abilify and geodon (ziprasidone). ...Read more
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