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Questions tagged [body-fat]

Questions about the deposits of subcutaneous fat.

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How efficient is the human metabolism at converting macronutrients to fat

My understanding is that carbohydrates and protein that are eaten but not immediately utilised are stored as body fat, provided that glycogen stores are already full. Also, I assume that any fat eaten ...
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Human body density statistics

What are the statistics on the density of our bodies? I.e. Mass/volume with full lungs. Does it follow a normal distribution like height and what is the mean and standard deviation? In particular, ...
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Does body recomposition cause the body to distribute fat differently?

My assumption is that it does not, but I should explain. It is a very commonly prescribed solution for "skinny fat" people to maintain their weight and begin adding muscle. The idea is that one will ...
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Extended amenorrhea due to exercise - how to mitigate long-term damage?

One thing that female athletes with low body fat can encounter is amenorrhea. While not a problem in the short term, extended instances of this can lead to bone loss (osteopenia/osteoporosis). Are ...
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Will cryolipolysis reduce fat cell's total number in human?

As we known, fat cell's number will not decrease for adults. Without other surgery, new fat cell will replace the dead fat cell and keep the total number constant. A and B are two people with same ...
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Do body composition analysers provide accurate readings or just estimates?

Looking for a gold-standard measure of Total Body Fat as a possible better predictor of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in comparison to BMI (Ortega, et al. 2016) - see also Considering obesity using ...
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Where does fat go when you lose it?

I just read an article that most of the fat lost during weight loss is removed through exhalation over time. However, I also thought that you don't gain or lose fat cells, but that they simply expand ...
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How does poor sleep cause circles under one's eyes?

I've read that poor sleep causes circles under one's eyes. Also, I've read that they are caused by dehydration. Is it safe to assume that the way poor sleep causes the circles is by causing ...
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What would cause a fat face but skinny body? Collagen? [closed]

Trying to understand how this would occur - why would someone's face be fat (either in general or compared to body) when the rest of their body is toned/lean/skinny. Ive observed this personally for ...
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What is the impact of electrolyte intake on weight loss?

A few years ago, the National Institutes of Health released a weight loss calculator based on a number of studies, supposedly allowing one to plug in a number of body and lifestyle factors, such as ...
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What is the formula for calculating Body Water Percentage?

Given the available inputs of Gender Age Height (cm) Weight (kg) Fat (%) Muscle Mass (%) I know the Watson Formula calculates Total Body Water (in Litres) as TBW(Male) = 2.447 - 0.09156 X age + 0....
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Ice bath cryolipolysis?

I've been hearing advertisements for a new fat reduction treatment called CoolSculpting, in which areas of fat are brought down to below the freezing point of fat but above the freezing point of water,...
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What should do to reduce belly fat who sit in around 8-14 hours per day at office? [closed]

I am sit around 8-14 hours per day at office and usually I stand just for lunch and go to the wash room. What should do to reduce belly fat?
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Is there any disadantage in reduce belly fat by machines or by medical treatments

I saw lot of companies advertising in online or in TV that we can reduce belly fat by using their machines. Is that really works , Is there any disadvantages ? also i saw some take medical ...
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Disadvantages of Running in Night after dinner [closed]

I want to reduce my waist size and I don't get much time in morning to run, so I am planning to run after dinner for 30 - 40 minutes.... My age is 26. Is there any disadvantages of running in night ...
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What to eat when you are a skinny fat?

I am 29 years old, I used to be fat, I was weighed more than 95 kg (I am 183 cm), And one day I decided to lose weight. I started to reduce food portions, no soda, no sugar on coffee and I lost 28 kg ...
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Reversal of excess fat in men by increase in testosterone

An increase in testosterone can reverse the excess fat. As the men age I believe that decrease in testosterone causes fat gain. If we increase testosterone can we reverse the extra fat storage in the ...
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How do i lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?

Through diet, cardio vascular exercise and using a Low Level Laser Therapy machine I have lost 4.75St with a daily calorie deficit of approx 700 - 1100 calories below my BMR. My BMI is now 24 (in ...
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How does gallbladder removal affects fat digestion?

If I understand correctly, the sole purpose of the gallbladder is to store extra bile that is opportunely released in order to properly digest fat. When the gallbladder is removed, what happens when ...
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Considering obesity using BMI

Why is it that medical assessments on obesity is based on BMI when BMI scales are inaccurate? Take for example Phillip Heath (Mr. Olympia 2016) Height: 5’9″ Competition Weight: 250 lbs This ...
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Which kind of muscle has greatest resting metabolic rate; big muscle, or strong muscle?

Due to scientific reports it is held that muscles have an important affect on fat burn, but would the rate be different to big, and to strong muscles? In other words, which type of muscle burn most ...
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Caffeine's role in fat oxidation

Seen here: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/79/1/40.full It is stated: In agreement with the results of previous studies (1, 20), the present study showed that caffeine ingestion increased ...
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Which one has lower fats? Skim milk Vs. Cottage cheese

I've MS and I would like to ask about which is better to eat Skim milk or cottage cheese? I especially ask about cottage cheese that is made for generations by our grandmothers at the back of the ...
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what are the long and short term benefits of cold showers

Apart from the increased circulation and sperm production (in men) what long term and short term benefits can you get with a cold shower every day? To clarify, short term effects I'd mean immediate ...
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why do we need to keep a ratio between omega 3 and omega 6?

