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  • The Eatsmart Precision Scale is the most accurate out there and affordable. Get on, get off, get on, get off, and always get the same number. The Wirecutter did a round up of scales and they recommend it. They have other recommendations if you have special needs. http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-best-bathroom-scales/
  • Genetics doesn't cause diabetes, but it can make you susceptible to it. More here: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/genetics-of-diabetes.html
  • They are enormously beneficial. Just about everybody here who claims they can't lose weight are failing because they are not measuring their food. Best Weight Loss Plan in the World: Weigh all solids on a digital scale and all liquids in a measuring cup or spoon. Consume fewer calories than your TDEE.
  • I'm 5"8.5 and started at about 300lb. From the beginning of May to last Sunday I'm down to 271lb and I expect to be 269lb when I check in tomorrow. No formal exercise yet, just counting calories. I take weekly progress pics but I honestly don't see a difference yet. Most of the fat has been taken from my *kitten* and…
  • The best scale is the the Eatsmart Precision Scale. It's super accurate and affordable. Get on, get off, get on, get off and it will read the exact same number. It's super frustrating when scales jump around.…
  • Almost everyone is overweight. No one knows what normal weight looks like anymore.
  • The DEXA scan, like all methods to used measure body fat, isn't exactly super accurate. There's a margin of error and, who knows, you might get lucky and it will underball you.
  • HIIT provides an excellent workout. The best part is that you can blow through it in 30 minutes and gain the same or better results as someone who has been running for an hour and a half. As for weight loss, that depends on your caloric deficit.
  • Well, 600 calories is far too low. If you can't eat the appropriate amount I would stop running until i figure out how to.
  • For weightloss, only calories in/calories out matter. Frequency of meals and portion size don't matter if you are tracking calories. That said, it's important to remain flexible and not get to attached to two meals per day because this is (hopefully) the rest of your life.
  • You can't target. You can only cut calories and lose fat and your body will decide where to get it. Eventually it will take it from your stomach.
  • There's is no fat breath. You're not exhaling fat, you're exhaling carbon dioxide. You're always exhaling carbon dioxide.
  • There's really no accurate way to figure out body fat. If you're using bioelectrical impedance it's important to understand that the error of margin can be up to 10%. Of the other methods (i.e. DXA scans, callipers, or hydrostatic weighing) hydrostatic weighing will probably get you closest to the real number. There's…
  • Don't know what Brinna is going on about. It's very hard to grow muscle, especially for women. It doesn't happen quickly and it's not happening at 1200 calories with swimming. And there's absolutely no way you are losing fat and gaining muscle in direct proportions.
  • Your weekday calories are too low. The 2000 calorie target given by your doctors seems like a smart target. This probably isn't new information to you but there are strategies to feel full such as eating more protein and lower calorie dense foods like fruits and vegetables. You've said the fear of binging is what prevents…
  • You're putting a lot of emphasis on exercise. If weight loss is your goal, most of your focus should on your diet. To lose weight you have to be at a caloric deficit. Do cardio and strength training for the general health benefits of doing cardio and strength training but don't rely on cardio or strength training to lose…
  • How many calories do you figure you should be eating every day?
  • I was just looking at the Merck Manual entry for Dizziness or Light-Headedness When Standing Up. Blood vessel disorders have a bunch of associated symptoms which you haven't described. But going through the list, there are a number of potential causes. Also they tell you what your doctor should be doing. If you haven't…
  • Have you shared these sentiments with your health team? Have they recommended coping strategies?
  • I'm no expert but I'd imagine the blood vessels never go away because the fat cells themselves never go. They probably get smaller. Are yousure it's the extra blood vessels? Have you ruled out dehydration? Also, try talking to another doctor. Visit a walk in clinic, for example. A different doctor might be able to help you…
  • Do you have someone to talk to? Try to reach out to a doctor who can refer you to a dietician. These people are trained to help in exactly these kinds of cases.
  • There are many health benefits associated with strength training such as stronger bones and more stamina. These kinds of general health benefits can be achieved while lifting at maintenance. But to lose body fat you have to combine it with a calorie deficit. You want a flatter stomach? Cut calories. You want to look more…
  • They cannot be removed. They are some laser treatments that may fade them more. Try consulting with a dermatologist to see if it would make much of a difference for you. They also fade more with time.
  • Aspartame is perfectly fine. http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/aspartame-truth-vs-fiction/
  • The fewer calories you consume, the more weight you will lose. Cardio won't help you much in this respect. If you try to lose 15 pounds in 3 weeks, you will lose a lot of muscle or worse. Six pounds is more realistic, though still optimistic.
  • Depends on the size of your meal. Here's what the mayo clinic recommends: - Large meals. Eat these at least three to four hours before exercising. - Small meals. Eat these two to three hours before exercising. - Small snacks. Eat these an hour before exercising.…
  • Eating more will not lead to more rapid weight loss. Are you measuring every solid food on a digital scale and, with the exception of water, every liquid in a measuring cup or spoon?
  • Stretch marks happen due to rapid stretching of the skin. It can happen to people who gain weight, gain muscle, pregnant women, and girl and boys going through puberty. You can't make them vanish but they'll fade over time. There are some treatments you can try to fade them a bit. If it's a new stretch mark a tretinoin…
  • Oh, yikes, you're right. I completely misread that line. "Is it possible for me to lose about 90 pounds and turn 20 or so into muscle within 3 months?" You will not lose 90 pounds of fat or gain 20 pounds of muscle in 3 months. In my previous post I thought your goal was to lose 90 by age 20. I thought you had about a year…
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