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Can vinegar cause fat loss?

I keep hearing about vinegar being used for weight loss. There is at least one study to back this up. Here's a link to the study: Vinegar Intake Reduces Body Weight, Body Fat Mass, and Serum ...
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Does lactose inhibit fat loss?

In Tim Ferriss' The Four Hour Body, the claim is made that lactose intake seems to inhibit fat loss. Note that it is not claimed that it causes fat gain. Like many claims in this book, it is (and the ...
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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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How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?

I am a mother of five children. I have always been a big girl since about the age ten. When I reached the age of 15 I managed to only be 25 lbs overweight. Once I got further along in high school, ...
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Treadmill desks - do they work when trying to lose weight, and what are potential problems to look out for?

It's really all in the title... I'm looking for ways to incorporate a bit more exercise into a desk-worker's life, and I recently stumbled over the idea of building a treadmill desk. Wikipedia: ...
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Experience and references about intermittent fasting [closed]

I have read about and tried intermittent fasting in the past few months with some great results. The only hiccup was getting sick for about 3 weeks and losing that will to continue with it, until I ...
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Is working out localized muscle going to help burn fat in that area more than building up overall muscle mass?

When different people gain weight, the fat tends to accumulate in different parts of the body based on the individual. Some people gain in their stomach, their buttocks, their thighs, etc. If I am ...
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What credibility or scientific backing does 1g protein per 1lb of body weight have for its applications?

Say you're of an average weight, not really fat, just skinny and want to put on pounds. People who want to add muscle but are not yet serious bodybuilders(if that's even their goal)are advised to ...
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Duration of running for weight loss, and diet control

I am not very good at running, but I need to get some weight loss for my little fat belly. I would like to go running because I don't know swimming and I got a fear for deep water(2m or more), shame ...
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Is it true that Diet is far more effective than Exercise for fat loss?

I recently read Lyle MDonald's article here about the relaitve merits of exercise versus dieting for fat loss. He makes the argument (with numbers to back up his case) that in terms of calories lost, ...
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Do I need to gain weight if I'm overweight? (Starting StrongLifts program)

I'm 5'6 and 176 lbs with a high body fat %. I am overweight (with man boobs and big belly with love handles) and just started the StrongLifts 5x5 program. While reading the starter pdf included, ...
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Running, eating less but not losing weight?

I've been running for the past month and a half and watching what I eat for the past three weeks. I started out at 77,1kg and have been stuck around 75,5kg for the past week or longer. I've ...
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Do Electric Muscle Stimulators really work for losing weight?

For whom doesn't know, EMS definition: Electrical Muscle Stimulation, also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle ...
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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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How much time does it take to reduce belly fat?

I read lot of questions on reducing belly fat in this forum. I am also suffering from large fat around my abdomen. i have started exercise (weight training + cardio) and leading with healthy food ...
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What is considered a healthy weight loss and body fat decrease?

Is there any information on what is considered a healthy (and sustainable) weight and body fat % loss? How many pounds/bf% for each week can I compare my results against so that I know I'm making good ...
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Combining HIIT and weight training

Im 22 years old, 170cm, ~90kh weight, starting some efforts to get in shape. Im going to the gym 3 times a week, I changed my diet to low-carb. My main objective is to lower my BF%, but i wouldnt mind ...
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Is combined strength and cardio training bad?

TL;DR: Is combining weights and cardio within the same exercise unwise or unproductive? This video by Gravity Transformation talks about cardio during weight training and describes how combining the ...
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What are the biological processes behind the sensation of "being hungry"? [closed]

I'm trying to work out if there is a particular diet or habits around eating that would minimize the sensation of "being hungry". Is "being hungry" a psychological sensation determined simply by the ...
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do low oxygen levels effect fat burn and/or muscle strengthening?

My goal is to lose 8-pds. I currently weigh 172-pds. Using the following workout and a protein diet, I've lost 10-pds so far starting from Aug-1. Ultimately, I want to do long-distance running, and so ...
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Weight Training for Weight Loss

I have heard that weight training can be a good strategy for reducing body fat. If one's goal is to reduce total body fat, should one's weight training program be aimed at muscle hypertrophy or ...
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How much cardio to lose body fat fast and healthy

What are some good exercise programs to lose as much body fat possible in a short period of time, but still keeping it healthy. A treadmill and elliptical is available to me 24/7. I am 5'11" and ...
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Feel dizzy while doing crunches

I have recently started doing exercise for my abs. I exercise in following pattern Do 40 Jumping jacks 25 High knees then 15 basic crunches 15 bicycle crunches 10 alternate heel touches I have ...
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How do you actually, physically, lose weight?

