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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Should an 18-year-old overweight woman take supplements?

My daughter is 18 years old and overweight. She has decided to join a gym. Would taking any supplements advisable since she has started working out?
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Loose fat, gain muscle simultaneously

I'm a 28 year old man having done weight training on & off for last 5 years, having height 5'11", waist 38" and weight 95 KGs. My goal is to gain muscle and loose fat simultaneously over a long ...
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Is protein shake diet good?

I am 100kg, 196cm tall, 26 y.o, male. I am trying a diet consisting of: Breakfast - Anabolic Protein shake (not mentioning brand intentionally) 564 kCal 53g Protein 81g Carbs 2.6 Fat Lunch - ...
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Goals in order: run faster, lose bodyfat

Some background Male, born 1991, 184 cm, desk job In November 2016 I was about 103kg. Went to a dietitian and began a diet based on healthy balance of foods, breakfast, snacks between meals, food ...
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Will eating only protein cause me to lose weight faster without muscle spoiling?

I've been on a ketogenic diet for the past two months, while also doing weightlifting three times a week. I need 2900 kcal a day to maintain my weight, but I've been eating at a 20% deficit to lose ...
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I'm not losing weight

I'm not losing weight instead I'm gaining I've been on calorie diet with range 1300 or 1200 With workout for 5 days per week and also lifting weight But I'm not losing weight !! I Donnu what's ...
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How can I lose weight? 13yr old

I'm Emily. So, the past few months I noticed that I gained quite a bit of weight. I know why. I can't stop eating. I try but it's so hard. My diet and exercises only last for a day or two, then I'll ...
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Losing weight altough eating normal because of bouldering?

I have always had a bit of fat on my body. I was never fat nor even chubby but always 4-5kg too much on myself. I just thought it to be my genes because my whole life i did a bit of sports. Going ...
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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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Fullbody vs body split workout for body transformation?

I have read lots of articles but its hard to find an optimal answer for this question: Fullbody workouts or Body part splits for better results. Goal is to get that single digit body fat %. I have a ...
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Will I effectively lose weight only by running? Is it better than doing full body workout?

Just what the title says. What will be the tradeoff of losing weight only by running on a treadmill instead of doing separate muscle group workout?
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How many Burpees do I have to do per day to lose a lot of fat fast?

I hate exercise, I find it excruciatingly boring. But I am overweight and need to lose fat fast. The main reason why I find it boring is because it takes too long and I don't like doing a a variety of ...
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What could be the best workout routine for loosing fat and building muscle simultaneously including weight training and cardio?

I would start with the short phrase "Transformation goal:Tyler Durden". I am 31 yrs, 6 feet and 91 kgs with sitting job.My routine is as follows: -Monday : Back + Cardio(HIIT) -Tuesday :Chest + ...
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What is the optimal routine for overweight people, hypertrophy or strength training?

I have been reading several threads and seems to be very confusing about overweight people who are trying to get back in shape (reducing weight+loosing fat+building muscles). Looks a lot to get all ...
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How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength?

I am 21 year old male and my overall aim is to lean up and build some more muscle/ increase strength, there fore I have adopted a higher protein intake and lowered my calorific intake, could I get ...
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How to construct workout with heavy lifting and not getting bulky?

I have reading so many threads but could not get any specific answer, how to construct a workout plan with heavy lifting but not getting bulky, shredded body is the aim without big arms or big thighs. ...
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What exercises should I perform to reduce fat on a specific area of my body?

I have had a couple of lower back surgeries in the past but I'm okay to do any activity. During the last 10 years I have gained a little more weight around the mid section but have been actively ...
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Good exercises to burn fat with bad knees?

I want to not only exercise my upper body, but my legs as well. However, whenever I do squats I hear my left knee 'clicking'. Someone posted that swimming is a good exercise, but I'm not so sure ...
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Is there a best time of the day to exercise for weight loss?

For weight loss results is there a time of day that is most beneficial to exercise?
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Can anyone provide any evidence that Intermittent fasting (IF) can increase weight/fat loss?

There are many ways to do intermittent fasting (IF) or a "reduced meal frequency" diet - like skipping breakfast, eating only during a certain time-window in the afternoon, or even eating just a ...
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1 hour of weights, followed by 1 hour of swimming, followed by 1 hour of jogging: analysis? [closed]

ive put on 40kg over the past 18 months due to eating large portions and a total lack of exercise. I used to be incredibly fit, and would regularly (weekly) follow the exercise regime outlined in ...
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What should I do to remove my belly fat?

I saw this question and it is exactly what I am asking. However, there is one issue with me I want to explain. I am only 137 pound. Kind of skinny for a 24 years old guy. But, its been 4-5 years ...
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P90x protein menu

Hello I'm about to start using the p90x and I'm looking over the fat shredder menu and was wondering when it says protein powder is that meaning to drink a protein shake or what because that's got me ...
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How to maximize the benefits of a long time at the gym?

I have been exercising regularly (daily with a resting day per week) at the gym for a couple of months now. As I am quite busy, I exercise about one hour each session. This includes intensive (for my ...
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building muscle on a calorie defecit?

Currently: 145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. Been working out for 3 months doing cardio & intense weight lifting 5 times week with a good diet. My question: it is believed that you cannot lose ...
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Focus on 1 muscle group or not

I am thinking of building some muscle to help burn off the excess fat on my body. Of every part of my body, my abdomen has the most fat. So, I was thinking of focusing on my abs and obliques. But I ...
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Ideal target weight to start running (C25k)

I'm a 24 year old male, roughly 6'0" and 235 pounds. I've been more active in the past, but grad school and a recent shoulder surgery, plus a completely sedentary desk job, have caused me to gain a ...
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Progressing while losing weight on a low carb diet?

