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Is Newly Gained Weight Easier To Lose Than Old Weight
I'm 18 years old, It's so easy for me to gain weight and even if I eat good and exercise Its hard to lose weight. Can I get pills from a doctor to help me lose weight easier?
Not online: But if you work with a doctor in person and depending on your situation, pharmacotherapy (medications) may be a part of your weight loss regimen. Remember, that all medications are really only a temporary aid in weight loss with the key to weight loss remaining caloric restriction augmented with increased physical activity. ...Read more
If you loose weight: Too quickly you are in danger of yoyo dieting. You gain weight back and then loose it again over and over. This is not good for your health. Slow and steady weight loss is safest and more long lasting. See your doc or a nutritionist for a good food plan, exercise, and the weight will come off slowly. Keep your focus on your health, not the scale. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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 leafy green lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy them 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
Doc, I have problem gaining my weight. And very easy losing my weight. My current weight is 39kgs and my height is about 162cms. What's wrong with me?
Same as men: I don't know that they lose energy, but both men and women slow down in physical strength and activity for a variety of reasons. Weight gain is one consequence of continued caloric intake and decreased activity. Lack of exercise leads to deconditioning and inability to do exercise which you may be describing as loss of energy. ...Read more
My son is 17 years old and he has not gained weight in years he is losing 2 to 3 pounds a month is this normal he eats well and is healthy?
I'm 20 years old, my weight is 115lbs and my height is 5'3". Do I need to lose weight? Because I recently gained weight around my thighs.
I'm 19 years old, 148lbs. & 5'3". I started to run on & off since may @ 145lbs. & gained those 3lbs. What will really help me lose weight fast?
Exercise and diet: They have to go hand and hand, with a normal bmi you don't qualify for prescription appetite suppressants or bariatric surgery. If you want to lose more body fat drink only water, eat only lean protein, vegatables, and fruits, avoid sweets, fried foods and processed carbs (breads, pasta, rice) and watch your total caloric intake. And keep exercising of course. There's no magic bullet. ...Read more
I'm trying to lose 20lbs (im 170 5'5 37yrs old) im on a 1, 080 calorie a day diet. 1 hr. A day cardo/ weights. Why have I gained 3 lbs in past 10 days?
Muscle mass/Body Fat: How much weight training are you doing? As muscle weighs more than fat, you may be building muscle and although your percent body fat would be declining, your weight could potentially be increasing. Other factors that could contribute to weight gain over a 10 day period could be water weight from your menstrual cylce. Lastly, you need to check thyroid and other hormone levels. ...Read more
I'm 21yrs old I want to start working out routine circuits but I don't want to lose weight im 95lbs. I want to gain an build muscle. Needs suggestions?
Increase calories: Building muscle while maintaing weight begins with increasing calories and hydration. You may want to think about adding protein supplements to your daily diet when you work out. Start with muscle building exercises with light weights. Standard exercises like push-ups and sit-ups also build muscle and are good beginning exercises. Hope this helps, if so, please vote or follow me, thanks! ...Read more
I have a dermoid tumor 5.3 x 6.6 cm. Can this be a reason why it is easy to gain and hard to lose weight?
NO, unlikely cause: Dermoid tumor of ovary, you are born with it, most of the time is benign, removal is the cure, weight gain is due less exercise (or no exercise) sedentary life, consuming more calories than required especially unhealthy junk food. If you want to want to loose weight just reverse the above and you will. ...Read more
What's a good workout that's quick and easy that I could do every night to lose weight quickly. I'm an 18 yr old girl about 145 lbs?
I'm very desperate to gain weight. I do weight training 3x/week, easy to lose fat but it is very difficult to increase muscle mass. 115 lbs, 5'6"?
I am a 16 years old girl I m in 11 class I have 80 percent of sitting everyday because of studying and I am gaining weight need easy way to reduce it?
Hi Doctor. My ACTH is 5.5 and Dexamethasone Supp Cortisol is 3.9. I am 33 years old with a recent onset of symptoms of uncontrolled HTN, significant weight gain (abdominal), extreme fatigue, easy bruising, edema and headaches. I was referred to see an End
I understand why...: ...your doctor referred u to an endocrinologist. Many of your symptoms are consistent with Cushing Disease caused by overproduction of ACTH in the pituitary gland. But your low normal ACTH & normal DST suggest otherwise. Cushing's syndrome can also be caused by prolonged use of corticosteroids or a primary tumor of the adrenal gland, A good endocrinologist can figure this out! Best wishes! ...Read more
I'm a 16 years old girl. I want to lose weight and I exercise everyday but I still gain weight. Do u have any tips to help me? Thx
Hi. I'm 23 years old female and I already have a baby. I'm losing my appetite. What vitamins should I take for me to gain weight? Thank you!
