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Please not. While there might be an argument if she starts serious competitive weight lifting, I guess that the question would've been asked differently then. If she is overweight, she has to relearn how to eat properly and develop a healthy relationship with food. If there are no medical reasons, don't waste your money. Learn how to eat everything you ...


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It's important to point out that strength training is a better form of fat loss than "cardio". Beyond that, taking in less calories is vastly easier then "burning" them. To make that clear, the average bagel has 250 calories, which is the rough equivalent of 50 minutes of walking (180lb person, 3mph pace). I mean seriously, which is easier to do: walk an ...


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Any conversation that doesn't directly address the overarching signifigance of your diet and nutrition would be incorrect. It is far easier to not eat 200 calories than it is to burn them off. As an example, a 6 minute mile will burn (for a 180lb person) roughly 190 calories: that's a tremendous amount of work for relatively a relatively small caloric drain. ...


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TL/DR: Any sport (and swimming is an excellent one) will work, if done consistently, with applied hard effort and together with healthy diet and caloric deficit. No way to do it without clear goals and determination. To lose 80kg of mostly body fat, one would need 2 years focused effort, at least. It could be the one of the hardest yet most rewarding ...


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Swimming. There's always swimming. It's easy on joints and bones, and is both a cardiovascular exercise, and a strength exercise. Other than that, you're going to have to look to your diet to lose weight. Remember, weight loss happens when over time, your consumed calories amount to less than your spent calories.


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Depends on the distance you are biking. Always use the physics behind every workout, to calculate the load, or calorie burn. In your example, you are adding 10 kgs to the weight of you bike. When you are biking on a flat surface, majority of the work is done is against friction between the road and bike's tires. The force of friction is uR where u is the ...


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What the author refers to as Burst Workouts most other people will call HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training. The reason this is highly effective, compared to say slow-poking it on an elliptical for 60 minutes, is that it generates an "afterburn" effect that lasts up to 24h after your workout. Multiple studies shows this and a quick search on Google ...


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You probably aren't going to like this answer, but this is the answer. You gain weight when you eat more calories than you expend. You lose weight when you eat fewer calories than you expend. You maintain weight when you eat the same number of calories as you expend. That's it. You'll need to find ways of keeping your calorie count down. For me this ...


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While I assume this question will be closed - it might fall outside the scope of this StackExchange - I'd still like to answer. Yes. It is absolutely time to lose some weight. Keep in mind, I do not judge you. Fat problems or heart problems? The reason I say yes, is because there is quite a bit of excess fat there. While that, in and of itself, isn't the ...


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Both your friend and wife are wrong. Your friend seems to believe that fasted cardio leads to greater fat loss, but it simply doesn’t. Your body might attempt to use more fuel from fat during such a session, but it makes up for it later in the day, thereby rendering the attempt neutral (neither good or bad). Whether you exercise fasted or fed should be ...


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Alcohol has many detrimental effects in the body, and you cannot replace carbs with it. Lowers Growth Hormone and Testosterone Inhibits recovery Causes dehydration Lowers muscle glycogen Decreases aerobic capacity It is caloric, but non-nutrient Alcohol has a catabolic effect on protein synthesis; the result is lower muscle mass/smaller gains, but it also ...


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The best you can do is: Gather facts about what you are doing, hopefully backed by scientific studies. Gather facts on how your body is improving. Regular physicals or blood work will arm you with how your body is responding to the regimen. Ask questions to engage in dialog. Don't get dogmatic. Understand that your family is trying to look out for you, so ...


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Hi Zerotoinfinite, Look at this picture As you can see in the picture, the biggest contributor to gaining six pack is lower body fat percentages. As you can see, the six pack becomes more visible as the body fat percentage reduces. So, reduce your body fat percentage and your six pack will become visible. With regards to your specific question about ...


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Soreness does not mean that you had a good workout (or vice versa), it means you had a workout you weren't used to. I've been lifting for a few years and I never feel sore, except for when I've had a long time off.


