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Morbidly Obese Teen Guys Health
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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!
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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