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How can I lose my belly (39) fats? I'm 36 years male height 180cm & 82kg. I want to get flat abs.Can swimming will reduce belly fats?Am i overweight?

How can I lose my belly (39) fats? I'm 36 years male height 180cm & 82kg. I want to get flat abs.Can swimming will reduce belly fats?Am i overweight?

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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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What is a diet best to get on if I'm overweight?

What is a diet  best to get on if I'm overweight?

Several: I see the most consistent results and sustained weight loss with Weight Watchers. They're not trying to sell you products or have you do something strange your body won't be doing in the long run. They teach you how to make better decisions. Exercise is not an option, it needs to be done. You can also talk with your doctor about several prescription options. ...Read more

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I'm not overweight, but I have plenty of extra fat. How to get it to evenly distribute?

I'm not overweight, but I have plenty of extra fat. How to get it to evenly distribute?

Fat: Sorry but fat distribution appears to be genetic. To decrease it in a specific spot it has to be part of general loss of fat. ...Read more

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I'm borderline diabetes, slightly overweight and trying to get weight down, what to do?

I'm borderline diabetes, slightly overweight and trying to get weight down, what to do?

Simple approaches..: See my diet sheet www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc. Com, newsletter 3- avoid simple sugars or just get rid of 200 cal/day of usual intake and you'll lose 2 lbs/ month. ...Read more

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I have never exercised a day in my life and am overweight. Wanna get in shape. What is the best exercise to start with.

I have never exercised a day in my life and am overweight. Wanna get in shape. What is the best exercise to start with.

Walking: Is the best exercise. However, if you walk 1 mile only, you will burn up only 100 calories, about one 5th of a single doughnut. Restrict your diet to god made food. ...Read more

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Even if I have never smoked or been overweight and stayed active and ate healthy my entire life, could I still get sick?

Yes unfortunately.: Not all illness is consequent to how we choose to live. Genetics and happenstance play significant roles in illness as well. ...Read more

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Why did I get a hernia even though i'm not overweight?

Congenital: Most hernias are the results of weakened connective tissue, which is hereditary but non dominant. There is no asociation between bmi and hernia presentation. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a little overweight and I'm trying to get pregnant, why can't I?

What to do if I'm a little overweight and I'm trying to get pregnant, why can't I?

Why can't you what?: Lose weight? Get pregnant? See that you are 39 years old. As we age - getting pregnant may not be as simple. If you are just mildly overweight - then this might not be major factor for you. If you have been unsuccessful over at least a 6 months period (due to your age)to become pregnant - consider consulting with a fertility specialist. Take care. ...Read more