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April 26, 2011 7:36 AM
I was just wondering if vitamins make you gain weight? I have gained back 2 lbs and I can't figure out why. The only thing that has changed in my diet/exercise plan is that I started taking vitamins.
April 26, 2011 7:37 AM
I wouldn't think so but I am not sure.
April 26, 2011 7:38 AM
Don't think so.
April 26, 2011 7:39 AM
Vitamin B12 might spike your appetite, but you would still have to eat food to gain weight.

i even take gummy vitamins and don't log the calories and still lose weight.

So, no, I wouldn't think so.
April 26, 2011 7:39 AM
April 26, 2011 7:39 AM
No! Vitamins fill in the gaps that are left open by your diet. Your weight may fluctuate by around 2-4 pounds at any point in a day. Be sure that you're weighing yourself at the same time daily or weekly.
April 26, 2011 7:41 AM
No vitamins shouldn't be affecting you... Maybe water retention? Are you getting enough water and avoiding high sodium foods?
April 26, 2011 7:41 AM
Some of the larger fish oil capsules that often require you to take 6 or so per day to meet the recommended amount have quite a calorie kick to them. Other than that, they shouldn't be making much difference, unless you were malnourished and not absorbing nutrients (which of course, wouldn't be a good thing).
April 26, 2011 8:14 AM
No. Not at all. In fact adding protein to your diet, (like protein shakes) helps you build muscle faster and therefore burn more calories. Which helps you lose weight. I drink one, when first getting up in the morning and one right after my workout. The L-Glutamine in them helps with musce soreness.

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