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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Why am I losing weight but not belly fat?

I learned about CICO from Reddit and have been following it from the previous 15 days and have lost 3.1 Kg (6.1lbs) since then. I am a male, age 20, 5'6'' and my current weight is 78.5 Kg. On a day ...
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How do I know when I have to bulk?

I'm 27 years old, I weigh 80 kilos (176.37 pounds) at 20% body-fat, and I'm 181 cm (5'9" foot) tall. I have been in a gym for about 2.5 years, and I have lost 12 kilos from when I started, losing ~10% ...
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Caloric density of abdominal and subcutaneous belly fat [closed]

Adipose tissue can't be just fat. If it was just fat it would be mostly liquid and slosh around. So I guess it must also have lower caloric density than pure fat, i.e. you lose more weight for a given ...
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Does green tea keep it's weight-loss benefits after multiple brewing? [closed]

Just as in the title, I am wondering if I can brew the same leaves multiple times when I'm using green tea as a weight loss helper. I like quality tea but it also costs much and dumping the leaves ...
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How to not burn muscle mass?

I have an athletic body type (not fat but not skinny) but I am trying to gain muscle and lose fat. Are there any diets or recommendations people have? What I am doing right now: Shortened my ...
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Weight put on due to stress eating [closed]

Due to some personal issues I have been stress eating/binge eating for last 7- 8 months and have put on 11 kg weight. I was 64kg a few months back (which I was trying to drop to 59) and now I am ...
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If I eat carbohydrates in place of sugar, will I lose weight? [closed]

I often try to have healthier snacks instead of sugary snacks. However, lots of alternative snacks are carbohydrate based, such as crackers and bread sticks. Both carbohydrates and sugar break down ...
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Is intuitive training as effective as HIIT training?

I have recently read about a new type of training - Intuitive training - And it explains how it can be done as an alternative to HIIT training while allowing you to form a healthy relationship with ...
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Knee Pain, Stopped exercise, Any other way to reduce weight?

I am trying to get back into fitness and started running without a properly warming up my muscles. I am now getting knee pain and also popping sound while walking. Right now I have stopped doing ...
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Getting great results with simple calorie cutting - how long can I expect it to last?

I started at 6'3" 333 a little over a week ago, a BMI of 40.9. Definitely not great. A BMR calculator has my maintenance level for that height/weight at around 2700. I started religiously journaling ...
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Is spot reduction necessarily a myth?

I have always known this to be a fact that spot reduction is a myth, but this article tends to claim otherwise. Here is a point, I'd like to highlight from the article: Theoretically, we have a ...
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Strength Training to increase Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)

The question "aerobic vs. anaerobic workouts [...]" shows that anaerobic exercise has positive benefits for weight loss since anaerobic exercise has been found to induce a high change in RMR: 7% ...
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help with planning my diet for my specific goals [duplicate]

I have a few goals right now which are... get to and maintain my bodyweight at 150 lbs. and achieve a 5-10% fat content. I'm doing this by multiplying my current weight by 15 then subtracting 20% of ...
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Help planning diet for weight loss and lowering cholesterol

help planning nutrition I have a few goals right now which are... get to and maintain my bodyweight at 150 lbs. and achieve a 5-10% fat content. I'm doing this by multiplying my current weight by 15 ...
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When trying to lose body fat, is being in caloric deficit more important than % of calories from fat?

I have seen two pieces of advice on losing body fat, one to consistently consume 500 calories below your maintenance threshold (which I read on a post here), the other that no more than 20% of total ...
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How would drinking carb blend after workout affect my weight lose program?

I have passed my bulking phase and have got a bit of muscle gain during that. From the beginning of this month, I starting the cutting phase with low calorie intake (about 1500 Cals a day - weight 5 ...
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First run after a year…what next?

I decided yesterday to get back into running and ran as I felt comfortable for as long as possible until I couldn't anymore. The thing that caused me to stop was my fitness being so poor as opposed to ...
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My cardio class burns my muscle?

I decided that I want to change my body completely, my weight is 167.5 pounds and my height is 1.65 meters. I follow a diet and I go to the gym in the night. I have been going to the gym since two ...
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Can breathing more often over the course of the day contribute to weight loss?

related to an older question here: If I were to weigh all the food and water I take in, and weigh all of the human waste I produced could that be used to determine weight gain or loss? the tl;dr of ...
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What assistance to 5/3/1 for beginner

After not training for a couple of years I am just starting again, and decided to use the 5/3/1 template. I am pretty much set on using 5/3/1 but if you can make a (very) good case for another program ...
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Morning weight workouts and nutrition

I want to switch to morning weight workouts rather than evening ones. I am trying to lose fat and build muscle. Part of that is low carb diet high in protein. What should I eat before my morning ...
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Burning Fat Everywhere BUT The Chest? [duplicate]

So I’ve overheard plenty abstract conversations in my day but this one really has my gears turning. I am by no means judging the individual that asked the question, I’m merely curious of the answer ...
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Beginner in running ( did 4 months weight training)

(Just to give you an idea about my background, I have been doing weight training from the age of 14 but i did it for 20 days then went on lay off for 2 month so on and same goes for running...without ...
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Meal timing to minimise muscle loss when in calorie deficit

I want to improve my body composition by losing fat with minimal muscle loss. I also want to maintain my current level of fitness. I do resistance training some mornings and cardio other mornings (...
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Diet to loose excess fat that includes raising the metabolism in the morning and fasting until lunch (2pm)?

