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Diet plan - looking for feedback

I'm currently working on weight loss. I'm 25 years old, and work most of the day in the front of the computer(work). Height: 183cm, weight: 89kg I'm doing 3x15 pushups and 3x25 crunches every day. ...
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Suggestion for obesity weight loss program

I'm a software engineer, and have to sit at my desk for long periods of time. I don't have any disease, but my weight has increased. At the age of 29, my weight is 89 kg , while my height is 167 cm. I ...
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How does the cyclic-ketogenic diet allow weight loss and muscle gain?

The common notion is that in order to gain muscle you must be a "calorie surplus", and in order to burn fat/lose weight you must be a in a "calorie deficit. However the cyclic-ketogenic diet claims ...
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Should milk be completely avoided during weight-loss work-outs?

Milk has a considerable amount of fat. So while in a weight-loss regiment, should milk be avoided completely?
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Is eating rice everyday healthy? [closed]

I am trying to lose lbs and I was told that if I eat rice I will feel fuller faster. So is this true? Is it healthy to eat rice everyday? Are some kinds or rice really better than others? Are there a ...
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Kickboxing as a fitness plan?

Would kickboxing be an effective strategy for gaining muscle and losing weight? How many calories per hour would it burn? I am considering three times per week.
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Which exercises target agility and body slimming?

I'm 20 years old, female, and my body weight is OK. I'm interested in starting an exercise regime to slim my entire body (legs, chin, arms, and stomach mostly and in that order...) Without building ...
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Which exercise program is better for fat loss? [duplicate]

I have never done any exercise before, and would like to start one but I am confused between these two fitness programs: P90x Lee Labrada's online 12 week program Which one will help me better ...
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Suddenly not sore anymore?

I began tranining split training 3 months ago, about 4 days a week. I am normally SO SORE after every workout and have been making gains in strength and size. I took about 2 weeks off from the gym ...
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What is a good body muscle %?

I see references to body fat %, the ranges for great to obese, but I don't know where to find information on body muscle % or how to measure it? I'm assuming it goes up as body fat % goes down if ...
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How to reduce weight after quitting smoking

I have gained weight after I quit smoking 4 months ago, e.g. my jeans have become too tight to wear. I have found that my hunger has increased after I quit smoking. Besides quitting smoking, I have ...
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Unplanned Achievement - Lost ~72.8 lbs (33 kg) But Was It The Correct Way Of Doing It? Not Exactly But Lessons Learned!

Before reading further, I want to make the following disclaimer: My casual experience of losing weight documented below is strictly not for everyone and should not be treated as an advice until ...
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I want to lose weight, what now?

Someone has made the decision to start losing weight today. The person should choose a diet program and a sport maybe. How to choose the best diet program for ourselves? Are there other things one ...
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treadmills vs walking

I am 300+ lbs Obelix. Still struggling with Obesity. I am NOT looking for recommendation - "Oh you dont need this ... have you tried this ...tried that ? " I have a precise question. If I spend 2 ...
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How much coffee is too much if I'm lifting/dieting

I've been working out 5 days a week. Lifting followed by a 20-30 min cardio session. I've been sticking to my diet as well. "Good" carbs, good amount of proteins, veggies, no soda, only water and ...
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All things being equal, does muscle build faster than fat burns?

I ask this question because I have been on a low-calorie diet and have been working out on my total gym once or twice a day and walking 2-2.5 miles a day five days a week for the past two weeks. In ...
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What are the different repetition ranges and for what use?

I read many times here about repetition ranges but I never understood their idea. Why are there different ranges? What are they? And for what purpose should one do? Also how much weight should one ...
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Is it okay to lift weights daily?

I used to live a sedentary life behind the desk. This year, I decided to change my lifestyle. I'm 6ft; I started with 236lbs on January 1st and currently weigh about 215lbs. What I do is simple: ...
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Declining performance after almost 4 months of continous exercise. Why is this?

Ive been exercising almost religiously for about 4 months but have observed a declining rate of performance for the past 1 and a half month. I haven't changed anything in terms of diet and sleep ...
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Weight loss routine

I am really looking for some help on how to lose weight and increase my core strength. I am 22 years old, weigh around 76kg and my height is 5ft 8 inchs. Basically I am overweight. My aim is to reach ...
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Would Tabata be any good on a stationary bike?

I cycle most evenings when I get home from work. I read about Tabata on here and wondered if it would be any good for me? Maybe cut my total time down to 30 minutes, 5 mins warm up, 2 mins Tabata, 5 ...
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Am I doing too much cardio for losing weight?

I am a 270 pound male that would like to lose weight and body fat. I am doing cardio every day twice a day for 45 minutes each session. I am also using weight lifting machines three times a week. Am I ...
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Foods I can eat a lot of and still be healthy

Plainly put: I like eating. However, my eating habits lead to me being overweight and adds possibility of health complications later on. I was wondering if there are any healthy foods (low cal, low ...
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Calorie consumption dilemma: strength vs fat loss

I am a 77 kg guy. I used to be a scrawny 52 kg guy before I began 5x5 workout. During the weight gain process, I didn't care much about the associated fat gain. I was getting stronger and looking ...
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Advise on Exercise machine for weight loss

After baby number 2, I weigh 70kg and am trying to lose weight ideally to 60kg. Can you please advise on which exercise machine to purchase for cardio. Something that does not take up a lot of space ...
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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

