Questions tagged [weight-loss]

How to lower one's overall mass. Questions are about diets and training programs that improve body composition.

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Losing the last 2-3kg and maintaining strength

I've been dieting for a few months now, and progress has been quick: from 73kg to 55kg today since late August. I've been lifting heavy and managing using a lower kcal diet, however, as I approach my ...
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An interesting case regarding weight loss

I have an interesting background related to my fitness. In February 2021, I weighed 108kg( 19 year old male with height 183cm). I was always an ambitious, motivated and hard-working person but I had ...
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Is it necessary to eat in calorie deficit to lose belly fat? [duplicate]

I'm 24 yo, height 5'8, and weight 65. I do not want to reduce weight but only the belly fat which has increased in the past several months. I eat healthy but my lifestyle is quite sedentary (as in, ...
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Lost a lot of weight ( around 13-15 Kg ) but cannot see any visible difference in my body shape. What's wrong?

Background & History I used to be a fit guy during my childhood till age 11-12 but after that I started gaining weight so much so that about 3 months ago I was 174.5 cm, around 83 Kg (age 18) my ...
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How to lose 40lbs

I've been obese since 2008. I am a 20-year-old male who weighs 208lbs. I'm 5'10 with no medical conditions. I would like to lose 40lbs within 6 months. Recently I started to go to the gym. I have time ...
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Where to start to understand nutrition [closed]

I want to lose weight and get to a health / stable position where regular exercise and a normal diet can maintain my weight loss. I'm wanting to lose between 20 - 40 lbs. I have a good grasp on ...
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Losing weight and getting fit whilst holding down a desk job

I'm a software engineer and spend pretty much all day everyday in front of my computer coding. 3 months ago I realised that my sedantary job had also become a sedantary lifestyle that made me sad to ...
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Trimming fat since gaining (mostly) muscle weight [duplicate]

I'm 6'1" and I've weighed 150lbs most of my adult life. Then in 2019, I worked my way up to 180lbs and I've been maintaining that weight ever since. I lift weights 3-5x per week and eat 4-5 meals ...
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For my case, I see almost zero difference in the burning rate of calories between my steady state cardio and HIIT - should I still choose HIIT?

I'm 38, male 5'6", weigh between 150-155 pounds, and I do strength training for about three to four hours per week, aside from the cardiovascular workouts, the present question is based on the ...
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How do calories work?

I read that a Bodypump session consumes about 600 cal. On the other hand, a human consumes 1800 kcal in a day. This means that a Bodypump session is only 0.00033% of the total daily calorie ...
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What is the relation of weak digestion on weight gain/loss?

I was talking to someone about weight loss recently and jokingly they mentioned that they should just take diuretics so the food they eat won't be able to be processed and therefore not all the ...
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Can MSG adversely affect weight loss?

I am working to lose weight, and over the last week, my weight loss has completely stalled. I have been stuck at the same weight for 6 days now despite exercise and calorie restriction for the most ...
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Exhaustion after exercising

I [28 F] began exercising last year, for three months I would go for a walk and follow the Chloe Ting program. However, I saw no change in my weight, my mood was better though. I found myself ...
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Losing muscle despite doing exercise

I'm on a diet for more than two months. It is variant of ketogenic, but high in protein instead of fat. I cut off the carbs but use a reasonable amount of healthy fats, and the rest is mostly protein (...
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When I burn off a very large number of calories, where does the weight go?

Let's say I ride my bike for 20 hours non-stop with no (significant) breaks, burning 650 kcal/hour. My basal metabolic rate is perhaps 3,000 kcal/day, making a total of 16,000 kcal expended over the ...
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Reducing calorie intake or doing more cardio exercise, which one is more effective for losing fat?

I am interested to know which approach is more effective if someone likes to hold his current muscle bulk but only lose fat? Is it better to keep the previous diet but add more cardio exercises? Or ...
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How to lose fat but not muscle? [duplicate]

I am 6' 2", 210LBs, have cut my rice and bread intake in a half(and also removed all unnecessary calories I would eat before). I also take 50-75 grams of ON 100% golden whey protein per day and ...
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I lost 7 lbs but I haven't lost a single inch of my belly

I am a 30-year-old, 5'8" male. I started off at 140 lbs now I am hovering around 133.4 lbs. 130 lbs is my target weight. I don't want to lose any weight after that. I am already looking skinny ...
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Is there anything wrong with just biking?

Lately I have decided that I need to get into shape. I have heard that most of weight loss begins in the kitchen, and I understand the concept of calories in -> calories out very well. My question ...
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Do you gain weight or do you lose weight by lifting weights?

Assuming you keep your diet in the range where you neither lose weight nor do you gain weight and keep it steady. Also assuming that the only exercise you do is lift weights once or twice a week. So ...
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Am I exercising too hard?

So I’m currently 187cm, 99 kgs, 30y/o. I have two goals, firstly, to lose weight (so that I can start running again) and once I’ve lost weight, to then start improving my performance. I’m currently ...
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New to weightloss, how to improve my diet and exercise

Trying to lose weight while building muscle, doing an aggressive lose 1kg per week target. Diet is zero carb (not keto, because I do not actively consume a lot of fats) and 2 meals of veg and meat per ...
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How to loose 7-10kg weight in a month [duplicate]

I am aiming to lose 7-10 kg in a month. But not sure how to go about it. From what I have read, I am planning to do the following Walk 10 km Play badminton for 30-45 mins 45 mins strength + cardio ...
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Food fat content [closed]

While looking at 50g cashew fat content on Wolfram: I see total fat = 35g and saturated fat = 6g, no transfat. What else is counting as fat, I mean 35g - 6g = 29g, what's that 29g? And an additional ...
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How "efficient" can someone be at doing cardio?

