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Questions tagged [weight]

The quantity of matter contained by a person, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing. May be used when discussing weight gain or loss as a main topic or when it serves as a notable side-effect (Not just one of many).

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Can metabolism raising help us become thinner?

I saw a article about the metabolism in Chinese. It said that metabolism = 65% basal metabolic rate + 10% thermic effect of food + 25% daily activities, so I can write the math formula, X=65% X+10% ...
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What happens when you eat carbs everyday? [closed]

I once heard that to gain weight, one has to eat a lot of carbohydrates. What I mean by a lot is, by eating carbs in the morning, afternoon and evening plus as an additional midnight snack. So, I ...
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Is bmi a good indicator of health

My BMI is 30.4 and it says I am obese. But I dont look obese. One doctor was surprised at my high BMI value. She said maybe I have high bone density or something. So my questions are: Does a high ...
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If you are overweight and you have stretch marks on your hip, how do you get rid of them?

Suppose someone is overweight, and then suddenly stretch marks starting to appear on their hip. How can they get rid of the stretch marks? Will they remain there and you can never get rid of them? Or ...
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How much would a man 9'6" (3m) tall likely weigh?

There are NBA players 7 feet (2.15m) tall who appear relatively slim and yet weigh 300 pounds (136kg) and more. Is there a "rule of thumb" for estimating how much a man of greater height would weigh? ...
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Abnormal thyroid function and obesity - known links?

In conversations regarding the increasing number of people that are obese (in an American or European context), often times claims regarding thyroid function being a significant contributor to these ...
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How can people suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis manage their weight

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis in which there is long term inflammation of the joints of the spine. Typically the joints where the spine joins the pelvis are also affected. ...
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Is it healthy to be really petite

My gf is 1.55 m (5'1") tall and weights 40 kg (88 lbs). Considering everything else to be at normal parameters, is it healthy to be really this tiny?
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Weight gain as a function of calorie intake minus calorie consumption

If we neglect the effect of dehydration and BM, then is weight gain a one variable function of calorie intake minus calorie consumption? If yes, how many grams one would gain for excessive 1000 ...
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Why do people still get hungry if they're overweight

So, I recently learned about how exactly obesity is formed. I learned that if you consume too many calories but don't burn enough of them, your body will start to form fat. Then how come that people ...
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Which website's calorie intake threshold to believe?

I'm 5'10 (178cm) male who is lightly active and weigh 55kg (122 lbs), and want to maintain this weight, thus have consulted some websites out there that have got 'calorie calculators' to determine the ...
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What are the best foods for cutting calories? [closed]

Imagine that you accumulate fat VERY easily besides being unable to always prepare your food and eat healthy, and not having much time to exercise. If you wanted to cut calories, what would be the ...
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Blood Test Panel for weight loss in females

Is there a well regarded medical/academic type of blood panel test or list of items to get tested for, when unable to loose weight, despite proper diet and exercise efforts? For example, this comes ...
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Gaining weight by eating mustard seeds

I want to increase my body weight and reduce my skin problems. At night, I put mustard seeds in a glass of water, and in the morning I crush them in a mixer grinder with that water and drink that. Is ...
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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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What factors cause an unfit person to get out of breath faster?

What is the physiological mechanism behind why people who are overweight or less "in-shape" get out of breath more easily than those who are in good shape? Is it purely power to weight ratio? What ...
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Normal life with heavy weights?

On an animated TV show (dragon ball Z) characters would have clothes which seamed 3 times their own weight. Gradually building up could one be able to carry evenly across there body 3 times there ...
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Where do you even start going into the world of physical health?

Such a general question, and if this gets closed, I completely understand. But, I seriously need some guidance here. I have made a decision to put a considerable amount of effort into my own ...
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Are babies under 5th percentile mean they will be small forever?

I noticed that there are babies that are under 5th percentile. The baby is about a year old and the height and weight under 5th percentile. What does this mean? Does this mean the baby will be small ...
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can i lose weight just by dieting?

I'm dieting on a daily basis, but I'm not working out. Will I be able to lose weight just by diet or do I have to workout and exercise? I just can't understand.
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90 Day Diets for weight loss (Meal Planning) & Workouts

I am a complete newbie to dieting and working out. I am: 5 foot 8 inches Male 173 pounds Goals is to get to 150 pounds by mid April. So where do I start ?
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What are the benefits of quick weight loss?

Although slow and steady weight loss is better than quick weight loss, are there any benefits of losing weight fast? This could include penetrating yourself in the gym or possibly going into a fad ...
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What are the benefits of a fad diet?

I have researched and found that fad diets are harmful and are only short-term but it cant just 100% negative. I mean what if I am 200 kg and cant enter an event because of the weight limit of 100kg....
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Pop: How much is too much?

