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"Do I look fat?" No... (yes!!)

My husband sometimes asks me, "Do I look fat?" The answer is yes, but I don't know how to say "yes." Should I tell him the truth? Here's the context: For several years he has been hitting the gym hard. 5x/week at Crossfit, and currently in training for his third marathon. He went from a skinny, twiggy guy to a mass of muscle. He looks great, feels great, is healthy (we are vegan but do drink lots of beer on the weekends)... but as his muscles have grown, his belly has, too. It's big and looks fatty, even though the rest of him is muscly. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2014 - 34 answers

New questions about an old problem (belly fat)

Regarding diet/exercise, what would you think would be the most effective way to lose my belly beyond what I'm already doing? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 20, 2013 - 25 answers

Seeking info on nutrition/exercise routine for a Woman who wants to see more definition (and has so far failed at her attempts)

Please help a woman gain some muscle. [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 on Oct 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Stop the Insanity

Advice on preventing weight gain and fitting in exercise when your life is spinning out of control. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 12, 2012 - 30 answers

Turning off the hunger

How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jul 5, 2012 - 44 answers

Where do body fat metabolism products go?

If I, say, go on a very long run and burn enough calories to metabolize one ounce of fat, how does that weight leave my body? That is, do the products come out in my breath, pee, poop, or some combination? Everything I can find online is either too complicated or too simple to help me find an answer.
posted by ftm on Apr 18, 2012 - 13 answers

this belly fat is stubborn!

What is the best way to get rid of belly fat, for a woman? Diet or exercise? What kind of exercise? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Feb 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Ideal body stats and how fast to attain them

I'm going to make 2011 the year I keep my New Year's resolution to lose weight. Can you help me figure out a realistic target/loss rate? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Dec 22, 2010 - 21 answers

Begone, Belly

What exercise should I add to my daily workout which will show visible results to my stomach? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2010 - 31 answers

How can I lose this flab and keep my muscle

I've gained some muscle...and lots of fat. I need some help with losing the extra fat, keeping the muscle I have gained, and dealing with feeling lots heavier. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Did i just eat that??

What should i do post eating an unhealthy meal or 3 to curb its effects on my brain and body? [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Jul 15, 2010 - 13 answers

Chubby arms be gone!

Do my upper arms look flabby because I need to lose fat or because I need to build muscle or both? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Apr 25, 2010 - 21 answers

Puff, puff, OWWWWWWW

All my life I've had this problem when doing any sort of cardio activity: my throat can stand my breathing for about 15 seconds before it starts to burn like hell. I've tried breathing differently, asking for medical advice, drinking various beverages before/during/after working out... nothing. It's happened when I've been in better shape and when I'm a lazy slob. So I avoid cardio, which I have always desperately needed. How can I overcome this and work out pain-free? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Dec 28, 2009 - 16 answers

How to avoid gaining weight when you become a couple?

How to avoid gaining weight when you become a couple? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Sep 8, 2009 - 17 answers

Shifting stbborn body fat...

Lost about 70lb recently but my body fat figure remains stubbornly high. Read on for more info... [more inside]
posted by deeper red on Sep 1, 2009 - 16 answers

Rapid, safe fat loss tips?

I would like to lose a lot of fat in a short period of time. Help me do so safely and effectively! [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Apr 12, 2009 - 14 answers

My culture told me to jump and I asked, how often should I jump to lose the most weight?

I would like to lose weight. Please help me find the most efficient way to do this. I apologize for the length of this question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2009 - 26 answers

The Right to Bare Arms

How can I best lose some excess upper arm flab? [more inside]
posted by troika on Sep 24, 2008 - 13 answers

The only reason I identify with Hilary Clinton

Please help me make my legs not disgusting. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2008 - 30 answers

Resistance training enough to lose fat and build muscle?

Can you lose fat and build muscle with resistance training alone? I'm with a trainer who claims that building muslce through resistance training and reasonable eating is enough to destroy fat. He claims there's little need for specific cardio sessions -- that there's enough cardio in his resistance sessions and in daily life. Wrong? [more inside]
posted by Malad on Oct 22, 2007 - 31 answers

Sensible (numerical) weight loss plan, followed meticulously, seeming to not produce results after 16 weeks.

Sensible (numerical) weight loss plan, followed meticulously, seeming to not produce results after 16 weeks. I'm still maintaining it just as consistently, but I'm starting to feel discouraged and somewhat lost. Inside are four potential problems. Which do you think are holding me back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2007 - 41 answers

how does a seriously FAT DUDE behave normally?

[fat dude question] how do people with normal bodies keep them that way? [more inside]
posted by taff on May 6, 2007 - 67 answers

Do fat cells ever die?

Do fat cells ever die? [more inside]
posted by zymurgy on Apr 14, 2007 - 17 answers

How do I tell my wife she's fat?

How do I tell my wife she's fat? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2007 - 64 answers

How do I go from skinny to kinda buff?

How do I go from newly skinny to kinda buff? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Dec 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Why do I gain 4lbs after intense exercise?

I'm actively losing weight but always seem to gain 3-4 lbs following intense exercise days. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Nov 2, 2006 - 24 answers

Mirror mirror on the wall, who has the wobbliest thighs of all?

Best way to rid self of seriously awful cellulite, short of surgery? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Burning Fat: Cardio or Fat Burning?

So I go to the gym semi-regularly and use the Elliptical machine. It has some built-in routines. One is called "fat-burning" and one is called "Cardio Workout". The fat burning sets a target heart rate in the 120's (number made up) while the Cardio sets my target heart rate somewhat higher -- maybe the low 140's. My question is, which will actually burn more fat, the Fat Burn or the Cardio?
posted by petestein1 on Mar 18, 2005 - 21 answers

Making a Cat Exercise

How do you make a fat cat exercise? {MI} [more inside]
posted by headspace on Aug 31, 2004 - 20 answers

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