It's a common belief that doing cardio for weightloss loses its efficacy over time because that person becomes "efficient" at doing the cardio. As in, the cardio you do burns less over time ...
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What kind of bands exercise are appropriate for mini stepper

I bought a mini stepper with bands. But I am curious: What kind of band movements are appropriate for the mini steppers in general? I saw this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfkpdMXEzuQ, but ...
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Losing weight - is my plan realistic?

I am a 30-year-old male (183 cm tall), haven't done any sport in the last 4 years and gained around 30 kg. My plan is to lose 25-35 kg (123 kg -> 88 kg) over the next 6 months. To do that, I ...
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Accurate weight scale to the gram

I am interested in getting a very reliable and accurate weight scale that is accurate to the gram. Not interested in any smart scale etc. Googling I see some "smart" options and the non-...
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What's a normal amount/rate of water loss during exercise

I've recently thought to measure my weight before and after exercise sessions, and was surprised by the result. I assume that the loss over the session is almost exclusively water loss. Are these ...
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What happens to water retention in caloric deficit

I found two contradicting views on what happens with water retention in a caloric deficit: Water goes down because in the caloric deficit we use up the glycogen which binds water Water goes up ...
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Will riding a bike for 2 hours in 30 minute increments, burn roughly the same number of calories as riding 2 hours straight?

This question assumes most other variables are constant. Assume that a bicycle rider rides ("exercise time") the exact same distance over the exact same course for a 2 hour duration. During ...
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Effectively boosting metabolism with micro-workouts

I am working on loosing weight (which I have been succeeding so far), but I am reaching a point where I feel that my metabolism is slowing down and my weight loss may be stagnating. I am trying a new ...
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Losing Stubborn Fat Whilst Building Muscle

I know this question has been asked dozens of times already, but I wanted a bit more specific of a response. I'm trying to lose fat and build muscle at the same time - I'm a beginner, so this should ...
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BMR Calculator - Do you put in lean or total weight?

I've been looking at BMR calculators, and they ask for weight as one of the inputs to determine how many calories you might burn simply by existing on any given day - but it's widely stated that ...
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Effects of changes in VO2max on the fat oxidation/utlization heart rate zone

It's well known that the most optimal exercise for fat utilization/oxidation or simply "to burn fat" should be low intense aerobic exercise where HRavg should not exceed 65% HRmax. In ...
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Is there fat that once gained is permanently there (for example: chin)? [closed]

I gained lot of weight in less than 6 months (about 10kg) because I started taking medicine which as a side effect had higher desire to eat. Now I am losing some weight and am getting closer to ...
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At my current exercise plan, what is an estimated time of growth change?

I'm around 5'8 144 lbs and for the past two months I have been consistently doing at least 30 minute cardio running, 30 minutes of oblique + upper + lower ab exercises and dieting really well with ...
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Brisk walking and weight loss calculation

Suppose that i need 1000 kcal a day as BMR and i am a sendentary person. I eat at max 1000 kcal a day. If i start brisk walking for 500 kcal a day, that would mean, considering a 70% of energy source ...
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Can you lose weight by "training you brain"?

Factually speaking, when comparing the brain to your muscles, your muscles are incredibly energy efficient. The brain of a non-obese person makes up only 2% of their weight but accounts for 20% of the ...
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How can I adapt a weight loss diet to take into account intense mental work?

I'm a software engineer, and when I get home from work, my hobbies are generally intellectual. So you could say that in a typical day, I do a full work day of intense intellectual effort, and then go ...
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How to maximize benefits when doing regular fasting?

Because of religious stuff I'll be fasting from around 5 AM to 8 PM meaning 15 hour a day for a whole month, I was thinking I should use this to lose some weight (85 kg, 177 cm) and specially belly ...
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Is a heavy bag and walking enough to lose large amounts of weight

So I have recently gotten a heavy bag from a friend who was selling one. It’s not the heaviest of bags it’s 70 pounds. I have never done any boxing or any real working out but ever since covid started ...
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What is a good workout that includes bouldering/climbing?

My goal is weight loss (especially around the belly) and general fitness. I also really love bouldering/climbing so I've got both a membership at a climbing place and one in a "regular" gym. ...
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Best frequency of workout schedule

I was wondering if there's a considerable impact towards calorie burning and weight reduction if you workout twice a day rather than pushing yourself and completing your workout schedule at one go. E....
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How exactly are you supposed to loose belly-fat? [duplicate]

Im really at a loss to what I can further do to loose weight. The bottom part of my body is ripped. I really like the toned look of my legs, but this darn belly fat does not seem to want to go ...
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What advice would you give to someone who doens't usually have breakfast? [closed]

I'm on a weight loss journey. I don't take breakfast in the morning since I'm 11-12 (I'm now 24). I am starting to realize that this may have been a mistake. The thing is that I don't like feeling ...
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Burn fat while maintaining flexibility

I am a female aerialist (lyra, silks, etc.) And I have reached a point where I can not advance unless I burn some fat off my mid section. I'm not overweight but that is what I need to achieve however ...
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Best method of jogging

Which is the best technique of jogging out of following 2 that will have a better / faster results when it comes to weight reduction? Start by walking for about 5 mins, then continuously jog for 40 ...
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Losing fat while gaining muscle

I would appreciate someone to help me out here. I'm looking for a way, if any, to lose fat and put on some muscle. I am actually below the estimated ideal body weight (67 Kgs for a 179 cms 20 year old ...
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Bulking up in maintainance calories

As an intermediate individual in fitness with decent bit of muscle definition and body fat, I was hoping to bulk up. However, I fear that with with a surplus I might end up gaining unnecessary fat ...

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