I have a bodybuilder friend who is also a military fitness instructor. Since I am mostly sedentary (in front of a PC) kind of person and quite overloaded with work, I have obviously gained weight. I ...
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Is there any point to doing Intermittent Fasting, while working out in the morning and having a serving of Pre-Workout?

I recently learned that consuming pre-workout (LIT AF) and water will indeed break my fast. For the past 2 weeks, I have been waking up early to go get a early morning lift (Push, pull, legs is my ...
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Fat burning exercises meaningful only three times a week?

I use an elliptical cross trainer for fat burning exercises. Normally, they recommend to exercise three times a week. given I could exercise daily, what is a meaningful optimal training plan? (my ...
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Should I continue with the same routine I had?

Good day everyone! Two months ago, I used to have good habits: I went to the gym and had my healthy eating plan. I had approximately one year exercising, which I lost 33 pounds, but in that period ...
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Which gym is ideal? A gym with warm temperature or a cooler one

It's been about more than a month that I have been going to a gym to lose some weight and build some strength. In general, we have AC in a gym, but in my gym they don't have AC and no ceiling fan, ...
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Why do calories matter for weight gain/loss?

I know this is a basic question but please bear with me. Why is it that total calories consumed matters so much for losing weight or gaining weight, no matter if it’s fat or muscle? Calories ...
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What is the most effective Weightloss Drug? [closed]

What is the most effective weightloss medication for dietary support?
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Aerobic exercise less effective than believed for fat loss?

Along the lines of this question on activity and weight loss, there was a study published in 2016, that essentially found that the body will self adjust, to keep calorie expenditure relatively stable ...
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What can replace the pleasure of food? [closed]

I often feel tired with my work, I don't like it, but I have to do it. I also feel my life is full of unhappiness, I can't find any joy expect from food. So when I am sad I eat more. I know this is ...
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Exercises for an overweight person to decrease weight who is also suffering from back ache due to long sitting hours

So I mostly have to sit at a desk for 13 hours a day, even on weekends (I'm an 18 year old student who is a bit over weight too) because of which I have severe back problems. I want to change this and ...
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How refined sugar intake affect the exercise results?

I am doing regular exercise like jogging & stretching from last 3 month to lose extra weight my BMI is 28/29 and lose 2 Kg, I am not following any diet plan. One of friend suggest me to stop ...
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Losing body fat, carbs, diet and everything

I was planning my diet and something just didn't make sense to me. Most of the articles I've read said carbs are the enemies when trying to lose fat while much more articles also said carbs help to ...
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I have been training for a while and I have stopped losing weight. What's going on?

I started working out about 5 months ago. In the initial stage I lost 5-6kg in the first 3 months. Then my weight stayed the same for the past 2 months. What changes can I do?
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What is the best way to lose weight playing Dance Dance Revolution?

To work out, I play Dance Dance Revolution and similar games. I think it counts as high-interval training, like repeatedly sprinting 400 meter laps: A typical level lasts 90 to 150 seconds, and a play ...
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Does faster heart rate always mean burn of calories?

Let's say I drink a cup of coffee which has strong effect on me my heart rate increases noticeably. Does that mean I would be burning fat even I'm just sitting? Does faster heart rate always equal to ...
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what can I do to overcome my love handles? [duplicate]

I am worried about my Love Handles.They are increasing day by day .Please suggest me some exercise to make them at 0 level.Thanks
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What's the necessity of cardio for fat burning?

I hear all rumors about that only with cardio you will burn fat properly. But why should I do cardio, instead of weightlifting? isn't it all about the caloric deficit? I don't see why I should replace ...
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Walking in order to burn fat

I am currently reading Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism, and there is an interesting chart that shows how if your exercise pace is low (e.g. walking), human body is primarily using body ...
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Does creatine help in fat loss?

Creatine can help in building strength but I am curious if it benefits fatloss as well.
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How should I continue my running training for fat loss

I am 5'8", weigh about 155 lbs. I look rather fit except for my bulky belly. For the past month or so, I have been running on the Planet Fitness treadmill. This week, I managed to run for 30 minutes (...
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my three minute planks do they work?

I am a 65 yr old female. I can hold my planks for nearly 3 min with a quick 10 sec rest in between. Why is my stomach still pouching out.
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I am an Overweight Male and want to get ripped where do I start

I am 23, 6'1", and weigh 212 pounds. I want to get lean by the summer and start a new healthy lifestyle. I play soccer every Sunday and play air-soft or mountain bike every other Saturday. I get ...
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Should I increase the repetitions?

Good day, my routine is as follows: Routine: 10 minutes of warm up. Monday: 200 crunches Tuesday: Arms; 5 exercises of 4X20 Wednesday: Leg: 7 exercises of 4X20 Thursday: Chest: 5 exercises of 4X20 ...
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Is it correct that walking is better than jogging to reduce thighs and inner thighs fats?

I've been doing sport, particularly, walking, for around 1 year. Each day, 7 days per week. I didn't use a specific diet, but I cut eating any sort of sugars during the week, except for weekends, ...
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Look leaner in 45 days

I want to look as slim as possible within 45 days. I know it's a weird question, I want some advice. Currently, I am going to the gym for working out since January. (3-4 days per week). I do cardio ...
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Protein Intake did not work

Past month , I increased my protein intake to 165 grams (I weigh 81 kgs , Male) ,I workout with weights and cardio at the end , and abs every alternate day , but today when I had my body measurements ,...

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