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I need to reduce my body fat at least up to the average.

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I'm a male age 38. Recently after having a body check up, I found that my body fat is more than average. I need to reduce my body fat at least up to the average level.

How do i reduce this body fat? Currently I'm not taking any breakfast, just a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast & full meal for lunch with rice & 2 vegetables & again rice for dinner or sometimes some other food. I also don't have a regular exercise. I'm not a vegetarian.

What kind of exercise can reduce the body fat & how do i know which food contains a lot calories? How much calories do i need to burn every week? What are the risk if the body fat is more than average?

Hope any doctor can answer my questions.


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replied November 28th, 2013
Womens Conditions Answer A45167
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Aerobic exercises are known to be helpful with burning fat, and should be combined with other things like regular diet (low fat and low carbohydrate). If needed you may also take help of dietician/nutritionist and get started on a proper diet plan (not eating does not help, you need to eat, but eat right). You also need to visit your doctor/healthcare provider for thorough evaluation to confirm/rule out any other cause for your altered body fat percentage (especially rule out hormonal or endocrine pathology). If any abnormality is detected, appropriate treatment measures would be started to help you correct it and also aid with weight loss. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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