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What would cause an 8 lb weight gain in a fairly healthy individual?

What would cause an 8 lb weight gain in a fairly healthy individual?

Water weight: Believe it or not, water can account for many initial pounds of weight gain or loss. Keeping an active lifestyle with walking daily, limiting your salt intake to 1.5 grams/day, and drinking more water than any other liquids can help you achieve your ideal body weight. Of course, be aware of your caloric intake to maintain your bmi. Ask your physician for a specific plan or referral to a dietician. ...Read more

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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in a person's body weight. Weight gain can be normal or abnormal, depending on what a person ...Read more


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I take paxil. Paxil caused 30 lb weight gain. I'm deaf & it aids tinnitus. Any alternative i can use? Please help.

I take paxil.  Paxil caused 30 lb weight gain.  I'm deaf & it aids tinnitus.  Any alternative i can use?  Please help.

Paxil: There are many ssris, a class of antidepressant. Depending on the reason you are taking it (used for anxiety, ocd, as well as depression), a good substitute with less associated weight gain can be selected. Your md can review the options with you, . ...Read more

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Why do BP meds cause weight gain? 1 hr cardio/2 ltrs h2o/8 hrs sleep/healthy diet/yoga and i've still gained 15 lbs i can't lose! what am i missing?

Why do BP meds cause weight gain? 1 hr cardio/2 ltrs h2o/8 hrs sleep/healthy diet/yoga and i've still gained 15 lbs i can't lose! what am i missing?

BP MEDS DO NOT: BP meds do not make you gain weight, neither hydrochlorthiazide nor benicar you should consult a good nutritionist to go on a low calorie diet, with limited carbs and saturated fats.And rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and exercise program to loose weight seriously. ...Read more

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What are the causes of more weight gain - healthy foods or junk food and why?

Junk food generally: Junk food is usually higher in sugar and fat content therefore has more calories.Also relatively low in fiber and less filling.Consequently more eaten. ...Read more

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Will insulin alone cause weight gain I have maintained a healthy weight?

Will insulin alone cause weight gain I have maintained a healthy weight?

Common: Weight gain is common with Insulin use. It may stimulate your appetite. However, the same rules apply with or without insulin...Intake and output (exercise) make the difference...Less in and more out will cause weight loss...More in and less out equals weight gain...Talk to your doc and a nutritionist/dietician.. ...Read more

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Nuts/trial mix is my main snack to replace junk snack.Would 100gm nuts/day(600+ cal) cause weight gain assuming my other foods are reasonably healthy?

Nuts/trial mix is my main snack to replace junk snack.Would 100gm nuts/day(600+ cal) cause weight gain assuming my other foods are reasonably healthy?

Caloric Intake: Whether you gain weight will depend on your overall caloric intake and how many calories you burn. There isn't enough info here to predict. Take care. ...Read more

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I took the Plan B Onestep pill today. I am concerned it may cause weight gain. I eat healthy and exercise regularly. Does it cause weight gain?

I took the Plan B Onestep pill today.  I am concerned it may cause weight gain.  I eat healthy and exercise regularly.  Does it cause weight gain?

Not usually: It contains the same medications as are found in oral contraceptives. Keep eating healthy and exercising. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more