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Hi ,am 29 and am trying to keep my weight which 112 but am gaining weight . i watch my calories, i eat whole wheat bread . i eat small portions . i do exercise 2 or 3 times a week .but am gaining weight specially my thighs and belly.

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mamishad

Asked by mamishad at 3:23 PM on May. 20, 2012 in Health

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  • Watch 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead'
    FreeForAll

    Answer by FreeForAll at 3:24 PM on May. 20, 2012

  • How tall are you?

    Exercise 5-6 days a week.
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 3:27 PM on May. 20, 2012

  • lay off carbs. carbs make you gain weight. try to stay under 60 grams of carbs a day
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 3:29 PM on May. 20, 2012

  • Watch your carbs and sugar and try to get some sort of exercise everyday. Hope you are successful. Good Luck
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 3:31 PM on May. 20, 2012

  • i know that carbs are in bread right?!
    mamishad

    Comment by mamishad (original poster) at 3:39 PM on May. 20, 2012

  • 29... it's your introduction to your 30's. Metabolism is slowing down. It happens. It won't be as easy to maintain your normal weight as it it used to be. You may have to adjust because your normal weight may shift from what it was when you were in college and early 20's especially once you've had kids. You are doing everything right. You can cut out carbs but that diet requires alot of discipline and planning. It's hard to adapt the lifestyle changes of cutting carbs totally out of your diet, but if you can it does work.. If you keep gaining despite excercise and diet, call your doc. Sometimes your hormones can get out of whack and make you gain weight. Alot of medications can cause weight gain too so check the drug info if you've started any recently and see if there are others you can take with less of a chance of weight gain. Increase cardio workouts in between do very light 2-5lbs strength exercises for tone w/o bulk.
    LBoogie0617

    Answer by LBoogie0617 at 3:43 PM on May. 20, 2012

  • Are you pregnant?
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 3:48 PM on May. 20, 2012

  • Big muscle exercise. Not 'a bit' but actual heavy lifting.

    You need to build muscle to burn calories.

    And if you're not eating enough, your body will preserve all the fat it can. Anorexics who die of starvation have 30-40% bodyfat, even when they're 75 pounds or less. Imagine: weighing less than 100 pounds and being 30-40 pounds of fat in your body!
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 4:10 PM on May. 20, 2012

  • breads are carbs
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 4:30 PM on May. 20, 2012

  • Drinking water instead of soda, coffee, alcohol, juice, or milk may help you cut hundreds of calories per day. Increasing your water intake can also help your body efficiently use nutrients, keep you energized, get the most benefit from your exercise routine, and feel full longer. If you can handle substituting water for all other drinks for a week, you can expect faster weight loss and see dramatic improvement in energy levels and even appearance very quickly.
    GlitteribonMom

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 4:57 PM on May. 20, 2012

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