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Water To Body Weight Ratio
What percentage of adult men's weight is body water? And can you use body water percentage to measure hydration?
60%: In a male, 60% of body weight is water. In women, it is 50%. You typically cannot use body water percentage to measure hydration. The best way to hydrate is to thirst: that is the most powerful stimulus for drinking water. Also, if your urine is dark, that usually means you are dehydrated as well. ...Read more
How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?
Your body can: retain water and this can cause temporary weight gain and also wash out important electrolytes that allow your body to function properly. See your doc or a nutritionist for a diet that suits you. Many folks folks find low carb and higher protein helpful. Avoid low-fat diets. Good fat is essential. Peace and good health. Eggs are good, yolks and all. ...Read more
What is the caloric intake/needs for someone who is trying to decrease total body weight by losing fat and gaining muscle?
For someone trying to stay the same total body weight but lose fat and gain muscle what's there caloric intake or nutritional needs?
After weight training calculating how much protein is needed am i correct in thinking i need 1gm per lb of lean body weight not actual body weight?
No: You really have no control over where on your body you will lose weight. Hitting targeted areas, such as the abs with crunches, helps build muscle and lean out, but it doesn't result in weight loss just in the mid-section. To target specific areas of fat like the love handles requires something like liposuction. Some seem to lose more in certain areas quicker, but this is more genetics. ...Read more
Eat, eat, eat.: You can gain calories by just eating more food. People tend to gain weight with meat because it's more calorie-dense than other foods, but you'd gain more weight by just eating more of less calorie-dense foods. Just keep it healthy - there's a difference between gaining muscle weight and just getting fat. And exercise as well, so you gain lean mass and not just get fat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Resistance Exercise: For people who are at an acceptable weight but want to lose a little around the middle, increasing physical activity can help. Resistance training is especially beneficial. You will burn body fat and build muscle, which is more dense. This can allow you to lose inches without losing much weight. ...Read more
Sodium excretion: Due to loss in sweat.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm trying to gain weight BMI of 16. Is it healthier to drink full fat milk/yoghurt or stick to low fat? I've increased carbs and calories.
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 no body fat). So you can lose alot of weight but monitor to make sure it is only fat, not muscle with physician guidance. ...Read more
How to keep body fat % down to 10% as someone who is trying to also gain weight + build muscle? I'm 29,male, 112 pounds, 5'6". Fat intake restriction?
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