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Does anyone else here have Endo and do you have a problem with weight gain?<br><br><br><br>
It is strange I work out several times a week, I eat well most of the timenot going over 1500 calories and yet I still gain.<br><br>
I can lose the weight if I cut calories down to 900 or less a day but that is not healthy but even on 1500 a day and working out I'll gain in spurts and I do not mean a little bit either I'm saying like 5 pounds in a week time frame.<br><br>
Has anyone else had this issue and how on earth can I prevent it and lose the extra pounds I have gained?
 

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have you considered eating more calories?<br><br><br><br>
if our bodies aren't getting enough calories, it tends to store things for future use (the expectation that you may not get enough calories the next day). if you increase your calories an dmaintain the same exercise schedule, you might find that your weight balances out.
 
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i don't know if i have endometriosis, but my doctor says i probably do have PCOS (polycistic ovaries) which i think is probably in the same league/area, with it being at least partly hormonal and 'female parts' (lol) related. she basically said that with PCOS, the weight gain tends to be hormonally based (i put on a lot of weight about the same time as i hit puberty, and have struggled with it since), and that the problem is, that if you have PCOS, you gain weight easily, and its hard to loose it, but being overweight makes it worse, and makes you more likely to develop PCOS. kinda like a catch 22.<br><br><br><br>
i wonder if getting someone to look into your hormonal system and hormone levels generally would be helpful in your case? if your hormones are out of whack, it makes sense that it'll affect your weight and ability to loose it.
 

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I don't have endo, that I know of... nor do I have a problem w/weight gain..<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I'm not sure how old you are, but is it possible your body is just changing due to age? (weither you're in your teens and your body is taking on it's "adult" form, or you're in your 30's/40's etc and your body is just changing due to that?) Does your family have a history of hitting a certain age and suddenly gaining weight w/no probable health probs? (i've known people who are stick thin in their teens... then when they're older their bodies go from stick figure, to curvy woman figure-apparently just naturally)<br><br><br><br>
Definitly make sure your doctors know about this just in case of any other health problems that may be a cause, and just continue to eat healthy and exercise and let your body take the form that it wants to take, and be sure to tell your doctors of any dietary/lifestyle changes you make. Keep your doctors informed on your lifestyle, and let them know any concerns you have, and if you're not comfortable w/what they say, either request more testing and/or get a second opinion.
 

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I do not really think it is an age thing I'm 29 and it started happening quit literaly all of the sudden.<br><br><br><br>
I droped 15 pounds in 2 weeks without effort though I was pleased with the loss all was well then a few weeks later I started having kill me now please bad abdominal pain and within 3 weeks gained 21 pounds.<br><br>
Doctors told me it was "all in my head" for a few months till one desided to do some tests and ultra sound and said I had endo and said the weight gain was jut due to hormonal issues <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> since then loseing wieght is an almost impossible task and puting it on is as easy as eating a normal diet just less than 2k calories a day.<br><br>
No idea on family history other than what diseases they had and my birth mother had a thing for eating pig fat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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if you work out several times a week you probably need more than 1500 calories. most active people need somewhere between 1800 and 3000<br><br><br><br>
1800 is the bare minimum i need to maintain my weight at 110lbs without being very active. it depends on bodytype and height etc as well though. i'm 5'5" and slim build so i'm naturally thin around the limbs and upper body, all my weight settles around my stomach and hips. some people are built so that their weight is more evenly distrubuted, so they probably carry more in terms of pounds but less in inches (it's the inches you have to worry about). i'm not sure if that makes sense, but anyway carrying weight around the waist is dangerous, i heard there's a connection between large waists and a lot of health problems. if you carry on the waist you probably need to eat more and concentrate on fatburning excercises, if you carry evenly all over you probably just need to eat healthier and do some toning/strength building excercises.
 

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also, i wanted to add that the bikram yoga sequence (27 postures, each one practiced twice before moving to the next one in the sequence) has really helped a number of my clients who have endo.<br><br><br><br>
so, along with increasing calories, you may really find the bikram yoga sequence helpful for decreasing your symptoms.
 

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I know this is a way old post but I felt like sharing my input anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I have (most likely anyway says the doc) endo and adenomyosis. With both excess estrogen in the body seems to egg it on and make it worse. Although I don't consider myself vegan I am trying to cut down or out completely dairy and lessen my soy intake to see if it helps my situation.<br><br><br><br>
If your calorie intake doesn't seem to be responsible I would take a look at your diet and see how much estrogen you are taking in.
 
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