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Not Sure If I'm Doing Body Recomp Right

Ok so on my weight loss journey i kinda ignored the warnings about getting "skinny fat". I basically was just in a calorie deficit but i was scared i'd get bulky if i worked out. I'm 5'3, ...
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Is this a decent diet plan for losing weight and building muscle?

A bit of my history: I'm 32 and for the last 12+ years suffered from many mental health issues, due to which my weight kept going up & down. I would feel good for a few months and hit the gym and ...
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Is spot accumulation of body fat a myth?

It has been widely stated that spot reduction is a myth. I came across the reverse effect proposed here (starting at 3:43), where a bodybuilder states that, if You train a specific muscle, the body ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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