Our expert says:
I can understand that you must be feeling desperate because gaining 35 kg in 9 months is a lot of weight. Factors that can play a role are: 1) Hormone imbalances (thyroid, insulin and female hormones). Now you say you did have blood tests done, but did the dr test for insulin resistance? If not, I would recommend that you consult an Endocrinologist (a dr who specialises in hormonal imbalances). You can ask your gp to refer you. 2) Medications - many medications including contraceptive pills, etc, can cause pronounced weight gain. If you have started taking any new medications in the past 9 months, then check with the pharmacist if the meds are not a cause. 3) Psychological factors like anxiety, but esp depression can cause pronounced weight gain or weight loss depending on the patient. If you suspect that depression could be a factor, then please see a clinical psychologist (your gp can also refer you). Let's see which one of these factors is applicable to you and if it can be addressed. Once we have a clearer picture of what is causing your weight gain, we can start making changes to your diet. Drinking up to 6 litres of water a day plus another litre of other fluids is not a good idea as it washes important minerals like sodium and potassium out of your body which can lead to electrolyte imbalances and cause symptoms like water retention and water intoxication. So stick to 2,5 litres of liquid in total per day.
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