What is normal weight obesity?
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Heidi Skolnik, MS
Sports Medicine
Normal weight obesity is when you look like you're a normal weight, but you actually have more fat than lean mass. In this video, nutrition specialist Heidi Skolnik explains the risks associated with normal weight obesity and why exercise is key.

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If you have too much body fat, you are obese, just like over 70 million other Americans. It happens because you eat more calories than you use, and your body converts the excess to fat. There are lots of reasons that this can happ...

en. Our lifestyle may lack exercise, we are given portions that are too big and too caloric when we eat, and some of us are just more efficient genetically at converting food into fat.
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