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How effective is plastic wrap to lose weight around the stomach area?

How effective is plastic wrap to lose weight around the stomach area?

Wrap: Wrapping for weight loss is a poor technique often used by your wrestlers. It causes increased sweating by building body heat and more fluid is lost than fat. Excessive sweating can cause electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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When you lose weight (around your stomach) will your skin go back in or will there just be baggy skin around your front?

When you lose weight (around your stomach) will your skin go back in or will there just be baggy skin around your front?

Variable: Skin elasticity decreases as we get older. Skin may sag or it may not. Being younger & physically active may be helpful in this area. ...Read more

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If you lose weight off your stomach will the skin go back or will there just be baggy skin around the front?

If you lose weight off your stomach will the skin go back or will there just be baggy skin around the front?

Depends: Kind of depends on how much weight and or inches around your waist you have to loose. Everyone is different but i would think you might have some loose skin if you had more than 50 lbs. To lose. The health benefits of a trim waist outweigh any possible loose skin left in its wake. Good luck! ...Read more

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I would like to lose weight around my stomach and my thighs, how is the quickest way?

I would like to lose weight around my stomach and my thighs, how is the quickest way?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ab ; thigh fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I am 42. What is the fastest healthy way to lose weight through exercise. I am concerned about weight in stomach area and generally around waist area.?

I am 42. What is the fastest healthy way to lose weight through exercise. I am concerned about weight in stomach area and generally around waist area.?

Slow, steady success: The fat around the middle is unhealthy not just as added weight but as indicator of possible decline in health if it persists. Weight loss programs in general will cause loss of pounds through generalized weight loss--all over. Exercise programs can strengthen the ab and oblique muscles, enhancing shape of the waistline. The fastest way is to start today eating less at dinner then going for a walk. ...Read more

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How to lose weight around love handles and stomach?

How to lose weight around love handles and stomach?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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What are some really good ways for a teenage girl to lose weight around her stomach and thighs?

What are some really good ways for a teenage girl to lose weight around her stomach and thighs?

Adrenals, thyroid: Weight around stomach responds to adrenal reset and weight around thigh is a sign of ineffective thyroid. ...Read more

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I am 6'4" and around 250 lbs and i want to lose weight. How i can decrease the size of my chest (man boobs) and stomach?

I am 6'4" and around 250 lbs and i want to lose weight. How i can decrease the size of my chest (man boobs) and stomach?

Lose Weight First...: You are wise in achieving a long-term stable weight. You will find that a regular exercise program and a healthy diet will go a long way in helping you achieve your goals. Once you have achieved your long-term stable weight, if the gynecomastia is persistent, surgery may be indicated. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue and peripheral liposuction. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight really fast around the lower stomach and upper legs?

How do I lose weight really fast around the lower stomach and upper legs?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ab ; thigh fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic >. ...Read more