I am trying to lose weight and at the same time build strength. I am 6'2" and 33 years old. I started out at 258 lb about 5 months ago. Now I am at 205 lb, mostly due to switching to a modified Keto ...
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Sodium - reduce salt from a salty food? [closed]

How to reduce sodium from canned foods? Canned foods such as tuna contain protein but do contain a lot of sodium too. Is there smart way to remove sodium from the food? Maybe by boiling or using ...
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How serious are the dangers to rapid weight loss?

I started getting serious about weight loss recently and have reduced my calorie intake somewhat significantly. I've been doing this for about 6 weeks now and the results have been very satisfying. ...
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Weird weight loss pattern

So, I've started a weight loss plan 2 months ago and I'm steadily losing weight. However, I usually gain 1-2lbs over a week, then suddenly shed 3lbs overnight. This cycle repeats itself. I weight ...
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Does muscle gain equal fat loss

When I work out and see that I have more muscle, does that also mean that I have lost some fat? I have visible muscle but also a lot of fat just hanging from my bones.
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Cardio / HIIT with a collapsed arch

I have a collapsed arch in one of my feet due to a past injury. I have doctor-prescribed orthotics and have been cleared for any and all exercise activity. My primary goal is weight loss. It seems ...
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Is “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” thesis correct? [closed]

Has anyone read "Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It"? Here is the book on amazon. His basic argument is this (my words): The author argues that insulin in large part is responsible for ...
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I grew fat due to age-related changes. Will I gain muscle mass more easily now?

I'm a 25 year old male and I added 20 pounds of fat in the last 3 months. My father had a similar experience at the same age, so I guess it's age-related. Before my mid-20s, gaining muscle, actually ...
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burpees for weight loss

I do 200 burpees every day. 20 sets of 10, with 15 sec rest between sets. I am not losing any weight. Is it possible that I'm doing them wrong? Would doing them more precisely be more effective? I ...
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What's wrong with losing more than 6 pounds per week?

I'm a 24 year old male, 154 pounds. My goal is to lose 12 pounds. It's my first weight-losing experience, I've never read anything about it, so feel free to explain the basics. The reason for my ...
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Please help me with the diet plan plan

I am gym beginner and my trainer suggested to me the following diet plan with about 400g protein. I am 210 lbs and 6 ft tall guy 07:00Am - 1 Scoop Protein, 60g oats, 10 Almonds, 4 Walnuts 08:10Am - 1 ...
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Is it possible to gain muscle while being on a calorie deficit?

I know in order to gain muscle you have to be in a calorie surplus, and I know losing fat and gaining muscle don't mix together. But I'm just wondering why can't it be possible for someone who's in a ...
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What are the best excises to do in gym for beginners [closed]

I'm going to gym from 3days.I'm doing thread mill for 15min and cycling for 15 min ,another cross machine for 15min and some exercises.I'm also doing abs for only 5min .totally I'm spending 1hour time ...
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What are the fastest ways to lose weight? [duplicate]

I am 35, I mesure 184cm and my weight is around 100kg. Do you have any ideas on how I could lose weight ? Thank you.
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Am I losing weight too slowly?

I used to be a national, competitive swimmer - University put a stop to that. So from a 11st, 6ft swimmer I turned into 16st 12lbs after 3 years. I decided to start my gym work to get this under ...
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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

I have been tracking my calorie intake and expenditure for 18 months. I am maintaining my weight and getting stronger, which I assume means increased muscle and less fat. However my fat loss (by ...
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Am I estimating my caloric intake correctly for a healthy diet plan?

I am 5'10", 192 lbs., 28 years old, male. My BMR (just using the average from online calculators) is: ~1960 calories. I average 5 miles (walking) per day, usually around 2.5 hours of activity. Using ...
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Should I bulk up or keep cutting fat?

I'm hitting gym for 6 months, When I started I had about 20% of body fat, I was a skinny guy with big fat belly. Now after 6 months of weight training and cardio I reduced body fat to 14% without ...
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Gaining muscle/strength while losing weight [duplicate]

TLDR: What can I do at gym wise, the gym is Planet Fitness, and nutrition wise to gain strength and muscle and also lose weight? I'm 17, going to be 18 in August, and I've wanted to be muscular and ...
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Does my breast size decrease permanently after weight loss?

I have been running for a while now and dieting, and I've lost a couple of pounds of weight. I'm now 130 lbs and 5 foot 11, and 25 years old. As a result, my breast size has also decreased. I've ...
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DEXA scan showing I gain more muscle when restricting calories. Why?

It's common parlance in the bodybuilding and muscle building world to assume that you need a surplus or diet above TDEE over constant periods called "bulking" in order to build muscle. I refused to do ...
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What's a good plan for losing 50 pounds in 3 months without diet?

I'm a 5"10 16 year old male weighing at 180 pounds (81.6kg). I'm not terribly fat, however I do appear to be a wider guy when compared to most of my friends. I begin working full-time this summer (7:...
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Weight effect when dining out

I measure my weight every morning. I find that my weight increases by 2 to 3 pounds if I have my dinner at a restaurant instead of home the night before, even the portions are about the same. May I ...

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