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It's pretty obvious that there is more fat than muscle tissue. What I want to know is the ratio. Also, if you would be so generous, if someone were exercising the abdominal areas to lose some fat, would the lean muscle gained while exercising substitute for the weight (that's fat) lost? Always something that I pondered since there's more fat than muscle in the abdomen, but muscle is denser than fat. I always thought the two would cancel each other out. If I sound stupid, by all means correct me. If you could answer these questions for me, I'd be grateful. Thank you.
Answer: The amount of fat in the abdomen depends on the number of fat cells and that's a function of the individual's genetics. How large those fat cells are is a function of diet. All of that is independent of muscle and has nothing to do with muscle.
Exercising the abs has nothing to do with losing ab fat. When you are in a fat loss mode and burning body fat, it is your body (based on your genetics) and only your body that determines where that fat loss will happen. You have absolutely no control over where your body loses fat first, last, and in between no matter what you do.
It is not possible to lose fat only from a specific part of your body of your choosing. Where your body stores and removes fat is determined by your genetics and there is nothing you can do to change that short of radical procedures such as liposuction. And, in general, where it stores fat first is where it will lose it last and visa versa. The world of health and fitness has an unfortunate abundance of myths and spot reduction is one of them. There is no exercise, no pill, no supplements, no spa treatment, and no natural way to spot reduce. Your only choice is to create a caloric deficit with diet and exercise, burn fat, and wait for it to leave the desired body parts.
Exercise can effect fat loss but diet in the key. Any exercise will burn calories but no exercise will burn fat unless your diet allows it. You can burn fat in your sleep or you can run all day and never burn any fat. It all depends on your diet.
Fat loss is determined by calorie control, not by exercise. Good exercises for burning calories are speed walking, biking, swimming, dancing, etc. and ANY other physical activity which makes you move a lot of weight for a long time. But NO exercise is good for burning fat if you eat too many calories because you can always eat more calories than you can burn.
Too many people waste energy and time because they do not understand this one simple point. The result is too often giving up in frustration, abandoning gym memberships they continue to pay for, and many other unnecessary problems not the least of which is a lack of success.
An average person must walk about five miles every day for a week to burn the calories equivalent to a pound of body fat. So, unless you think walking about five miles a day (or doing an equivalent amount of exercise) with no guarantee of fat loss makes sense, focus your fat loss program on diet.
Diet for fat loss. Exercise for fitness.
Muscle does weight 2.5 times the same volume of fat. However, fat in controlled by diet and muscle is controlled by exercise. The range of possibilities of each is controlled by genetics.
Good luck and good health!!
Looking for a fasting diet and excercise
Answer: fasting, crash diets do NOT make you lose fat - all you lose is water weight and muscle and also slow down your metabolism dramatically. you gain back more than lost as soon as start eating normal again and end up having higher body fat percentage.
find calorie/fitness calculator on the net, enter all your stats and it will tell you how many calories you need a day to maintain, take off 300-400cal off that number and thats how much you need to lose.
eat 5-6 small meals a day (eat every 2-3 hours)
5-8 servings of fruit and veggies a day
8 glasses of water
have complex carbs for breakfast - they give you energy
have lean meat (protein) for dinner - repairs muscle
cardio exercise 4-6 times a week for 30-50min, light weight training
dont consume foods that are made of white flour (white bread, cakes, past etc.), sugar loaded foods (cookies, icecream, candy etc) and nothing fried, oily.
ofcourse you can spoil yourself once in a while with a little treat:)
2 days ago I had my gallbladder removed and they also removed a small hernia. What is a hernia? Is it dangerous and would it have caused pain?
Answer: What's a hernia?
A hernia is a protrusion of tissue resulting from torn or weakened abdominal muscles. The muscle tear allows tissue like intestine, muscle, or fat to bulge through the weakened area of abdomen. Hernias can develop painlessly over time, or occur suddenly -- all it takes is increased pressure in the abdominal cavity. They commonly result from age-related wear and tear, heavy lifting, a congenital defect, sustained coughing, or obesity, but many hernias have no apparent cause.
Different kinds of hernias show up in various areas of the body. An inguinal hernia, by far the most common, is a protrusion of tissue in the groin region. (This is usually the one people mean when they refer to a hernia.) Other types include a femoral hernia, which occurs at the spot where the abdomen meets the top of the thigh; an incisional hernia, which results when muscles are weakened by surgery; and a hiatal hernia, which occurs internally when part of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm into the chest cavity.
How can I tell if I have a hernia?
If you have a hernia, you'll probably notice a soft bump under the skin near your groin or abdomen. This bump might feel tender and squishy to the touch, and it may (or may not) disappear when you lie down. Hernias can be either relatively painless or almost excruciating. They're frequently the cause of a dull, aching sensation that gets worse when you cough, strain your bowels, or lift something heavy. This discomfort may increase over time as more tissue pushes through the tear. Hernias that worsen quickly can cause sharp, intense pain.
Do only men get hernias?
Although nearly 80 percent of people who experience hernias are men, anyone can get them. Women whose abdominal muscles have been weakened from childbirth are particularly susceptible. Even a newborn can have a hernia if his abdominal muscles haven't developed properly.
Are hernias dangerous?
Most are not. Doctors can usually push the protruding tissue back into the abdominal cavity and close the weakened muscles surgically. However, in some cases, a protruding section of intestine can become "strangulated," or pinched between the ruptured muscles (Imagine a kink in a garden hose.) Strangulation is agonizingly painful and can be life threatening: It requires immediate surgery to prevent serious consequences like blood loss to the tissue or a blockage in the digestive tract.
What's the treatment for a hernia?
A common myth is that limiting activities and getting plenty of rest can cure a hernia. While this will certainly alleviate symptoms, surgery is the only way to repair a hernia. Since neglecting a hernia can have serious consequences, consult with your doctor about the best course of treatment.
About 700,000 people undergo inguinal surgery in the United States each year, making it one of the most common operations performed. In the traditional method of hernia repair, herniorrhaphy, the surgeon makes a small incision over the hernia, pushes the protruding tissue back into place, and sews the torn muscles back together. You can usually resume normal activities four to six weeks after the procedure.
Another surgical method, hernioplasty, uses synthetic mesh screens or "plugs" to fortify the damaged muscles. After several weeks, new tissue grows on and through the screen, creating a stronger bond that is less likely to weaken again. Hernioplastic procedures can be done under a local anesthetic, and recovery time is usually shorter than after a herniorrhaphy. Your doctor will let you know what activities you can do based on how you feel afterwards.
Laparoscopic surgery, the newest form of hernioplasty, has received a lot of favorable attention because it's minimally invasive with a recovery period of just a few days. In this method, the surgeon makes a few tiny incisions in the abdominal wall and inserts the necessary surgical instruments. These include the mesh patch and laparoscope, which is like a little video camera that magnifies the internal organs and enables the surgeon to view the hernia on a video monitor as he repairs it.
Several studies have found that patients who had laparoscopic surgery to repair hernias recovered more rapidly and had less persistent pain than patients who opted for traditional surgery. However, a 2004 study by the Department of Veterans Affairs found that open (traditional) surgery resulted in fewer complications and a lower rate of recurrence. In that study, the surgeon's level of experience was an important factor in determining the outcomes of laparoscopic surgery.
Regardless of what method you and your doctor decide is best for you, be sure to choose a board-certified surgeon to perform the procedure, and make sure the hospital or outpatient surgery center is accredited. The American College of Surgeons has a searchable database to help you find a general surgeon or specialist in your area. Your family doctor should be able to he
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