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The Stunning 10 FAQ About Burning Fat

Are you struggling to lose the extra pounds? These faq are the top 10 reasons why you can't keep the weight off.

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Why do we have fat if it is "unhealthily"? » Improve Q

Fat being completely unhealthy for you is a health myth. In fact, fat is a necessary part of our diet to be healthy. It all comes down to moderation and proportions. Unsaturated fat is the healthy fat that comes from foods like grains, nuts, and olive oil.

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I am following a strict diet but not losing weight... why? » Improve Q

Generally when you are following a strict diet to a T and you are still gaining weight you are eating more calories then your body burns. This can be caused from incorrect proportions or not understanding how much calories your body burns in a day.

A quick estimate to see how many calories your body burns a day is to take your weight and multiply it by 12. This is a rough estimate and you should try to judge your proportions more accurately in order to be under this number.

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Why do I keep losing weight and then gaining it back. » Improve Q

When you lose weight and gain it back it is called weight cycling. This occurs naturally whenever your body goes through changes. Your body is used to the old way that you treated it and it is struggling to maintain balance. If you keep pushing you will eventually make a break through and permanently lose the weight you have been cycling.

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What health problems come with obesity? » Improve Q

In your day to day life you will notice that you have less energy then the average person. Shortness of breath and difficulty to be mobile are also day to day symptoms.

More long term, obesity can lead to the following health problems if left untreated:

• Sleep Apnea

• Gout

• Osteoarthritis

• Gallbladder disease

• Cancer

• Diabetes

• High blood pressure

• Heart disease

• Stroke

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How do I know if I am over weight? » Improve Q

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number to calculate where you are in terms of your weight and health. It is a simple formula that depending on where you land on the range you can be under weight, normal, or obese. Your weight, age, height, and sex are taken into account in determining your weight status.

Look online for a BMI calculator in order to get a specific answer to where you lie on the chart. 

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How often should I exercise to lose weight? » Improve Q

You should be getting around 30 minutes of activity in order to help your body lose the weight. At this minimum time you should try to do it every single day. If you are going to the gym or doing some form of extreme exercise program you want to get at least 3 days of 1-2 hours of high intensity work out in a week. 

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What are some common steps to weight loss? » Improve Q

The things you will need to lose the weight are dedication, education, and consistency. Most diets fail because people do not feel like sticking to the program, which is where dedication comes in. Educating yourself will save you time and frustration while losing weight. Once you are on your program you must remain consistent, there are no days off when it comes to your health. 

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What kind of exercising should I do to lose weight? » Improve Q

All exercise is good exercise. The first thing you want to find out is how much time do you have to put towards getting fit. Some people find doing cardio at the gym is for them, others join a sports league, and some do cross fit in the comfort of their own homes. This should be an enjoyable experience for you so make sure your exercise works in your day and doesn't end up being a burden (you wont do it if it is).

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I have lost the weight, how do I keep it off? » Improve Q

Your diet and exercise is a way of life, not a temporary program. In order to live a longer, healthier, fuller life you should stick to your lifestyle diet. If you like the new you and want to keep the new you, don't fall back into bad habits.

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What is the latest diet that I should be on? » Improve Q

You should not be trying to follow fad diets. If anything they should just be taken as recommendation. Always do the homework for yourself, remember this is your body you are working on not the person who is selling the fad diet.

Research what foods are good for you and experiment with them. Eventually you will create your own perfect diet that will be easy to stick to.

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