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Trying To Gain Weight But Losing It
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
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
I would like to know how much exercise is to much? I currently work out 5 days a week for abour 2 hours. I am trying to lose my baby weight I have 2 children 2 and 4yrs and with my son I gained 60+ pounds. I've lost about 55 pounds so far. But im trying t
Keep up: Your good work. You are doing just fine. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Menpause for 8 yrs gained over 25 lb I lose 10 lb in 10 months without trying im 5'2 and 131 now was 141 is it normal to lose weight without trying?
No: You should see a doc to check your thyroid and other causes for unexpected weight loss ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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