Why am I losing weight when I'm eating more?
June 10, 2012 2:52 PM Subscribe
Why am I continuing to lose weight when I've been increasing my caloric intake, and haven't changed my exercise habits at all.
posted by trogdole to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't have a verifiable timetable, but I know about half a year ago I was around 135 pounds, at 5'10" or 11". Doctors offices and my parents scale have verified this weight. The past month and a half or so, I've been checking my weight on the pretty high-tech scale at work, and around 6 weeks ago I was around 128/130. That was during a particularly rough time for me, and I was barely eating anything. The past week or so I've been doing a lot better, and I've been consciously increasing my calories. Yet I've lost more weight, and I'm now at 125.
I do have a fast metabolism, and I've posted on here before about what foods to eat for the most bang for my buck. I'm eating those kinds of foods now. I'm transgender, and on estradiol and spironolactone, but my endocrinologist said I should be gaining weight. That's clearly not happening. I am not working out in any way, shape, or form.
I'm at a loss. The steady decline is more worrisome than the sudden drop, because that's only been in the last week or so. But I can't understand why I'd be losing weight, and I can't find any explanation online since everything I read is about losing weight on purpose. I'll go to my doctor if I need to, but I get blood work done regularly, and my thyroid and metabolism apparently is fine.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be, and how I can fix it?