1574872 tn?1295991417

Weight gain to fast just getting big

I have a hypo-thryroid  during my second preg. gained weight then and had preclamsia. Then just kept gaining weight 5 2 and weighed 267. Got the lap-ban lost 130lbs. and then it got tangled in my stomic. So it had to be removed in May of 2010 now its January 2011 I weigh 206. I exercise , eat healthy and less than 1400calories. I do how ever have lots of stress in my life. I just exercise to deal with stress if I eat its mostly veggies, fruit, nuts and lean meat.
I am stressing because I went from a size 4-5 to a size 14. I am so scared my Doctor says I'm fine and don't seem concerned.

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649848 tn?1534633700
Low calorie intake will not cause necessarily cause weight gain, but it can cause your body to go into "starvation mode", in which it will hold on to fat stores, thinking there's not enough food coming in.  

If you are 206 pounds, you definitely need more than 1400 calories...

I'd be real interested in knowing your current thyroid levels - that would be TSH, Free T3 and Free T4.  If those levels, especially Free T3, which controls metabolism, are not right for your body, you will not be able to lose weight.......

Have you ever had adrenal testing done?  Excess cortisol can cause weight gain.  What about insulin resistance?  That, too, can cause weight gain/inability to lose........  

If you have current blood work for any of these things, please post the results, along with reference ranges, which vary from lab to lab........
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1356580 tn?1294263317
I definitely think your calories intake is too low, but that would not cause weight gain, I don't think.

I really wish doctors would take the time to listen to their patients. They tell us all that can go wrong if allow ourselves to get obese, but they won't listen when we feel helpless to stop weight gain!

Stress is definitely a problem, too. It can also cause weight gain. Do you have any way of lessening the stress in your life?

You might also consider finding another doctor.
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Sometimes when your body is under extream stress it may decide to store everything and not give way to losing it even through exercise. I know gaining ton of weight can be stressful but try to relaxe. Do something to relaxe more, like if you enjoy reading, read more often or listen to music. I gain waight really fast under stress. Even through diet and exercise it slows down my weight losse. Maybe if you just slightly up you calorie intake it may allow your body to less feel like it needs to hold on.
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