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Dr. David Wyatt
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Body Weight (Overview)

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


Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
31 years in practice
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What is the best way to reduce your body weight ?

Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
31 years in practice
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What is the best way to reduce your body weight ?

Eat less move more: Eat less and move more. If you reduce your intake by 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week. If you increase your daily activity, that increases your metabolism and helps you to lose weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Body Weight (Overview)

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


Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
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How much body weight is below 10% body fat?

Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Strength Training (Tip)

Strength Training

Body weight training for your upper and lower body can be done cheaply at home. ...See more

Dr. Bret Boyle
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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
Once
Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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Dr. John Kim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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How can I control my body weight ?

Dr. John Kim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
503K people helped
How can I control my body weight ?

Eat less & exercise: I usually tell my patients to eat a meal 3 meals a day with a meal only as big as the size of their fist. Exercise by at least walking 20 minutes a day.. and you should see 5 pounds of weight loss a month. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Carter-Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How to gain body weight?

Dr. Debra Carter-Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Being a Healthy Woman (Tip)

Being a Healthy Woman

Exercise more weight reduction no smoking. ...See more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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How could i reduce the body weight?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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How could i reduce the body weight?

Lose weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Carter-Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
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What are the better ways to increase body weight?

Dr. Debra Carter-Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
67K people helped
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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Sharpening the Mind (Tip)

Sharpening the Mind

Exercise your body, and exercise your brain daily. ...See more

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