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Do I lose muscle mass if I do anaerobic exercises throughout my diet?

I'm on a diet for a month now. It consist of 5 meals with a sum of 1700 calories per day (2000 is the stable calorie intake per day for me). My diet has a high amount of protein (3 times body mass) ...
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Weight Loss, help! [closed]

I am 20 and have been going to the gym for a few months now, and haven't seen much result. I find it very hard to diet, as I have a limited variety of food that I can stomach and like, I have quite ...
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What is a recommended way to get a custom work out regimen designed?

First a little background: I am a 29 yr old 5'4 250 lb guy that is currently a web developer (so a lot of sitting...I'm definitely considered sedentary). I have a gym membership that I'm not ...
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Why I am losing fat mostly on my upper body and face?

I am almost 24 and I have to confess that I have been overweight for past 24 years :( I never did any serious sport and never had regular workouts either. I spent most of my life behind a PC or game ...
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Cardio / HIIT with a collapsed arch

I have a collapsed arch in one of my feet due to a past injury. I have doctor-prescribed orthotics and have been cleared for any and all exercise activity. My primary goal is weight loss. It seems ...
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Sample Regimen for losing body fat and retaining lean mass

I'll be surprised if this is a duplicate, since the only questions I see on here similar are for gaining mass or something similar. I see questions that mention hiit, but don't mention specific hiit ...
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How do you explain to a family member that youre on a fitness regimen without them going bonkers about it?

Im currently on a intermittent fasting regimen and my family has finally caught up to what Ive been doing. Theyre basically saying that im killing myself and this is not the way to lose weight/be ...
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Lost 30 lbs in 6-8 months. But need to bring down fat percentage

I am 5'10''. I weighed 193 lbs last May, now I have reduced to 164 pounds(stalling at the same weight for over 2 months) with 23% of body fat. I need to get rid of those and bring down my weight for ...
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Can you build muscle when you are on a low carb diet but supplementing with branch chain amino acids?

I'd like to do what most of us want to do; build muscle and lose fat. However it seems almost impossible to do both at the same time. I know that bcaa's are good for maintaining muscle while on a low ...
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Are carbs the enemy?

It seems like everyone's saying to ditch carbs to lose weight these days. Is there any difference between cutting carbs vs cutting fats or proteins?
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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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Want to lose weight from 90 kg to 75 kg

I want to lose weight. Currently my weight is 90 kg. According to my height 5'11" (1.80 m), I should be on 75 kg which I was 2 years before l came to UAE from Pakistan. I have gained weight very ...
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How to keep your weight from rising (after lowering it) without a strict diet forever?

I can only lose weight keeping a certain diet (other diets, even suggested by doctors failed, also exercises don't work, doing or not exercises don't change the speed of me losing weight). That diet ...
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Could a specific nutrient deficiency cause lightheadedness when losing weight?

I'm currently using the Slow Carb Diet to lose some weight. I find that it works well, but I plateau often. I'm trying (and succeeding but ever so slowly) to get under 15% body fat. Been doing it a ...
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Are so-called “burst workouts” effective for weight loss?

I just bought a $2.99 Kindle book called Burst Workouts which recommends very short workouts at high intensities. His main program recommends timed interval training using bodyweight exercises of 30 ...
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How to lose weight when morbidly obese

I am a very overweight man at 400lbs (181 kg). I've been told by several doctors that I need to lose weight or else my health will get worse and worse. What exercises are safe for a large person? For ...
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should i join gym or not..? [duplicate]

I am turning 19yr nw and i have an athlete body weighting only 60kg my height is 5.8feet and nw for gaining muscle i am joining gym. my diet is almost good i eat 8 chapatis (Indian bread) per day and ...
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do low oxygen levels effect fat burn and/or muscle strengthening?

My goal is to lose 8-pds. I currently weigh 172-pds. Using the following workout and a protein diet, I've lost 10-pds so far starting from Aug-1. Ultimately, I want to do long-distance running, and so ...
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Eating Only Cereals at Night?

I just want to ask if eating only cereals at night is fine? Since, I spend most of my day at work and my weeknights life at home is like to eat and sleep for the next day, I thought I could just eat ...
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Upper-body cardio

I have a knee injury, so I cannot do things like running, cycling, jumping, or virtually anything else that puts pressure on the legs. What are good upper-body exercises that I could use to burn fat?
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Is there any research showing how effective HIIT (specifically stationary bike) is for fat loss?

I'm doing HIIT for VO2 improvement and wondering if that'll help with fat loss as well. I've read a lot of conflicting reports, including one fellow who said "there a study on this that will be ...
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What order should I complete my goals in?

I am currently 6'0" 194 lbs. I teach martial arts, which requires me to be physically fit in almost all respects. My physical fitness goals are (in random order): Increase flexibility in the hips, ...
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Gastric Bypass Surgery and Creatine/HMB [closed]

I have had gastric bypass WLS earlier in the year, and now with the surgeon's encouragement, I have started weight training to preserve lean body mass. It's going well so far, and after two months, I'...
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Runtastic heart rate zones way too high?

