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Where does fat go when you lose it?

Fat cells make up adipose tissues. Most fat in our body is stored in adipose tissue. It is true that we do not lose fat cells. Fat cells would only shrink in size. We do respiration all the time, ...
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Abnormal thyroid function and obesity - known links?

The relationship between thyroid function and body weight is bidirectional and complex. It is known for decades, if not centuries, that cretinism (only in the end of the 19th century to be ...
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Does 3500 calories really equal a pound?

It is, at least, overly simplified. The average amount of water in adipose tissue is 13%. In addition to that, it also contains approx. 3% protein. The remainder is fat. Lard, which should have a ...
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Is bmi a good indicator of health

BMI is absolutely NOT a good indicator of health. At least not on its own. It is made up of two measurements only: height and weight. Height is a stable property, and a person cannot do anything ...
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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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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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What is the optimal weight within the BMI range?

BMI is calculated from this formula, only looking at the height and weight of a person. However, muscle is bulkier than fat, so two people could have the same BMI but be at different health levels (...
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How much would a man 9'6" (3m) tall likely weigh?

Consider this ideal weight calculator for example. For a 25 yo male with a height of 9'6'' (289 cm), the optimal weight should be around 342 - 462 pounds (155kg - 210kg). By the way, the tallest man ...
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Is it healthy to be really petite

There are health risks associated with being underweight. The NIH BMI calculator returns 16.6 for a 5'1" 88 lb person and says anything under 18.5 is underweight. There is less information available ...
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Blood Test Panel for weight loss in females

The majority of people who are overweight have difficulty losing weight. If they didn't there wouldn't be an obesity crisis in the western world. OBESITY CRISIS: TWO BILLION PEOPLE NOW OVERWEIGHT ...
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Normal life with heavy weights?

If you build this up gradually, then you're more likely to succeed, although it may still be above the limit that your body can tolerate in the long term. In general, exercise stresses the body, but ...
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can i lose weight just by dieting?

You lose weight when you consume less calories than you burn. You burn calories even when you do not exercise, because your body needs calories to maintain vital functions of the heart, kidneys, brain,...
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Is bmi a good indicator of health

In short: You can have a high BMI (weight in kg/height in m squared) due to: Excessive fat Large muscle mass developed by training "Large frame size," which is genetic, and includes thick bones, ...
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Where does fat go when you lose it?

Does not really answer your question regarding where fat cells go when you lose weight as it has been already discussed previously by the previous posts, but I had to share the link to the video on "...
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Does 3500 calories really equal a pound?

Every pound of pure body fat that is metabolized yields approximately 3500 kcals, thus a daily caloric deficit of 500 kcals theoretically results in fat loss of approximately one pound per week if the ...
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What is the actual reason behind intestinal gas?

The actual mechanism of intestinal gas is that "normal intestinal bacteria" in the large intestine produce it. If you consume certain nutrients, these bacteria will consume them and produce gas. ...
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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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Pop: How much is too much?

To lose weight you need to consume less calories than you spend, but you know this. Cutting pops is a nice trick -- you can make it much easier if you cut it completely and cut other sugars too. As an ...
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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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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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Why do people still get hungry if they're overweight

Hunger is far more complicated than "my weight is below normal for my height, I should eat now." It's not some sort of correction mechanism that turns on and off to make your weight go up and down. ...
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What to eat when you are a skinny fat?

More physical activity would very probably be a good idea. Body fat distribution has genetic determinants, and you cannot really target a body area for fat reduction. Conversely, exercising can have ...
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What factors cause an unfit person to get out of breath faster?

Part of why some people get out of breath faster is due to an inefficiency in the lungs and in the muscles. Muscles use oxygen when they move, the more they move the more oxygen they use. However, ...
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Are babies under 5th percentile mean they will be small forever?

No, it does not mean the baby will be small forever. Some children are small because their genes will lead them to be small adults. Others start out small because of issues during the pregnancy, and ...
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Blood Test Panel for weight loss in females

The list of tests in the link you posted is pretty complete. It is indeed a complete set of tests for that occasion. Here is a bit more credible source though. Keep in mind though, only a doctor can ...
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What happens when you eat carbs everyday?

In the bodybuilding scene, the logic that you need to consume carbohydrates to build muscles is this: Protein calories will be used as an energy source when the body is lacking fat or ...
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Is it possible to gain weight from only glucose?

Yes it is most certainly possible. Glucose can be metabolised to glycogen, but it can also be metabolised to fatty acids and triglycerides. Glucose is converted into Acetyl-CoA through the anaerobic ...
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Weight gain as a function of calorie intake minus calorie consumption

[I]s weight gain a one variable function of calorie intake minus calorie consumption? Yes. It stands to reason because why else is the recommended daily calorie intake always talked about in ...
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Gaining weight by eating mustard seeds

A look at the nutrient values of mustard seeds shows a high energy density, with lots of protein (26g per 100g) and lipids (36g per 100g), as well as minerals and vitamins. All of these may be of ...
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