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Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Small steps: Significant weight loss starts with small weight loss. Set smaller, 5 lb goals and achieve many of these through daily cardiovascular exercise. This is as easy as a 30-40 minute walk daily. Be persistent and you will succeed. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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I'm 5'5 and weigh 280 lbs. Am i morbidly obese?

Yes: Hi. Your BMI is 46.5, morbidly obese. At your young age, that places you at very high risk for obesity-related diseases in the future. Naturally you want to eat healthily and exercise regularly, but you should also consider weight loss drugs and bariatric surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Chest=49"bicep=25"Waist=38"Height=178cmWeight=107kg.Body Fat=11%.BMI=34 but athlete bodybuilder.Why am I considered obese?Is bodybuilding bad?BMI lie?

Chest=49"bicep=25"Waist=38"Height=178cmWeight=107kg.Body Fat=11%.BMI=34 but athlete bodybuilder.Why am I considered obese?Is bodybuilding bad?BMI lie?

Pump it up!: BMI are only for average body types. Those who are very lean or very muscular fall out of the category. You should follow body fat % in your case and make sure your risk factors are controlled. Diet, exercise (you're good there), cholesterol, blood pressure. Body building is great, fantastic exercise. ...Read more

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Why teen girls have unhealthy eating habits?

Why teen  girls  have unhealthy eating habits?

Role models: The most common reason is that public models and figures in the entertainment and fashion industry have an obsession with thin-ness. This model for young girls is a powerful attraction and may contribute by imitation to unhealthy eating habits. A few of course do the opposite, eating badly and thoroughly and gain too much weight. ...Read more

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Will liposuction help someone who is morbidly obese?

Will liposuction help someone who is morbidly obese?

Liposuction: Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss. Liposuction is a good option for those stubborn areas of fat around certain areas such as the buttock, hips, arms, legs, waist, abdomen, or even the neck/chin. A tummy tuck or even a body lift may be a suitable option for medium to larger-sized individuals. The surgeon will discuss all of the options during consultation. ...Read more

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I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

I'm severely morbidly obese at 490 pounds. I'm a woman who is 5'7" and 24. How many calories should someone obese like me start eating to lose weight?

Congratulations: on asking this question. Please see your doctor for guidance. W/out that your weight loss program can be dangerous. Hormone levels, cardio, etc, all need to be taken into account to create a safe and healthy weight management program for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

Yes: It is slightly over weight. It is not good for a young person to start out adult life as being over-weight. See this site for more info. http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm. ...Read more

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Overweight? A 16 year old female,190lbs, 5'9", eats healthy, exercises, and doesn't look overweight. Do you think she's overweight? Thank you!

Overweight? A 16 year old female,190lbs, 5'9", eats healthy, exercises, and doesn't look overweight. Do you think she's overweight? Thank you!

Perceptions: The definitions of normal/overweight and obese are based on published standards. At 16, a 5'9" female is considered in a normal weight range from 118-168.Above 168 to 198 is considered overweight. Above 198 is considered obese. ...Read more

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How can a male senior citizen lose belly fat?

How can a male senior citizen lose belly fat?

Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limiting carbs, and remember that alcohol has calories. Healthy amounts of exercise. You cannot otherwise target belly fat (without surgery). Exercise (get medical clearance from your doctor before you begin) will help too. ...Read more

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How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

By percentage: It is not the absolute pounds, but takes into consideration you height (in the bmi calculation). More useful, at least in the disease process, is the waist/hip ratio, which shows how much abdominal fat one has. Abdominal fat is particularly metabolically active, and thus more dangerous than leg fat (for example). >102 centimetres (40 in) in men and >88 centimetres (35 in) in women are obese. ...Read more

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What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

Around 22-25: The "normal" range for body mass index is 18-25. This does not take into account body composition. When losing weight to reach this range you must exercise and get enough protein to maintain lean muscle mass while losing body fat. ...Read more

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I'm eating normal healthy foods but am losing weight. I'm a male 5'5" & weigh 141lbs....Is that normal?

I'm eating normal healthy foods but am losing weight. I'm a male  5'5" & weigh 141lbs....Is that normal?

Unexplained wt loss?: 5'5" and 141 is normal weight. Losing weight for no good reason? See md. If "healthy foods" are low fat, low calorie, then may have an explanation there, especially if recent diet change. Otherwise, could be due to thyroid, infection, inflammation, problems with gut, digestion, etc. See md, bring diet history (3 days), get examined, maybe get tests. ...Read more

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Serious teen sexual health/pregnancy question. I'm desperate.?

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Serious teen sexual health/pregnancy question. I'm desperate.?

What is question?: You are free to go ahead and ask any question you would like, and not be judged. If you are desperate would be happy to try and help. ...Read more

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How can someone who is morbidly obese lose weight quickly?

How can someone who is morbidly obese lose weight quickly?

Steady progress: Losing weight quickly is usually not the answer, the solution is find a program you can stick to and lose weight gradually but keep it off. My successful clients use a program which focuses on a 1:1 balance of protein and carbs and works without counting calories. ...Read more

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Can belly fat accumulate in different proportions among sisters , i know a family where obese younger girl has more belly fat than her old obese sister?

Can belly fat accumulate in different proportions among sisters , i know a family where obese younger girl has more belly fat than her old obese sister?

Variable: Where fat accumulates can vary from person to person depending upon their genetic predisposition, height, weight, Insulin resistance, etc. In all of them, however, it relates to weight gain increasing Insulin resistance, and can be improved by diet, exercise and weight loss -- + medication if needed. Check w/doctor. ...Read more

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Why must someone who is young and healthy buy private health insurance?

Why must someone who is young and healthy buy private health insurance?

Some questions for U: Questions to ponder: in the event of a life-threatening accident, or a grave and unexpected illness, how would you and your family pay for the care you need? These costs can be hundreds of thousands of $, and easily bankrupt a family. Also, are you independently able to pay for preventive doctor visits now, while you are young and healthy -- so that potential illnesses are avoided as you age? ...Read more

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Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

Healthy vs risk...: Unfortunately being over weight is actually more common than normal wt these days. As long as you are active, eat a healthy/balanced diet, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and don't drink to excess, you are better off overweight than normal wt and don't do the above. Also, if you have big frame, 10lbs may not make u overweight. Stay healthy. It is a lifelong commitment, but so worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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