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My BMI is 29.8 and i'm fat with water weight. I swish when i walk. How can I get rid of this and 35lbs?
Diet and exercise: A bmi of 29.8 means that you are overweight, obese is 30 and above. It is unlikely that this is "water weight", and much more likely that it is excessive fat. Taking diuretics is not the answer. A calorie restricted diet (low carb works best) and increaseing calorie burning with aerobic exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more
Body mass index is also known as BMI. Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more
5ft 23yr old female. My weight is around 248 bmi is around 49. High BP & HR, PCOS, no menstraul cycle in 4-5m, retain water, heart burn & stomach aches almost daily. Best advice?
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who have to lose weight must eat less than they use on most days, but occasionally may eat more than they use on other days... Thus, it averages out over time, so that they are eating FEWER calories overall, than they use up each day. ...Read more
Water: As long as you have no real health issues, the normal individual should consume half their weight in ounces of water. Therefore, a 150 pound individual should consume 75 ounces of water each day. ...Read more
Age17 weight133 BMI 21.5 1 hour of cardio2-3 times a week, P90X ab workout 3-4 times a week, healthy eating, lots of water. How long until I have abs?
A dirty secret: You can't force your body to lose fat in certain areas, so doing sit ups won't cause the fat over your abs to get thinner. U won't have the "6-pack" until you remove all the fat tissue in the skin covering your abs. You'd have to decrease your entire body fat to absurd levels to get your skin thin enough. Truth is, most of the "6-packs" you see out there were liposuctioned. ...Read more
I have a appointment tomorrow for a checkup kidney, liver, bmi, BP etc. 8 hours fasting is preferred for that, so i can't drink water also or only can't eat?
NPO: Actually, it is better to drink water. If you are dehydrated it may be harder to draw blood for tests. You should avoid eating though. ...Read more
How much water should i drink every day? I have scolosis, anxiety, chest pain, muscle pain and I've BMI 35, 181 cm tall and 115 kg
8x8 then double it..: ...3-4L or up to a gallon (128oz)? But it depends. Too much is not good either (hyponatremia) because it dilutes sodium which can be problematic. Here's an interesting article: http://authoritynutrition.com/how-much-water-should-you-drink-per-day/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My BMI is normal (about 22), but my body fat is high for my age & height (about 30% according to a digital scale). Do I need to lose weight?
Probably not: A bmi of 22 it would not typically be necessary to lose weight.Bioimpedance with home scales can be inaccurate and vary widely depending on level of hydration.Urinating could change the % by as much as 5%.Also % can vary based on athlete vs sedentary. Women naturally carry a higher body fat percentage compared to men. As such, 30% is not necessarily out of range. Work on resistance training to dec. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
I am 154 CM and 54 kg . My BMI is in the normal range . But i feel my belly is really fat . Any tips on losing those weight on my belly ?
Avoid carbs or sugar: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
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