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Reasons For Gaining Weight While Dieting
First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used
4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost.
Eat less, exercise more.
Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out.
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I suspect because you are under 160 pound, burn under 1600 cal a day before exercise and do under an hour of exercise. ...Read more
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
I'm gaining weight even after dieting. What should I do? What could be my health issue? I am now 28 yrs old woman
I'm gaining weight day by day I'm sick ov dieting n exercise as wen I left them I start gaining weight again please gv some solution?
Calories: A favorite of mine is calories in calories out. Water is a key player when it comes to weight loss. I wish there was a magic pill I could prescribe when it comes to this subject as it effects more than 60% of americans. If you feel that you are doing everything you can and being honest with yourself and still nothing works talk to your dr. About doing some blood work. Low iron and hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Odd question. I'm dieting to lose weight & I'm doing well but I always feel like I'm gaining weight, & feel heavier thru the wk til I weigh myself. Why?
Weight loss diets: 2/3 of our country is overweight or obese. There are 100's of diets, and they all work. The problems is that people come in different shapes, sizes, colors, ages, sexes, metabolic rates, and diet and exercise habits. The problem is finding the right strategy that works for you. This is best done under the direction of a physician and/or a dietician. ...Read more
Advice on how to slowly increase more calories without gaining weight due to crash dieting. What should I eat? Ideas please!
Low carb diet: Research strongly suggests that simple carbohydrates (sugars, grains, corn, potatoes) cause more weight gain than other foods. I would emphasize salads/green vegetables, nuts & seeds, eggs & organically-raised chicken/meats & wild salmon. See www. Nytimes. Com/2012/07/01/opinion/sunday/what-really-makes-us-fat. Html and http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/weightloss/default. Aspx. ...Read more
I am dieting but have no time to exercise but I'm still gaining weight. Does orlistat intake help? Or does it worsen the situation?
Exercise 60minutes a day for 6 days of each week
10cals per lb of weight for men
8cals per lb of weight for women
1gram of protein per kg of weight
If you lower your set calories by diet and exercise by 500cals a day you will lose 1lb a week
Orlistat may help but it will cause diarrhea ...Read more
If I am now dieting and exercising but it looks like I am gaining weight in my stomach region, why?
Gaining weight: It is common for an individual to lose weight in a non-uniform pattern across the body. So your arms and legs may have responded quicker with more visible weight loss which effectively makes you abdomen seem like it has grown. In actuality, your abdomen may be the same size as before or even slightly smaller, but it just doesn't look like it relative to your arms and legs. ...Read more
Weight gain: You son can gain weight by 3 methods. He could be gaining weight to increased fat production due to ingesting too many calories. He could also gain weight due to muscle (m) formation due to his exercising and increasing his m mass. He could also be forming edema, water, that would increase his weight. A pound (p) of water weighs the same as a p of fat or muscle. Which do you think is the cause? ...Read more
Multi-factorial: In it's simplest explanation, to gain weight you need to take in more calories than you are using. This will vary depending on your current weight, stature, and development. Discuss this with your doctor who can review your growth curve to help guide you. ...Read more
Questions!: What is eating "right? " many people think they are but are not. But, apart from that issue, exercising increases plasma volume (2-3 lbs), and will add muscle mass. This may be hiding body fat loss! I always measure body fat for patients on a diet/exercise program to document this! I would have this done, because cyou want to see increased leaness, not fat%. ...Read more
Carbs: Usually, carbohydrates are the culprit. See if you carbs are too high in your diet. Count calories and exercise more to burn off more calories than you take in. Underlying conditions like thyroid disorders, diabetes, depression, can all make you gain weight too. See doc for eval if you keep gaining and can not lose. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Possibly: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone), cushing's syndrome (too much cortisol), med side effects, inactivity, fluid retention; there are many reasons why weight could increase despite not eating much. Regardless, apart from retaining too much fluid (eg. Congestive heart failure), if weight is increasing, it is because the number of calories exceeds the body's need. ...Read more
Hello. I wanna know what's the real reason for someone who had problem in gaining weight? And is there any way for hardgainer to gain weight?
Doctor can evaluate: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, . .. Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, . ... ...Read more
Possibly hirsute sum: For a female this is often a symptom of overproduction of androgen, or male-type hormones. A condition caused polycystic ovarian disorder often causes these symptoms, along with very sporadic menstrual cycles. Check this out with your doctor; typical evaluation may include hormone levels and a pelvic ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more
Energy balance: The most likely reason is that either you are not eating as many calories as you think you are, or you are expending energy at a rate that is similar to your intake. It may be that you need more calories to match your daily energy use. ...Read more
Food & thyroid check:
You may be eating healthy but still eating too much. Check your portion size, particularly portions of high carb fruits and veggies.
Drink adequate water to burn fat. Muscle is heavier than fat, so you may have extra weight by fat conversion. Have your thyroid tested and be sure your TSH is less than 3.0 for optional thyroid function in your body. ...Read more
Lately I've been off my food, tired, gaining weight for no reason and sharp pains in the upper right adomen what could it be?
Cannot diagnose: You need to be seen by a doctor and fully evaluated. Not all of your symptoms seem to fit a specific single pattern, but without more data it is impossible to say. Go see your pcp and they may refer you to a GI doctor. This can be gall bladder disease, but you are a little young for that. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm gaining weight quickly w/o any reason. I had a med change 6 months ago, but I am no longer on that med. Scared it could be cancer? Is this a sx?
weight gain: Some medications can cause retention of fluids, but an unexplained gain in weight should be further evaluated by your physician to rule out something more serious and, at the very least, a possible change in medication. ...Read more
My normal bp is 100/60. Last yr, it dropped. Recently, at my annual dr visit, it was 82/49. They took it twice to be sure. I workout a lot. I am gaining weight-10 lbs in 6 mos. Reason for concern?
Overeating: You can maintain or loose weight while breast feeding if you eat a balanced diet & consume a calorie load based on your pre-pregnancy weight. Do not eat for two. You are more likely to over do it. Take pre-natal vitamins and plenty of fluids. The breast will figure out what baby needs and take that from your body. ...Read more
I have a problem. I throw up for no reason ans I have frequent diareah yet I am still gaining weight. Why is this?
Medical exam needed.: Understandably you are concerned, yet without further history & medical exam & probable labwork any proposed answer for your situation is but a guess. Symptoms without an apparent cause bears closer examination--especially since this situation is obviously triggering concern not to mention havoc in your daily life. Do yourself a favor, call your md. ...Read more
I have gaining weight recently my stomach will even harden up no reason no change in normal diet it just started recenly?
? abd pain: Increased abd fullness or mass effect in a middle aged lady is some thing to take seriously. See your doc. ...Read more
Hi doctor, need your advise regarding panadol (acetaminophen) night, could panadol (acetaminophen) night be a reason for gaining weight in any possible way? Thanks
I've been getting headaches and gaining weight for no reason, don't eat much, my aunt died of a brain tumor, is it possible I could have one?
There are many causes of headache. Given symptoms of headache and weight gain, possible that there could be something affecting the pituitary gland.
This is something that should be discussed with your physician who would likely arrange for some form of brain imaging study. ...Read more
Oily skin, extremely bloated, excessive unwanted hair, gaining weight without reason and can't lose, acne, can't conceive for 10 months. What's the reason?
Probably: You probably have polycystic ovarian disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
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