Posts Tagged ‘Gaining Weight’

What is the likelihood of gaining back weight after New Direction ketosis weight loss program?

March 4th, 2013 2 comments

I am interested in starting the New Direction weight loss program which uses ketosis in order to maximize weight loss. By doing so and maintaining healthy eating habits, what is the likelihood of regaining weight?
The program is carefully monitored by nurse practitioners and my family doctor through blood tests and ekgs.

Quick weight loss does not work on any diet. The weight always comes back plus more. If you reduce your caloric intake by 500 calories per day you will lose one pound per week and most of the weight will not come back.

How can I gain weight and still remain healthy?

December 28th, 2012 2 comments

I’m 5’5 and 115 pounds. I would like to gain about 15 pounds. However I like to eat somewhat healthy. I eat quite a bit of junk food but I still eat at least one healthy meal a day. I take in A LOT of calories but I don’t gain any weight. My mom eats like a bird and she’s over weight.

I actually had the same problem. I’m 24 and I still have trouble gaining weight. I work out all the time to gain muscle mass, but my natural metabolism is so high that it is hard for me to gain muscle mass. The solution to my problem was to take in about 6,000 calories a day, but to do that you would either have to eat very unhealthy foods or stuff yourself every time you eat healthy foods. That was getting way too expensive for me because I was eating about 5 huge meals a day which was costing me about $200 a week in groceries. I went to GNC to see if they had any solutions for me and they had a powder shake mix that has 2,000 calories a scoop and it was filled with vitamins and protein also. Perfect for weight gaining the healthy way. So instead of eating so much food and spending all that money at the grocery store I just buy a jug of Weight Gain powder at GNC about twice a month and I have seen phenomenal results. I have gained about 25lbs. of muscle since I started taking it. Just remember that when you are taking in that many calories it is essential that you keep a very vigorous workout routine, otherwise you are bound to put on a little chub.

Before I started taking the calorie supplement I was stuck at about 165 lbs. and spending way too much money on groceries with no results. When I got on the supplement it took me about 3 months to get up to around 190lbs. And with my workout routine it was all Muscle. I’m very happy with the results!

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How do I add more calories to my diet without gaining weight?

November 16th, 2012 3 comments

I have been dieting for 6 weeks now. I have lost 16 pounds so far. About 26 more to go, so i’m figuring about 3 more months then. But my question is, that once I reach my goal, how do I add calories back into my diet, so that I can stop losing weight & balance my diet back out, but at the same time, not gain weight either?

Calories, calories…
Here’s how it works.

If your body requires exactly 2000 calories to stay at the same weight, eating this much will keep you at the same weight.

Eating more or less will result in weight gain/weight loss.

Roughly 3500 excess calories will result in 1 pound of weight gain.

Say you eat 2700 calories a day for a week, that results in 3500 more than you needed for that week and that is 1 pound of weight gain.

You can’t really add more calories to your diet and expect it to not have any effect.

Sorry I couldn’t come up with a solution to your problem. Good luck with your goals.

Eating healthy and exercising, but gained weight?

November 18th, 2011 2 comments

I started a healthy eating and exercising program a few days ago thanks to my friend who is a personal trainer. Within 3 days I had lost 1.1kg which I was surprised about. I continued doing what I was doing, but when I weighed myself yesterday I had gained 0.7kg. Could that just be muscle? My friend said I can have one day off a week, and although I still did my exercises and ate healthy for most of the day, I did have a handful of hot chips with my dinner, which was grilled chicken and veggies. Could that have made me put that weight back on?
Is it just a matter of time until I start losing the weight again and begin to slim down?

It takes time to slim down and tone up but don’t worry about gaining weight. Muscle is heavier than fat and most of the time, when you don’t have a lot of weight to lose, you will gain weight because of the muscle you are putting on. Never trust the scale. Trust measurements. It’s better to weigh more and be toned and healthy than weigh less and be flabby. Good Luck!

What kinds of diets can i take in order to prevent gainging more weight and help muscle gain?

November 14th, 2011 1 comment

Im 16 years old and i need to know what diets i can take to prevent gaining more weight and to help me gain muscle since im gonna join a gym soon. Thanks

Again like I told this girl change your diet into a plant based diet for 1 week or a month watch the movies forks over knives it improves your health. YOU WILL SEE RESULTS!!!!(:

How to keep the weight off after weight watchers weight loss?

November 2nd, 2011 3 comments

I have been using the Weight Watchers Points Plus Program.
I have lost nearly 50lbs.
I have the weight LOSS system down.
I need suggestions on how to maintain the weight and keep myself from gaining weight back.

I have just started going to the gym.
I will be starting up my Bikram Yoga again soon as well.

Anything further would be appreciated.

You need to go on a maintenance diet for the rest of your life.

You need to stick to your Weight Watchers points quota per day and allow yourself only a few extra points a day and keep checking your weight once or twice a day. If you start gaining weight you need to reduce your points quota and if you start losing weight you could allow yourself a few extra points.

