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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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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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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 being underweight have an influence on cancer risk?

It's unclear, but it's generally terrible for your survival odds. The American Institute for Cancer Research states quite bluntly that While underweight men and women have higher overall mortality ...
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Does lifting weights inhibit growth for teens and kids?

TL; DR: No, they won't impact growth if practiced within reason, and there is no damage to growth plates from injury. The medical community and the public in general seems to regard strength ...
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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 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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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 rapid weight loss unhealthy?

I want to add an answer focusing on the second part of your question in what way is losing weight faster than this unhealthy There's a few unhealthy things that can happen to people who lose a ...
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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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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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Can one go underweight then bulk afterwards safely?

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is not really a reliable indicator. It was based on statistics developed almost 200 years ago, and ignores such things as high muscle content (Muscle weighs more than fat), ...
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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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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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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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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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