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Will not exercising for a day cause me to become overweight I exercised three days straight and just didn't have it in me today is resting my body bad?

Will not exercising for a day cause me to become overweight I exercised three days straight and just didn't have it in me today is resting my body bad?

Listen to your body: You may be over-exercising if you are not feeling better after exercise. Lighten up and have more fun doing lighter exercise. Stress causes weight gain. Get a good night sleep, eat 6 equal healthy meals, exercise sensibly, and manage stress skillfully and you are unlikely to become overweight. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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If I request not to be weighed (or at least not have the weight shared with me), is there a reason this could not be fulfilled if my visit is unrelated, and I'm not overweight, but am recovering from disordered eating and therapy for body dysmorphia?

If I request not to be weighed (or at least not have the weight shared with me), is there a reason this could not be fulfilled if my visit is unrelated, and I'm not overweight, but am recovering from disordered eating and therapy for body dysmorphia?

Medical privacy: In the US, you can refuse any medical procedure, including weight: they may not weigh you if you refuse. Or you can request to not be told the result, but there is always risk someone might forget and say the result out loud. However, if you refuse to accept an advised test or procedure (e.g. if your weight is needed for proper drug dose), they can legally refuse to care for you. ...Read more

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What's a good way to acheive a good looking body when I've been overweight all my life?

What's a good way to acheive a good looking body when I've been overweight all my life?

I feel for you: I wish there was a pill but there isn't. There's no easy solution. Consider weight watchers. Take a look at www. Caloriecount. Com. Open a free account and follow their advice. Diet and exercise is the only way. Set a realistic goal. 10% weight loss is a lot. Try to manage that and then reassess your goals. Good luck, my friend! ...Read more

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Is a pear shaped body bad? But im not overweight

Is a pear shaped body bad? But im not overweight

Pears: Your pear shaped body is the epitamy of womanhood. Perfect for making babies and carrying on the species. ...Read more

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I am overweight what is the best vegetables or fruits to take the fat off my body?

I am overweight what is the best vegetables or fruits to take the fat off my body?

No quick answer here: Your best weight loss efforts are likely to come from eating healthy, low-fat, high fiber foods and increasing your activity. Weight loss efforts are much more likely to succeed if you are active - and even walking counts! Have vegetables (no potatoes) for half of your dinner plate. Avoid "trigger foods" like candy, chocolate, chips, etc. It took a while for us to gain; it takes a while to lose. ...Read more

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Can being overweight, especially on the lower half of your body, cause sitting in a certain chair to be uncomfortable?

Sitting with weight: Hi nanbeam, yes having some excess weight in the lower part of your body can cause some discomfort because of the sedentary nature of being in a chair for long periods of time. If possible, simply by getting up and walking around a little every 90 minutes or so: go to the water cooler, talk to colleague, walk outside for some fresh air, can make a difference in your mood, day, and burn calories. ...Read more

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I'm 17 an want to lose weight because I'm overweight, I want to lose at least 50 pounds in like 2 months. How can I do this effectively an fast?

Don't Try!: It is physiologically to lose more than 1.5 to 2 Lbs/week! On a strenuous diet, you will lose pounds of water first. Tragically, on a severe diet, you will lose muscle and bone mass- but when you take in calories, your body stores it as FAT- what you don't want. Muscle BURNS sugar, fat STORES it. You'll significantly increase your risk of diabetes. Eat small, frequent meals. EXERCISE. ...Read more

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How does being overweight compromise the immune system and why?

How does being overweight compromise the immune system and why?

Theoretical, unproved: See the following abstract from the national institutes of health: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8281221 it's very technical-just pay attention to the first & last sentences. In summary: obesity may reversibly impair a certain type of white cell (lymphocytes) but clearly, considering that almost half the usa is obese, the effect is minor if it occurs at all. ...Read more

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If you're already overweight, would it be okay to diet and start body building?

If you're already overweight, would it be okay to diet and start body building?

If approved by a Dr.: Weight-lifting burns stored fat only if the activity is using lots of calories. If one lifts a heavy weight one repetition, and then walks around chatting with friends, then not much fat will be lost. In general, if a person exercises more than he did before, but he does not start eating more calories, then his body will use stored fat to provide the energy the exercises require. ...Read more

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Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Why is my body fat percentage no different now that overweight from when I was obese?

