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Can gaining weight make you ugly?

Can gaining weight make you ugly?

If your are: Incredibly skinny - i suspect that gaining weight could give a more wholesome appearance. Beauty & ugly are in the eye of the beholder. Don't know your gender. But some prefer a rubenesque look. The emphasis on being skinny has become unhealthy in our society. By the same token, obesity rates have risen significantly in the us (esp for children). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Does losing weight make you weaker?

Does losing weight make you weaker?

It can: If you lose weight improperly and do not consume the essential nutrients your body needs such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, water, and amino acids, such weight loss such as from a starvation diet can disrupt normal body function which can lead to weakness and even worse. ...Read more

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Will drinking ensure make you gain weight?

Weight gain: Weight gain occurs when an individuals intake of calories is >> than the expenditure of calories. Most people need 22-25 kcal/kg/d to maintain weight (kcal =1 food cal). If you exercise, you burn more calories & need more fuel; couch potatoes less! to gain 1 kilo/month you need to intake 500-1000 cal/day in excess of what your body requires. It can be w/ensure or any other good source of food. ...Read more

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Will you lose weight if you hit puberty?

Will you lose weight if you hit puberty?

Maybe,maybe not: Some grow into their earlier fluffy weight & convert it to muscle & bone growth. However, a balanced dietary intake, exercise & avoiding sedentary activities like computer games & tv are needed to slim down. If you continue feeding in excess of need, puberty will just push you to get heavier faster. ...Read more

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Will water make you lose weight?

Will water make you lose weight?

Yes.: Especially if drunk before and with a meal. It fills you, and you eat less. Also, there may be some truth that your body must boost metabolism, if you drink "cold, " water. This is controversial, but the first statement is not. However, we all should drink two quarts per day! and it will help a diet. This question is the easiest nutritional support advice i can give! ...Read more

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Does antibiotics make you lose weight or gain?

Does antibiotics make you lose weight or gain?

Neither: No antibiotics cause significant weight gain or loss. Occasionally they can suppress appetite due to GI irritation or disruption of gut flora but this is transient and not associated with net weight change. ...Read more

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Will coffee make you gain weight, get fat?

Will coffee make you gain weight, get fat?

It's not the coffee: ...it's what you put into the coffee. Whole milk. Half and half. Sugars. Creamers. A cup of black coffee could have only 10 calories, but a fancy store bought coffee could have hundreds of calories with all the add-ins. ...Read more

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When you grow taller do you lose weight?

Growing taller: Does not cause you to lose weight. However, it is possible that you may appear more slender if your height grows more quickly than your girth. ...Read more

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Does drinking help you lose weight or can it make you gain weight instead?

Does drinking help you lose weight or can it make you gain weight instead?

That depends: Drinking adequate amounts of water each day can assist with weight loss. Drinking caloric beverages may cause an increase in weight. ...Read more

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Do geritol make you gain weight fast?

No: While geritol may be helpful for nutritional deficiences - it will not cause weight gain or weight loss. ...Read more

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I want to gain 10 pounds. But im not able to exercise so what foods make you gain weight quick?

I want to gain 10 pounds. But im not able to exercise so what foods make you gain weight quick?

Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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Could weight lifting make you faster?

Could weight lifting make you faster?

Probably not: Weight lifting increases muscle mass, which increases body weight. A big muscle does not necessarily make a fast muscle. Light weight lifting can be used to "tone" musculature, but if taken too far, the extra muscle mass might reduce speed. For increased speed, the best exercises are cross-training, sprinting and endurance running. ...Read more

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Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Maybe: If you constantly eat too little your body can go into a survival mode thinking that food is not avialble and reduce your metabolism. Generally when on a weightloss program, the set calories are an average per day (you may go over one day & under one) but try to stay close to the suggested amount so your body does not think it is being starved. ...Read more

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Will constapation make you fat and gain weight?

Will constapation make you fat and gain weight?

Bloated, yes, fat no: Constipation can cause intestinal bloating and in severe cases the abdomen can swell but it will not make you truly "fat". With severe constipation a few pounds of stool can accumulate in the colon but those pounds should disappear when the constipation clears. ...Read more

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Can not eating breakfast make you gain or lose weight?

Can not eating breakfast make you gain or lose weight?

Not one answer: Might not be a decisive point. Infact some people likes to eat an early lunch and no breakfast. For some person eating several small meal/snack works the best. There are several way to nourish yourself and in order to lose weight you should use exercise and balanced diet. ...Read more

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Will peeing help you lose weight?

Will peeing help you lose weight?

Urine and Obesity: Nope. Thus the old myth that diuretics can help is a false and dangerous myth. Urine will be expelled from your body as your kidneys do their normal function of cleaning waste from the blood. ...Read more

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Will biotin 10000mcg make you gain weight?

Biotin: According to a number of sources, when used orally in doses of up to 10 mg per day, biotin (or vitamin b7) does not cause side effects. ...Read more