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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Can drinking soda cause diabetes? Or is the weight gain from soda causes diabetes?

Can drinking soda cause diabetes? Or is the weight gain from soda causes diabetes?

Soda: Soda thatcis not diet soda is a simple, fast absorbed carb. It will not "cause" diabetes but could unmask an undiscovered insulin resistance or insulin deficiency. And yes, weght gain and adipose gain from excess soda can indeed lead to an insulin resistant state, which is type 2 diabetes if severe enough. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause an increase in weight gain?

Does drinking alcohol cause an increase in weight gain?

Depends: Alcohol has a carbohydrate effect & stimulates Insulin release which depresses blood sugar and stimulates hunger. Insulin release also turns off breakdown of fat as a backup energy source in the body. Over time this can lead to increased intake, quick deposition of energy as fat stores and eventual weight gain. The skinny alcoholic exists because they seldom spend money on food. ...Read more

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Can I drink Naturade Weight Gain while nursing?

Can I drink Naturade Weight Gain while nursing?

Yes: I don't see anything in the product that would be a problem for baby. I think it is a bit pricey & you may get a similar benefit from using a simple supplement like Carnations Breakfast Essentials in powder form. ...Read more

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Will drinking a gallon of whole milk everyday help weight gain?

Will drinking a gallon of whole milk everyday help weight gain?

Maybe: You might gain weight doing this, due to the calories in milk. The best way to gain weight, and to keep from gaining too much, is to eat a variety of healthy foods and exercise regularly. If you are unable to maintain a healthy weight, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Hello: Hello ensure makes a number of different products. Many of these are used after a person has had surgery, is in a debiliated state or is losing weight. They are often used as a supplement to prevent a person from losing weight and to ensure that they are getting balanced nutrition. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Yes: In fact, you can have too much of a good thing. If you drink too much water (we are talking an immense amount) or try to hold your bladder, you can retain too much water in your body. This can cause a problem with the salt concentrations in your body which can lead to a host of problems. This can include heart problems and problems with the signals of your nerves and to your muscles. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause weight gain?

Does drinking alcohol cause weight gain?

YES: Have you ever heard of "beer belly"? Alcohol has lots of calories that your body does not need for nourishment, and it's easy to forget this when drinking. Here's an article & list: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/alcohol_and_nutrition/page3.Htm#weight the more sweet and exotic drinks are even more fattening than those listed here. ...Read more

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Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk. ...Read more

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How to reduce weight gain while drinking alcohol nightly?

How to reduce weight gain while drinking alcohol nightly?

Difficult: It would depend how much and how often one is drinking. This is a big sabotage to many people trying to loose weight. Obviously the more physically active the better, and the better one eats other than the drinking. ...Read more

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What to if I am suffering from anemia can I drink milk and honey for weight gain?

What to if I am suffering from anemia can I drink milk and honey for weight gain?

Manage the anemia: Drinking carbohydrate will just make you fat. If that's what you want, go ahead. Being diagnosed with anemia is extremely serious and the cause needs to be found and addressed. Even if it's iron deficiency, unless you're an ill-advised vegetarian or have very heavy monthly losses, you are losing blood from an ulcer or cancer until proved otherwise. Insist on a full explanation from your Dr. ...Read more

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Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Not a good idea: You are right that drinking soda will not cause weight gain if you limit total calories for the day to keep your weight neutral, which is your basal metabolic rate plus calories used in daily activities&exercise if any
but why sugar containing sodas are bad is that when you drink sodas, it causes rebound hypoglycemia and makes you hungry and you eat or drink more soda. Even the diet sodas cause obesi. ...Read more

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Can drinking half to 2/3 gallon of whole milk a day for weight gain lead to calcium overdose?

Can drinking half to 2/3 gallon of whole milk a day for weight gain lead to calcium overdose?

Milk intake: I wouldn't necessarily say that this would cause "calcium overdose" because the body can get rid of excess calcium, but if you need to gain weight, there are other, more well-balanced ways to do it, such as with protein powder supplements. Whole milk has a lot of fat, which can add calories, but not necessary in a healthy way. I would consult with your primary care doctor for suggestions. ...Read more

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How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

Your body can: Retain water and this can cause temporary weight gain and also wash out important electrolytes that allow your body to function properly. See your doc or a nutritionist for a diet that suits you. Many folks folks find low carb and higher protein helpful. Avoid low-fat diets. Good fat is essential. Peace and good health. Eggs are good, yolks and all. ...Read more

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Will binge drinking cause rapid weight gain?

Will binge drinking cause rapid weight gain?