I have been tracking my calorie intake and expenditure for 18 months. I am maintaining my weight and getting stronger, which I assume means increased muscle and less fat. However my fat loss (by ...
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Cannot lose weight

for the last 2 months, I've been cycling for about 2 times a week and eating a little bit less. Last month I've been exercising(read cycling, jogging or hiking) for about 3 - 4 times a week and for ...
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how to lose bum fat

I am 14 and four months ago i was 80kg, and i realised that i needed to lose weight so i went on the folowig diet: Breakfast: semi-skimmed milk with the cereal of my choice (1 bowl) break: apple ...
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Are all extra calories stored as fat or is there a limit? [closed]

Suppose that one day I ate really a lot of sugar and junk food. So I made a high surplus of calories. Are all of those extra calories going to be stored as fat? Or does the body have a limit for that? ...
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cardio before or after weights?

145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. been doing cardio & weight lifting for 2 months with good diet, goal is to lose body fat and gain muscle. what is the science behind doing weights before/after ...
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Can StrongLifts be modified to be just as effective with light weight?

Allow me to inject some context. I'm sure some of you saw my post about the hemorrhoid. I went and found out that it was thrombosed and this morning I had the blood clot removed. The doctors said that ...
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Determining a target for weight loss

I am 5' 5" and weight about 70kg (~154 lbs) and would like to set myself a concrete goal for weight loss, so I have two related questions: How do I determine a suitable target. What is an ...
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Calorie Deficit to BMI ratio - how fast can I lose weight without losing muscle

27 year old male - 5ft 11in 7 Months ago i had a BMI of 40+ (21.5 stone). After sticking to a 1000-1500 daily calorie intake (Counting & weighing everything) i have dropped to a BMI of 33.6 ...
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What is an ideal body fat% for young lean males?

I am 25 year old male, 67cm in height, 74kg in weight, and have approximately 8% body fat. The 8% figure comes from a 9-point caliper test, while the less accurate 4-point caliper test measures me at ...
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What is the correct diet and exercise for me given the following information?

This is about my fitness and my effort to make it right. Current Fitness: Working male 24 years with 214 pounds in US. I have a male breasts and also a big tummy. I suffered from asthma for a long ...
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What is the difference between 'Burning Fat' and 'Burning Calories'?

What is the difference between 'Burning Fat' and 'Burning Calories'? I feel I am over-weighted. To reduce my weight, how to know whether I need to burn calories or fat?
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Losing weight without losing body size?

I recently lost a lot of weight (from 107kg to 90kg) using a combination of a lot of bike riding and some nutrition changes, but I don't see any difference in my body size - my gut seems the same size ...
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What is normal rate of fat loss?

What is normal rate of fat loss? Is it changing depending on how much person has left to normal BMI (considering he/she doesn't want any extra muscle weight).
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Calorie deficit to weightloss: evidence-based model

The accepted wisdom for converting a daily calorie deficit to resulting weight loss is roughly 3500 kcal to half a kg, with the amount of weight loss getting smaller with body weight. However, I'm ...
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Why is there a vein on my left bicep but not one on my right bicep?

I have a blue vein running down my left bicep but not on my right one. I have been told before that a vein on your bicep means you are losing fat, but should they be on both biceps or just one? Is ...
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Why do artificial steroids build muscle while artificial leptin does nothing to prevent hunger? [closed]

I've recently been reading about leptin and leptin resistance and I have a question that has been nagging me. It seems like one of the first things that researchers tried after the discovery of ...
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Does fat turn into muscles?

So I'm overweight and I'm trying to lose weight. My question is: does the over fat turn into muscles with training? Because I was wondering if doing cardio and some lifting will just get me lose ...
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Losing 1.5 stones in a week healthy?

So it has been a week since I have been working and eating healthy. I weighed 14.5 stones and now I weigh 13 stones. My question is, what are the repercussions (if any) of losing weight quickly? I ...
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How much faster can I expect to run with less body weight?

How much faster can I expect to run my 10 K races when I've lost 10 kg (18 lbs) per September 1 this year, compared to when I weighed 80 kg, in March of this year? Some context. I'm an experienced ...
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Is there fat that won't be reduced?

I am slowly getting thinner (or less fat), but I have the impression that my double chin is not getting smaller. I know that spot reduction is largely a myth, and when exercising, my body will choose ...
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How much energy is required to burn 1kg of fat?

I have recently read on this Q & A site that the rule of thumb that 37 000kJ is required to burn 1kg of fat is incorrect. I have been down-voted by some for quoting this figure. Is it true that ...
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Does afternoon napping help?

I have trouble sleeping at night and usually get 5-6 hours max. I lift 3x's a week and do cardio 2-3 times a week (including heavy bag work). Does afternoon napping help with recovery? How does it ...
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Eating less, working out more, but gaining weight?

About a year ago I started putting in effort to lose weight and get more physically active. My effort to lose weight was successful and I dropped about 13 pounds and felt great. But a few months ago I ...
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Is it true that the body gets used to diet and exercise after a while and stops responding?

I am currently reading a book called "The Body Sculpting Bible for Men" by James Villepigue and Hugo Rivera. In it the author claims that when you start dieting your body receives a shock from the ...
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Fat loss, I am stalling at 200lbs

A few bullets on my life and weight history: I weighed as much as about 265 pounds after college. Over the past few years, I have been between 220 and 240 bouncing around. Within the last 6 months I ...