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Doctor insights on: Trying To Gain Weight But Losing It

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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?

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

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Will I need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Will I need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

No: The body will get the energy it needs without specifically eating more fat.
Need to ensure you are getting appropriate protein intake to build muscle optimally.
Overall, need to use more calories than you take in- ideally as a combination of reduced/adjusted dietary intake and increased aerobic exercise and weight training. ...Read more

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Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Some fat,: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. It is always helpful to rememberthat diet overall must be balanced. ...Read more

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I keep on losing weight while trying to gain weight and eating alot. How can I fix it?

I keep on losing weight while trying to gain weight and eating alot. How can I fix it?

Recommendation: The first of all you need to know why you loosing weight. You need doctor's appointment and maybe some tests to figure out the cause. If no real medical problems your diet need to include high calories food, like pasta, cheese, butter, peanut butter, fish. ...Read more

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I've gained weight...how do I lose my weight?

I've gained weight...how do I lose my weight?

Low carb: diet w/higher protein helps shift the body into ketosis. That is the state wherein the body uses fat for fuel rather than sugar. Please only do this w/doctor supervision. Plant based diet is a good supplement to this. Peace and good health. Carbs turn into sugar. ...Read more

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Recovered from bulimia and now trying to diet and exercise to lose the weight I gained?

Recovered from bulimia and now trying to diet and exercise to lose the weight I gained?

Good for you: Controlling one's weight with a reasonable exercise plan and lifestyle changes in terms of diet is most healthy overall. On the other hand, dieting in general does not lead to life long weight control. Lifestyle works. Diets don't. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been trying to lose weight by excersicing but I keep gaining weight what should I do?

I have been trying to lose weight by excersicing but I keep gaining weight what should I do?

Diet, check with doc: Diet and exercise are the best choice for losing weight. But if that combo does not work, then it's time to see a doc about options. Thyroid, hormones, diabetes and many other issues can make it hard to lose weight. A dietician can be very helpful to guide you and fix common mistakes. I had a pt drinking a gallon of orange juice daily because he thought it was healthy. Way too much sugar. ...Read more

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I've been trying to lose weight & it seems the more I try the more I gain. I exercise when I can & don't snack. Do u suggest any pills I could try?

I've been trying to lose weight & it seems the more I try the more I gain. I exercise when I can & don't snack. Do u suggest any pills I could try?

Team approach: I've found the best results with weight loss come from places that take a multidisciplinary approach - the doctor working together with a nutritionist, and being supported by a group weight loss program like weight watchers. There's no magic pill that gives sustained weight loss, but your doctor will first rule out other causes of obesity like thyroid. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain 2-3 pounds overnight and then drop back to normal again? I'm trying to lose weight and for some reason this happens some days?

Is it possible to gain 2-3 pounds overnight and then drop back to normal again? I'm 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

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8 yrs menpause and gained 30 lbs now I lose 10 lb in 10 months without trying is this normal after menpause for some people to lose weight? Yes or no

8 yrs menpause and gained 30 lbs now I lose 10 lb in 10 months without trying is this normal after menpause for some people to lose weight? Yes or no

Possibly: You should have a check up with lab work. Thyroid hormone levels, in particular need to be checked. Also keep in mind any changes in liftstyle that may contribute. ...Read more

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Should I gain weight to lose weight?

If you have had a: Very low caloric intake that has caused your metabolic rate to slow - sometimes you need to ^ calorie intake back toward normal before weight loss can occur. (i.e. ^ metabolic rate). ...Read more

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Why am I suddenly gaining/losing weight?

Why am I suddenly gaining/losing weight?

Systemic: Any sudden changes in weight could be an indication of systemic issues - weigh gain could be heart, fluid gain that is sudden, weight loss is worrisome is a sign body is breaking down quickly to make up energy need evaluation for cancer, or acute illness, parasites. ...Read more

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Will I lose or gain weight after a colectomy?

Initially: You will lose a lot of weight depending how long until you can restart diet and you will need extra calories to recover. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight but gain a butt and thick body?

How do I lose weight but gain a butt and thick body?

