Why am I not losing weight in spite of regular exercise?

Q. Why am I not losing weight in spite of regular exercise?

Answered by
Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 09, 2017 and last reviewed on: Nov 30, 2023

Hi doctor,

My usual weight is 58 kg. But, in spite of regular rigorous exercise in the past two months I am not able to lose even half a pound. It has lowered my stamina and I feel lethargic. Please let me know why is it so? I am Currently on Thyronorm 100 mcg for hypothyroidism and homeopathic medicines for low BP and anemia. I have also started on Lorazepam before five months. Please help.



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  • You just have to continue your thyroid drugs and continue exercising.
  • To reduce the weight you need to increase your energy expenditure and reduce intake. Take less amount of butter, ghee and avoid high carbohydrate foods, take more of protein, fruits and green vegetables.
  • Also, go for daily regular exercise, yoga and pranayama practice, which will harmonize your body metabolism. So, your weight will reduce gradually.
  • Avoid junk foods and go for daily home food only.

The Probable causes:

Neglected daily exercise.

Investigations to be done:

BMI and regular weight assessment.

Differential diagnosis:

Metabolism change.

Probable diagnosis:

Weight management.

Treatment plan:

Exercise, yoga and pranayama practice.

Regarding follow up:

For further information consult a fitness expert online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/fitness-expert

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