Are you still gaining weight even though you eat small amounts of food everyday?

@adnileb (5035)
Philippines
February 8, 2011 7:20am CST
Hmmm, I used to weigh normal according to my BMI (Body Mass Index)... But as the years passed, I'm getting bigger and heavier... you know the reason? Low production of thyroid hormone. It's called hypothyroidism. One major cause of this is uncontrollable weight gain. On the contrary is hyperthyroidism, which of course causes uncontrollable weight loss.
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@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
13 Mar 11
Yes I'm gaining weight but not when I eat small servings. Since I don't have problems with my thyroid hormones I'm only gaining weight when I eat a lot and engaging in sedentary lifestyle which is the main formula for getting overweight and worst reach the obesity mark. But my best friend is having the same condition. She was very thin when we were elementary and in high school but when we reach our college days she got bigger and bigger. She consulted physician and they told her she's suffering from hypothyroidism. Until now she's still big and she got used to it I guess.
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
13 Mar 11
Like I wasn't THAT big before. Having that disease is soooo difficult and depressing sometimes. =( Especially when you really want to lose weight. When I graduated college, I was just 51 kilos and that was 5 years ago. Now I'm ranging from 65-67 kilos. So, depressing isn't it?
• Malaysia
3 Jan 12
Dear Adnileb Don't be alarmed that you are heavy as you grow older but remember that most people do. Apart from thyroid problems, it can be solved by just eating more often and less quantity. As I always advice people to eat the right foods such as fish or shrimps for protein. Complex carbohydrates should be taken in limited amount and fresh fruits and vegetable as the highest portion in all your meals. It would taken at least three times a day with healthy snacks between meals such as fruits with less carbohydrates. It should includes tomatoes, kiwi fruits and oranges.Does that answer your question? Thanks! Regards! Bro. Joe
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
Thanks a lot! I have been doing that before but doesn't seem to be a success. Anyways, I am eating fruits every now and then to keep my fiber intake high enough to help me on my slow metabolism.
• Malaysia
4 Jan 12
If you are suffering hyperthyrodism then consult a doctor. But believe me this is not the real cause of being overweight! It's the food and the exercise you perform in your life time. Taking smaller quantity of food is not enough. You have to eat more often but rich in vitamins and selected carbohydrates, protein, fats, vegetables and fruits. Of course moderate exercise of at least 12 min.daily either walking,swimming,cycling or golfing. For now its what I can contribute. But do continue this thread if you want more tips on how to lose weight healthily and safely. OK? Thanks. RSVP and ASAP. GBU Bro. Joe
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
I have actually tried LOTS of healthy ways to lose weight. -Grapefruit diet. -Banana diet. -Chicken meat and buttered veggies for breakfast and lunch then fruit for dinner. -Wheat bread with luncheon meat or ham for the three meals. -and a lot more. Grapefruit diet is effective. It helped me lose 2 kilos in just a week. BUT it's acid content is very high because it's high in vitamin C. And me, being acidic, I have to stop it even though it's effective for me. Banana diet didn't help. I always get hungry that makes me eat 3-4 bananas in just a meal and yet, still hungry. So, I stopped it. Chicken meat, veggies and wheat bread are good. They're high in fiber and keeps my digestive system on the go. But it seems to me that even though what kind of diet I take, I merely don't lose a gram. Now, I tried taking slimming pills, eat rice for breakfast and lunch then fruit for dinner. It's not working either. All I want is my weight to become normal. I need to lose 6-8 kilos for my weight to become normal. Oooops, by the way, I forgot to mention about exercise. In the morning, honestly, I have no time even for 12 minutes to have an exercise. But in the afternoon, I spend 15minutes walking after my work. If you know super effective tips, PLEASE share it. Thanks!!
• Malaysia
6 Jan 12
Dear Adnbileb Thank you for responding to my comment! I appreciate that. I was 184 lb. 20 years ago and now still only 143 lbs. It appears that you have low metabolism. But do take any supplements or any other commercial formulas. Just practice what a naturally thin person do. But you must follow the 1,2,3 food intake. Fats 1 portion, 2 portion of protein and 3 portions of carbohydrates. But fats should come from monounsaturated fats. Protein that is of low calories type. And carbohydrates from fruits and vegetable. As for now, this my advice. Just follow this rule in all your means and snacks. OK? Do keep me informed of your progress. Thanks a million. Bro. Joe. GBU
@yogeshdhusa (2237)
• India
8 Feb 11
Hi Even i am gaining weight from last two months,, its like the dresses which used to be loose for are tight now. i am worried and i don't eat too much but still. i think i should read about hyperthyroidism. hope that is the reason. thanks
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
8 Feb 11
For weight gain, it' hypothyroidism. I think you should have your TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) checked. For some laboratories, the range for normal TSH is 0.5-5... As for me, mine is 14.18... I'm taking supplements now to help me feel better. Hope you can have yours checked.