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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Both Building Muscle and Burning Fat while on Keto [closed]

I'm a bit confused about the mechanisms by which a ketogenic diet can be employed to training for fat loss and muscle gain. First, from what I gather, a ketogenic diet can be low-carbohydrate/high-fat....
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Losing weight without being hungry

Other than eating soups, wraps, salads and filler food with few calories per volume, what other strategies are there to keep hunger at bay? A 20% to 30% calorie deficit results in a decent sensation ...
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Regarding flabby arms and stubborn lower body fat [duplicate]

I am a female with age 23. When I was a teenager, my weight increased to about 177 lbs. My fat is mostly deposited around my lower body and my arms are flabby. But, then I started going to the gym. ...
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How does losing fat and gaining weight work? [duplicate]

Can gaining weight whilst losing fat mass be a plausible thing to do and if so, how does it work?
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Regarding flabby skin and lower body fat

I am a female with age 23. When I was a teenager, my weight increased to about 177 lbs. My fat is mostly deposited around my lower body and my arms are flabby. But, then I started going to the gym. ...
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What should I do this quarantine? [closed]

I am 18 years old and trying to reduce my body fat percentage. Unfortunately, while this quarantine has finally given me the chance to, it has also taken out my best means. I used to jog, and often ...
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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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Skinny fat - does cardio only burn fat up to a point?

My paradigm: weight training and cardio. Each work toward their own ends—that is, building muscle and burning fat, respectively. But if this is the case, why are people who are considered "skinny fat"...
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Supplements to aid in body recomposition. (Beginner)

Is the consumption of supplemental products such as protein, creatine, and/or l-carnitine beneficial for the development of muscle and loss of fat? What evidence exists to support that, and does being ...
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Intermittent fasting - losing more muscle than fat [closed]

I've started intermittent fasting a week ago. First eating 8am, last 4-5pm, limited to 1800 kcals, around 100g carbs, 70g fat, and 190g protein. I'm 94kgs, 172cm, with 19.6% body fat at the moment, ...
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What are the general principles of losing weight without getting loose skin and stretch marks?

I have seen strongmen Eddie Hall and Terry Hollands lose weight without getting loose skin. Maybe it's because of the massive amount of pure muscles they carried before losing weight. While I am ...
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When you lose weight, what exactly do you lose?

I'm a bit overweight. I acquired some home body impedance scales (not entirely sure how accurate these are) and the app has ranges on it for normal, overweight, etc. Specifically, currently I am 107....
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Will taking casein protein before bed negatively or positively affect you during a cutting phase

A lot of fat loss or cutting routines may mention no bedtime snacking.. but there is a lot of positive research regarding casein at night, helping blood sugar and preserving muscle mass. Most articles ...
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Calories burned working out Vs cardio?

I recently got a home multi gym but my main goal is to lose fat then work on muscle, so I tend to prioritise cardio and only do weights of I have extra time. Which generally means it doesn't get used! ...
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How to start during pandemic?

I'm not sure if you want my history here, but here it is, feel free to remove if it's irrelevant I have between 100 and 110kg (don't have a scale), 185cm, 28y, male. I was 120kg 3 years ago when I ...
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Advice on ankle weights?

I’m trying to lose about 30lbs, however, with the world shut down I obviously can’t get to a gym. I work, a lot, and was thinking about wearing ankle weights to work everyday to help with burning more ...
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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 gain muscle whilst losing fat

I have an athletic body type (not fat but not skinny) but I am trying to gain muscle and lose fat. Do people have any recommendations for diet and training? 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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