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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Fat loss : cut or bulk? [duplicate]

I'm 1.70m tall and my weight is 73kg. My fat level is at 23%. I hit the gym 5/6 times a week and use the push/pull/legs method and eat 1900 calories a day with 35% of my diet based on protein. I'm ...
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How to lose weight?

Its been 4 years that i want to lose 6 10 kg... my height is 182 cm and my weight is 82 kg. I want, to start with, loose 5 kg... but i'm patient, i wait and years after years i lost 0. It seems to be ...
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Can fat loss be different for certain people?

Is there any research that shows different people responding to certain ways/degrees of fat loss better than others. Ie: Let’s say both people are the same weight, body fat, and level of fitness, and ...
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Does exercise improve health without losing fat?

Consider this scenario: A person has has a body fat percentage of >25% or whatever is considered clinically obese (i.e their weight may have detrimental effects on their health). This person, for ...
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Should I cut/bulk or do body recomp?

I'm 24 years old and I weigh 215 lbs, and I'm 6,2. I think I have a skinny fat body with a lot of belly fat and 41 41-inch waist size. I have been trying to build muscles while losing fat but I'm ...
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I dont want to gain weight, how do cheat days work?

You need 3500 calories above maintence per week to gain one pound of body fat, so if I eat 1500 calories above my maintance I won't gain fat like that. I dont want to gain weight, but I always had, ...
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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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Are smart scales consistent in their mistakes?

I'm looking to improve my body composition. Smart scales might help with that since they claim to measure body-fat percentage and more, but I've read several articles claiming that smart scales aren't ...
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How can I tell if I lose muscle when weight keeps going down but body circumference measurements plateau

Inspired by reading this site (👍) I started a calory deficit combined with strength training for some months and tracked my weight and body circumferences. I see that I keep losing weight while my ...
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Is this approach to weight loss fine?

I am trying to get lean, but I cannot track my macronutrients. So instead, to induce a caloric deficit, I'm simply just eating less and eating nutrient-dense healthy foods, prioritizing protein-rich ...
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How to reduce body fat if we increase the caloric intake

So I'm a 24 M working IT I weigh at 66 Kg , my maintenance calories are 2500 but the thing is before I thought of starting to workout I used to consume around 1200 calories in a day and I didn't used ...
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How much weight do I lose when I run a mile?

How much weight do I lose when I run a mile in 15 to 17 minutes? I am 82 yearls old, 154lbs, 5 ft 7.5 inches tall and medium build.
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Exercises for a person with limited mobility to lose weight

I'm recovering after hard doctor's error that attacked my legs mobility. Legs returned theirs mobility, but they're weak. Are there any exercises I can do lying on back or sitting to loose weight? ...
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Should I do cardio each day throughout the week on a PPL workout, or should I do it on separate days? [duplicate]

Should I do cardio each day throughout the week on a PPL workout, or should I do it on separate/dedicated days without resistance training? Will one of these approaches affect my gains? I'm currently ...
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Do I eat at maintenance or deficit to achieve my target physique?

I am a 5'6" tall 31M. I weigh approximately 165 lbs. My waist size is 38 inches. According to the Evolt app, my lean muscle mass is 115 lbs and my fat mass is 50 lbs. So appearance wise, I have ...
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Is this a solid workout plan for a beginner working out at home? [closed]

AI generated this fitness plan for me a ppl workout. Is this a good, solid workout? Six-Day Push-Pull-Legs (PPL) Workout Schedule with Cardio (No Equipment) Day 1: Push + Cardio Push Exercises: Push-...
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Is my approach to cutting body fat good?

I've researched and understood that in order to cut my fat, I need to be in a caloric deficit of around 500 calories, do lots of cardiovascular exercise to lose fat, and do a moderate amount of ...
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Is this workout schedule good for cutting fat and maintaining muscle mass?

Day 1: Upper Body + Cardio Upper Body Strength: Push-Ups: 3 sets of 12 reps Dumbbell Rows: 3 sets of 12 reps per arm Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 sets of 12 reps Bicep Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps Tricep Dips: ...
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Does cardio burn muscle?

I want to maintain or even grow muscle while burning fat (doesn't everyone – I know). Assume a moderate daily deficit of 300 calories to achieve fat loss sustainably. Also assume a continuation of ...
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Better to increase your time or intensity first?

I'm overweight and out of shape. I recently joined a gym to try and correct this. (Before you ask, yes, I asked my doctor about it. He said "Yes, please do, this is a good idea, have some ...
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What is the difference between a cut and a body recomposition?

