(Closed) Frustrated with weight gain

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Kacie209:  Have you spoken to a doctor about the weight gain. Sometimes there are more things going on than you realize. Some people have issues related to anything from digestive issues, to thyroid, to many other things that can cause someone to not lose the weight or to gain weight unexpectedly. Maybe just bringing it up at your next visit or talking to a nutritionist, especially if you know you are eating right and doing as much as you can! That has to be very frustrating 🙁

*** Oh I just re-read you talked to your doctor about the weigh gain already. Maybe talking to someone else? Im not an expert at all I just know some people who have weight gain due to health issues that they did not even know they had/developed. Good luck hun!***

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  BoriNena89.
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Do you track calories?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

Kacie209:  Have you had your blood glucose tested? I had an issue that I was working out and eating right and I was gaining weight. It wasn’t until I had my blood work done and my glucose levels were very high. I found out that I am insulin resistant which means my body is producing insulin, but it is not balancing my glucose. I would ask for bloodwork because it could be your thyroid, or glucose, or several different things.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I second ClaudiaKishi‘s question. You listed protein bars or shakes a couple times, I know that those can be quite high calorie. Maybe you could try replacing protein bars/shakes with another high protein snack. I like those flavored tuna packets as a snack and they’re only about 100 calories. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Do you count your calories at all? Sometimes even though you’re eating healthy, you may be eating too much of the good stuff which adds up in calories. I only know this because I had been having this problem.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I second the tracking calories thing. I wish fruit and protein bars had no calories but they do and they definitely can add up. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Sweetie, you say you don’t eat much processed food, but from the sound of your diet you actually do- frozen meals, protein bars….and is it homemade oatmeal or those little packaged oatmeals you just add water to? ditto the protein shakes. These things have lots of unnatural ingredients and additives. Try switching some of these foods for homemade stuff- a big fresh salad with some lean protein is much healthier and more satisfying than one of those little frozen meals. You can save time by cooking extra when you cook, then stretching it over a few dinners/ lunches. Instead of a protein bar before a workout, Greek yogurt and a small handful of almonds would be more natural. Be careful if you buy smoothies or protein shakes, they often have lots of sugar &/ or artificial ingredients in them, if you make your own you know exactly what’s in them. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Bloodwork: Vitamin D, progesterone and other hornone/thyroid can cause it.

I’m dealing w/ same issue…also low, low Vit D too

Post # 10
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Helper bee

You may just need to change up your workouts. Have you tried lifting weights? When you have more muscle mass, your body burns more calories. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

yes, change up your workout routine all the time. your body will get used to doing the same thing over and over again .

also, i don’t think you are eating enough and of the right food.  cut out or limit the processed stuff, frozen meal, protein bars and get those from natural food sources. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Like others suggested, definitely look into your calorie/sodium intake. Those are the two I have to watch closely, otherwise I gain weight overnight it seems. Do you use any apps? My Fitness Pal and Sparkpeople are two good ones.

Post # 13
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Newbee

Agree with PPs about counting calories. What helped me lose 20 lbs a few yrs ago was not keeping any snacks in the house and cutting down significantly on booze. So I only eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, nothing in between, no matter how hungry I get. If there aren’t any snacks in the house then you can’t be tempted! That was about 6 yrs ago and I have kept the weight off by keeping to the no-snacking habit, and basically cutting beer out of my life. I dont work out at all (which is bad, I should really get on that)……for me working out has never had any impact on my weight, it is all about the calories.

In any event 10 lbs isn’t the end of the world. I think it’s very common for our bodies to start putting on more weight in mid-thirties. I am sure you still look great so don’t be too hard on yourself.

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