What is your anorexia meal plan like?

August 29th, 2011 2 comments

I am going through recovery and it is so hard! Do you mind telling me your recovery meal plan. Also do you have any tips about recovering and not feeling fat? Thanks!

There wasn’t an specific thing I ate every day for my recovery plan. I did have to eat between 2,500-3,000 calories every day. But I’ll give you an example of a day in my recovery process (I won’t put the calorie content as I don’t know it, only my mother {who was incharge of me during this time} knew and made sure I was consuming the dictated amount of calories)

~ A cup of vanilla soy yogurt with berries
~ (Homemade) banana pancakes with maple syrup
~ A small bowl of cheerios with soy milk
~ A glass of chocolate almond milk

~ A serving of soy meat
~ A serving of any vegetable
~ 2 pieces of pumpkin bread or ezekiel bread
~A serving of either baked sweet potatoes or baked potatoes or brown rice

~ Any fruit cubed and drizzled with honey
~ A cup of soy yogurt
~ Either a serving of nuts or dried fruit

~ It was one serving of protein (tofu, soy meat, veggie burger,etc)
~ 1-2 carbs or grains (such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, potatoes, couscous,etc)
~ 1-2 vegetables of my choice
~ 2 pieces of bread

My recovery was a little different. It was me the one who reached for help after having a cardiac arrest. I became to believe my behaviour was ridiculous and didn’t want to live like this anymore. Now I’m completely and successfully recovered. You might have noticed that there are no animal products in my plan except for the honey, its because I’m vegan and while most would think being vegan would make harder gaining weight, I did gain weight due to the amount of calories, and I consumed the honey because my nutritionist insisted (I don’t longer consume it). Veganism helped me alot both with recovering and my own health. Of course I still have a fair amount of disaster left with me for life (infertility, anemia, high cholesterol, low blood pressure and many other things) I try to always think positive. The scare of the cardiac arrest was my wake up call, but I also thought of thing like my future, I would always be stuck in a starving body maybe I’d die without a chance for life, why would I even bother in applying to colleges?. People whispered things like "she’s a lost soul" or "she’s never going to make it" and I didn’t want them to be true.

Think about the future you have, a complete life ahead of you, you probably want to go to college, marry and have children. I also recommend you do meditation and yoga, it helps a lot with concentration and better thinking and relaxation. You can also read books by Aimee Liu which are about recovering from eating disorders, they really help a lot. To help the distorted body image, take most mirrors out of your house (I’m serious),if you keep one make sure its not body sized and preferably its only the mirror in the bathroom. Get rid of clothes that are small. And think about how your health will improve. There’s a freedom from being out of a cycle of an eating disorder, a freedom which cannot be explained, something close to it is euphoria, to best describe it.

I know recovery is a long and hard process, but it is approachable. Keep a positive mind about this and always think of the freedom you’ll feel when you’re finally free of its chains. Always try to eat healthy and exercise moderately. Do not let bad thoughts take over your mind, push them aside. Think of a life ahead without the hassle of being tied to an eating disorder.

Best of luck.

Weight Loss

June 7th, 2011 4 comments

Weight loss is a great dream for fatty people and obese. Losing weight  has become a terrible job now a days and the reasons for gaining weight and becoming obese have become manifold.
Junk foods in the disguise of fast foods have occupied the predominant place everywhere and almost every one has addicted to that ranging  from youngsters to elders due to their pre-occupations.

Fat loss will help to lose weight.  How to achieve this ?  Lot of exercises are there, but to join a gym one has to spend lot of money and has to be regular to achieve their goal.  I have seen lot of people discontinuing their gym exercises for many reasons even after paying the full charges.  One has to develop a sort of motivation to continue their exercise routines in any circumstances and should not discontinue them.

I have heard that walking is the king of all exercises.  One need not spend even a single cent to do this great exercise, which is free to all.  Determination and motivation alone will do for walking for one’s own fitness and wellbeing.

Walking is more or less similar to swimming, jogging and cycling.   Innumerable health benefits from walking can be achieved and if any one continue to do walking with determination without break he can lead a healthy life, which means a happy life.

Weight Loss is a common term and many have varied weight loss problems such face fat loss, butt fat loss, love handles, thigh fat loss, belly fat loss and so on.

All I can say is if you have the determination and steady mind set to lose weight you can achieve this without fail.  In short, I would say by (1) avoiding junk foods (2) eating fat free foods the diet problem could be easily  solved.  Then exercise is the only left out option for which walking, the king of all exercises, will come in handy to help you without spending even a cent.

For exercises, in whatever form you are doing, at present, never give up them half way.  Anyone who is not sure to follow which form of exercise is best for their body condition, walking two miles a day will come to your rescue.  No need to consult a doctor to do this great exercise.
So weight loss is not a problem, if you have the determination and motivation.

I have published lot of good articles written by great experts in the field of weight loss in my blog which will definitely help you to solve your particular type of weight loss problems.


