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Vitamins For Heavy Drinkers
Vitamins do not: Help w/weight gain. Your diet, exercise level, and your metabolism all determine your weight. Please start by seeing your doc to make sure thyroid and other hormones are in balance. Then see a nutritionist for an appropriate food plan. Good fats like coconut oil are good along w/protein. Exercise will build and define muscle. Please don't define yourself by your weight. ...Read more
Focus on food: Don't get carried away by supplementation. You should be able to obtain basically all the necessary nutrients from a healthy diet. Focus on eating a diet consistent in of a diverse pallette of colors, limited processed foods, lean protein, and healthy fats. Unless you are very restrictive about what you eat you should do well. ...Read more
depends on the cause: Several things can make it hard to gain weight. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid ;/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, inflammation of the intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites), celiac disease ; other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies ; hyperthyroidism. Pills that address the cause should help. See a good doc to evaluate. ...Read more
Stress: Weight Gain:
I think your question is gaining weight back due to stress. Stress is something which ages us considerable. Stress can cause many chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Stress cause your to release more cortisol which can tell the body to retain weight. ...Read more
Starvation=not good: Medical professionals often advise folks to lose wt with proper diet/exercise, because starvation/rapid weight loss will alter/slow your body metabolism. Thus, many folks go on a rapid wt loss from dieting, then when the dieting is stopped, they gain back the wt and add some more on top. The next attempt to lose wt becomes harder because of lower metabolism. Consult doc/nutritionist. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been taking different vitamins to gain weight but to no avail. What should I do to gain weight effectively?
Good day.my son is thin. I want him to eat and eat to gain his weight.so seldom to eat.what is the best vitamins for him to take?thanks
None, Real Food Best: Vitamins are all single molecule cofactors. The human genome has not maintained instructions for every single step to manufacture; typically missing only a single step. But why should this be maintained when vitamins are so plentiful in almost all non-processed foods in nature? Vitamin deficiencies 1st world countries (except D3) very rare; it is big business to promote/sell reprocessed food waste ...Read more
Which indian foods should I consume & avaoid to lose weight faster. 24 male 5'10" wt 100kg. Any vitamin kr capsules that might be helpful?
Avoid carbs: Unless you exercise a lot, best to avoid starch (rice, potatoes, sweets & breads) and sugars, and eat lots of vegetables and meats. When foods are served with creamy suaces, try to avoid eating the extra sauce. (so don't use a spoon, rice or bread to sop up the extra sauce on your plate). Last but not least, exercise! It makes a big difference in any diet! ...Read more
I don't have that much appetite and I want to gain weight... What vitamins can I take to help me gain some weight by increasing my appetite?
None: Eating more calories than you burn off causes weight gain. Eating fewer calories than you burn off causes weight loss. It's really that simple. The hard part, which takes a lot more discussion than this forum allows, is gaining or losing weight in a healthy fashion. That can be quite hard, can involve changing habits and changing life styles. ...Read more
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose to junk or fast food. Keep a well-balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more
No there is none: No there is no vitamin which will make you gain weight ...Read more
Add healthy food: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose to junk or fast food. Keep a well-balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. To my knowledge, vitamins won't help at all. ...Read more
I'm want to fast for 2 weeks if I take a one a day men vitamin will I gain any weight by fasting?
Very unhealthy idea: Fasting for two weeks could make you ill. Once your body clicks into starvation mode — your metabolic rate may drop and put you at risk for weight gain when you start eating again. Most multiple vitamins have minimal calories. Gummy vitamins and other "candied" options are usually higher in calories. ...Read more
I've lost a considerable amount of weight. Is there any type of vitamin that will help me regain my appetite?
Weight Loss: Your considerable weight loss is abnormal and you should consult your physician who can find out what is the cause of considerable weight loss and then advice you. Vitamins will not be any help. So consult your medical doctor and do not fool around. ...Read more
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication I can take? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption.
I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock-full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
I am 19, my height: 5^0and weight is approx:186(more or less). The Best way to lose 40ib's in 1-2months? Any vitamin pills or sumthing that could help fast
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs,. ...Read more
Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritios and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldn't need one. ...Read more
Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldn't need one. ...Read more