I finally understood it with this picture.
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Am I overweight? Bad self image…?

Alright, I'm a fourteen-year-old male freshmen in high-school. I weigh 120 pounds, and I am around 5'5 - 5'6. Am I overweight? I am on the cross-country team, so I run thirty-five miles a week (...
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Wearing a corset

First of all, I am not an english native speaker, however I will try to explain my issue as clear as possible. I am not asking for any diagnosis, but to clarify my question I will share my personal ...
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Raspberry Ketone Dietary Supplement? Fat-burning? Legit?

So I found (not expired or opened) a bottle of dietary supplements in my cabinet called "Ketone Raspberry" and it claims to "promote body fat reduction", "support increased metabolism," and "PROMOTE ...
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Exercise vs Fasting: Which is better for weight loss?

As I know that calorie deficit cause weight loss but achieving calorie deficiency we can maintain Eat less and exercise less: Let say consume 2200 cal and burn 2700 cal by exercise. Eat more and ...
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Does tightening abdominal muscles reduce abdominal fat?

I have heard someone said that always conscious tighten abdominal muscles would help me reduce abdominal fat. Is that true? Does tightening abdominal muscles all the time not harm my body? If 2 is ...
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How to reduce weight-caused man boobs (psuedogynaecomastia)?

I have lost weight recently and although I've come within the normal BMI range, but the "sagging/bulky chest" of mine (a legacy from my fatter past) makes me feel ashamed of myself in public. I was ...
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Does caffeine reduce mass gaining by accelerating metabolism?

Does caffeine reduce the effects of weight lifting on mass gaining by activating metabolism, either for every individual or more specifically for ectomorphs who already have fast fat burning ...
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Benefits of tea in weight loss

I was prescribed green tea by my dietitian for weight loss. I tried it but I then switched to earl grey (with bergamot) black tea. I just wanted to know is earl grey also helpful in mobilizing excess ...
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If fat cell number stays the same after adulthood, how can adults gain huge amounts of weight?

A lot of research indicates that after the start of adulthood, the number of adipocytes in the body remains basically constant for the remainder of one's life. And yet, it is still possible for a ...
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Can Protein and low calories vegetables(kale, spinach) be used as sole source of energy?

To my knowledge the body must have it's 'main' source of energy as either fat(ketosis) or carbohydrates. However I was wondering if it could be done with protein alone(e.g. fat boiled out of meat). ...
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Interpreting DXA results myself

I want to determine my body fat percentage. Every hospital here in Bangkok offers me the InBody method, which is based on Bio Electrical Impedance and highly sensitive to my hydration levels in the ...
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Weight Loss: Static Equilbrium [closed]

My weights has reached the static equilibrium from more than 1 year between 77-79 KG. I wanted to make it 74 Kg, but no success so far. Is it somehow related to testosterone? Would it be safe to take ...
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How many Calories Deficit Equals 1 KG Loss, approximately

How many Calories Deficit Equals 1 KG Lost? I intend to loose weight and burn 500 calories daily in Gym. How many Calories Deficit Equals 1 KG Weight Loss, approximately?
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Does eating sweet after food help to digest large meals?

I've heard that if you eat sweets after big foods, your stomach gets the energy needed to digest and probably bigger part of your lunch will get digested (so it won't transform to fat). Are there any ...
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Does lowering your resting heart rate decrease your metabolism?

I noticed that since I've started increasing my physical activity significantly, my heart rate has decreased as well. Over the past six months, my resting heart rate went from 88 to 66. I thought this ...
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How long does it take to convert food into fat?

If I eat a very large meal, how long does my body take to convert the excess calories into fat?
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How to lose weight without doing exercise?

I am a 27 year old working woman. I don't have time to do any workouts or any physical execise. I got married 4 months ago, and since then I am putting on weight very fast. I have done gym work before,...
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Wrong region for accumulation of fat

I am a female in my mid 20. I am 5 ft(sadly, very short about which I do feel insecure all the time) with a weight of 48 kg approx. Now as you can imagine, I am very thin. Infact my collar bones are ...
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Why omega-3/6 ratio is important?

I'm 27 years old model and being under 8% body fat matters for me. I heard consumption of the right omega-3/6 ratio is important for this. I'm wondering whats the ideal ratio for my goal and why it is ...
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What are the weight loss benefits of splitting meals into smaller meals throughout the day every couple of hours? [duplicate]

Are there any weight loss benefits for splitting meals into smaller meals, other than getting less hungry because of more frequent consumption? Apparently metabolism increases, but this is deemed a ...
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How long does it take to start losing belly fat [closed]

I jog about 30 minutes 5 days each week and was wondering how long it will take to start losing belly fat, like timewise. Is there a specific formula or something that i can use for jogging? Thanks
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Is there an optimal body fat percentage?

Many digital bathroom scales nowadays include automatic measuring of the (approximate) percentage of body fat. I am aware of some guidelines for percentage of body fat loss, but are there actually ...