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Down to 135 or 140 lbs now. What workouts guarantee a tighter body & weight loss?

Down to 135 or 140 lbs now. What workouts guarantee a tighter body & weight loss?

No guarantee: To lose weight you need to burn off more calories than you take in. 3500 calories to the pound. Exercise will determine the "tightness" of the muscles depending upon which ones you exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

This is frustrating: This can be frustrating. The most important thing to do is expand how you measure success of your workouts. The other measures of success include how you feel, how your clothes fit, a sense of accomplishment, what friends say, etc. Your weight may be increasing because of increased fluid retention by sore muscles. Keep up the good work, don't get frustrated, and you will see results. ...Read more

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Can hill walking will lead to upper body weight loss?

Can hill walking will lead to upper body weight loss?

No: Our physiology and biology does not work that way. Its not calories in calories out. Fat loss/gain is a hormone driven biologic phenomenon. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...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

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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Painless muscle twitches tinging in body weight loss dizzy spells no fatigue no muscle weekness not much sleep bone cracking foggy head somtimes?

Need more info: Your symptoms are not specific enough. What is your age prior medical problems, meds taking right now..you would be better served going to a primary care physician and get checked out with a simple blood test too. ...Read more

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What is 85% of my ideal body weight i'm 1, 83 (about 5'11.5)?

What is 85% of my ideal body weight i'm 1, 83 (about 5'11.5)?

You're not a number: "ideal weight" is entertainment and subscience. Your best weight is whatever looks and feels right to you with you doing well at your favorite sports. The last few years' worth of prospective studies have exploded "pop" notions in which body mass index was misapplied. Hit exercise hard, eat sensibly, take charge and be the person and have the body that you know is right for you. ...Read more

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How can you calculate your ideal body weight?

BMI and body fat: There are two ways. The more traditional way is to calculate your body mass index (check at wellesleymd.Com). Ideal bmi is 22-23, since your height is stable, if you get your weight there, that'll be ideal. What i like more is body fat which is more consistent with being healthy. Get your body fat checked, for male ideal is between 14-18%, female 18-26%. So lose enough fat to get your fat in range. ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate ideal body weight?

What is a good way to calculate ideal body weight?

No need to: You will recognize your ideal weight, because it's the body weight and habitus that looks and feels right to you while you are doing the fitness activities that you enjoy, keeping up with peers. There's almost no science to the beancounter "ideal weight" tables; most recently the "overweight" people live longer and have less of all the common diseases. You decide what's best. Stay healthy. ...Read more

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My age is 49 years any my height is about 5ft 8 inches, what should be ideal body weight. Right now I am weighing 76 KGS.

My age is 49 years any my height is about 5ft 8 inches, what should be ideal body weight. Right now I am weighing 76 KGS.

Normal: Normal would be about 74kgs which would give you a BMI of 24.8. Which would be considered about normal for your sex and age and height. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. David Wyatt
2,932 doctors shared insights

Body Weight (Definition)

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