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Your Guide to Body Fat: What It Is, What’s Healthy and How to Lose It By Kaitlin AhernNovember 25, 2019Reviewed by Emily Weber, MDView Related Topics A healthy body fat percentage looks different for everyone.Credit: Tinpixels/E+/GettyImages Body fat is one of those surprisingly complex topics. The idea of it is simple enough — it’s the fat stored […]

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Does Sweating Mean That You Are Losing Weight? By Marygrace TaylorUpdated December 19, 2019 Fact Checked Being drenched with sweat at the end of an exercise session can make you feel like you’ve worked pretty hard. And when you hop on the scale — hey! — it might even read a few pounds lighter. But does that actually mean […]

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4 Ab Exercises That Won’t Hurt Your Back By Kelsey CasselburyUpdated November 13, 2019Reviewed by Lisa Maloney, CPT Sometimes, ab exercises can feel like a no-win proposition — you have back pain because you don’t have core strength, but training those muscles makes your back hurt. To solve this problem, look for moves that train […]

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How a Strong Core Can Keep You Fit and Pain-Free By Isadora BaumUpdated December 30, 2019Reviewed by Katie McKinney, ACE CPT and GFI, FMS Level 1 When it comes to being in shape and working toward your fitness goals, a lot depends on your core. The muscles in your core — which extend from your chest and upper back […]

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Weight Loss Tip Tip If you’re actively losing weight, aim to eat about 1.3 grams of lean proteinper kilogram of body weight each day. Keep in mind that a kilogram equals about 2.2 pounds. So, for example, a 250-pound person should aim to eat about 148 grams of protein daily (for reference, a 3-ounce serving of […]

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Food And Weight Loss 5 Reasons You’re Still Not Losing Weight After Cutting Junk Food By Hallie LevineUpdated December 26, 2019 Fact Checked You’ve said sayonara to cookies, chips and virtually anything that comes in a bag or a box, so why haven’t the pounds magically flown off your tummy, butt and hips? Alas, cutting out — […]

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Weight Loss Strategy Strategy A weight loss plan emphasizing whole foods that are minimally processed is the best weight loss strategy, says the American Heart Association, Harvard School of Public Health and the CDC. Instead of cutting food out altogether, seek to create calorie deficit of between 500 and 1,000 calories. Utilize physical activity along […]

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Does Starving Yourself Help You Lose Weight? Warning You need a minimum of 1,200 calories per day as a woman or 1,500 as a man to support nutrition for bodily functions like breathing, cellular repair, hormone production and pumping blood, says MedlinePlus. Starvation leaves no fuel for these basic bodily functions, let alone energy for […]