I measured my resting heart rate using the runtastic chest strap and It is 54. I am 27 years old and my current weight is 75 kilograms (165.3 lb). I used the Formular which according to wikipedia was ...
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Medium-Chain Triglycerides for weight loss?

I have recently heard of several use cases of Medium-Chain Triglycerides for somewhat rapid weight loss. Seeing this seemingly corroborated anecdote got me started down this thought process. I then ...
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Tricks to lose weight in 48 hours

In the past 3 months I've lost 12.5kg/28 pounds doing it the "right" way: Regular exercise with regular small low-fat meals. I'm 178cm/5.84 feet and now weigh 73.5kg/162 pounds. The biggest ...
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A guy having big belly should do cardio or weight training? if both, than in what order? [duplicate]

The guy do not want to get 6 packs abs or attrative musclular body. He just want to shed some weight to lead healthy , disease free life.
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How to Alternate Starting Strength and Running/Jogging

I R overweight dude with main focus on running... with many many failed attempts in the past to stick to the gym due to DOMS and ** getting too tough to progress... I understand weight training helps ...
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Legs workout and fat loss

I am trying to lose weight and someone told me that working out legs is the best way to lose fat (obviously along with a balanced diet, cardio and good amount of sleep). Is there any truth to this ...
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When dieting, what's the shortest run that requires an increase in caloric intake?

I'm an average weight person trying to lose 5-10 pounds, but possibly like a lot of people, I tend to use the fact that I exercise as a good excuse to eat more. "Oh, I'll need the extra energy later ...
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Right weight for lifting?

I am currently starting to change my habits, I'm 330 and 5'11. How can I determine the amount of weight I can lift safely and to make progress for weight-loss. I'm currently doing cardio and someother ...
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is cheese sauce a good compromise to eat veggies [closed]

So I've gone in 1 year from abs to flab! Mostly I have logistical issues with work and studying which leads me to eating unhealthy food, sleeping badly and not exercising. I've started cooking and ...
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I think I've hit a Plateau

Last year I decided to shed some pounds and after a lot of struggling, I managed to lose ~45 pounds. Today, I'm very much maintaining my weight but I want to lose more. I currently weight 190 but I ...
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Does the fructose in my supplement hinder my cycling routine?

Products like CYTOMAX (with Stevia) boast enhanced energy for endurance sports, and I have certainly felt a boost at times when I need it. However my local nutritionist said that Fructose inside it ...
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How to lose manboobs?

Well this one is embarrassing as hell to ask, but its a real issue for me. I do dips often, as people say that's good, but different people say different things - that bench press will make them more ...
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What is the minimum amount of calories?

I'm a 260lb 5'10.5" male trying to lose some weight. I'm also on a really really tight budget. I have about $100 a month I can spend on food at the moment so I'm really trying to go as cheap as ...
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Do Too Many Electrolytes Make You Fat

I've been consuming electrolytes before and after sports disolved into water without sugar. Can electrolytes in high volume make you gain weight?
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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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Are video games like Wii Fit Plus actually any good for losing weight?

Does anyone have an sources on this? I love the idea of playing video games to lose weight, just not sure how effective it is. At the end of my exercises it tells me your burned x calories, but not ...
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What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?

I know that when I'm on a caloric surplus, I stimulate hypertrophy best if my training intensity lies somewhere between 6-12RM. Now let's say I'm on a caloric deficit. What intensity is optimal for ...
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Walking vs Biking a mile

I have about a mile walk every morning -- would I get more exercise biking or walking that same mile? Some background: I am trying to lose weight -- I am right now using MyFitnessPal to track my ...
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I'm in need of guidance for apettite control [closed]

I'm 340lbs and I'm 5'10" and I'm trying to lose some weight. I'm currently watching my calorie intake during the day, but as soon as I end my exercise routine or its around 10pm to 12pm, I feel like I'...
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Any advice for improving my diet chart?

I am 30 years old woman and weigh 53 kgs.My height is 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m). I have been working out for 5 years now with 1 year gap in between when I gave birth to my girl in 2011 December. I have ...
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Swimming for Fat burn

How good is swimming for burning fat? There seems to be a lot of conflicting opinions on the matter (not backed up with fact). A few places seem to say its the best exercise because its a whole body ...
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Recovery week is it beneficial for fat loss as well?

I have read that rest weeks are beneficial for body builders since that extra week of recovery (vs a rest day) helps them gain muscle by constituting the healing process the muscle requires, is the ...
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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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Intensity or duration in aerobics?

I have read a few articles about the duration and intensity of aerobics,most of which were in contradiction. I heard that interval running for 5 minutes with high speed(on treadmill) burns more FAT ...
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Will a vegan diet help for weight loss and physique?

Some people say that vegan food is good for health, but is it good for bodybuilding and weight loss? As an additional wrinkle, although I am not diabetic, my family has a history of diabetes so I am ...
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Body fat still the same even though losing weight

I've been dieting and losing weight for around 3-4 months now and have been mainly doing cardio but still doing resistance as well. On average, I am losing 9lb a week however I got weighed today and ...
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Fitness and weight loss for dancing

I am a dancer and have been dancing competitively since the age of four and will be going to New York for dance this coming September. I am in pretty good shape but I feel like there is one layer of ...