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Im obese i used to weigh 210 lbs now i weigh 180 lbs i lost 30 pounds in 2 months how to lose more? I am 17 yr old female

Desired weight loss: Congratulations on your weight loss. 30 pounds in 2 months is rather significant & very impressive. Just keep doing what you've been doing to achieve this success, eg eat less & exercise more. To be safe, keep checking in w/your family doc for close monitoring. Good luck! ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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I am a boxer, my height is 5ft7 & i weigh 74kg, i find it very hard to lose fat, I am only having 150g of carbs per day, is this my natural weight?

I am a boxer, my height is 5ft7 & i weigh 74kg, i find it very hard to lose fat, I am only having 150g of carbs per day, is this my natural weight?

Yes: Your fat composition is linked to your genetics, hormonal balance and diet. If the fat is mostly on your trunk, get a blood analysis with your physician to look at your hormones and your vitamin d levels (actually a hormone that interacts with Insulin and thyroid and growth hormone). Some protein supplements strain the kidney function, and require care in your efforts at weight control. ...Read more

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If you're significantly overweight is it ok to lose weight quickly (like a low carb) or should you try for the conventional 1-2 pounds a week. I am 5'0 and weigh 254 pounds. I'm fortunant to not have any medical problems and I go regularly for physicals

If you're significantly overweight is it ok to lose weight quickly (like a low carb) or should you try for the conventional 1-2 pounds a week.  I am 5'0 and weigh 254 pounds.  I'm fortunant to not have any medical problems and I go regularly for physicals

Life long habits: Losing weight is the "easy" part. (not easy at all, of course). The hard part is keeping it off. Therefore, losing weight quickly will not accomplish your goal. Instead, change your habits to focus on pleasurable activities independent of meals and eat in a manner that is sustainable. That means slow weight loss. You should not attempt to lose 100 lbs in anything less than 24 months. ...Read more

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I am an endomorph, I am 5 ft 7 and weigh 74kg, how much should I restrict carbs to lose 3kg in 4 weeks?

I am an endomorph, I am 5 ft 7 and weigh 74kg, how much should I restrict carbs to lose 3kg in 4 weeks?

Not just carbs...: With excess tummy fat, one surely should avoid sugar and simple starches, but weight loss occurs not only by avoiding carbs. Weight loss depends on the total decrease in caloric intake (regardless of how much of it is from fats, protein, or carbs). There isn't a definite number, so one can try eating 400-500 carb calories less than before dieting, to see how much weight loss occurs in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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If a obese person completely changes their diet and walks daily does that warrant losing 3 lbs a wk? Seems like a lot to me. I weigh 270 I was 320 . Or could this be fatty liver getting worse

If a obese person completely changes their diet and walks daily does that warrant losing  3 lbs a wk? Seems like a lot to me. I weigh 270 I was 320 . Or could this be fatty liver getting worse

Normal : The heavier the weight the faster you'll lose but it will slow down since your metabolism with weight loss slows down as well. So 3 ibs per week at 320 or 270 with the right diet and exercise is normal but it'll most likely slow down th fatty liver will improve with weight loss. ...Read more

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I am 5 ft 7 and weigh 75kg, will i build lean muscle & lose fat if i remove the carbs & eat 1.5g of protein & 0.5g of fat per pound of bodyweight?

I am 5 ft 7 and weigh 75kg, will i build lean muscle & lose fat if i remove the carbs & eat 1.5g of protein & 0.5g of fat per pound of bodyweight?

Good start: This is adequate protein. How effective this will be depends on how much energy you burn / how hard you work in your fitness activities. I'm glad you're undertaking this and wish you luck. ...Read more

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I am a boxer and weigh 76 kg I am trying to lose weight so I am only having 100 grams of carbs per day is this enough carbs for my boxing workouts?

I am a boxer and weigh 76 kg I am trying to lose weight so I am only having 100 grams of carbs per day is this enough carbs for my boxing workouts?

May be low : 100-150 grams is good for the average active person but you may need more. Pay attention to your energy levels. You can also check your urine with keto strips. When you run out of carbs you start burning fat and that shows up in your urine. ...Read more

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Im a 17 yr girl and 5'4 i weigh 180 lbs which makes me obese im already losing weight im really worried about my height my first period was at 11 yrs?

Im a 17 yr girl and 5'4 i weigh 180 lbs which makes me obese im already losing weight im really worried about my height my  first period was at 11 yrs?

Height: Eating right- fruits, vege and water along with exercise are very important to bringing your weight to where it should be. It is not easy as our society is based on marketing bad things to us constantly, but you can do it. You have heard and seen the consequences of obesity. You likely will not grow any taller. You have 2-3 years after your 1st period to grow then your done growing. ...Read more

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I'm 5'7 and weigh 209 lbs, and I'm 18. I have stretch marks on my belly, thighs, and back. Will I have loose skin if I lose weight? Am I obese?

I'm 5'7 and weigh 209 lbs, and I'm 18. I have stretch marks on my belly, thighs, and back. Will I have loose skin if I lose weight? Am I obese?

Weight loss: You may be obese (I don't know if you have lots of muscle). You may develop sagging skin with weight loss. However, at age 18 your skin should still have elasticity and if you are physically active - it may minimize loose skin. ...Read more

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Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more