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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Weight But Not Breast Tissue

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it possible to lose breast weight (decrease their size) and how?

Is it possible to lose breast weight (decrease their size) and how?

Yes but....: When you lose weight you do not have control over what parts of your body lose over others. A healthy and diet exercise program will cause weight loss throughout your body. If your breasts shrink too much, talk to a plastic surgeon about your options for breast enhancement. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight without reducing your breast size?

Is it possible to lose  weight without reducing your breast size?

Breast size: Breast size is affected by weight loss, and many other factors including hormones and pregnanacy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tried so hard to lose weight instead i gain muscle mass, is there a way to lose weight without gaining muscle mass?

What to do if I have tried so hard to lose weight instead i gain muscle mass, is there a way to lose weight without gaining muscle mass?

Increase muscle good: Typically, we will start to gain a little weight when starting an exercise program as we gain muscle mass, and then lose fat later. Increased muscle mass will increase metabolism and help lose weight in the long run. If you are concerned about becoming too much like a body builder, stick to endurance exercises to help tone muscles and lose weight. Best of luck! ...Read more

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They say if you breast feed, you will lose weight faster. Why is that?

They say if you breast feed, you will lose weight faster. Why is that?

Breastfeeding helps!: During pregnancy your body stored extra fat in preparation for breastfeeding. You only need an extra 500 calories a day to breastfeed (peanut butter sandwich and glass of milk). Breastfeeding your infant will help you to lose that pregnancy weight. Also you will reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis and breast cancer. Benefits for both you and baby. All the best! ...Read more

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Want to loose weight but not to much to fast. How much is a healthy amount to loose in a month? Want to loose 60pounds but don't know how

Want to loose weight but not to much to fast. How much is a healthy amount to loose in a month? Want to loose 60pounds but don't know how

Obesity: 60 pounds is a lot of weight to lose, and you are right to want to do it in a healthy way. You should be evaluated by a doctor to see if you have insulin resistance, low thyroid function, or anything else that could make it harder to lose weight. Remember that the best approach to weight loss will use a combination of low glycemic nutrition, exercise, mindset, and stress reduction. ...Read more

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I'm very desperate to gain weight. I do weight training 3x/week, easy to lose fat but it is very difficult to increase muscle mass. 115 lbs, 5'6"?

I'm very desperate to gain weight. I do weight training 3x/week, easy to lose fat but it is very difficult to increase muscle mass. 115 lbs, 5'6"?

Muscle confusion: Don't do same routines every time. Always keep your muscles guessing. Make sure you have a nice healthy protein load within 30 minutes of your workouts. And keep eating small meals throughout the day after you work out. Don't starve yourself. ...Read more

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How to lose weight to show muscle that is underneath.

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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How to lose weight and burn fat without losing the breast size?

How to lose weight and burn fat without losing the breast size?

Build chest muscles: Short of getting implants, loosing body fat without some loss of breast size the best thing is weight training to build the pectoral muscles in the chest. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight without exercise?

Is it possible to lose  weight without exercise?

Some basics.: Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat foods with high fiber content. 5 servings of veggies and 4 servings of fruit per day. Stay away from junk food, sodas and alcohol. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose body fat with exercise?

Is it possible to lose  body fat with exercise?

Weight loss: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose excess fat and gain muscle by jogging?

Is it possible to lose excess fat and gain muscle by jogging?

You'll lose fat.: As jogging is a cardiovascular exercise, you will certainly lose fat by jogging regularly. As far as gaining muscle, you may gain some muscle tone, shape and size in your leg muscles, especially if you run up and down hills as part of your course, but you wouldn't diffusely gain muscle. ...Read more

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Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Some fat,: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. It is always helpful to rememberthat diet overall must be balanced. ...Read more

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What are some workout/how to to lose belly fat without losing breasts?

What are some workout/how to to lose belly fat without losing breasts?

It depends: Upon the number of calories burned up that you don't eat, not the type of exercise. It's 3500 calories to the pound. Any exercise can be effective, except your body will choose where to lose the fat and you can't direct it to a specific place. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight without exercising?

Exercise: The main way to lose weight is through proper nutrition.Even if you don't exercise much you will still lose weight if your nutrition is solid.Remember, in order to lose just 1 lb in fat, you need to burn 3500 calories through exercise ! ...Read more

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I want to gain weight but i eat slowly. Is it true that this causes weight loss? If so how an i eat a little faster to gain weight?

Confusion: It is unlikely that you are eating so slowly as to be wasting away...However, it is true that if you scarf down your food you can eat well past when your body would have signaled you to stop due to satiety (=full), and put on weight. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose muscle mass? Is it hard to lose muscle harder than to lose fat?

How long does it take to lose muscle mass? Is it hard to lose muscle harder than to lose fat?

Oone day: When you stop feeding your body protien and essential Amino Acids you well lose muscle. With injury and a day of bed rest you can lose 5% of your physical strength. Loss of fat is much harder, and requires susstained restriciton of calories relative to your energy expenditure. Your body has other reserve tissues and tricks to preserve muscle and fat when you exercise for fitness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight and not gain a lot of muscle?

Is it possible to lose  weight and not gain a lot of muscle?

Hard work: Cut calories but keep protein intake up. Do aerobic exercise especially things like stair steppers and spend time in the weight room. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more