I'm 37, badly overweight, and have been for a long time. One of my weaknesses has been pop - normally Pepsi or 7Up - and I'm trying to seriously cut back. So how much is too much? For most of my life ...
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Will I lose weight following this diet?

I am 24 years old female. Height 5.3" and Weight 58kg. I want to reduce my weight especially belly and thigh fats. I have just changed my routine to make it possible but I am not sure this will work ...
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Why my father gaining weight even after eating less food per day for years

I am posting this question as I am concerned about my father's health. He is 60 years old, 5feet 5 inches height and has 86kgs weight. he worked(now he is taking rest at home) in a rice mill and ...
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What is the actual reason behind intestinal gas?

I have some symptoms of IBS. And the most irritating problem I'm dealing with is intestinal gas. I'm taking medicines but they don't seem working. Neither it is curing IBS nor the gas problem. I'm ...
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Weight increase after quitting smoking

In clinical setting, weight gain after quitting smoking is a complain that many patients have. Which evidence do we have and what's the reccomended approach to treat this condition?
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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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Why can't I gain more weight?

I had a bad eating disorder for a long time. This had a bad effect on my health and I became very skinny. Now, I am eating health again but still can't gain anymore weight. I am 47kg with a height of ...
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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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What b12 surplus cause and how much is too much?

If you need to gain weight(due to having a low BMI), I was wondering if consuming B12(pills) will lead to your body to creating a balance and help you gain weight.
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How to gain weight - how much does sleep / exercise affect weight loss? [closed]

(I wasn't sure whether to post this here or on the fitness stack exchange, so if this is in the wrong place, could someone please migrate the question to the appropriate site?) I'm a male in my early ...
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Identifying the right caloric intake for weight loss

So far I've lost 30 pounds, and I did it all with caloric restriction. I have gotten to where I can keep my caloric intake between 1500 and 1700 daily. However, since I started exercising regularly I'...
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Why is predicted FVC calculated on height only (and not weight)?

(please forgive me if this is a stupid question, as I have very little medical knowledge) I've been found to have an unusally low vital capacity (about 65% of the predicted value) so I'm up for a ...
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What is the optimal weight within the BMI range?

BMI is a commonly used measure to determine whether or not a person is at a healthy weight. A person is said to be overweight if they are above 25 and underweight if below 18.5. This question asks ...
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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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What forums are there for people interested in a plant-based diet? [closed]

I'm working with someone who's trying to lose weight by switching to a plant-based diet. She could use some people to talk to who also have plant-based diets. By 'plant-based' she means mostly ...
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How long does it take to convert food into fat?

If I eat a very large meal, how long (in days) does my body take to convert the excess calories into fat?
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Can one go underweight then bulk afterwards safely? [closed]

I am a male, 5'8'' and weight 127 pounds. I still have a little bit of belly fat, approximately 10 millimeters. My goal is to get a flat stomach and I am not interested in building my body. I am ...
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Does lifting weights inhibit growth for teens and kids?

Does lifting weights inhibit growth for teens and kids? Some people I know argue yes, while others argue no. So, I want to know which one is true.
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How much weight fluctuation is normal?

How much weight fluctuation is considered normal? I'm told there is such a thing as "water weight" which can explain small fluctuations -- though all mention of "water weight" I've found has been on ...
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Is “water weight” a real thing?

I'm told there is such a thing as "water weight" which can explain small fluctuations in weight. However, all mentions of "water weight" I've found have been on dieting websites promoting some miracle ...
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Does being underweight have an influence on cancer risk?

This occurred to me reading Lifetime cancer risks for for people with healthy lifestyles? When talking about cancer in regards to body weight, it's usually about obesity. But does being underweight (...
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Do combined oral contraceptives cause weight gain?

I started Lo Loestrin Fe (a combined estrogen-progestin oral contraceptive pill) about 4 months ago. The first month on it, I got my period. The second month, I did not. The third month I got it. Now, ...
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Gaining weight despite eating less [closed]

I am not so sporty but I go for jogging often for 8kms. I eat very less, like twice a day in small quantities. When I jog my body remains trim, but when I stop it even for two days I put on fat in my ...
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How to gain weight naturally or by food around the house [closed]

I'm 24 years old, vegetarian and weigh 31Kg. Can anybody tell me how to increase weight naturally and what food to keep around the house? Also I would like to ask, in my childhood I did not take ...
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What to take in for Breakfast? [closed]

I want to manage my weight. My hormones are such that if I eat something more fatty, my weight starts to increase rapidly. What I believe is your breakfast should be like a king and dinner like a ...
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What is the best exercise to lose weight fast [closed]

I find that crunches takes the most amount of energy (personal experience). Is there any other exercise that will help me to lose fat quick?
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How to increase my bodyweight? [closed]

I am 19 years old, am 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 meters) tall, and I weigh 130 pounds (59 kilograms). How can I increase my body weight? Are there any tablets that will do the job? Possibly the ones ...