Eating Disorders Like Anorexia Is A Mental Illness

May 3rd, 2011 10 comments

Anorexia is an eating disorder where people starve themselves and treatment of anorexia is difficult, because people with this disease believe there is nothing wrong with them. Anorexia is one type of eating disorder and another is bulimia. Both are applicable to men but much more common for women. Preteens, girls especially, can develop a serious eating disorder. Eating disorders may begin in children as young as 8 years old.

People with eating disorders really do harmful things to their bodies because of their obsession about their weight. The most widely and rapidly spreading eating disorder is compulsive overeating or binge eating disorder. There are three types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and ED-NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified). Anorexia is a mental illness, it usually is about a control issue.

If you are on this web site then you probably already know what anorexia is. In one example anorexia is described as a way of gaining attention. It is for sure a condition that leads to problems with eating. The most common form of anorexia is simply satiation following the consumption of food. Central to persons in this condition is an abnormal fear of gaining weight.

If you are suffering from most of the symptons of anorexia, but not really severely or really that noticably, you need medical help anyway. There are also some very unusual symptons like pregnancy symptons. Angina symptons can also be common. Primarily though is the sudden interest in weight loss, food, calories etc. You can have The Eating Attitudes Test which gives an index of the symptons of anorexia nervosa.

There are many treatment centers for persons with eating disorder, but enough. So although eating disorders are rampant in our society, yet few states in the nation have adequate programs or services to combat anorexia nervosa and bulimia. As up to 10 million teens develop eating disorders, abnormal attitudes and behaviors with foods, which include anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Eating disorders that are literally killing youngsters and adults.

To get a proper treatment you should search for institutions with an Eating Disorders Intensive Counseling Treatment Program to treat these eating disorders. Some also offer Specialized Adolescent Eating Disorder Programs including help for their parents.
In spite of all the treatment availbable there remain a small number, usually girls, who die from this condition despite energetic and expert treatment.

The sooner the treatment is started, the better the chance of recovery. Remember you can make a difference by helping a friend confront her illness and seek treatment. Successful treatment of anorexia requires that the patients symptoms be egodystonic enough for the patient to be motivated to do something about them.

What is appropriate treatment when a person with an eating disorder is also a substance abuser. Some commentators have spoken out against psychiatric treatment of anorexia nervosa in general and, in particular, against compulsory treatment. Treatment of anorexia nervosa is often quite complicated the patient must want to change and must have family and friends to help them.

The motivation for anorexia is the mirror, how do I look. So the best you can say to a person with anorexia is “You don’t look healthy”.

Keith George

Atkins Diet – Low Carb

April 29th, 2011 2 comments

Statistic: 61% of people in the United States are overweight. Weight loss is more than cosmetic — it can have a major affect on your health.

People diet for two primary reasons, to lose weight, or to improve health–or both. If there’s one thing we can always count on almost automatically from most media coverage of people who have lost weight on the low-carb lifestyle is they’re just gonna get it wrong.

I tried low-fat, South Beach, Hellers, Eades, and Nutri-System, as well as and none of them has worked. The popularity of low-carbohydrate diets has introduced questions of safety for long-term weight management.

Dieters following Atkins diet are encouraged to stick with the fourth phase of Atkins diet for life, to remain healthy and avoid gaining weight. While it has been asserted that it is too early to promote low carbohydrate or carb low diets, there is a general acceptance amongst health professionals that further research is warranted.

The only weight-control regimens that work for life require both eating in moderation and exercise. Actually Atkins is sort of a “Welcome to the wonderful world of 20 grams of pasta per day” because that’s how much you’re going to get.

As soon as you lose control and started eating carbohydrates again, the weight comes back. Atkins has gained increased popularity in the past several years, and seem to offer a quick and easy weight-loss fix.

Many low glycemic index foods, like apple juice, chocolate and cherries, should not be eaten if your goal is to lose weight. Dieters are at risk of developing other ailments while in the process of trying to lose weight. Atkins is based on the belief that diets high in sugar and other refined carbohydrates increase the production of insulin, a hormone that stimulates the storage of calories as fat.

Studies have shown that many people have achieved short term weight loss results from using Atkins.. Additional research has shown that during the ongoing weight loss phase, Atkins dieters consumed only 1500 calories a day on average, much less than their previous caloric intake.

Ask your friends, ask your peers, find others with whom you can share recipes, success stories and the great fun that comes from losing weight the Dr. Atkins diet plan way. The program promises up to 9 pounds every 11 days, but most people will lose about 6-8 pounds in that time if the program is followed correctly. That said, a high-fat diet does carry an inherent metabolic disadvantage in that fat has nine calories per gram, while carbohydrates and protein each have four.

Scientists in the past have suspected that the weight loss seen in people on the Atkins diet is mainly due to water weight loss or a stepped up metabolism. Atkins’ diet can lead to the kind of rapid weight fluctuations that adversely affect the heart. The modified Atkins diet does increase total cholesterol and the discontinuation rate was high.

Sandy Klocinski