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Is "water weight" a real thing?

It sounds like what you're talking about is related to water retention, a specialized case of fluid retention, which causes an effect known as edema. Edema (and thus generalized fluid retention) can ...
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How to reduce weight-caused man boobs (psuedogynaecomastia)?

No, gynecomastia is a hormonal condition in which mammary tissue develops and enlarges in a male. Pseudogynecomastia is the word for what you're describing. How do you know what you have is only ...
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How many Calories Deficit Equals 1 KG Loss, approximately

Burning 3,500 calories equals 1 pound of weight loss. To lose 1 kilogram of body weight, you would need to create a deficit of about 7,700 calories. As stated above, 3,500 calories equals about 1 ...
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

Note: This explanation does not concern itself with body health, wellbeing, the ability to follow/sustain the diet short/long term, impact to nervous system or the psychological impact of satiety that ...
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How to lose weight without doing exercise?

Besides changing the amount of calories you expend or consume there aren't many more options. You might attempt to reduce your stress level. The 1994 paper Stress-induced cortisol response and fat ...
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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)?

Your question contains two parts. So I will address them separately. First here a small background on ondansetron: Ondansetron is a selective antagonist at 5-HT3 receptors. It is most frequently used ...
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Does less sleep lead to weight loss?

Actually lack of sleep leads to weight gain and not weight loss. Losing out on sleep creates a viscous cycle in your body, making you more prone to various factors contributing to weight gain. “The ...
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Does lowering your resting heart rate decrease your metabolism?

The short answer is no, your metabolism isn't really driven by your heart rate. The basic definition of metabolism is that it is the process by which your body converts the food and liquid that you ...
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Is there evidence that humans should fast intermittently daily for 16 hours because it is healthy in general?

Quality of Evidence First off, I'd be careful with the sources you are citing-- one of them is an opinion letter in a journal, and two are studies in rats. When looking at studies, the best evidence ...
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Can metabolism raising help us become thinner?

Basal metabolic rate is essentially energy expenditure at rest, whereas metabolism is a general term for net anabolism and catabolism - however, often metabolism is used to refer to basal metabolism + ...
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Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) really helps in Weight loss or not?

It does! This has been proven by reserach. "Long-term supplementation with CLA-FFA or CLA-triacylglycerol reduces BFM in healthy overweight adults." - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15159244 (BMF ...
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How can one protect themselves from toxic substances released from fatty tissue during weight loss?

Alas, you cannot protect yourself from these toxic substances once they are in your body. Further, as currently phrased this question is awfully broad. We have managed to produce a gigantic amount of ...
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Calorie content of foods

Probably the most comprehensive and practical tool to check for calorie content of foods is USDA Food Composition Database. You can find calorie content for baked chicken, fried chicken, breaded ...
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Will I lose weight following this diet?

The common thought here is to lose weight you need to have more calories going out than coming in (basically, just eat less). Your TDEE (number of calories you should eat per day to stop any weight ...
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Should eating before bedtime be avoided if someone wants to lose weight?

There is some experimental evidence that suggests that those who front load ( have their main meals earlier in the day ) are more likely to lose weight than those who eat later. BACKGROUND: There is ...
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How much weight can a person safely lose on a backpacking trip?

Your minimum healthy weight is not dependent on city versus outdoors. Your body is not aware the calorie deficit was caused by a hike. The body is very good at storing and using fat. That is what body ...
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How to lose weight without doing exercise?

Losing weight via means of altering your diet will be safest choice, however, that doesn't mean it is your only option. In my opinion, dieting is an incredibly vague term. Ensuring you are eating a ...
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How fast is "too fast" for Uric stones?

The only weight loss method I've heard that increases the risk of kidney stones is bariatric surgery (PubMed, 2015). Here's a recommendation to prevent gallstones (NIDDK.gov, pdf): Depending on ...
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What is the impact of electrolyte intake on weight loss?

You asked for any evidence, and we have this paper, Increased salt consumption induces body water conservation and decreases fluid intake which is interpreted in this newspaper article. Essentially, ...
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7700 Kcal deficit per per kg weight loss, or just 3600 Kcal deficit per kg weight loss?

Weight loss induced by calorie restriction is rather complex phenomenon which depends on plethora of factors like metabolic pathways, energy conservation, nutrient composition, BMI, age etc. (Reducing ...
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L-carnitine effective for weight loss?

There has been some talk about this in the exercise world over the last few years, as there has been a push by supplement manufacturers to convince people that it is a needed item. The theory is that ...
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

The reason why some people say this is because consuming carbs causes insulin levels to rise and insulin inhibits fat metabolism. In the opposite case when type 1 diabetic patients don't take insulin (...
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

Scientists still aren't sure, but it seems carbohydrates may be easily converted into fat, depending on the form, or promote fat storage through stimulating insulin. Nutrition Science and ...
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Benefits of tea in weight loss

So with everything related with diet there are two effects: whether a particularly diet affects what macronutrients you eat, and the effect of the food itself. According to NHS advice green tea in ...
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

Carbs are not necessarily fattening as many studies comparing low carb diets to one recommended by the FDA with a higher calorie content going to carbs, have found negligible differences in fat loss. ...
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Will I lose weight following this diet?

Your diet will yield poor results. As JJosaur analysis points out, it only contains 1150 Kcal, the amount of vitamins and minerals is quite poor. You also need to eat enough protein as JJosaur has ...
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Weight increase after quitting smoking

The literature regarding smoking cessation and weight gain is abundant and probably I won’t be able to go through all the points in my post. Some years ago, a paper published in Obesity Reviews by ...
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Exercise vs Fasting: Which is better for weight loss?

A mathematical model has been created to examine the relationship between diet and exercise with respect to weight loss; Quantification of the effect of energy imbalance on bodyweight. The NIH has ...
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Where do you even start going into the world of physical health?

Since you approach this from a mathematical point of view, you should consider reading this first. Von Neumann's theory on universal constructors captured the essentials of biochemistry long before ...
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Not losing visceral fat (beer belly)

It does not matter what exercise you are doing; you have no influence what fat reservoirs will be targeted. But there are some things which you should do: Calculate your basal metabolic rate. While ...
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