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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Rapid Weight Gain (Overview)

Most women wonder what the ideal amount of weight gain is during pregnancy. The recommended weight gain during pregnancy is generally somewhere between 25 and 35 pounds. The recommended weight gain but it will depend on your weight before pregnancy and other factors that your health care provider will discuss with you. Wherever your starting weight stands, you should not go on a diet, nor should you eat for two or more during your pregnancy. Too little and too much weight gain can lead to problems for both you and the baby in the months ahead. Eating the right foods is much more important than just eating a lot. (See our articles on nutrition.)


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Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

See below: Any food can cause weight gain, if you eat enough calories. But, boiled peanuts are not a specific risk for weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
54 doctors shared insights

Rapid Weight Gain (Overview)

Most women wonder what the ideal amount of weight gain is during pregnancy. The recommended weight gain during pregnancy is generally somewhere between 25 and 35 pounds. The recommended weight gain but it will depend on your weight before pregnancy and other factors that your health care provider will discuss with you. Wherever your starting weight stands, you should not go on a diet, nor should you eat for two or more during your pregnancy. Too little and too much weight gain can lead to problems for both you and the baby in the months ahead. Eating the right foods is much more important than just eating a lot. (See our articles on nutrition.)


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Rapid weight gain over the last couple weeks. How do you tell if it's fluid ?

Rapid weight gain over the last couple weeks. How do you tell if it's fluid ?

Go see your doc...: Rapid weight gain is best assessed by your doctor who could determine if this is because of retained fluid due to an endocrine (thyroid/adrenal glands), kidney or cardiac problem, or simply because of increased calories.Your doc would ask pertinent questions and perform a physical examination. Shortness of breath, swelling of your legs, feet, abdomen or around the eyes may suggest fluid retention. ...Read more

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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

If you eat slower, you will not only enjoy the food, but also eat less and not gain weight as much. ...See more

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I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

I have a swollen abdomen and rapid weight gain. What could it be?

See a doctor ASAP: This should not be a presentation for online consult. Your doctor needs to ask specific questions, look at your abdomen and physically check for clues. You will likely need blood tests and x-rays for a diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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How to get rid of water weight gain?

How to get rid of water weight gain?

Depends on cause: Usually with sodium restriction and water pills . It's important to investigate why you have water retention and make sure it's not heart failure or some thing serious ...Read more

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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

Avoid buffets if trying to lose weight. ...See more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more