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So I wasn't sure if "Weight Loss" was the right category to put this in, because I actually DON'T want to be losing weight. I recently started college, although I am 20 years old (I did community college) and everyone was telling me about how the "freshman 15" was a thing. I didn't worry about it, as I have always been thin my whole life, around 100 pounds, and I am 5'5". I am a triplet and was a premature baby, so being thin isn't surprising. What is surprising me and making me a bit concerned and frustrated is that I have lost several pounds since starting college. I live in an apartment, and cook for myself all of the time, and feel like I have been eating plenty, but I am steadily losing weight. Right now, I am at 97.5, which I haven't been that low since I was in the hospital for an e-coli infection last December. What could be wrong? I would say I can try to eat more, but I feel like I already eat to the point of being full, and a well rounded diet. Any advice would be great!


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replied October 25th, 2018
Weight Loss Answer A64528
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
This is not clinically significant weight loss.
Weight loss is significant only if its more than 7.5% in three months.Its transient and will settle with time.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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