I've always loved food, but always stayed thin. I had a limit to the weight gain before I would stick to a diet plan and lose it all. I never had any problem losing weight. With my first pregnancy, i gained 50 pounds. 4 months after delivery, I lost it all. No problem. The second pregnancy I gained 50 pounds again, and have lost 20 of it in the past 4 months but I'm now gaining some back. I'm MISERABLE. I just can't control my cravings. No, I'm not breastfeeding so that can't be it. My moods are all over the place, my cravings are incredibly strong, and I've had some swelling come and go. I'm so depressed about this weight, and I don't know how to stop it! Please, any advice or anyone who can shed light on any speculation as to why I'm feeling this way, please respond. I feel like I"m out of options.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Oct. 14, 2010 in Diet & Fitness
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:57 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
Answer by rhianna1708 at 3:58 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
Depression can cause you to chronically overeat, and the effects of the overeating can cause you to feel more depressed which causes you to eat even more. Hormones can also cause cravings. It may be that your body is still recovering from your second pregnancy, or the pregnancy could have thrown other hormones out of whack. If your thyroid is not functioning correctly, that can make weight loss more difficult and it also affects your appetite. The older you get the harder it becomes to lose weight, so that could be part of it too. I lost weight very quickly after my first child, but it's been much more challenging the second time around. If things don't level out soon see your doctor and be sure to mention ALL of your symptoms including the depression. GL!
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 4:21 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
Answer by browneyes27 at 4:30 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
Answer by Anna92464 at 2:47 PM on Oct. 15, 2010