So I'm new to this whole fitness thing and have never worked out a day in my life but recently decided I wanted to lose weight and get into shape via calisthenics. For reference, I'm 17, 5'8 and I ...
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Measurement of ideal weight

If searching the internet about the topic of ideal weight there are many results including various formulas by Robinson, Miller, Devine, Hamwi. A problem is my measured weight varies by nearly 10 ...
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How can I maintain an active lifestyle and maintain a caloric deficit?

I am 48 and am working on losing some weight. All of the information I read tells me of the importance of maintaining a caloric deficit, which I understand. I am also doing a reasonable amount of ...
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Effective cardio regimen for someone Ehlers-Danlos (hypermobility & arthritis) + bad IT band problems

I am terribly frustrated at being unable to effectively work out, and am hoping to get some solid advice as most physiotherapists and trainers don't seem to be well equipped to cope with my ...
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Stair climbing for an obese man

One of my friends is over 222 lb. He is a bit lazy to go to gym; so, I suggested he do stair climbing at home. He agreed to the idea at first but then told me it might be harmful given his weight. So ...
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Family started teasing me recently… [closed]

As of recently my family have began teasing me telling me I’ve gained quite a bit of weight over the last two years. I hadn’t noticed up now that I might if gained a little weight. For reference I’ve ...
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Is 50% protein, 30% fat and 20% carbs a good macro split to loose weight but gain muscle?

Is 50% protein, 30% fat and 20% carbs a good ma to split to loose weight but gain/retain muscle? I’m 5 foot 6 inches (or 167cm) tall male with a body weight of 80kg. During my last ‘weight in’ my ...
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How to lose fat fast and healthily?

I want to lose some belly fat, get six-pack abs and look good naked. I want my muscles to show. Im of an average build, a bit too chubby to my liking. What can I do to achieve my goal? What pitfalls ...
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How to loose weight when nearly 400 pounds

So as the title says I'm nearly 400 pounds around 380 to get a little closer, I'm 6"4-5' 20 going to be 21 so i feel like that young enough and have no idea what to do. I've tried going for runs and ...
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How to lose of weight fast relatively healthy

I'm 108 kg, around 25-28% bodyfat and I need to lose 18 kg in 2 month. I know it's too fast, and it would be better to be on a caloric deficit while doing strength training + cardio for a longer ...
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Are there any problems with this workout program for simultaneous muscle growth and weight loss?

I am trying to lose weight while gaining muscle. I decided to do a 5 day/week split ("bro split"?) to have a smaller portion of weightlifting per day, since I like to go to gym often anyways....
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How long would I need to walk to do the equivalent of 20 minutes on a treadmill?

I have a treadmill, and my normal routine is to use it for 20 minutes, on a programme that gives me... 1 min at 2kph 18 mins alternating between 6kph and 9kph (one minute each) 1 min at 3kph Now the ...
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How delicate is a state of ketogenesis?

I am losing weight on a keto diet, staying under 20g of carbs every day. Today I slept late and didn't have time to pack my lunch. Buying lunch at a gas station limited my options, and for lunch I ...
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How do I know if I’m losing fat or muscle mass?

If I work out and do treadmill to become fitter with the goal of losing weight, how do I know if I’m losing muscle mass or fat if I’m losing weight? Thanks.
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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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Deriving TDEE from calorie intake and weight changes over time

I have historical data for my own calorie intake and weight over the past few years. I'd like to calculate my TDEE from this data. Can anyone point me towards an appropriate mathematical model? ...
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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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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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Why is it so much harder to run on a treadmill when not holding the handlebars?

I have a treadmill, which I use for 20 minutes a time, about 3 or 4 times per week. I usually manage quite well, coming off tired and hot, but not particularly out of breath. The other day, I realised ...
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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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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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I have lost 3kg in 5 days - is this bad?

I have recently started eating healthy and going to the gym, nothing too crazy - just eating roughly 5000kJ a day and going to the gym 5 days a week for 60-90 minutes each day. I have been doing this ...
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Building muscle and trimming fat at same time? bulking/cutting phases?

Hi I began gym 2/3 months ago. I go about 5 days a week and my routine is as follows: 30-60 min cardio, 45 minute weight lifting (targeting each muscle group on a different day) Currently: female, ...
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calorie restriction connection to muscle building

I am about average weight (145 pounds, 170cm tall) and about 2 months ago I joined gym and doing 1 hour cardio (pretty intense) then 1 hour lifting (targeting each different muscle group, really push ...
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How strict should one get with their diet to lose belly and hip fat?

I am 6ft and currently weighing 83Kgs. I keep fluctuating on this weight from 82 to 85 kgs. I was 95kgs and managed to lose 13kgs with running, gym and rollerblading and skating. I also made some diet ...
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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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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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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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