What causes continuous weight gain in-spite of dieting and exercising?
The energy intake has to be greater than energy output for weight gain
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For weight gain to occur, the total amount of energy intake (as food) has to be greater than the total amount of energy output. There seems be no doubts that the energy output is reasonable. So, I guess the energy density of the food that she takes in is good enough.
However, in such a situation, the thyroid profile needs to be checked. In case of low thyroid hormone levels, weight gain is likely to occur. Another simple test to do would be to check the fat density of her body. This can be checked at many gyms or slimming centres. If that is fine, you need not worry.
About her regular diet, I would suggest small but frequent meals. It would be better if the carbohydrate portion (comes from cereals) is replaced reasonably with protein rich items like meat, eggs and fish. Proteins need to be consumed in bulk in order to maintain the body in case of such workouts.
Hope that helps.
Dr. Diptanshu Das
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