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It's a tough answer, and it's based around your endocrine system. Your body releases insulin to direct fat cells to increase their storage. If you do not have an endocrine disorder (such as diabetes), your body will become more insulin sensitive as your body fat drops, therefore you will readily store more fat. The more insulin resistant you are, the less ...


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The only really accurate way to determine if you're gaining (or losing) fat is with a water tank. Fat floats, bones and muscle sink, and fluids don't really have much of a difference. Armed with that folks can figure out pretty accurately how much fat you have. That of course is incredibly unrealistic for 99.9% of the population. If the only exercise ...


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Your math is way off, because it's not being applied properly. First, a pound of fat contains 3500 Calories. Most healthy individuals do not eat that in a day unless they are high level athletes who use all of those calories. Never think you are going to lose a pound of fat a day. So we have 1 pound which is roughly equivalent to 454 grams of body ...


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Fat loss is also a goal Learn to control your hunger. If you want to lose fat, you need to reduce your calorie intake. The reason you are distracted is because your body releases a hormone called ghrelin ahead of expected meal times. This is a unconsciously trained response, and as you alter your diet your body will release hormones at the right times ...


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If you really are eating "no carbs", you'll be in ketosis. Although pretty grueling for the first 48-72 hours, your blood sugar will quickly level out and you'll have a much more balanced energy level throughout the day. You'll want to really avoid high glycemic index foods. That would include (basically) any carbohydrate that is not found in its natural ...


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Insulin causes fat cells to store free floating fat from the blood. Unless you have an endocrine disorder, you will become more insulin sensitive the lower your bodyfat goes. Going from 25% body fat to 20% is fairly straightforward. Going from 10% to 5% is much harder. Your body is trying to store every last nugget of energy at lower bf levels. You can ...


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As you noted, you are not consuming enough protein. You only have one real source a day being the meat at lunch), with small amounts coming from the nuts at dinner or dairy at breakfast. That being said, having large amounts of protein is not enough to build or maintain muscles on its own... you need calories for that. And when you're dieting, you don't ...


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I am a BKA and am starting to experience lower back pain. I suspect it is due to several factors: my prosthesis (it's a good one, but still a prosthesis), bed, and my balance is lacking too. I am active, as I work hard, in a high paced environment, walking, lifting, and loading are regular occurrences, although I realized in the last few years my balance ...



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