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What could be the reason that i can't lose weight?

What could be the reason that i can't  lose weight?

Many reasons: Reason for lack of weight loss are many. Common reasons include: high intake of processed starch and sugar, lack of lean protein, vegetables and fiber in your diet, lack of adequate exercise. If none of those pertains to you, then low thyroid function, adrenal dysfunction, stomach problems, diabetes are some of the reasons behind weight gain. I suggest seeing doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is there any biological reason that makes it harder for a woman to lose weight after having a child?

Is there any biological reason that makes it harder for a woman to lose weight after having a child?

No: Unfortunately, "eating for two" when pregnant actually continues poist partum as a source of continued weight retention. ...Read more

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Is the medications I am on causing there to be a reason i can not lose weight? If so what ones if not all? Thank you so much

Is the medications I am on causing there to be a reason i can not lose weight? If so what ones if not all? Thank you so much

Some medications: Do promote weight gain. You need to discuss the specifics of this with your doc. Please follow his/her advice and don't change your med or dose w/out consulting doc. Food plan and exercise and lifestyle are important factors also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi I have been trying to lose weight for about a year now but i just can't i wanted to know what my be the reason i can't lose any weight?

Hi I have been trying to lose weight for about a year now but i just can't i wanted to know what my be the reason i can't lose any weight?

Losing Weight: Weight loss is not easy. I have found that the best way is a combination of cardiovascular exercise such as running or walking fast and dieting. You need to cut out the carbs. They are killers for weight. I found the south beach diet which cuts out carbs and eating more protein to be one of the best diets. Fruit with berries in the name are good. Tropical fruit is bad, too many carbs. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can I do to lose weight easier? I'm a daily active 18 year old man, but for some reason i'm not seeing any physical improvement.

What can I do to lose weight easier? I'm a daily active 18 year old man, but for some reason i'm not seeing any physical improvement.

Do you need to lose?: First i'd determine whether you need weight loss. Are you overweight? If so then a low calorie diet is the answer. Especially low in sugars. Only with diet and exercise can you hope to lose the weight. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 35 and i've tried exercise, eating right, pills .. Ect. To lose weight and nothing is working. Is there an underlying reason possibly?

Hi, i'm 35 and i've tried exercise, eating right, pills .. Ect. To lose weight and nothing is working. Is there an underlying reason possibly?

Calorie log: You could have a low thyroid and that is easy to check. Do a calorie count soon and see how many you really get each day. Many people are surprised how many calories they eat when they think they are being so good most of the time. All it takes is a day to undo a whole week of dieting. Keep a log and you will learn a lot i bet. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that bronchiectasis patients lose weight?

What could be the reason that bronchiectasis patients lose weight?

Depends severity: Bronchiectasis is type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Mucus accumulates and sticks in the airways of the lungs, called bronchi. As a result, the airways become infected and inflamed, eventually leading to enlarged and weak airways, which allows more mucus and bacteria to accumulate.Cough, shortness of breath,weakness,weight loss and fatigue are symptoms that vary in intensity. ...Read more

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I have a dermoid tumor 5.3 x 6.6 cm. Can this be a reason why it is easy to gain and hard to lose weight?

I have a dermoid tumor 5.3 x 6.6 cm. Can this be a reason why it is easy to gain and hard to lose weight?

NO, unlikely cause: Dermoid tumor of ovary , you are born with it , most of the time is benign , removal is the cure, weight gain is due less exercise ( or no exercise ) sedentary life , consuming more calories than required especially unhealthy junk food . If you want to want to loose weight just reverse the above and you will. ...Read more

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Could my very low basal temp be a reason for struggling to lose weight while being hypothyroid but following a diet?

Could my very low basal temp be a reason for struggling to lose weight while being hypothyroid but following a diet?

Sounds like you need: You need to have your thyroid levels checked as you could be undertreated. Furthermore, ensure that timing of your thyroxine ingestion is at least 30min apart from any food or other medication. Caffeinated drinks, soymilk and calcium containing food are all know to interfere with thyroid absorption. ...Read more

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Can stress be a reason of weight loss and gain Ex. lose weight one week and gain twice as mush the next week Yet eating the same amount you always do?

Can stress be a reason of weight loss and gain Ex. lose weight one week and gain twice as mush the next week Yet eating the same amount you always do?

Its a "balance": Your activity and your diet are the major factors in Weight Gain/loss. Stress usually leads to loss of appeitite. Sounds like you need to speak with someone about the stress in your life. Your Primary Care Provider or Local Health Department may help. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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It's 6m after my delivery and can't lose weight . Could the breastfeeding and not having mestruation it's reason ?

It's 6m after my delivery and can't lose weight . Could the breastfeeding and not having mestruation  it's reason ?

No: Weight loss is essentially a formula of calories in being less than calories used. Breastfeeding consumes a lot of calories, so that actually helps most women lose weight. Occasionally certain medical causes make it difficult to lose weight. ...Read more

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Does taking Benedryl for ten years be the reason I can't lose weight even though I eat healthy?

Does taking Benedryl for ten years be the reason I can't lose weight even though I eat healthy?

No: Some antihistamines like periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) can cause weight gain, but it is not a common problem. Frequently the problem is that patients with chronic allergies are not as physically active as non-allergic patients. The reasons you may have trouble losing weight can also be age and hormone related. ...Read more

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Cut back 600 calories a day (same high-fiber nutritious foods, just smaller portions) to lose weight. Still daily bms but now hard. Diet the reason?

Cut back 600 calories a day (same high-fiber nutritious foods, just smaller portions) to lose weight. Still daily bms but now hard. Diet the reason?

Very possibly: ....but I would think the bigger problem might be water intake, though that surprises me. Your question suggests you are knowledgable about healthy eating and I would guess that you are pretty good about drinking water. In any event, especially with this few calories you need 8-12 glasses a day. Make sure you are getting at least 1000 ca/day; fewer is unsafe. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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I think i stress a lot maybe that's the reason i lose weight , but I am not sure.. I weigh 52 kg and I am 20 year old male. Is there anything i can do?

I think i stress a lot maybe that's the reason i lose weight , but I am not sure.. I weigh 52 kg and I am 20 year old male. Is there anything i can do?

Thanks for asking: The fact that you are asking the question indicates that you are being appropriate and are prepared to manage the issue. First would be good health habits. Eat healthy foods and avoid excessive carbohydrates. Sleep well without using alcohol or high dose drugs. Exercise in appropriate moderation. Have a fun hobby and find time for fun. Love someone thoroughly, including yourself. ...Read more

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Some reason i just have zero motivation to lose weight. Does my depression and anxiety have anything to do with this?

Some reason i just have zero motivation to lose weight. Does my depression and anxiety have anything to do with this?

That is quite: Posibly a contributing cause. Increased appetite & weight gain can occur with atypical depression. Eating can also be a form of self -soothing for some people who are anxious or depression. It is not uncommon to have low motivation levels with depression. Take care. ...Read more

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My husband is 45 yrs sometimes he goes to the gym and he eats good but for somw reason he doesn loose weight?

My husband is 45 yrs sometimes he goes to the gym and he eats good but for somw reason he doesn loose weight?

Food combinations is: important as what foods he eats, or doesn't eat. He needs to be off all processed foods, nonorganic, fried, GMO foods including soy, corn, potato, wheat and reduce starches to tiny portions, and no alcohol, drink lots of purified spring water. If he has a good appetite, and eat a lot, it will be harder to lose weight. But, if he modifies his diet, he will have better luck, and continue exercising. ...Read more