Fat percent: Likely because your amount of fat relative to your total body weight hasn't changed, both have decreased. ...Read more

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I have hbp, on three meds eat and exercise properly not overweight no salt, meds change when not working what to do to control it?

Supplementation: Sounds like you are really trying to get this under control. There are 2 things you can do naturally to help with your blood pressure. 1) try magnesium taurate 400-1200 mg per day at bedtime. Too much will cause diarrhea. 2) try co enzyme q 10 at 100mg. Either or both of treatments frequently helps blood pressure come under better control. ...Read more

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Iam currently overweight. Iam in the process of dieting and exercising. I have stretch marks in many areas of my body, will these go away?

Iam currently overweight. Iam in the process of dieting and exercising. I have stretch marks in many areas of my body, will these go away?

Straie-stretch marks: Stretch marks, called straie, are small tears in the skin, caused by stretching of the skin during periods of growth. Many people get straie as teen agers when they are growing quickly. Women get them on their tummies when they are pregnant. Certain diseases, like cushings, and certain medicines, like steroids, can cause straie or make them worse. Retina cream, and laser therapy may help hide them. ...Read more

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Can overweight people lose body fat and avoid starvation mode at the same time?

Yes: Cut daily calories by 500-1000 per day (or as much as you need to lose 2-3 lb per week). You will lose weight and not go into starvation mode if you stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Is a body mass index of 36 extreme or has it become average for overweight usa?

Obese: Bmi is a measure of body fat using height and weight; higher bmis are associated with health risks like hypertension, diabetes, and higher risk of cardiovascular events. Normal bmi is 18.5-24.9, overweight 25-29.9, and obese>30. More americans are overweight, so more bmis>30, but these people still face greater health risks than those with bmi 18.5-40. See http://www. Nhlbisupport. Com/bmi/. ...Read more

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Have had a "buffalo hump" for about at least 4 years. Don't have any other symptoms at all. Am a little overweight. Any reason for concern?

Have had a "buffalo hump" for about at least 4 years. Don't have any other symptoms at all. Am a little overweight. Any reason for concern?

Probably not. ....: .... but this unusual deposition of fat at the neck and upper back is associated with Cushing's syndrome. Named after a famous doctor from the 19th century, it occurs when there is too much circulating cortisol/cortisone in the bloodstream. The body's adrenal glands may produce too much or a person may be taking/using cortisone drugs for a prescribed treatment. You should be thoroughly tested. ...Read more

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According to my body fat percentage I am perfectly fine, but according to BMI I am a bit overweight. My fat percentage is 26 BMI is 26. Concern? /

Weight: As long as you are happy, don't be concerned. We are our own worst critics. You sound very healthy and you should be happy. ...Read more

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Okay to diet while trying to conceive? 9th month trying, overweight at 142 lbs, 5'2". Been eating at least 1200cal/day and working out 3x a week 60min

Okay to diet while trying to conceive? 9th month trying, overweight at 142 lbs, 5'2". Been eating at least 1200cal/day and working out 3x a week 60min

Pre pregnancy diet: Dieting while trying to conceive is healthy as long as the diet is balanced with the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Most women need at least 1200 calories per day. Make sure your prenatal vitamin contains at least 500 mg of Folic Acid daily. Achieving a healthy weight helps with fertility and decreases complications during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How close do I need to be to a normal body weight to be a good candidate for liposculpture? Can I get liposculpture if I'm about 40 lbs. Overweight, or do I have to lose weight first? .

How close do I need to be to a normal body weight to be a good candidate for liposculpture? Can I get liposculpture if I'm about 40 lbs. Overweight, or do I have to lose weight first? .

Stable: The ideal candidates for liposuction are their goal weight or at a stable weight. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, but rather it helps contour stubborn fatty deposits. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/liposuction/index. Html. ...Read more

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Is it healthy if my BMI says im overweight but its muscle with low body fat?

Is it healthy if my BMI says im overweight but its muscle with low body fat?

Yes: Keep it up, so that this muscle mass won't turn into fat. The main idea is to be active and stay active as much as you can, eat healthy, sleep well, avoid alcohol and smoking, and enjoy your health, best wishes ...Read more

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I am asking about that doctor cause my body water percentage is 61% and the Normal range is 52% so I think that the cause of my overweight?

Whoa: It is not your fault that you are misinformed. Who told you this stuff? Overweight is due to excess fat or building huge muscles. Please ignore whoever measured your body water or told you fifty two percent is normal. ...Read more