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I'm 21 years old and just bought a scale... I'm 5'4 and weight 138.4. Am I overweight?

You'reNotAFatAlbert: That's not much info,but can be used to calculate your Body Mass Index which gives a very general idea of your over- or under-weightedness.But please remember it depends on what that mass consists of. If all fat that's one thing,all muscles another.Most people are somewhere in-between so we use the BMI as an estimate.Yours is exactly 23.69.Time for you to read-up on what that means(hint: not over) ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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


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A bunch of scales say I'm 201 lbs but my dr is very confused because according to him I don't look overweight. I'm 5'11 FYI. What can cause?

You are overweight: because you've eaten more calories than you've burned off. That can be corrected by restricting your diet and increasing your physical activity, ...Read more

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I recently found out i'm overweight. I read online that the fat pad above my penis will go away with age. Is this true? If not, then, what can I do?

I recently found out i'm overweight. I read online that the fat pad above my penis will go away with age. Is this true? If not, then, what can I do?

Steady or ...: The pubic fat of most obese men is just proportional thicker but not as profound as the thickening of abdominal wall. Yet, fat distribution highly varies among individuals and genetically related, but nothing we can do, but sticking to healthy lifestyle without overindulgence ; obsession to keep thin, trim, and firm; there is no magic pill can help. More on healthy living? To www.Formefirst.Com. ...Read more

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Having dull ache in groin area where i wear my belt on and off again for about 4-5 days. Scale of 1-10, it's about 2. I am overweight and do sit a lot for work. I am also an anxious person by nature.

Having dull ache in groin area where i wear my belt on and off again for about 4-5 days. Scale of 1-10, it's about 2.  I am overweight and do sit a lot for work. I am also an anxious person by nature.

It could just be: Muscle or groin/ligament strain. Ur anxiety may be contributing to ur groin pain and ibs symptoms. Try to ease up and relax and find more fun in whatever u do.Continue staying active and losing weight.Don't worry, be happy! http://m.healthline.com/symptom/groin-pain. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/01/23/11-tips-to-help-manage-anxiety/. ...Read more

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Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Not likely: Not likely. Trips are so rare that being 60 pounds overweight is not going to make it significantly any more likely to have triplets or quads. ...Read more

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Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins"  can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Obesity impairs: Obesity can impair fertility, making it hard to conceive. Losing weight can be a potent benefit for having a baby. The risk of twins is not necessarily increased with obesity. Good luck. ...Read more

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For a year, i've been tracking my 500 calorie a day diet online (i even factor my vita-c tablet). No weightloss! my lowcal diet causes hairloss and worries people. Yet, i'm overweight/prehypertension.

For a year, i've been tracking my 500 calorie a day diet online (i even factor my vita-c tablet). No weightloss! my lowcal diet causes hairloss and worries people. Yet, i'm overweight/prehypertension.

500 cal not healthy: A 500 calorie/day diet is generally not healthy. In general around 1500 cal/day should help with weight loss. You should consult a nutritionist so you can be started on an appropriate diet. ...Read more

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I am 16 and over weight, I have tried so much to lose it, but i feel like the more I do the more the scales go up. Please help me.

1st see your Doctor.: After evaluation he can tel you the causes of your overweight and help you with your diet and exercises. ...Read more

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I'm female, 5 foot exactly and I weight 130 is that okay? I looked online and it said that I'm over weight?

I'm female, 5 foot exactly and I weight 130 is that okay? I looked online and it said that I'm over weight?

A little overweight: At 5 feet tall, ideal weight for a woman is 100-110. If you are a cyclist and have muscular thighs 130 may be OK. Consult a personal trainer or your Primary care for an assessment of total body fat % using calipers or tape. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is scaling?

What is scaling?

Cleaning : Scaling in dentistry is the process of removing tartar and plaque from your teeth by using an instrument with a sharp edge at 90 degrees to the tooth surface. ...Read more

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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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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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