When you exercise and/or are on a diet, how does the weight you lose physically leave your body? Is it through defecation, or do you actually burn it somehow?
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Diet for Muscle Building and Fat Loss

I'm a 5'10" male at 190 lbs. Some of this must be from muscle, but there is still a significant amount of fat I want to eliminate. I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5, believing that it will give me the muscle ...
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Calories to grams

I am trying to work out how much fat, carbs, and protein I should be consuming daily based on my BMR which is around 2025 calories. Apparently you're supposed to have 500 calories less than your BMR ...
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Can I lose fat but stay the same weight?

Recently I've been doing kickboxing workouts which involve high-intensity cardio with some free weights and body weight movements. This has been awesome at helping me trim down and tone up, I've gone ...
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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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Does cardio on the same day as going to the gym negatively interfere with each other?

After years of living with overweight I've been on a crusade against fat for a couple of month now with great success. I'm combining a low carb diet with the following training regime: Mo, Tue, Wed - ...
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Losing weight with Stronglifts 5x5?

At 22 years old and 325 lbs (mostly fat) I rather desperately want (and need) to lose weight. However, I'm not a big fan of running. I do some biking, but I've been reading up more about weight ...
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Workout routine on caloric deficit

I've been going to gym for about 3-4 month now. In my diet I tried to eat 2g of protein per 1kg of body mass, ~0.5g of fat per 1kg of body mass, and keep my calories intake >= calories burned overall. ...
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Any advice for improving my diet chart?

I am 30 years old woman and weigh 53 kgs.My height is 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m). I have been working out for 5 years now with 1 year gap in between when I gave birth to my girl in 2011 December. I have ...
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Is cardio really effective in fat-burning?

1 kg of human fat tissue contains about 7000 calories. A 30 minute cardio session(60-70% of max heart rate), on the other hand, can burn roughly 200-400 calories. Even if we count these calories as ...
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How much protein should I be eating?

I am 59 yrs old, 6'5" and I currently weigh 245lbs, up from my lowest of 230lbs, after having lost 110lbs last year. I have a desk job during the day and I work out with weights 3 times a week for ...
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Is my heart rate too high to run?

I recently joined a gym, with the sole purpose of getting fit. In my induction I had a checkup and had a resting heart-rate of 99. After a few months I'm down to 64, which is far more normal of course....
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Carrying 10kg while doing cardio

I lost about 10kg. At the beginning, i was able to burn more calories because of the extra 10kg. If I carry a backpack of 10kg with me now while using elliptical cycle, will the burn rate be same ...
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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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So am I at a calorie deficit now?

I am 21, 6'4 and 19 stone (266 pounds) and my estimated BMR is 2545.58 Last night I did 90 minutes walking at a slow pace. This estimates I burned between 319-440 calories. http://www.freedieting.com/...
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Difference between cutting calories and cardio (with regard to fat loss)?

Whenever someone says they are looking to lose weight or burn fat, the universal answer seems to be diet+cardio. I myself am guilty of always recommending people get on a cardio program in addition to ...
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The relationship between basal metabolic rate, calories, and activity level

I have a base BMR of about 2200 calories without the activity multiplier using this formula: 66 + (6.23*240) + (12.7 * 70) - (6.88*31) I supervise an automotive shop and generally consider walking, ...
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Losing stomach fat without losing weight [duplicate]

There are many questions already on this website which are more about spot reduction. I am aware that you cannot just lose belly fat without losing overall body fat. My question is I am more of a lean ...
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Does keeping your abdominal muscles flexed increase metabolism and reduce weight?

I have heard that if the abdominal muscles are flexed deliberately (kind of forcibly) throughout the day, it increases metabolism and helps reduce weight. I have a few questions regarding this as I am ...
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Number of reps for lean muscles

I am lady, mid- 30s and am lifting 8lbs weights doing simple exercises found on Pinterest. I'd like to get lean, beautiful muscles. So far, I do 4 reps, 2 sets. What is best number of sets to ...
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Difficulty to eat healthy food and weight loss

First of all a couple of background lines to my question, so you can better understand what I am talking about. I am a 31 y.o. man, working pretty much all day at my desk, with little-to-no-time at ...
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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 can I adjust my fitness routine to account for my insulin resistance?

For the past few months I have been trying to lose fat/build muscle/generally become more fit, but have not been seeing any progress. After a bit of googling, I found that insulin resistance, which I ...
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Wanting to lose weight cycling is this enough?

I had the opportunity to live in Antigua for 2.5 months and I got here about 2.5 weeks ago. I decided to ride my bike back and forth to work everyday to shed some pounds while I am here. I am a 5'3", ...
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Which exercise program is better for fat loss? [duplicate]

I have never done any exercise before, and would like to start one but I am confused between these two fitness programs: P90x Lee Labrada's online 12 week program Which one will help me better ...
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Is there fat that once gained is permanently there (for example: chin)? [closed]

I gained lot of weight in less than 6 months (about 10kg) because I started taking medicine which as a side effect had higher desire to eat. Now I am losing some weight and am getting closer to ...
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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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