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Let's start with some foundation in the order of importance: Energy Balance (Calories in vs. Calories out) Macros (amount of protein, carbohydrates, fat) Micros/Supplements (vitamins / minerals and sports supplements) Meal timing (how often you eat and how close to training) Energy Balance This is the simplest thing: You eat less than you burn in a day ...


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It's important to get a good start and make yourself feel good about your weight loss project. The most important part of weight loss is eating fewer calories than before, it's much, much more important than exercise in that regard. So don't feel bad if it's hard to find ways to exercise in the beginning, it will likely get easier as you lose some weight, ...


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In almost every case, it's better to start out with small increments on a daily basis for fitness and health, rather than one large session with long intervals. If you don't have much running experience, I would advise you to get a dedicated pair of running shoes (Shoes that you only use for running), and look into some kind of a couch to 5k type program. ...


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I have read lots of articles but its hard to find an optimal answer for this question It's hard to find an optimal answer, because it's no an optimal question. There is no clear cut right-or-wrong answer to this question, because the effect of a full-body workout, or a split workout, depends entirely on you, your body, your discipline, your habits, your ...


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This is the end result of a fairly complex system of interactions in the body. Your fat cell population is usually defined by adolescence/puberty, and remains relatively stable throughout your life. The size will vary. When your body needs more energy from fat storage, it releases fat from the cells in the form of triglycerides. The body converts these (...


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Yes, being in a caloric deficit is what drives fat loss. The proportion of calories coming from fat is unlikely to make any difference to your results, assuming similar protein intake, and assuming that fat intake is not so extremely low that it causes hormonal problems. Commonly recommended minimum fat intakes are around 0.6-0.8 grams per kilogram or ...


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In my opinion, spot reduction is still a myth if you consider how spot reduction has been defined for years. The study as well as another article I found, are both pro-spot-reduction but I don't think it is in the same sense as what most people think. When I think spot reduction, I think that if all I do is crunches then I'm going to burn fat in my mid-...


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No, there are no brain workouts for weight loss, and the premise you've founded this idea on is a bit rocky. Look at Robert Sapolsky's full-quote from this ESPN article (emphasis mine): Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times ...


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Enemy is a strong word, and carbohydrates can be a great fuel source for athletes and those engaged in any training program. However, as the saying goes, Too much of a good thing... When you take a bite of something that contains carbohydrates, the carbs will eventually convert to blood glucose (blood sugar). A high level of blood sugar can be toxic, so the ...


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When combining diet and weight loss, it's important to decide how you are going to measure progress. Your reasoning is correct. The scale will move more slowly when you are getting stronger while losing weight. You may even lose fat and gain weight! There are some obvious qualifiers for that statement: This all depends on your starting point. People ...


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Based on your question and the the answers you gave in the comments, it sounds like you might want to look into aerobic and endurance based exercise. As far as your diet goes, you'll want to be in a healthy body fat range, but not so low as to show off definition in your muscles. While 10-15% body fat is probably the sweet zone for how your homones behave, ...


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I've seen you ask and answer questions, so I'm certain you have most of the theoretical answers you seek. Now, to make them realistic (aka broscience that's working for me). Don't eat when you are hungry. Eat when it's appropriate. Don't eat because you feel like it; eat because you don't want your body clinging to the fat you have. It's not just about ...


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Hopefully, I can help you sort through some of the information. I think you have every right to be skeptical of the claims on the Stronglifts site, Medhi does tend to overstate things and not dig deep at all. However, broscience is still useful when actual science doesn't have any information on the subject. The good news is that there is still some ...


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With the statistics you've given, you're about 6ft weighing 195lbs. You aren't really overweight (based on recommended height/weight from this, this, and this sources ). My recommendation is that rather than focusing on losing weight, focus on building muscles. Based on that, I'll criticize a few things: First, your breakfast isn't completely balanced. ...


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It is harder to lose weight without exercise. You only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume and if you are sedentary your metabolism will slow down you may be burning less than 1200 calories a day. If you gained a lot of weight then you are consuming a lot of calories. Start with eat healthy - vegetables and minimal fat. A healthy diet ...


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