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Why am I gaining muscle but losing no fat now that I'm exercising?

Why am I gaining muscle but losing no fat now that I'm exercising?

Diet: as well as type of exercise play a big role in reducing excess fat. Avoid high fat diet and do aerobic exercise as well as weight training to been calories. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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I am skinny but I have a fat tummy.... Otherwise I am healthy and i want to lose weight but not gain abs.... Help! ?

I am skinny but I have a fat tummy.... Otherwise I am healthy and i want to lose weight but not gain abs.... Help! ?

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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I am twenty one weeks, no bump, no weight gain, but I am getting tons of lower belly fat, why am I getting so much fat with no weight gain?

I am twenty one weeks, no bump, no weight gain, but I am getting tons of lower belly fat, why am I getting so much fat with no weight gain?

Pregnancy: At 21 weeks, the uterus is usually slightly above the belly button. At you next OB visit please verify that you are growing appropriately. Pregnancy changes are common, and your redistribution of fat is not out of the ordinary. Most weight gain occurs as the baby gets bigger rather than in early pregnancy. I would expect weight gain soon. ...Read more

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Why am i not losing weight even with exercise?

Why am i not losing weight even with exercise?

Keep food journal: Keep a diary of everything you eat combined with the physical activity you engage in. There are several possible reasons - you may still be eating more than you think , you may be building muscle (heavier) while losing fat, or there could be an underlying medical problem. Keeping a food journal will give you the answers. Try choosemyplate.Gov for an online journaling program. ...Read more

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I am on a healthy eating plan and exercising . I am losing inches but not losing weight? Why is that?

I am on a healthy eating plan and exercising . I am losing inches but not losing weight? Why is that?

Need calorie count: You may be eating more than you think and the calories you are burning off with exercise may be less than you think. Try figuring out these numbers before you give up your good work. Also, it is not unusual that in the early phases of dieting and exercise, your body is changing (adding muscle, losing fat) where you will not see much change at the scale. Keep going, it will get better. ...Read more

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I suspect that i got normal weight obesity, as I am thin but have a belly. I am now dieting and exercising, i lose my weight but not my belly?

I suspect that i got normal weight obesity, as I am thin but have a belly. I am now dieting and exercising, i lose my weight but not my belly?

Avoid carbs or sugar: 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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Why I am not losing weight although i m on a diet?

Why I am not losing weight although i m on a diet?

Reduce weight: It depends on what you are doing. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and you must do some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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How do I loose belly fat? I am 24 yrs/f. Height-5.5", weight-50kg.Gud physique but putting on belly fat very fast.

How do I loose belly fat? I am 24 yrs/f. Height-5.5", weight-50kg.Gud physique but putting on belly fat very fast.

Start simple: You are 24 and 50 kg at 5'5'. That is a healthy proportion. You didn't mention your exercise habits and eating habits. First could you be pregnant? If not then start with simple things. Everyday exercise. No elevator. Watch your diet. If your abdomen gets large and your legs arms and chest stay small then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been dieting and exercising and have not lost any weight I am 140 pounds over weight. Why with all the healthy changes am i still not losing?

I have been dieting and exercising and have not lost any weight I am 140 pounds over weight. Why with all the healthy changes am i still not losing?

Discouragement: Losing weight is hard and very, very slow. 1 to 2 lbs a week is the best you can hope for after the first week or several weeks. Exercise is good but weight loss only occurs when your intake is less that what you burn. Exercise is no substitute. Look at caloriecount.Com. ...Read more

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Im eatting alot but somehow im not gain any weight/fat. Im a skinny girl that needs fat in my body. ?

Im  eatting alot but somehow im not gain any weight/fat. Im a skinny girl that needs fat in my body. ?

Too skinny?: Everyone needs some fat in their bodies, but there are some people who genetically maintain minimal fat stores with very high metabolism. As long as you aren't losing weight you likely don't "need" to gain weight. On the other hand, hyperthyroidism can keep you from gaining weight and could be considered. If you are only worried about looks, concentrate on good muscle tone rather than fat. ...Read more

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Why am I gaining weight even though I'm dieting and exercising?

Why am I gaining weight even though I'm dieting and exercising?

See your Doctor: you may have hormonal/ metabolic issues and your general doctor should do series of blood works to give you a better evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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How come I am not losimg or gaining weight as i exercise?

Exercise: It may be your exercise choices and your diet/hydration. Keep a running count of your diet and calories and continue to boost your exercise routine. Don't increase the time of exercise but the intensity of it (using weights, etc). Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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I am dieting but my weight is not loss and I am also drinking slimming coffee?

I am dieting but my weight is not loss and I am also drinking slimming coffee?

Fat vs Muscle: Losing weight can mean different things to different people. I prefer to call it changing your body composition. That is to say gaining more lean tissue (muscle) and losing fat. It needs to be tracked with special scales or other equipment. Losing inches is as important as weight, and in some cases even more important. Would need much more info about your weight, "diet", exercise, etc. ...Read more

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Why am i gaining weight and looking fatter after exercising hard?

Exercise: Exercise needs to be combined with a healthy nutrition plan to lose weight. If you consume more calories than you did prior to beginning your exercise plan - that may be the problem. Hydrate well with water. Ensure that calories expended exceed calories consumed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight n stay healthy. I am 5ft 5" my weigh is 110. I am hungry often n i eat but I am not satisfied for long yet I am loosing weight?

How can I gain weight n stay healthy. I am 5ft 5" my weigh  is 110. I am hungry often n i eat but I am not satisfied for long yet I am loosing weight?

Weight gain is easy!: Weight gain is easy, as a healthy/meaningful gain in lean body mass as goal--but u can't pick where it goes! don't take products for quick results that sacrifice your future quality of life. Exercise vigorously, eat balanced meals, stay hydrated. Explore medical reasons why you have difficulty gaining--thyroid/ adrenal problems, diabetes, malabsorption, pancreas insufficiency, crohn's, infection.. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old and I am 96 pounds I eat allot but I have never gain weight I wanna gain weight does drinking ensure makes me gain weight?

 I am 20 years old and I am 96 pounds I eat allot but I have never gain weight I wanna gain weight does drinking ensure makes me gain weight?

Please see your doc: He/she may do some blood work, including a thyroid test. This will help determine the cause of your weight status. Insure is helpful for some but you are too young to be in need of a product like that. Protein powder shakes may be helpful. Nuts are also a good source of protein. ...Read more

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Can being obese alone cause dvt im really overweight but very active I don't sit down all day but I'm worried I am trying to lose weight ?

Can being obese alone cause dvt im really overweight but very active I don't sit down all day but I'm worried I am trying to lose weight ?

Risk factor: Obesity is just a risk factor. Although, you are at greater risk of DVT but that doesn't mean you'll ever have one. The cardinal feature of DVT is swelling of one leg. ...Read more