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Old 06-14-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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Fish Oil-Does it cause weight gain?

I gained 30 pounds in the last 2 years or so and I have been taking fish oil for about that long. I am in menopause and I know alot of that weight was from the change. I have been trying to lose the weight but without much luck. About 2 weeks ago I ran out of the fish oil and didn't have a chance to go to the place I buy it. I have lost 5 pounds! I have been walking alot for the past 6 months, but have not lost anything until the last 2 weeks, Do you think not taking the fish oil is the reason I lost the weight? I'd love to hear what you all think. Thanks!!

 
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Re: Fish Oil-Does it cause weight gain?

NEVER heard of fish oil contributing to weight gain!

 
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Re: Fish Oil-Does it cause weight gain?

summerblue,

I take 3 fish oil capsules, eat a handful of mixed nuts, PLUS get at least two tablespoons of flaxseed every single day.
These are all good fats! I have not gained any weight, nor have I lost any though I walk 2 hrs a day and watch what I eat very carefully. I have to take prescription meds, several of which have weight gain listed as a side effect. I figure that's why I have not lost any.

I would not give up the fish oil no matter what its caloric content.
Fat is fat, calorie-wise. It ads to your daily calorie intake. There's probably much more fat contained in a chinese take-out or a side order of large fries than in all the fish oil you take every day. (Just my opinion).

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Re: Fish Oil-Does it cause weight gain?

Thanks Bearygood and flowergirl2day, I really needed to hear what others thought about this. I am going to start taking the fish oil again. I will see if I still countinue to lose or if I gain the 5 pounds back. I will keep you posted. Thanks again!

 
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Re: Fish Oil-Does it cause weight gain?

Hi there,
I take 2 fish oil capsules every....day. The total calories is only 25. I have lost almost 50 pounds this year, so I think it does not interfere with weight loss. Bren

 
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