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7700 Kcal deficit per per kg weight loss, or just 3600 Kcal deficit per kg weight loss?

Questions about calorie deficit needed for weight loss have been discussed many times here and there plenty of sources pointing out that body fat contains about 7700 Kcal/kg. The standard answer is ...
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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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Calories composition and weight loss

My question comes after having read this article. Let's take a Person A and suppose the needed amount of calories for A is 2500 Kcal. Now suppose A wants to limit the amount of daily calories to 2000 ...
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Can I lose weight by starving myself

I read online that starving yourself is bad because the levels of leptin drop and so the body enters survival mode, lowering metabolism. I thought, what if you take leptin supplements, would it ...
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Best way to loss weight for 65 years old? [closed]

Could you guide me on how to reduce body weight for my father. My father is 61 years old with 5.7 feet height and 93kgs weight. He also eats less food and not doing any work now. He stays at home ...
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Healthy Weight Loss Calculation

What is the maximum percentage of body weight someone can lose in a year without being unhealthy/dangerous, and how is this calculated/estimated. This will also assume the only method of weight loss ...
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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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Does muscle really weigh more than fat?

I recently dropped 30 lbs through diet adjustments. Nothing trendy, just cutting back on prepared and processed foods and most importantly: portion sizes. 5 weeks ago I started a strength training ...
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Is there evidence that humans should fast intermittently daily for 16 hours because it is healthy in general?

There is a big fasting boom on the internet, but it is hard to sift through the claims of fitness and health bloggers and the real evidence. I have spent hours reading studies on fasting - it is ...
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Where can I find information about the 16:8 diet?

It was recommended by my doctor that I lose weight, and he suggested I research the 16:8 diet, which is a fasting diet. I have found a ton of web sites on the internets, but most of them feel wonky ...
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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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Does my breast size decrease permanently after weight loss?

I have been running for a while now and dieting, and I've lost a couple of pounds of weight. I'm now 130 lbs and 5 foot 11, and 25 years old. As a result, my breast size has also decreased. I've ...
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The most confusing concepts in weight loss

Here are some of the subjects that I found so confusing : Try to eat good Carbs/Sugar not the bad ones (simple / complex ): Checked internet and from what I understood that they are quite similar ...
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How to loose weight as a 17 year old? [closed]

I'm a 17 year old male teenager. Currently my weight is around 95 kg and my height is 175 cm. This year I need to focus most on my studies and because of this I don't get time to exercise. Also ...
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Can my sleep issues/insomnia contribute to my new diet's effectivenes? [closed]

I went through ALOT of life changes (divorce, moving, death in the family, new job) in the past year that attributed to poor dieting and weight gain. I was always a pretty chubby kid, but in my early ...
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What are some better alternatives to HIV antibody test?

I've been having HIV symptoms for more than 4-5 months, I reran the antibody test for five times it all became negative, the doctor said that you didn't have to worry about HIV anymore as all the ...
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Not losing visceral fat (beer belly)

About two months ago I decided that I want live a more active lifestyle and get back to the weight and fitness level I used to be at. Issue I have been doing cardio in the form of uphill hiking (40 ...
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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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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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Am i on the right track to weight loss?

I'm currently 91.5 kg and 6 feet tall. I'm doing regular cardio and other exercises daily for about an hour and I don't eat dinner to deficit calories. Is this a good plan for weight loss?
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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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Does less sleep lead to weight loss?

Sleeping less at night time leads to sleep at morning. Does this less sleep lead to weight loss ?
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Should eating before bedtime be avoided if someone wants to lose weight?

I have read many contradictory articles regarding eating before bedtime for someone trying to lose weight. Here some examples: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/health/17really.html?_r=4&adxnnl=1&...
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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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How much weight can a person safely lose on a backpacking trip?

Even though I am on the thin/skinny side, I have come back from multiple backpacking trips having to tighten my belt. It always seems like one comes back in much better shape than one left in, but at ...
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Dr. prescribed Ondansetron/Zofran for migraines & says it'll help with weight loss too. How effective is it for either (migraines/weight loss)?

I have suffered from migraines since my childhood, but I never grew out of it. For all my life, I've taken all sorts of blockers, but a new doctor recently suggested that I should take Ondansetron/...
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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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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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Does lemon burns the food in your stomach

So there is some saying, that drinking a cup of water, mixed with lemon in the morning, can help you lose weight, and some explain this, by saying that the lemon (which is acid) burns the leftover ...
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Calorie content of foods

I'm trying to regulate my calorie intake. I cook for myself and I need some reliable information on calorie content of typical foods I eat so I can adjust the portions in such way I actually lose ...
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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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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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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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Does persistently masturbating cause weight loss? [closed]

Alright, I will just get it laid out as fast as I can: I masturbate a lot to the point of ridiculousness (average 8-10 times a day (especially when projects are due, or I need to get stuff done)) and ...
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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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Can a person die of hunger while still being severely obese?

A severely overweight American is imprisoned in some country XYZ after accusations of spying. Whilst in prison the XYZ people put him on a diet of just plain water. He is not placed on any kind of ...
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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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Food Addiction and Obesity

I am obese due to food addiction. (Male 30 yrs, 180cm, 100kg). I was at a normal weight until my 20s (80kg). Since then I put on weight due to stress and overeating. For the last 8 years I have been ...
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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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Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) really helps in Weight loss or not?

I have been searching on web to figure out that CLA really helps in weight loss or not. Some of the posts says its beneficial but some are contradictory suggesting that those are not helpful in any ...
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What are good ways to lose weight for people being mentally active? [closed]

I was trying to find some good ways to lose weight. Especially for people above 100kg (~180cm height) who are mentally active at work, since they need a lot of sugar/glucose or something similar for ...
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How can one protect themselves from toxic substances released from fatty tissue during weight loss?

It is well-known that obesity is associated with many health risks and obese persons are advised to follow a healthy diet and increase physical activity to lose weight and improve their overall health....
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L-carnitine effective for weight loss?

L-carnitine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body. It is known as a fatty acids transporter (from the intermembraneous space in the mitochondria into the mitochondrial matrix) during ...
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Blood donation while following GM diet

Is it okay to donate blood while following GM diet plan? I searched over the web but could not find anything relevant regarding this.
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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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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

I have friends who are trying to lose weight and they keep saying they can't eat certain foods because it is high in carbs and carbs are fattening. This doesn't make sense to me, I lost weight myself ...