Helppp!! Please 5'1 and a half 114lbs. stubborn bellyfat problem

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Posted: 05 May 2013, 14:39
Hi guys! Im 23 and do slightly above moderate workout probably 3 times a week. Does anyone have food recommendations to shrink bellyfat? What personally works for you and to speed up metabolism. Stubborn belly fat is my problem, its the only thing i want to lose but its difficult. Any foods that can help melt off belly fat and what foods i should try staying away from? Also my metabolism is REALLY slow so throughout the day I feel bloated.
Here's what I usually have.. My morning ritual always includes this is my breakfast: groud Flaxseed, some type of protein, green tea, 100% cocoa chocolate (unsweetened), multi-vitamin. Most days I have a banana too.
Any one trick you know to burn it will help. Smile Thanks

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 05:04
Atkins would be no better at "skrinking belly fat" than any other weight loss approach. Just sayin'.
You simply can't choose where to lose the fat. You can keep going on your weight loss journey, and as you progress your fat will diminish, and sooner or later so will your belly fat.
Just keep it up, and keep doing right.
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Posted: 09 May 2013, 06:16
I think I have to disagree again Wink. I still got some way to go....but a few days ago I noticed, that although my weight is still the belly has disappeared. I used to be your typical apple: skinny legs with a 'lovely' muffin top. Now I have stronger legs, a waist & no belly no more Smile. How to do it: eat clean( hence little or no processed food), cut out coffee & alcohol, have plenty of protein, & lift weights, lift weights, oh did I mention lift weights. I haven't bulked out, Its extremely difficult for a woman anyway, but I am certainly much stronger now (85kg deadlifts). And shake up your workouts. The body gets used to them after only 5 times. Hope this gives you some pointers Smile

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 06:37
The "belly" may be more related to the types of foods you are eating. If you have gasey foods or chew lots of gum or drink through straws - all those will make your belly become bloated. Simply changing some of those things can really make your belly go down. Sometimes, the belly has nothing to do with fat loss or gain, but simply gas!!

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 12:54
Not everyone can tolerate flaxseed. You may be one of those who can't.

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 17:52
One thing that causes belly fat is sugary foods. Fruits, unless you are eating a ton, shouldn't be a worry really. But foods like brownies, ice cream,or candy, the sugar increases your fat stores specifically on your lower abdomen. Also, dairy and salt are foods that contribute a lot to bloating. If you like drinking milk, you could try Almond milk (soy is okay too, but our bodies arent made to process too much soy).Some foods that do help with fat burning are: yogurt, has probiotics that help your digestive system run better and could help you with your bloating. Grapefruit is also another fat burning food, I don't know what about it makes it so, but I like eating it. I hope this helps, I struggle with stubborn belly fat myself, so cutting down on your sugar intake to under 32 grams a day and doing jump rope (burns 10 calories a minute) or hula hooping to burn calories and widdle your waist as you watch tv.

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Posted: 27 May 2013, 00:34
Has your body always been apple shaped? If so, then it's your genetic destiny and you can't change it, short of liposuction. If not, if you were, say, pear-shaped before and suddenly you are an apple, go to a doctor and have your blood sugars tested. When I was 30 (back in the stone age) I noticed that, while my weight wasn't changing, my shape was. Turns out I was developing type 2 diabetes. The metabolic changes that cause diabetes make you retain fat around your abdomen. If this is new, have your sugars tested.

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Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 16:08
Lose the wheat, rice, potatoes, grains etc - replace with low carb vegetables and low carb fruits - the tummy will flatten. Eat plenty of protein. Limit your processed foods to very very few.(if any)
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Posted: 07 Jun 2013, 18:24
good advice from above..... eliminate all processed foods, learn what fruits and veggies are in the high glycemic index that encourage insulin spikes and cortisol levels. things like orange juice can spike your insulin level, which is a fat storing hormone., as well as your cortisol levels which are also fat storing hormones. Banana's, pineapple and mangoes are some of the highest glycemic levels of all fruits, do some research and you'll learn what affects you on a day to day basis.
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