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Body Weight (Overview)

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


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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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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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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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How to add body weight?

How to add body weight?

Build muscle: Best way to add body weight is to build muscle by strength and resistance training. Also, add, but not too much, protein to diet to help build muscle. Best sources of protein are plant proteins in nuts and beans. I am not a fan of whey protein contrary to the view of many because of reported issues with it. ...Read more

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What is a healthy body weight for a man?

What is a healthy body weight for a man?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well. http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce your body weight ?

What is the best way to reduce your body weight ?

Diet and exercise: There's no great medical secret here. It's all about burning more calories than you take in. Use a daily food diary to track your food intake ("mynetdiary" smartphone app works great). Try to get 30-45 minutes of non-stop aerobic exercise everyday. Eat more whole grains and avoid the "white stuff" (white pasta, bread, potatos). Your goal is 1-2 lbs a week, no more. Be patient & dont give up. ...Read more

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How to reduce body weight?

How to reduce body weight?

See Dr., and then...: 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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