It can: Alcohol does have calories & actually increases Insulin resistance in tissues. When you drink, foods you are more likely to go to fat stores than be converted to energy. So for an equivalent meal, alcohol tends to chub you up where other beverages do not. Alcoholics may appear lean because they choose to by alcohol rather than food. ...Read more

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So dehydrated from being sick 5 times a day but I can’t drink because I’m afraid of weight gain. Don’t know what to do?

So dehydrated from being sick 5 times a day but I can’t drink because I’m afraid of weight gain. Don’t know what to do?

Rehydration: Once well hydrated. You body will get rid of excess water. Do not concern yourself wit weigh gain. Seek help ...Read more

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I given up drinking. Will the weight gain caused by stopping smoking be cancelled out by the weight loss due to not drinking?

I given up drinking. Will the weight gain caused by stopping smoking be cancelled out by the weight loss due to not drinking?

Depends: On how much you were drinking, but congratulations on making some good health choices for yourself. Weight gain following smoking averages about 5 pounds, and isn't an absolute necessity - deal with cravings for sweets and oral needs by having celery and carrot sticks available, and increase your exercise as much as you can. Alcohol has about 120-150 calories per drink, so that may offset it some. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I've given up drinking. Will the weight gain caused by stopping smoking be cancelled out by the weight loss due to not drinking?

Can you tell me if I've given up drinking. Will the weight gain caused by stopping smoking be cancelled out by the weight loss due to not drinking?

It could: Congrats on quitting two bad habits. Weight gain after stopping smoking is rarely more than 5-10 pounds, and I have not seen many patients complain of weight loss after stopping alcohol (since they usually just substituted alcohol for other calorie sources). The health gains from quitting both will more than outweigh the risks of a little weight gain, and you can work on losing those pounds too. ...Read more

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3 mon old is refusing to take the bottle wen awake. Not drinking enough milk. M worried abt weight gain. Can I give cereal in her milk. She has reflux. H?

3 mon old is refusing to take the bottle wen awake. Not drinking enough milk. M worried abt weight gain. Can I give cereal in her milk. She has reflux. H?

See pediatrician...: Her pediatrician should be made aware of your concerns and be following her weight. They will be able to let you know if your concerns about the weight gain are confirmed by "falling off" of the growth chart. In collaboration with the pediatrician, a treatment plan (if it appears one is needed based on weight and symptoms) can be made and followed for effectiveness. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi akash (M), age 21, weight only 52 kg. I am going to jim for weight gain. I want to know is it safe to drink lemon water in morning for me or not?

Hi akash (M), age 21, weight only 52 kg. I am going to jim for weight gain. I want to know is it safe to drink lemon water in morning for me or not?

Why?: Hello Akash, glad to hear you are going to the gym. It should be safe to drink lemon water before work outs, in moderation. People who are trying to gain weight and also build muscle benefit from protein rich diets and calorie dense foods such as nuts, fish, eggs, butter, etc. ...Read more

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Is Apetamin good to drink if you're trying to gain weight? Also is it good to mix with weight gain protein shake and working out 4 days a week?

Is Apetamin good to drink if you're trying to gain weight? Also is it good to mix with weight gain protein shake and working out 4 days a week?

Caveat emptor: Cyproheptadine in this drug can cause confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior; seizure (convulsions); ringing in your ears; fast or pounding heartbeats; easy bruising or bleeding; urinating less than usual or not at all; or pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, or unusual weakness. Mild drowsiness, dizziness, And much more.. . Are you willing to risk it? ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain. Not pregnant. Drinking a lot of coffee not eating a lot. Not really exercising Could it be from coffee or medicine? Was 130 now 140

Possibly: Many "coffee" drinks contain an enormous amount of sugar and calories. There are many potential causes including a medical condition such as a thyroid problem, a problem with fluid retention, and other medical problems; or your calorie intake has really began to over take your calories burned. Getting a good medical check up can be a good ace to start. ...Read more

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Doc help me I don't know why I'm always weight gain even I on diet I eat less salty foods sometimes I eat small portions of sugar I do not drink sodas?

Doc help me I don't know why I'm always weight gain even I on diet I eat less salty foods sometimes I eat small portions of sugar I do not drink sodas?

Nutrition & exercise: Don't go on a diet b/c that's only temporary. Instead, focus on changing your lifestyle. Check out DASH & Mediterranean diets (yes, I know what I just wrote) b/c they're proven to lower risk for many chronic diseases. And they're free! Avoid sugar at all costs if at all possible. Then start exercise program. Just a little bit each day. Aim for 30min/d leading to 500kcal/d deficit or 3, 500kcal/wk. ...Read more

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Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.

Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.

GI symptoms: Please see your doc who may refer you to a GI specialist. If all is well then see a nutritionist. Are you following the vegan diet correctly? One diet does not fit all. We respond differently. Consider experimenting to see what food plan works best for you. Probiotics may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more