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How To Put On Weight Healthily For Women
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
Medical evaluation: First, make sure you don't have any medical problems or medications that are causing the weight loss. You can see your physician for this. If nothing is found, the best way to gain healthy weight is to gain muscle. Enroll in a resistant program and make sure you are taking in adequate protein to build those muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CDC website: For kids up to age 20: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more
I keep losing weight and i'm 5'4" and i only weigh 105. Can you give me advice on how to gain healthy weight back?
Why Are You Losing?: Please first see a doctor to find out why you are losing weight. Have your thyroid, liver function, blood count and blood sugar checked and have a professional review your diet intake to see if you ate getting enough calories. If you are eating enough then you should be checked for malabsorption with a specialized stool test. Good luck. ...Read more
Fitness: Aerobic and resistnce training will normalize your body into what it should be. Ignore most advice about diet beyond spending part of each day comfortable-hungry; the vast majority of americans are exercise-deprived and we're paying both a physiologic and emotional price for it. And congratulations on your plan for a makeover -- it's perhaps the greatest favor you can do yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I bought grapefruit diet pills and read that you can use them to lose weight. How much weight will i lose and how fast?
Unclear: No evidence that these type of pills improve weight loss. ...Read more
How to get fat efficiently and healthy?Does matter how many I eat also won't gain weight, I want to reach normal bmi.
Weight gain: The desire to gain weight is more than just a function of what you eat. Genetics (size of your parents), muscle mass, and bone structure also play an important role. Also, many diseases can also cause one's bmi to be low. Best to see your doctor to discuss all of these factors. Be sure to bring in your parent's height and weight and your body fat measurement. ...Read more
Can pre-diabetics still gain healthy weight and muscle? I see the ADA recommends to lose 5-7% of weight. I am skinny to begin with & want to gain.
Yes: Generally the weight loss recommendations are for overweight pre-diabetic patients. If you increase healthy muscle mass, this can improve your use of glucose and decrease your risk of developing diabetes. And remember that dietary changes (avoiding simple carbohydrates, increasing fiber and complex carbohydrates) are key to preventing diabetes. Talk with a nutritionist to help improve your diet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could back fire !!: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days w calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except 1 day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet which rotates the # of calories eaten per day. It is predictable that high % muscle mass will be lost. This can cause a lower metabolic rate. That in turn causes you to burn fewer calories & that can lead to weight gain. This is dangerous ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight gain is easy!: Weight gain is easy, as a healthy/meaningful gain in lean body mass as goal--but u can't pick where it goes! don't take products for quick results that sacrifice your future quality of life. Exercise vigorously, eat balanced meals, stay hydrated. Explore medical reasons why you have difficulty gaining--thyroid/ adrenal problems, diabetes, malabsorption, pancreas insufficiency, crohn's, infection.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1201: You lose weight by burning more calories (which are stored as fat) than you take in. If you burn 1200 and take in 1200, it's a break even. If you take in 1200 but burn 2000, you're body will go to stored fat to get the additional 800. Bear in mind it takes 3500 calories to create a pound of fat, and a 3500 deficit to lose a pound.. Your goal should be slow, steady decrease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nutrient dense foods: 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
It depends : A lot of weight loss depends on your weight age and gender as well as the type of diet you're following. On the south beach diet which is a hypoglycemic ketogenic diet for most part the typical weight loss is about 2 to 3 pounds a week. However if you are heavy, and exercising while dieting i've seen as much as 5 to 10 pounds a week for the first few weeks as you lose weight the weight-loss slows down. ...Read more
May backfire on you.: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days w calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except 1 day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet which rotates the # of calories eaten per day. It is predictable that high % muscle mass will be lost. This can cause a lower metabolic rate. That in turn causes you to burn fewer calories & that can lead to weight gain. This is dangerous ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Tough to give you an exact number without knowing more of your medical history and seeing your growth chart. To lose weight, you simply need to be taking in less calories than you are burning off. A healthy diet with increased exercise will accomplish this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caloric intake: You will get a lot of different answers to this question depending on who you ask. I feel that you can go down to about 1000 calories per day at the lowest, but this really depends on how active you are. If you are exercising a lot, you may need to take in more calories than that. If you are not active at all, 1000 might be okay. Keep in mind this doesn't account for protein intake which you need. ...Read more
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