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Why Am I Having Trouble With Weight Loss I Am Female
What is your "net"?: Weight loss is a very nebulous term; 10 lbs of fat loss but 10 lbs of muscle gain nets you no weight loss but better health. A better measure is size (however it is less precise) or an accurate measure of body fat percentage (underwater weighing or bioelectrical impedance, but not calipers.) type of exercise, diet, metabolism, thyroid function, and medications all play a role with your troubles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personalize: A healthful diet based in fresh vegetables, whole grains, and minimal animal fats or processed foods is best. Please use a bmi calculator to see if you need to lose weight (google nih bmi) at all; if so, the nih / nhlbi has a healthy eating guide that is very useful linked at their bmi calculator site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
125-45: It depends on the family genetics.......Get a more detailed answer ›
ideal weight: A bmi (body mass index) in the low 20's is desirable/ideal. Using a bmi chart 120-125lbs would give you a bmi of about 22 which is very good. At 140lbs you would be near 25 which is considered overweight. Of course everyone is different and people can have very different builds and bone structure. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more
Varies: At a height of 5'2", a weight of between 101 and 136 lbs will give you a normal body mass index (bmi) of between 18.5 and 25. However, this number does not account completely for other factors like skeletal frame and muscle mass. People with large frames and high muscle mass will have higher bmis that are normal, and therefore can weigh more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much weight loss: The old adage works, diet and exercise! just difficult to maintain either. Did you know that 20 minutes of resistance training can increase your basal metabolic rate for 48 hours! calculate your BMR (rough estimate is current weight x 13= total calories per day for bmr) than subtract 500 kcal from this for every pound of weight you want to lose per week. Go slow. Rapid loss see doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Average or Healthy?: These are 2 VERY different issues. Depending on build and muscle mass, ~120 lbs would tend to correlate with optimal healthy status by longstanding data, as first tracked/promoted by the MET LIFE Co. in the early 1940s. However, the 2014 normal (simply means usual/common, not healthy) in the US (given the last ~40-60 years of the Low-Fat diet promotion as healthy) is ~165 lbs. What is your goal? ...Read more
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