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I am facing overweight?

I am facing overweight?

Lose that weight.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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What defines overweight?

What defines overweight?

Charts: Overweight is defined as having a bmi of 25-30 while obese is having a bmi over 30. Bmi is a calculation based on your height and weight. It is not perfect but a very good general guideline for most people to go by (football athlete with lots of muscle mass may be technically "obese" on the charts while not actually having too much body fat). ...Read more

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I'm 50 and 40 lb overweight?

I'm 50 and 40 lb overweight?

Change your life: At the most basic level dieting takes no time or money. You can choose to eat less. I am sure you are busy, we all are. Do you have anything more important than your life? We each have 24 hours per day. Find a way to demand that you have earned the right to spend 1 of those hours each day to keep you alive. Would a check for $1million convince you? Would a funeral convince you? What will it take? ...Read more

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Best way to control overweight?

Best way to control overweight?

Holistic approach: A doc, coach, or clinical psychologist can help you draw up a plan of action to include exercise, food plan, and stress management. This can be adjusted weekly as needed. Focus on your health more than on the number on the scale. There are lots of good books out there. Go slow and steady. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any overweight vegans?

Are there any overweight vegans?

Sure.: Being overweight isn't just about what we eat. There's a lot more that goes into it, including activity level, metabolic rate and genetic predispositions. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am overweight?

How do I know if I am overweight?

Overweight: It has its flaws but to my knowledge the gold standard measurement out there right now is the BMI (Body Mass Index). Using this chart can help you determine if you are overweight or not. In my opinion it doesn't account for muscle mass very well. Ultimately, it's using the chart and discussing your results with your PCP. ...Read more

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Could I be overweight but not fat?

Yes: You might appear "overweight" by some weight standards but it could be related to large muscle mass. ...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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When is a man of 180cm overweight?

When is a man of 180cm overweight?

180 pounds by BMI.: While the BMI is a flawed index of proper weight, as it only uses height and weight and not body composition, by BMI at your height you'd be considered overweight at 180 pounds (82kg). ...Read more

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Hii I am overweight tell some tips?

Hii I am overweight tell some tips?

Overweight: Drink a lot of water. Eat small protein based meals frequently. Watch your portions. Cut back on processed foods, white carbohydrates and fried foods. Exercise exercise exercise with toning will definitely help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can it be healthy to be overweight?

Can it be healthy to be overweight?

No: Overweight puts stress on your joints, and may lead to diabetes with complications including cataracts, glaucoma, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, etc. Overweight is not healthy and one should make an attempt to try to improve lifestyle changes with healthy diet and increased activity in an attempt to have a normal weight. ...Read more

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I am getting overweight day by day.?

Not sure of?: Talk to your physician get your thyroid checked & look at your diet. Also regular exercise is key. Also, could you be pregnant? ...Read more

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160 lbs and 5 ft 7. Am I overweight?

160 lbs and 5 ft 7. Am I overweight?

Ideal weight: Insurance tables for normal weights start at 100 lbs for the first 5 feet, then add 5 lbs per inch beyond 5 feet for females, or 7 lbs per inch for males. At 5 ft 7, your ideal weight if you are female should be 135, but 149 for a male. This is just one method for calculating a reference point for your information. You may want to look also at your body mass index. ...Read more

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I am 5'6 and 192 lbs-am I overweight?

I am 5'6 and 192 lbs-am I overweight?

Yes, by BMI.: Granted, the BMI is a flawed governmental indicator that does not take body composition into account, but at your height and weight, your BMI of 31 would put you into the "obese" category. You should make some efforts to lose weight, as obesity does put you at risk for weight-related health concerns. ...Read more

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Can P90X be good for overweight women?

Can P90X be good for overweight women?

It can be: As it's one of the touted home high intensity interval exercise routines which can be very efficient at helping lose weight. ...Read more

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If i’m overweight, will my baby be fat?

If i’m overweight, will my baby be fat?

