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Dr. David Wyatt
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Body Weight (Definition)

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Is it true that I should drink half of my body weight (in ounces) of water per day? If I weight 228, then 114 ounces?

Is it true that I should drink half of my body weight (in ounces) of water per day?  If I weight 228, then 114 ounces?

Numbers are silly: You need to drink enough to pee every 6-8 hours, not hold to some artificial number. The food you eat otherwise often has a free water content that must be factored into such numbers. Applesauce or similar products are 95% free water while most vegetables are 60%. By the time you sit down with a calculator to decide if you meet the "goal" you have wasted your day. ...Read more

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Should i be drinking half my body weight in water in order to lose weight? I weigh 262 and 5'7 now @ 55? I have to get this weight off, so confusing!

Should i be drinking half my body weight in water in order to lose weight? I weigh 262 and 5'7 now @ 55? I have to get this weight off, so confusing!

Drinking: Water is dangerous a very high volume; I see no need to drink more than 1.5-2 liters of fluid per day unless you are in high heat and are losing water via sweating to a large extent. ...Read more

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I am a38 yr old female, 370 lbs, working on losing weight, saw ad for weight loss info, "drink water(1/2 your body weight)" what does this mean? Help

consider bariatic Rx: I am not sure what is meant by drinking 1/2 body weight. In general, drinking lots of fluids fills your stomach so that you can be less hungry while dieting. Although any weight loss program is better than nothing, it is highly unlikely that you would lose the amount of weight you need to (probably 200 lbs) without bariatric surgery. In your age group you really need to highly consider this. ...Read more

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How do I loose body weight?

How do I loose body weight?

See below: Unfortunately, the simple equation is that you have to expend more calories than you take in. ...Read more

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How can increase body weight?

How can increase body weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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How can I lose my body weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs,. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my body weight?

How can I reduce my body weight?

Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet-eliminate junk food and don't over eat. Consider liquids as well-soda, alcohol, etc contains a lot of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices! ...Read more

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How do I increase my body weight?

How do I increase my body weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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How can I control my body weight?

How can I control my body weight?

Common problem: General recommendations: Follow the "Mediterranean" Diet and go to following websites
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How can I build up my body weight?

How can I build up my body weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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How does exercise influence body weight?

How does exercise influence body weight?

Basically In 2 ways: Burning more calories and increasing your metabolic rate which will eventually affect your weight. ...Read more

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How's does exercise influence body weight?

How's does exercise influence body weight?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What should I do to lose my body weight?

What should I do to lose my body weight?

See Dr. and eat less: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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I want to lose my body weight. Please help me?

I want to lose my body weight. Please help me?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce the body weight?

What is the best way to reduce the body weight?

See below: Healthful diet, portion control, exercise: eat lean protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains; avoid fast foods & highly processed foods; limit portions by using salad plate instead of dinner plate; no 2nd helpings; 30 minutes of moderate exercise (walking, water exercises) a day. Aim for 2-pound weight loss per week. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce your body weight?

What is the best way to reduce your body weight?

Eat less move more: Eat less and move more. If you reduce your intake by 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week. If you increase your daily activity, that increases your metabolism and helps you to lose weight. ...Read more

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What are the better ways to increase body weight?

What are the better ways to increase body weight?

Increase Muscle Mass: If you want to improve your body weight and you are normal body composition, increase muscle (lean) mass or fat free mass. Muscle weighs more than fat and this will improve your metabolism as an added benefit. Consult a personal trainer who can direct you with diet, weight lifting and aerobic exercise. This is the "triple" approach to body building. ...Read more

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Please tel me natural ways of increasing body weight.........

Please tel me natural ways of increasing body weight.........

Muscle over fat: At 16 yo you still have a lot of growing to do. Many guys want to "bulk up" but a better goal is to increase muscle while avoiding storing fat. Protein, good fats, and complex carbs are the micronutrients. Eat from those three groups primarily and avoid junk food or drinking lots of soda to gain fluid weight which doesn't help. Run from any temptation to take steroids; they will harm you. ...Read more

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My hight is 172cm. What is the best suitable body weight for me?

My hight is 172cm. What is the best suitable body weight for me?

You decide: Ignore the "ideal weight" subscience numbers. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you and enables you to keep up in the fitness-sports you enjoy with your peers. Someone else can teach you to calculate the body mass index, but this is for non-athletes; track and field stars are "underweight" and bodybuilders / hollywood studs are all "overweight" or "obese". ...Read more

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How can I gain upper body weight?

Weight Training: The best way to gain upper body weight as in muscle mass is in weight training the upper body. Working the Biceps, triceps, deltoids, pectoralis muscles. There is no diet that would help since the calories that you consume would naturally go to your fat stores. ...Read more

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How can I lose lower body weight?

How can I lose lower body weight?

Weight loss:: Can not target a specific part of the body. If part of you is over weight, lose weight. The extra fat goes away wherever it is. Work on exercise to tone muscles and help burn calories. Count calories daily, and don't follow a high protein, low carb, high fat diet. There are studies that associate high protein low carb diets with earlier onset of heart disease. See the Dean Ornish, M. D. diet. ...Read more

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How to gain body weight with food?

How to gain body weight with food?

Easy: Gaining weight should not be a problem in any normal healthy person, just by eating more than required calories (BMR) , loosing it is, to get rid of I lb of fat in your body you have to burn 3500 cal by work out ...Read more

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What do you consider as low body weight?

Depends on height: Body mass index is a formula for calculating under or over weight. Here is an online calculator http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/BMI.html You can plug in your height and weight and it will tell you if you are underweight or not. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is a healthy body weight for a man?

What is a healthy body weight for a man?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well.

http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm. ...Read more

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How does malocclusion affect my body weight?

How does malocclusion affect my body weight?

Not much: After 30 years of treating malocclusions, I can say without reservation that the kids intake of calories are just fine. There are rare cases identified very early in life where the malocclusion is so severe that it impedes eating, but those have been all orthopedic cases. Plenty of folks 1 or 2 generations ago took dentures out to eat. ...Read more

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Does body weight have anything to do with vitiligo?

Does body weight have anything to do with vitiligo?

No: Vitligo is a skin condition (pigment related) that should have nothing to do with body weight. You should consult your dermatologist for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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How do you lose face weight without losing body weight?

You Can't: You cannot selectively lose weight just in your face. If you lose weight, you cannot necessarily control exactly where you lose it. ...Read more

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What's the best way to determine the ideal body weight?

What's the best way to determine the ideal body weight?

Estimate with BMI: No simple tool is perfect, the bmi does provide a rough estimate. Bmi equals your weight in pounds mulitplied by 703 then divided by the square of your height in inches. 18-25 is ideal, 25-30 is overweight, over 30 is obese and less than 18 is underweight. It is inaccurate in very muscular individuals, where the calculated value will be too high due to muscle mass. ...Read more

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What percent of body weight is safe to lose when dieting?

What percent of body weight is safe to lose when dieting?

Lose only fat: So for weight loss, you are made of fat, muscle & water. Muscle must stay stable otherwise whatever you lost is coming back!. You want to lose only fat and that comes by increasing water percent. The more water you have, the less fat you have (think olympic athlete with nobody fat). So you can lose alot of weight but monitor to make sure it is only fat, not muscle with physician guidance. ...Read more