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Why do I gain weight despite not eating junk food or eating more?

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Published At August 4, 2022
Reviewed AtSeptember 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My height is 5 feet and weight is 171 pounds. I want to lose weight. I do not eat any junk food or more quantity of food. I do not know the reason for my weight gain.


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Good to know that you intend to take the initiative towards reducing your excess weight, although you are not suffering from any specific diseases. Maintaining optimal body weight is, in turn, essential for a healthy life in the long run. But there are certain biological and habitual factors that could contribute to your weight gain, apart from dietary practices and physical activities. I would need to know more about your regular diet, daily physical activity, nature of your job, vital biochemical and molecular markers, certain hormonal levels in the blood, your menstrual history, and stress levels, it would help to assess multiple factors that could be contributing to your weight gain. Whatsoever, overweight can be reduced and managed with regulated and medically guided diet, exercise, medicines, and lifestyle practices, specifically suited to your body condition, following your aggravating factors. Being overweight or obese is not a problem to be afraid of once the right medical advice is sought after and followed with a systemic and scientific approach. Reducing unhealthy weight is possible and achievable at your age with proper medical guidance.

I would recommend medicines and dietary and lifestyle changes personalized to your body. Genetic susceptibility and inherited genes can also determine the body's metabolism and metabolic rate, ultimately responsible for processing the food you eat to be converted into fat or energy. By weight reduction, unhealthy fat reduction is implied, but not the loss of healthy muscle and bone weight, which are crucial for a person's well-being. I can suggest daily dietary and work-out practices suited to your genetic make-up to help your body process food more effectively, combined with medicines to boost your metabolic rate and correct any other bio-chemical or possible hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.), which could be contributing to your unhealthy weight gain. At the same time, optimal nutrient supplements will also be given to prevent the loss of your healthy bone and muscle weight. All these elaborate and precise measures require your detailed information to aptly resolve the root cause of your weight gain, which I can recommend in further consultation.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Gowri Palanissami
Dr. Gowri Palanissami

Siddha Medicine

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