Body changes.: 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. Don't know what you mean by "thick body"? You can work with a trainer to build your gluteal muscles. ...Read more

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Do you usually lose or gain weight when taking zolaf?

Do you usually lose or gain weight when taking zolaf?

2 poss side effects: Weight loss and weight gain are both listed as possible side effects to zoloft (sertraline). Some, when depressed, resort to eating and when zoloft (sertraline) starts to work, one might eat less and lose weight. On the other hand, some when depressed have poor appetite and when improved with zoloft (sertraline), may eat more and thus gain weight. All depends on the individual. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I gain weight quickly, and lose weight slowly?

Why do I gain weight quickly, and lose weight slowly?

Gain weight fast: Our bodies, like animals, are designed via evolution to be efficient. The body tries to waste as little energy as possible and store as much as it can. Therefore, we store energy easily (gain weight), and find it tough to lose weigh. The key is to burn off more calories than you take in through routine exercise and healthy eating. ...Read more

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I keep losing weight. What is best way to gain it back?

I keep losing weight. What is best way to gain it back?

Eat healthy high: Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil ; protein shakes. ...Read more

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How can I gain and lose weight so fast? Is that normal?

How can I gain and lose weight so fast? Is that normal?

Weight: Your question about weight gain and loss at a fast tempo is a good one for your primary care doc. It may be thyroid related and he or she may help you or refer you to a specialist, or it may simply be your normal. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am gaining weight. It is 69kg now. How can I lose it?

I am gaining weight. It is 69kg now. How can I lose it?

Lose it Health Wise: I just participated in the wellness challenge in the hamptons, a free program that promotes healthy and wise choices, based on the books, eat to lilve (dr. Fuhrman) and the engine 2 diet (rip esselstyn). Unprocessed fruits and vegetables and walking allowed up to feel happy, energetic, and drop our weights, cholesterol/triglyceride levels and also our blood sugars. I lost over 15 lbs. In 7 weeks. ...Read more

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Why is it that the harder to lose weight, the more I gain?

Why is it that the harder to lose weight, the more I gain?

Metabolism, storage: When a person loses and gains it causes a shift in metabolism that may cause the body to store fat that is then harder to lose. It is best to establish a relatively consistent lifestyle with eating patterns (including healthy food choice, fiber), sleep, exercise and emotional calmness. A slow and steady shift is more sustainable and leads to better health. ...Read more

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Why do women gain weight and lose energy as they get older?

Why do women gain weight and lose energy as they get older?

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

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What to do if I continue losing weight. How to gain it back?

What to do if I continue losing weight. How to gain it back?

Consider working w a: Nutritionist. If reason for weight loss is not known - have your doctor evaluate. At healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds or walnuts. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight but still gain to keep the baby healthy?

How can I lose weight but still gain to keep the baby healthy?

25 pounds: Weight gain of 25 pounds will be healthy for baby once you reach that weight - tryto add walking and easy activity to stay healthy. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to stop eating to lose weight you gained?

Please give advice on how to stop eating to lose weight you gained?

Don't "stop" eating: If you stop eating (fast) or don't eat enough of the the right types of foods, your weight loss will slow os vanish. Successful weight loss usually takes a commitment to choose the right foods in the appropriate portions, combined with adequate sleep, stress control and enough exeriise (aerobics and resistance exercises). No magic bullet! Consider appetite control medications with a physician. ...Read more

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What foods should be removed inorder lose weight or not to gain weiht?

Food: The main foods to avoid are those high in carbohydrates. You do need carbs but eat the right kind. Look up 'glycemic index'.Eat those foods with glycemic index less than 40, and you will be more successful at weight loss. Fats and proteins are good and usually the glycemic index for these foods is low. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can fast and lose weight without gaining it back?

Fasting isn't the: Way to go. If you fast, your body goes into starvation mode. It will compensate by decreasing your metabolic rate. This will lead to regain weight very fast! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight.....Foods to keep body healthy without gaining....

How can I lose weight.....Foods to keep body healthy without gaining....

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 iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones 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