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Posted by: Susan | 2012/05/21

Gaining Weight

I am on a very healthy eating plan and I exercise regularly, this is my life style.

Now in the last 6 months I have been picking up weight like crazy.

I am not sick or pregnant and I haven''t been doing anything deferent and I am not on any medication.

What is going on?

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Dear Susan
Unexplained weight gain like this, should always be investigated because it could be caused by an underlying medical condition (diabetes, hormonal imbalances, etc). I would suggest that you have a thorough medical examination to check if any of your physiological and/or psychological systems is malfunctioning. Depression is a factor that can cause massive weight gains or losses depending on how the patient reacts. If you are given a clean bill of health, and are not depressed (?), then please consult a registered dietitian so that she/he can calculate your energy intake, because somewhere there must be a problem. Keep in mind that even eating very healthy food can cause weight gain if your energy intake exceeds your energy output. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area.
I do hope you will be able to pinpoint what is causing this sudden weight gain.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012/05/21

Dear Susan
Unexplained weight gain like this, should always be investigated because it could be caused by an underlying medical condition (diabetes, hormonal imbalances, etc). I would suggest that you have a thorough medical examination to check if any of your physiological and/or psychological systems is malfunctioning. Depression is a factor that can cause massive weight gains or losses depending on how the patient reacts. If you are given a clean bill of health, and are not depressed (?), then please consult a registered dietitian so that she/he can calculate your energy intake, because somewhere there must be a problem. Keep in mind that even eating very healthy food can cause weight gain if your energy intake exceeds your energy output. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area.
I do hope you will be able to pinpoint what is causing this sudden weight gain.
Best regards
DietDoc

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