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Arm Fat Loss
I've lost a lot of weight, about 40 pounds. My breasts are wrinkly and now my nipples sink inward when i raise my arms up. Is this from fat loss?
Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same ex or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Yes: To lose fat, eat less calories than you need. To preserve muscle, be physically active and try to use all muscle groups, large and small. Being active most days of the week, is important to maintain muscle mass, while losing fat. You can be active even 5 minutes a hour, while sitting at a desk job, It can add up at the end of the day to 30 to 40 min of activity. ...Read more
Get 2 a health club : get together with an AT-C & work out an e exercise program that includes a balanced diet & weight lifting 1 day & cardio the next & so on U will loose fat & gain muscle. Ur weight may not decrease but U will look toned, feel better about Ur self. Ur diet must be calorie deficient, cals in need 2 B ...Read more
Do not: You can lose weight just by eating right. Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal. ...Read more
Carbs↑FatProteinLess: Question & goals are not clear. Excess energy is stored by body as fat, weighs less. Fat in food least well stored, carbs (ie. All sugars) most readily stored as fat, protein a bit less so. Study: http://nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, sugar the bitter truth, why we get fat, my answers healthtap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No magic pills but..: I don't know any pills that magically make pounds melt away without a healthy diet & exercise, but supplements may help if combined with diet & exercise.See http://www.Lef.Org/magazine/mag2011/jul2011_shed-pounds-by-inhibiting-cellular-fat-storage_01.Htm , also consider irvingia, saffron, green coffee extract & fucothin. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/weightloss/default.Aspx for a good diet to follow. ...Read more
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Is backwards running safe and beneficial for fat loss? If so would backwards elliptical have the same benefits?
Backwards running: not entirely safe: you tend to run into things and trip and fall down ! Backwards elliptical is far safer. the main benefit is that different muscles are used for forward and backward. Plus side is that the stress is more even and the muscles worked are all built up. Downside is you use muscles you haven't used before and they are more easily strained. Gradually build up tension and duration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the fat loss product "lipozene" safe and healthy to take if a person is 34 years old and 80 to 100 pounds over weight?
Dont waste your mone: You should not waste your money byuing and using lipozeme for loosing weight there is no scintific evidence that it dies anything to help loose weight and it is a scam there was a health warning in canada about its use and side effects in clear words it does not work and may be unsafe. ...Read more
Is it more beneficial to hold a weight, such as a medicine ball while on an elliptical or more detrimental on the body? Goal of fat loss
For steady-state cardio days. Is it better to do one 60 min workout or two 30 min. Goal of fat loss. I do hiit and weights 4 other days. ?
Depends on Calories: Exercise burns calories & can lead to weight loss. But it depends on how many calories you take in (No matter what the calories are made of). For example, Walking or running 1 mile only burns about 100 calories. The most you can usu. burn in an hour is about 500 cals with extreme exercise (cross- country skiing). So exercise for 2 hours & eat a 16-oz steak- may make you gain wt! Count calories! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a good fat loss diet/workout. Lost a lot of fat on herbalife diet, but looking to trim from 30%-20% or below. Is weight lifting best?
Exercise + Diet: Weight lifting is an excellent way to burn fat while also building muscle. Cardiovascular exercise is a way to burn fat without building much muscle. However, the total amount of calories you take in compared the amount you expend will affect this as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be counterintuitive to fast on a recovery day, 1day week? Goal of fat loss, workout 6 days a week 2 a days 3 days a week, intake 2000-2500 da
Starvation diet: Starving yourself to weight loss is the worse option. Turing the metabolism mechanisms off and on is not in any way a healthy way to lose weight. Turning off metabolism will lead to more weight gain in the future. You must eat yourself to weight loss. Keep the metabolism mechanism on and primed. ...Read more
I was doing a hiit fat loss program(full body). But I stopped for exams. Now I can feel different parts of my body pulsuating( the parts I excerise)?
Muscle twitching??: Muscle twitches in a few muscle fibers can start and stop on their own. The fibers don't create enough force to cause a big movement but the twitches are annoying. Some people report vibrations, which would be faster than twitches. Muscle cells do vibrate at certain frequencies during some kinds of contractions. A pm&r (physical medicine) doctor or neurologist who does muscle testing can evaluate. ...Read more