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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?

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

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Body Mass Index (Definition)

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


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My bmi is 43.5 my height 5'10 age 19 water content is 36% i want to loose some serious weight what type of fruit should i eat or not?

My bmi is 43.5 my height 5'10 age 19 water content is 36% i want to loose some serious weight what type of fruit should i eat or not?

Any type: All fruit is healthy, and can be a part of a weight loss diet. It's a good idea to eat a variety of fruits, since different types have different nutrients in them. Fruits with a high water content - such as melon or grapefruit - can be useful in weight loss because the water makes you feel fuller but does not add calories. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Approximately how much water should a person with a BMI of 43 drink daily?

Approximately how much water should a person with a BMI of 43 drink daily?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Im little fat nd BMI is 28 i wanna loose weight please tel me the wsys thanks?

Im little fat nd BMI is 28 i wanna loose weight please tel me the wsys thanks?

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

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more