Maybe: Having an overweight parent definitely increases a child's risk of being overweight/obese. This is likely due to a combination of children patterning their eating habits and sedentary lifestyle of their parents as well as genetic tendency towards obesity. However, being aware of the weight struggles can be a powerful motivator for parents to adopt a healthy lifestyle for the whole family. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby is overweight?

Depends: If a child is < 6 months old, not much, and don't worry. If a child is > 6 months old, make sure the food they're eating is healthy. This means no juices or "junk" food. Also, the earlier a child is introduced to "solid" foods, the more likely he/she is to be overweight. To avoid this, wait until at least 4-6 months old to introduce (soft) cereals and fruits/veggies. ...Read more

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Is there a diet for overweight children?

Is there a diet for overweight children?

Overweight: The best diet for overweight children is a healthy and nutritious diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, protein (beans, peanuts and tree nuts, fish, white meat and lean beef), milk with reduced fat (preferably fat-free including yogurt), devoid of soda and juice but copious in water. Correct calorie counts for age should be exercised. Do not forget that at least one hour physical activity per day. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat being overweight?

What can I do to treat being overweight?

Www. Mcihealthweb. Com: See www. Mcihealthweb. Com on your web browser. Logon to the "i am a patient demo". Call the toll-free number to have us send your physician his/her passcode for the physician demo. Avoid HCG or fad diets! ...Read more

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I am 5'1 and 115 lbs. Is that overweight?

BMI = about 22 kg/m2: Ur BMI (weight in kg divided by body surface area, depends on ht) is ~22 kg/m^2. A BMI b/w 20 to 25 kg/m^2 generally is ideal, so u r not overweight (u r probably near ideal weight). However, other factors go into this calc. Are u dieting? Purging? What is ur baseline wt? And what about ur waist-to-hip (circumferences) ratio? These cd help u answer ur question. Talk 2 ur doctor w/ these answers. ...Read more

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How would you know if you are overweight?

How would you know if you are overweight?

BMI is a crude guide: The bmi formula, english units, is (wt in lbs) x 703÷ (ht in inches), see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/body_mass_index. Optimal just below 20 to ~25 bmi range. However, if very muscular, bmi overestimates body fat. The bigger issue, healthwise, is body fat, which is driven by low-fat diet/foods (carb/sugar is rapidly converted to triglyceride fats, by liver ; stored). See nusi. Org, fatchance. Html. ...Read more

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Is it a bad sign if my baby is overweight?

Is it a bad sign if my baby is overweight?

Not Necessarily: It depends on the age of the baby and the amount overweight. Babies are less active early on and eat more than they utilize but as time goes on and they become more active, most times babies will got back to a reasonable weight. Anecdotally, this is especially true of breast fed babies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being overweight?

Many: Overweight is a classification based on what is considered healthy body weight. A bmi > 25 (while it has flaws) is calculated based on your height and weight. There are many social, emotional, and physical effects of being overweight including increased risk for high blood pressure, coronary problems, diabetes, stroke, joint pain, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and stigma to name a few. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for and overweight kid?

What's a good diet for and overweight kid?

EXERCISE!: The number 1 problem with our children is inactivity, followed by poor diet/too much junk food.
Children should do an unstructured, 1 hour a day of exercise. ...Read more

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How come I look more overweight than I am?

How come I look more overweight than I am?

Muscle mass matters: People lose muscle mass and replace it with fat every year above 20. Someone in their 40's could have a normal bm. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to be overweight?

Is it possible for my baby to be overweight?

Yes: I have seen six month old babies who are obese - if mom responds every time a baby cries, with a bottle, The baby can become obese. Have your doctor check the height and weight for age, and calculate how many calories the baby needs and is getting. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I am really overweight?

Obesity: A good place to start is to find out your body mass index which is a ratio of your height and weight. Please remember that BMI does not take into account whether you are mail or female, or your body type. ...Read more

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Which percentage of Americans are overweight?

Which percentage of Americans are overweight?

Bad News!!!!!: See http://www. Niddk. Nih. Gov/health-information/health-statistics/Pages/overweight-obesity-statistics. Aspx 74% of American men are overweight & 68% of American adults are obese or overweight. EGAD!!! ...Read more