K.P. asks from Manchester, NH on March 21, 2010
Weight Gain - Manchester,NH
Hi, my beautiful baby is two years old. I had an excellent pregnancy, and gained the normal 30lbs during my pregnancy. I have been struggling to get the remaining 15 pounds that I have left off, and recently have found myself gaining weight dispite my low carb high protein diet and exercising program. In a matter of a week I gained 7lbs..... I am not sure how this is possible since I run 6 miles 4 times a week and do yoga the other 3 days. I am extremely frustrated, and wondering if this could be a thyroid issue, as I am also exhausted. I have always had to work to stay thin, but my program has always worked for me. Thanks for listening to me vent, and if you have any suggestions please let me know, particularly regarding the thyroid issue.
E.K. answers from Boston on March 22, 2010
I have had the same problem but had gain ALOT of weight during my pregnancy due to toximia, I ate extremely healthy and mostly fruits and veggies but still gained close to 80 pounds! OUCH! I had my thyroid checked as the first 30 came off fast and now I am stuck. My thyroids were fine but I was vitamin d deficient which also could be part of the problem. I would see your doctor and have them run labs, especially with your work out program you would expect to at least maintain. Good luck and I just wanted you to know ..... I feel your frustration!
J.S. answers from Cleveland on March 21, 2010
I agree with the poster that mentioned to get your thyroid checked. I have a thyroid problem and am on meds. I started to gain weight very quickly all of a sudden, and it turns out the dosage had gotten too low - once it was adjusted, I lost 5 lbs in a month without changing anything else.
W.H. answers from Boston on March 22, 2010
It could definitely be thyroid. I've also heard a vitamin D deficiency can cause you to have trouble losing weight and feel tired all of the time. Ask your PCP to check you out and see what he/she thinks. It could be an easy fix, good luck!
C.M. answers from Boston on March 22, 2010
Might be silly to ask... but could you be pregnant?
E.T. answers from Boston on March 23, 2010
Hi K., I highly recommend trying a product called Cinch -- it is an inch-loss as well as a weight-loss product and is all natural. I have had great results with it, and you don't have to worry about any side effects because it is all natural. I will send you a private message with details as to where to get it, etc. Best Wishes. E. Taft
D.H. answers from Indianapolis on March 21, 2010
If you are not breastfeeding, I would suggest you get your thyroid checked to be sure. Better safe than sorry.
L.S. answers from New London on March 21, 2010
I would definitely get your hormones and blood work checked. 7 lbs in one week is a lot.
A.L. answers from Las Vegas on March 21, 2010
could be your body has acclimated to your workout and now you need to mix it up a bit.. I did aerobics for a long time and in the first couple of years, I lost lots of weight.. but as I became more fit, my body acclimated and I needed to switch things up.... How about trying something apart from running, like aerobics or cycling?