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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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I think I have gynecomastia. I was fat when I was young, now I am a bit underweight, but the man boobs are still there. Any ideas on what i should do?

I think I have gynecomastia. I was fat when I was young, now I am a bit underweight, but the man boobs are still there. Any ideas on what i should do?

Gynecomastia: Very simple - see your primary doctor! PS: I grew up in Sydney med school, took a year for lab data, moved to St. Louis in 1974 and could not get a ticket back to Sydney. I have stayed in Michigan since 1976 and still active. Things will be fine for you. ...Read more

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I have been eating a lot but I am not getting it digested at all i mean i don't have enough weight? Plz suggest a prescription..

I have been eating a lot but I am not getting it digested at all i mean i don't have enough weight? Plz suggest a prescription..

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Why do I have a lot of belly fat even though I am healthy?

Why do I have a lot of belly fat even though I am healthy?

Belly fat: Because you are healthy for the long term. 1: See a dietitian for advice. 2: Go online and see long lists of foods that are good, not so good, or just plain bad for you. 3:See an athletic trainer for advice and, if you can afford it, see the trainer regularly. ...Read more

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I am skinny but I have a large stomach.What causes this?

I am skinny but I have a large stomach.What causes this?

Exposures ; risks?: Abdominal distension has been addressed many times on healthtap, ; i recommend those answers to you. Can't tell here, without examination, whether your "large stomach" is due to body habitus or posture, centripetal adipose, nutritional deficiency/insufficiency causes, infectious or inflammatory disease, metabolic problems, fluid accumulation, pregnancy, etc. Please consult your physician locally. ...Read more

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I have back pains a lot but recently it's been more than normal. I am only 19 but I have bigger breasts. What should I do?

I have back pains a lot but recently it's been more than normal. I am only 19 but I have bigger breasts. What should I do?

See doctor: Heavy breasts can cause backache. If the breasts are excessively large, a subjective matter, you may consider reduction mamoplasty, though you should not rush into it. You may wish to consult a physical therapist to see if some exercise regimen may provide relief. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I really have a problem i eat a lot and I do gain weight but it's not really obvious I have a tiny waist and huge under waist, do I suffer from smthg ?

I really have a problem i eat a lot and I do gain weight but it's not really obvious I have a tiny waist and huge under waist, do I suffer from smthg ?

Maybe: A person who says she eats "alot" and has a "huge under waist" may be suffering from "overeating". A visit to the primary care doctor can see if this is indeed the case, and the doctor can help provide ways to live healthier. ...Read more

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I am 6ft an 16stone but i think i look skinny. Most people say im not.! Do i have i got a problem?

I am 6ft an 16stone but i think i look skinny. Most people say im not.! Do i have i got a problem?

Calculate BMI: I really don't understand 16stone means? You can very easily find a BMI calculator on the internet web and put in your height and weight and it will show your BMI. BMI greater than 25 is overweight, greater than 30 is obesity and greater than 35 is morbid obesity. There's another way to calculate if you overweight or not is measure you waist size. You can find all information on the webs. ...Read more

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I'm ten weeks pregnant but i look bigger, i wasn't skinny before i got pregnant but i wasn't overweight either but i look overweight now is this norm?

I'm ten weeks pregnant but i look bigger, i wasn't skinny before i got pregnant but i wasn't overweight either but i look overweight now is this norm?

Little to say: You did not include your weight or any other physical history here. Weight gain is very common in the setting. Remember the enemy is sugars not fats! watch the weight gain. The more you gain the harder it is to take off. ...Read more

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I'm 18. I have no pain but I have large areolas and lost a lot of weight recently. I am not positive if I have gynecomastia, but do you think it will go away?

I'm 18. I have no pain but I have large areolas and lost a lot of weight recently. I am not positive if I have gynecomastia, but do you think it will go away?

See Plastic Surgeon: Many young men get enlarged breasts at puberty. Usually they subside and become normal in about three years. If they persist even after three years > you might need surgery. See a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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My tummy is getting bigger. I don't know what is it? I don't have any symptoms of being pregnant. Is just i too much eat? I have just a thin body.

My tummy is getting bigger. I don't know what is it? I don't have any symptoms of being pregnant. Is just i too much eat? I have just a thin body.

See your doctor: A doctor will need to examine you and order tests to determine the cause. You could be pregnant without having other symptoms of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have gynecomastia or just chest fat because I am obese?

How do I know if I have gynecomastia or just chest fat because I am obese?

Lumpy?: Gynecomastia tends to be a firm, discrete lump, which is centered on the nipple. Fat tends to be soft and distributed more widely, especially in the lower pole of the breast. Obesity often obscures the physical findings for gynecomastia as the chest fills with fat. Lumps in the breast, for men and women, should be checked by a qualified physician to determine the pathology. ...Read more

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I have gotten gallbladder/gallstone remove and I have a over floppy fat stomach people think im pregnant but i'm not how can I lose this fat stomach?

I have gotten gallbladder/gallstone remove and I have a over floppy fat stomach people think im pregnant but i'm not how can I lose this fat stomach?

There is no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I have a very big appetite i couldn't resist food even though I am not hungry.Currently I am 90kg over 170cm in height.What should I do to lose weight

I have a very big appetite i couldn't resist food even though I am not hungry.Currently I am 90kg over 170cm in height.What should I do to lose weight

See below: Resist food. Simply put, the more calories you take in the more weight you will gain, so you have to decrease your consumption. ...Read more

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I am 23, not pregnant, been vegetarian for a year, i haven't lost much weight but i went down a cup size and don't know why I am losing my breast?

I am 23, not pregnant, been vegetarian for a year, i haven't lost much weight but i went down a cup size and don't know why I am losing my breast?

Your diet: Looks like the lack of fat and ? Hormones ? From the meat now days are not in your current diet? Maybe you are loosing lean protein and your chest muscles have decreased in size and thus you see a relative decrease in breast tissue. ...Read more

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I have always had a weight problem and i can't lose it.I also have a problem, i don't eat fruit.I just feel sick even when i just smell it.What do I do?

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 eat healthily and regularly exercise e.g walking. I had surgery for endometriosis. I have a tummy that looks like I am pregnant what could this be?

I eat healthily and regularly exercise e.g walking. I had surgery for endometriosis. I have a tummy that looks like I am pregnant what could this be?

The 5Fs: Big tummy can be caused by fat, fluid in the abdomen, foetus (pregnancy), faeces (constipation) or flatus. It is a bit difficult to say what is causing the appearance without looking and examining the abdomen and therefore I would like to suggest to see your doctor for assessment. Regards ...Read more

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I have a big and pointy chest, I am not obese or overweight, i was concerned that I have chest fat or gynecomastia ? I work out on regular bases

I have a big and pointy chest, I am not obese or overweight, i was concerned that I have chest fat or gynecomastia ? I work out on regular bases

Male chest concerns: If your concern is of the breast and not the sternum, you may have gynecomastia. Many males have a period of this in their late teens or late middle age. If this problem has been established for a number of years, a surgical remedy is likely the key. If this is new, see your primary care doctor for a testicular exam and screening. Marijuana, xtc, steroids, supplements and alcohol can cause. ...Read more

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