Misinformed?: Vitamins do not help you gain weight, calories do. Eating more calories is how one puts on weight. There are no such vitamins to add weight to your body. ...Read more
Now knowing that older antihistamines like hydroxyzine make you gain weight, how soon after I stop taking it will I start to lose the weight?
16 years old (130lb). Gain/lose weight really easily. Can only maintain weight if I eat <800 cals. I've gained 20lb in a month before. Normal?
Not normal: If you were a sparrow I would tell you that eating less than 800 calories per day was fine. By eating so little, your metabolic rate will drop and you will put on weight very easily. By limiting your self to few calories you will likely feel deprived which can lead to binging. Please tell your parents what is going on so you can get help from your pediatrician. ...Read more
I'm 5'2, 19 years old & 210lbs. I gained 60lbs since last summer please help tell me how to lose weight fast? Any tips or supplements to recommend? HELP
Rapid weight gain: Rapid weight gain followed by rapid weight loss can result in yo yo effect. The best weight loss is gradual, losing 1-2 lbs a week. Weight loss can be achieved by a combination of portion control and balanced diet with exercise. Start with walking. Consider weight loss program such as Weight Watchers. More about healthy eating www. Choosemyplate. Gov ...Read more
A 19 year old male was diagnosed with a bulging/herniateddisc, 6 months ago. Since then, he has gained weight andis now trying to lose weight, but excercise hurts his back. Recommendations?
Lifestyle adjustment: The back pain treatment includes: back support, exercise regimen, good sleep, weight control, not smoking, heat/ice applications as well as avoiding prolonged sedentary positions with activity modification. One can use over the counter meds if no medical reasons that prevent use. Weight loss has been shown to be dependent primarily on diet, not exercise. See physical therapist to learn exercises. ...Read more
5"2 18 yr old female who struggles to gain weight despite eating a lot. Now that I'm trying to have a healthy diet I've started losing weight?
Do not worry: You have that special metabolism that burns calories despite eating anything you want. The most important thing you can do is eat a balanced diet, exercise modestly and get plenty of sleep. avoid energy drinks and smoking to ensure optimal health Don't worry as you get older a slower metaboism will probably appear and you will wonder about how you can avoid gaining weight ...Read more
Hi, I am a 33 year old vegan female with a perfect diet.. I can't lose weight and I am gaining it. My bloods are perfect. Why am I gaining weight?
Maybe too much carb?: What you eat determines your metabolism. Therefore even on a vegan diet (which I'm following mostly as well), you have to make sure you're getting enough protein (8-10 oz./day) and not taking in too many carbs (less than 50g if you want to lose weight). This is challenging on the vegan diet but possible. Got to read labels and use higher fiber, lower sugar/starch contents and protein powders. ...Read more
Hello, I'm 16 years old either 5'4 or 5'5 weigh 186. I want to gain muscle but also lose some weight. What should I do for the fastest results? Thanks!
How can an underweight 21 year old trying to gain weight and get in shape lose excess chin and neck fat, and define the jawline?
Fat distribution: Nobody really understands why different people lay down fat in different places or what we can do about it. This would be a great time for you to continue working out hard in the gym; as you pound your body into shape with resistance and aerobic training, your jawline may normalize but you'll surely look great. No body is perfect but you'll have a big plus. ...Read more
My 8 months old son won't eat any solid foods from 2 months now, he's not gaining weight & is losing his night sleep. Bottom 2 teeths are out.
17 year old female, 5'5" and 98 pounds. I eat healthy and exercise but I can't gain weight. Only lose it. How much should I weigh and how do I gain?
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
Good day, I am 38 year old female that has hashimotos disease, had a partial hysterectomy, excersize but just gain weight. Taking eltroxin. 50mg pd. And 2 on Sundays. I cant lose weight no matter what I do. Please help?
Hashimoto's: Effectively low thyroid hormone production via Hashimoto's thyroiditis needs to be checked regularly for the degree of thyroid suppression present, to calculate the amount of replacement hormone to be taken. Weight loss is best attempted after adjusting the dose of thyroid hormone, and lowering carbohydrates, walking 45-60 minutes a day and lowering portions of food. ...Read more
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