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Lose 5 Pounds Overnight
I have a stomach virus and fever of over 101 along with my anorexia this has caused me to lose five pounds overnight. Do I need to go to the ER or will my regular doctor be okay as soon as I can make an appointment?
Gastroenteritis: Not sure what you have, because if it is entirely in your GI system and viral it is unusual to have a fever. Would need more info on other symptoms. Your weight loss is likely to be due to dehydration. If you cannot re-hydrate yourself fairly rapidly an ER visit might not be a bad idea. If you can keep fluids down, call and make an appt with your PCP. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more
Weight loss: Eating 5000 calories equals gaining one pound of body wight. We burn about 1500 calories per day with normal activities. To lose 5 pounds in a week would be only temporary water weight loss and is unhealthy too. Jogging for 30 minutes equals only about 250 calories burned. You would have to jog all day and eat nothing. Not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep losing weight a little too quickly. Probably an average of five pounds a week. Will this be bad for my health?
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week. Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two days ago gained 5 pounds overnight and only lost 2 of those pounds since. I expected to lose all of it the next day. what's going on here? not pms
Many variables: Weight gain overnight is usually a sign of fluids shifting into "storage" compartments (tissue spaces) in the body. This can occur with extra salt intake in your diet congestive heart failure, end of menstrual cycle bloating, as well as poor kidney function. It is best if this continues to have a MD exam to find out why this is recurring if you eliminate the simpler reasons for the fluid gain. ...Read more
The last 5 pounds.: 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. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more
Is it possible to gain 2-3 pounds overnight and then drop back to normal again? Im trying to lose weight and for some reason this happens some days?
Water weight.: This can happen quite easily with water weight gain, such as after a salty meal. We can seemingly gain up to five pounds overnight due to water weight - this weight tends to go away very quickly. We cannot gain that much actual body weight, or lose it for that matter, that quickly. ...Read more
Gained five pounds from one binge. Two weeks later can not lose it! eventhough went back to eating normally. So frustrated!!
I have typical stomach flu symptoms but ten times worse. I have lost five pounds overnight and am a 20 yr old anorexic girl. Should I go to the ER?
Patience: Stay the course of exercise and calorie control. Give your body's metabolism a chance to balance itself at your new lower weight. Try not to watch the scale too much. Keep your doctor involved in your weight management routine, asking her to measure you as well as weigh you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
Slower is better: 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. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dear Sweet Sparrow,: You are already underweight. If you eat any less you will be the size of a small bird. No physician can in good conscience provide you with information that will make you ill. I would encourage you to see your physician. I am wondering if you have eating disorder symptoms. ...Read more
Usually a goal of 2: or less pound loss for weak is healthier than rapid loss. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobics & weight lifting. ...Read more