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how to reduce body fat percentage?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Asking the Impossibl: As you have been informed, in your specific case, you are asking of an extreme that is no achievable and is not consistent with life. Perhaps it is time given this obsession that you seek out a good psychiatrist or mental health therapist to assess why you want to put your life at risk for an unachievable and unhealthy desire.
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Lower: High glycemic carbs (rice) decrease fat intake, increase aerobic activity and watch caloric intake.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Decrease body fat %: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training.

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What body disorders may be traced on your nails?

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I'm trying intermittent fasting to reduce body fat percentage, is this a good idea?

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Is there something i can do to reduce my body fat percentage?

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What can be done to reduce body fat percentage?

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