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infingek

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Posted: 28 Feb 2011, 18:18
Can anyone tell me the best way to get rid of the dreaded "belly fat"????
PeeFat

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Posted: 28 Feb 2011, 18:23
You can't target an area for fat loss, not even with exercise.
People have some areas that are more stuborn to get rid of than others. Gender / Age / Genetics all play a role.

sngglebnny

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Posted: 28 Feb 2011, 18:31
I noticed when I started taking straight lemon juice at night before bed, it seemed to affect my waistline positively. Originally, the lemon juice was for helping me with some water retention issues I get every so often. Then last weekend, I read on yahoo that citrus fruit and vitamin c fights the absorbtion of fat into our cells. So I just googled it and http://www.livestrong.com/ article/32462-foods-burn-belly-fat/ has similar views.

But PF is right, you can not target an area for fat loss.
Dieting is like religion. There are the basic rules that everyone should follow. The rest you personalize to a lifestyle for the best results.

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infingek

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Posted: 28 Feb 2011, 19:10
Thanks for the replies....I just thought that there might be some exercises that would help with the ugly mess! LOL
oldedr

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Posted: 28 Feb 2011, 20:35
core exercises are best..........crunches are a "waist"!..i've gone to planks..planks...and elevated planks for good results
kanan123

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Posted: 28 Feb 2011, 20:38
Cardio!!! kick up the cardio...if you do not lose the fat that is sitting under the skin on your mid section then when you tone up and build muscle there..it will actually push your belly fat out more...which is not what you want to do...so lose the fat first by getting your heart rate up




windrider

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Posted: 01 Mar 2011, 11:43
You can use a medicine ball, or light weight. Crunches are good, but situps bad for your back.

http://www.flat-stomach-exercises.com/love-handles.html

I have been doing the Russian Twist in the next web site.
http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/medicine-ball-exercises.html

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_easiest_way_to_get_rid_of_lower_stomach_fat

Hope these tips helpSmile
fredmugs

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Posted: 04 Mar 2011, 12:31
Maybe if I say this enough somebody will listen. Limit your net carbs to under 100g a day (every day). Try that for 2 weeks and see what happens.
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BellaIntelec...

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Posted: 04 Mar 2011, 19:02
The surest way to get rid of that belly fat is to do weight lifting to build muscle and to do 45-60 minute of cardio (like walking). You can't just work out your core by doing abs exercise alone. You have to do a mixture of workouts, they all work together to reduce the fat around your body and overall body.
BellaIntelec...

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Posted: 04 Mar 2011, 19:08
oh..you must also combine all those workouts with a diet below your RMR. Read this information to get some ideas:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/wotw12.htm
jennayy

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Posted: 04 Mar 2011, 23:21
Lots and lots of cardio! And different kinds of crunches.. You're not alone on this. I used to have that problem too (spare tire belly), but cardio/running really helped me get rid of it.
MikeRoger

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Posted: 05 Mar 2011, 03:22
The best diet is to take carbohydrates foods like beans, lentils, vegetables and whole grains are actually what we term as foods that burn belly fat.This is because they convert to glucose more slowly and this allows the body to process the glucose more efficiently.


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twentycents

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Posted: 07 Mar 2011, 00:33
all good tips, but i found eating less than 100g carb a day is really hard...
fredmugs

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011, 09:19
twentycents wrote:
all good tips, but i found eating less than 100g carb a day is really hard...


I looked at your diet for the last two days and would recommend a complete stop to eating rice and oatmeal. I have no idea why anyone trying to lose weight would eat honey. Ever.

I don't know if eat bread or not but consider switching to tortialls. The kind I eat only have 6g net carbs, 7g of fiber and are very filling. I add in chicken, lettuce, and salsa plus sometimes onions, mushrooms, etc.




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Jackie_Snape...

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Posted: 22 Mar 2011, 17:03
Would using cycling and elliptical machines as well as taking cycling classes be a good cardio workout? I know they involve a lot of legs(I'm trying to burn fat and cellulite there) but how well do they work all over the body. My cycling classes have a short ab section in the middle of the class...if that helps.
nops

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 13:41
I have always had belly fat issues- even when I weighed in at 105 lbs I remembered one of my coworkers asking if I was pregnant. Of course it got bigger along with everything else.

I have started bellydancing and a have since noticed a huge difference in my midsection. I also just ordered a hula hoop as I've heard it's excellant for the core muscles. I've done pilates in the past which did wonders for my butt, but not the belly so much. Cardio- same thing.

I've recently read in several different places that belly fat can be caused by stress and by too many refined carbs. In general the recommedation is to eat whole grains whenever possible. I've added a lot to my diet, but still eat a lot of refined stuff. There's been a little difference, but I've been losing weight since I've been on this website so I can't say it's the whole grains that have caused it.

I've also heard an increase in healthy fats (such as found in nuts, avacados and flax) can help decrease the belly fat. I found that I have difficulties adding these healthy fats without adding to my daily fat intake, so I've been hesitant to put to much effort forth. I have, however, been adding ground flax to a lot of my forbidden loves (cookies, muffins, and pancakes). Again, though I've firmed up and got a little smaller, I have been making a lot of other changes (the dancing, the whole grains, and logging on fatsecret to keep me from eating so dang much) so I can't say if it's helped at all.

I plan to revisit this forum as though my belly fat is dwindling, it's still a huge issue. Hopefully someone can shed some light on the subject.

I hate the idea of genetics causing it (though I've heard that too) cuz that means I'm stuck with it.

Oh, and a padded bra so your boobs can stick out as far as your gut- that helps.
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StacieRitz

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 13:45
cardio, cardio and more cardio! but learn about your heart rate...the more effective fat burning zone is in zones 1 and 2. zones 3 & 4 burn sugars and carbs...so learn what is effective for you! Most people work out TOO HARD and start burning carbs and muscle. Sometimes it really is a matter of working "smarter, not harder!"

Oh, and nops's idea of a padded bra isn't a bad idea either!!!
jhkoenig

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 15:04
BellaIntelectual wrote:
The surest way to get rid of that belly fat is to do weight lifting to build muscle and to do 45-60 minute of cardio (like walking). You can't just work out your core by doing abs exercise alone. You have to do a mixture of workouts, they all work together to reduce the fat around your body and overall body.

I agree! Cardio seems to get overlooked when people think about their exercise regimen. Without good heart and lung health, the rest of me isn't that useful.

A related article:Cardio workouts for the body builder
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oldedr

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 16:02
cardio..core exercise.deficiet calories daily(2000cal)...best ab workout is planks..planks.then elevated planks....good luck.
StacieRitz

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 16:10
Planks ARE indeed a great core (abs and back) workout! work both regular planks and side planks!



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