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What is a healthy amount of weight to gain in pregnancy?

What is a healthy amount of weight to gain in pregnancy?

Depends: I hate to give that anwer but it really does. It depends on your starting weight. If you are underweight, we want you to gain 40 -45 pounds. If you are of normal weight, 30-35 pounds. If you are overweight, less. Too much weight gain can have serious consequences including increased risk of cesarean delivery, diabetes and shoulder dystocia. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is a healthy amount of weight to gain as I approach my pregnancy due date?

What is a healthy amount of weight to gain as I approach my pregnancy due date?

20-30# total: Most experts say 20-25 or 25-30 # is ideal weight gain for a woman of healthyl weight with a single fetus throughout the pregnancy. This weight includes the fetus, the placenta, the amniotic fluid, the increased maternal blood volume of breast enlargement and some increased body fat. Most of the weight gain in the last few weeks is baby weight of up to 1/2# per week plus some fluid retention. ...Read more

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And what is a healthy amount of time to lose that amount of weight?

And what is a healthy amount of time to lose that amount of weight?

Sorry, but your : Question left off amount of weight. One to two pound weight loss per week is healthy for the average adult. ...Read more

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What exactly is the healthiest amount of weight to lose in a month?

What exactly is the healthiest amount of weight to lose in a month?

That depends on : Your size. If you are morbidly obese you can likely lose more quickly that someone who is more slender. However, in general 1 to 2 pounds per week is recommended for the average individual. ...Read more

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Is the raspberry ketone diet pills healthy for a person that is in a diet? Will it increase the amount of weight that is lost?

Is the raspberry ketone diet pills healthy for a person that is in a diet? Will it increase the amount of weight that is lost?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Rasberry ketones are yet another in a long line of "miracle" weight loss supplements that are pure hype. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate weight gain in pregnancy?

What is the appropriate weight gain in pregnancy?

25 lbs: That's the standard quote. The recommendation may vary depending on your baseline wt. If your pre-pregnancy wt was over ideal wt. Then your dr may recommend less wt. Gain or even no wt. Gain. ...Read more

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What is a realistic way to gain small amounts of weight?

What is a realistic way to gain small amounts of weight?

Diet and muscle mass: You'll gain weight if you're consuming more calories than you're burning. Do not choose junk food. Make sure you're getting all your necessary nutrients in calorie rich food. Also, by weight lifting you can increase your muscle mass. If these changes aren't working after several weeks, see your doctor for a specialized plan. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to gain weight in short period of time?

What is the best diet to gain weight in short period of time?

Wt gain: Lot of carbs, juices. Make sure not to make this a habit , can end up being obese. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

WEIGHT GAIN: Total weight gain during pregnancy should be 20 lbs. So it can be at least more than 2 lbs / mo. ...Read more

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What is the amount of calories can you eat in a day and still lose weight?

What is the amount of calories can you eat in a day and still lose weight?

Depends: Your weight is dependent on how much food you take in and how much energy you expends each day. If you eat more than you expend, then you gain weight. Some people are genetically trim and can eat a lot without weight gain likely from a high metabolic profile . A football player in his heydays may gain little weight eating 8 big macs a day, but most of them gain a lot of weight after retirement. ...Read more

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What is a safe amount of weight to lose in 1 week?

What is a safe amount of weight to lose in 1 week?

Depends on weight: If a person weighs 400 pounds. Ten pounds is only 2.5 percent of his/her body weight. A person who weight 100 pounds, ten pounds would be ten percent of his /her weight. Ideally, one should not lose more than about 5 percent of one's body weight in a week. ...Read more

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What's a healthy amount of weight to lose in 3 months?

See below: There is no one answer to this question. It depends on your circumstances, age and other underlying medical conditions. It is usually safe to lose 1/4 pound per week. ...Read more

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What is the amount of calories a day would a teenage girl need to eat to lose weight?

What is the amount of calories a day would a teenage girl need to eat to lose weight?

Need BMR: Need to know your baseline basal metabolic rate you can find your calorie need at exercise prescription site - exrx.Net and once you have your BMR eat either 200-300 calorie less or work out to build your BMR 200-500 more than baseline. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight in short period?

What is a good way to gain weight in short period?

Eat healthy foods : That are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin oil. ...Read more

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What would be the least amount of fat you can eat in a healthy diet?

What would be the least amount of fat you can eat in a healthy diet?

Lesser the better: As long as your diet has ample proteins and complex carbohydrates, the fat will take care of itself. Some cooking oil is all you need and this should be in the form of olive oil or canola oil. Good source of proteins are eggs(especially the egg whites), nuts, low fat yogurt, nuts and soy products like tofu. Add regular daily exercise to it, you will have a recipe for good health. ...Read more

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How much of each fat is the maximum amount to have in a healthy diet?

How much of each fat is the maximum amount to have in a healthy diet?

10,10, 10: 10% saturated fat from dairy and meat products, 10% monounsaturated like from olive oil 10% polyunsaturated fats like from canola oil if possible, try to take in less saturated fat in your diet, it would be healthier. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight and not gain a lot of muscle?

Is it possible to lose  weight and not gain a lot of muscle?

Hard work: Cut calories but keep protein intake up. Do aerobic exercise especially things like stair steppers and spend time in the weight room. ...Read more

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What amount weight is safe to lose in 6th months?

What amount weight is safe to lose in 6th months?

Intentional?: if this is intentional weight loss, then aim to lose 1-2 lbs/week. This equates to cutting 500-1000 calories out of your diet/day. speak with your doctor and consider a nutritionist evaluation. ...Read more