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Body Weight (Definition)

Body weight is a term for the amount a person weighs.

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How much body weight is below 10% body fat?

How much body weight is below 10% body fat?

Probably TOO LOW: If your weight is 150# & 15# is fat, then 10% body fat classification women (% fat) men (% fat) essential fat 10-12% 2-4% athletes 14-20% 6-13% fitness 21-24% 14-17% acceptable 25-31% 18-25% obese 32%+ 25%+. ...Read more

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How to gain body weight?

How to gain body weight?

Increase Muscle Mass: If you want to improve your body weight and you are normal body composition, increase muscle (lean) mass or fat free mass. Muscle weighs more than fat and this will improve your metabolism as an added benefit. Consult a personal trainer who can direct you with diet, weight lifting and aerobic exercise. This is the "triple" approach to body building. ...Read more

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Gaining Weight (Tip)

Gaining Weight

Healthy weight gain is a slow process that requires patience and realistic goal-setting. ...See more

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Gaining Weight (Checklist)

Eat nuts
Daily
Increase healthy oils
Daily
Do resistance training
Every other day
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What are the better ways to increase body weight?

What are the better ways to increase  body  weight?

Increase Muscle Mass: If you want to improve your body weight and you are normal body composition, increase muscle (lean) mass or fat free mass. Muscle weighs more than fat and this will improve your metabolism as an added benefit. Consult a personal trainer who can direct you with diet, weight lifting and aerobic exercise. This is the "triple" approach to body building. ...Read more

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I've lost 35lbs or 21% of my body weight in the past 10 months. I have not significantly changed my diet or exercise. What could cause it?

I've lost 35lbs or 21% of my body weight in the past 10 months. I have not significantly changed my diet or exercise. What could cause it?

See your doctor: It's time for a check up with your doctor. Depending on your history, exam and blood work, and any other tests that are indicated, you may have something going on (example: hyperthyroidism). You need to be evaluated! ...Read more

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Lose weight (Tip)

Lose weight

Simple sugars cause great changes in Insulin levels, and contribute to diabetes and weight gain. ...See more

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Gaining Weight (Checklist)

Eat plenty of protein & carbs. Calories in should be > than out.
Once
Do high-intensity weight training to add muscle
3x week
Get plenty of sleep
Once
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How much body weight do you have to lose to get excess skin removed?

How much body weight do you have to lose to get excess skin removed?

Totally depends: Depends on your size and your age and skin condition. I've had patients lose 200 pounds with good skin compliance that led to no surgery, and other patients that lost 20 pounds with no skin compliance who needed tucks. So first, why are you asking the question? I've had many patients ask, and use it as an excuse not to lose weight. Lose the weight first, then deal with this consequence if needed! ...Read more

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