Why am I gaining weight?

Cat Community Member October 06, 2007
  • I watch my diet, eat 3 meals a day with 1 or 2 low-calorie snacks, and exercise about 35 minutes a day with varying amounts of aerobics and light weights. I recently had a routine physical with no problems found. I'm a 57-year-old woman. Why have I gained 10 pounds in 8 months?
3 Comments
  • Laurie
    Nov. 17, 2007
    Check out fitday.com to track your calories, carbs, proteins, etc. online. I found this very helpful to get a "true" picture of what I am eating. I track a day or two every few months just to make sure I'm still in my goal range. 
  • Anonymous
    JC
    Oct. 23, 2007
    Wow, it sounds like you're really on top of things when it comes to your health.  Some things to consider: what are you eating and how much?  Remember it's recommended to eat lots of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.  Select leaner meats  and low-fat milk and milk products.  Research appropriate serving sizes.  Remember,...
    RHMLucky777
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    Wow, it sounds like you're really on top of things when it comes to your health.  Some things to consider: what are you eating and how much?  Remember it's recommended to eat lots of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.  Select leaner meats  and low-fat milk and milk products.  Research appropriate serving sizes.  Remember, the serving size given on the package isn't necessarily an accurate serving size.  I found it helpful to learn about the starch exchange system, carbohydrate portion sizes, and diabetic diets.  The diabetic diets are virtually the same as the diet recommended for that of the general public.  Also I believe as a person ages their energy needs(caloric intake) slowly decrease.  Good Luck and many wishes for good health!
  • Anonymous
    sharon
    Oct. 12, 2007

    Several ways  you can approach this. One is to keep a detailed journal you can take to a nutritionist. Second, I would calculate true calories injested daily along with making accurate measurements when serving your meals. are you really serving 1/2 cup of rice or is it more like 1 cup. MEASURE!

    Have you been feeling tired? run down? changes in temperature...

    RHMLucky777

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    Several ways  you can approach this. One is to keep a detailed journal you can take to a nutritionist. Second, I would calculate true calories injested daily along with making accurate measurements when serving your meals. are you really serving 1/2 cup of rice or is it more like 1 cup. MEASURE!

    Have you been feeling tired? run down? changes in temperature sensitivity? Many women have experienced this tremendous weight gain as well as other accompanying symptoms.. and have found out they had hypothyroidism. My mother became hypo later in life. I have battled it since my teenage years and have kept my weight under control through a very stringent diet and exercise program.

    Menopause is also a factor .. I would discuss this with you doctor and see about possibly getting checked for an underactive thyroid. TSH test it's just a blood test. EASY. Hope this helps.

     

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