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Is There A Way To Prevent Weight Gain After A Very Low Calorie Diet
Yes: Weight gain can be prevented or overcome by a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up the fat (stored fuel). Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Not necessarily: In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is by eating a meditteranean style diet minus any grains containing gluten and including low glycemic foods. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks may show more results than calorie counting. Let me know how you do. ...Read more
Exercise, diet: Lithium is a very effective medication but unfortunately, weight gain is a side effect. Maintaining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet, go a long way in addressing the weight gain associated with lithium treatment. You may also discuss with your prescribing physician to see if a medication change or the addition of another medication to slow down the weight gain is an option for you. ...Read more
How to gain weight: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Snacking when you are trying to gain weight>. Nuts are high in calories, contain protein & are high in monosaturated fat (almonds). We all should aim for at least 5 servings of >>. ...Read more
Is a 1200 calorie a day diet healthy, for losing weight? Is it a good diet if you are not trying to lose weight. Because sometimes you miss meals.
What is a healthful way to gain weight? Is there a good website that can develop a healthful diet plan based on how much i want to gain?
How was the wt lost?: Did you find out if there was a medical reason you gain wt? This is very important. Need to see a wt mngt med doctor. If it was a matter of eating incorrectly & not exercising, then the way to come out of starvation mode is to slowly reintroduce food over 4-6 wks. Continue to exercise 4/7 days min. Drink 64 ozs h2o. Weigh daily and keep track of intake total, when wt is stable you will be there. ...Read more
2 things: While on vacation watch intake of portions of high fat/calorie foods and try to keep up exercise daily, like walking or using the gym at the hotel. Stay away from mentality that I am on vacation so i can eat whatever i want. With this you should avoid weight gain and possibly loose. ...Read more
Weight gain is easy!: Weight gain is easy, but a healthy & meaningful gain in lean body mass should be your goal. Don't take anabolic steroids for quick results that will 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 more
Is there a diet that counts cholesterol units in order to lose weight? There is no problem w cholesterol just heard this is a way of losing weight.
Not aware: Not aware of any that do this. Focusing on dietary cholesterol intake is not really where you should be looking. If you are worried about losing weight, a carefully crafted meal plan with a nutritionist, perhaps personalized based on a genetic profile, is the way to go. If you are also concerned with heart health, lower saturated and trams-fat intake. Happy and healthy New Year! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is hCG along with a balanced diet a good way to gain muscle and maintain or even gain a few pounds?
Change your diet: Diet plays more important role in your weight than exercise. Regular exercise including weight lifting will help you acheive your goals more effectively and has other health benefits, but you can do with diet alone. Avoid gimmick diets and lose weight quick claims. There are no shortcuts to losing weight. ...Read more
Gaining weight: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Snacking when you are trying to gain weight>. Nuts are high in calories, contain protein & are high in monosaturated fat (almonds). We all should aim for at least 5 servings of veggies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the absence: Of an overactive thyroid, there is no such thing as fast metabolism. People do burn off calories at different rates, but it is primarily related to body size, activity level, etc. You will gain one pound for each 3500 calories that you eat and don't burn off, but if you do not exercise, it will be stored as fat rather than muscle. ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
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