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Saeide

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 12:58
Hi There
I'm new to this site( just 6 hours Very Happy ) but it really motivates me, I'd like to know beside my own diet, does any one have any helpful suggestion for losing belly fat? It really disappoints me Crying or Very sad
my goal is my love's happiness Wink
tedia

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 14:09
Hi, I'm new too and so glad I found Fatsecret Smile I reaD today that pomegranate juice may help. The study found the juice reduces fatty acids in the blood thereby reducing the amount of fat cells stored around the abs, as well as helping lower blood pressure. This article is similar to the one I read: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-08-18/diet/29901068_1_pomegranate-juice-lower-blood-pressure-risk-of-heart-disease. I planned to blitz fresh raw pomegranate seeds in water and make my own juice, but my local market isn't carrying whole pomegranates right now so I bought Knudsen brand called Just Pomegranate. I bought this because it is in a glass jar and contains no other juice fillers/blends. I was looking for something to flavor water, so if it works it'll be an added bonus for me. Woohoo!

oberci

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Posted: 19 Jan 2012, 00:48
I totally SECOND the HIIT. I actually try to do some form of HIIT whenever I'm doing cardio because you get SO MUCH MORE out of your cardio that way. If you are like me and you freaking hate running, doing it HIIT style will help you see results way faster and you'll know that you're getting the most out of it! Hope that helps!
Jane_on_diet

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Posted: 19 Jan 2012, 08:46
Water is the cheapest remedy to get rid of your belly fat. Water helps your liver to function properly, which ultimately affects positively on your metabolism. Drinking water from time to time throughout the day will help you. This gives your stomach a feeling of fullness so you do not feel hunger pangs.
Losin25

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Posted: 19 Jan 2012, 08:56
There are two types of belly fat on our bodies.
1) subcutaneous fat - that's the stuff you see on the outside. The fat that make it impossible to see your six pack.
2) visceral fat - that's the stuff that's deep inside your abdomen and wraps around your organs, causes heart disease and diabetes.

You can't choose where you can lose your subcutaneous fat. It's going to go away as it wants to go away. I even lost fat faster on one thigh than on the other. It was very strange for a while but then it balanced out.

As for visceral fat - you can target that by using high-intensity cardio. If you have a lot of it, it will reduce the size of your belly and make you healthier in the long run.

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Posted: 19 Jan 2012, 16:45
I am a returner to this site I lost 15lbs. but now have regained itSad so I'm going to try again.
I have read Lentils help you lose belly fat. I bought a bag and am looking forward to see if they help.
I also have cut out Cola's of any kind. And of course sit ups won't hurt.
Good luck to you.
amps1980

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 10:00
Just started myself I looking forward to the input that others have
koffeebean7

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 10:23
I agree with everyone here and here are a few more tips: Muscle burns fat as we know. Overall cardio/HIIT will definitely help, but also targeting abs will increase muscle thereby reducing some belly fat. Cut out all sugar, refined starches, and eat smaller meals more frequently.

A lot of times belly fat is caused by stress. And we are all under stress in our everyday lives. Increased cortisol levels (released by the adrenal glands in time if stress) cause your body to prepare for the next "crisis" by increasing blood sugar levels, the increased blood sugar then stresses the pancreas to release more insulin ("the fat hormone"Wink, causing hunger, and storing fat (primarily in the abdomen/hip area). A vicious cycle it is.

But healthy and regular eating, exercise (reduces cortisol levels and increases endorphins), sleep, and deep breathing exercises will help to reduce the frustrating abdominal fat.
Saeide

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 09:25
thanks to all friends
my goal is my love's happiness Wink
gnat824

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 09:33
There are some things here that will help but really, you have to focus on losing fat in general- eat fewer calories than you burn by eating less and moving more. Buying a bag of lentils or some pommegranate juice may support the process but they're not miracle cures. While koffeebean makes some great suggestions to help address the hormones that cause fat to accumulate more in the belly, heredity also plays a powerful role in determining where you store your fat. If that's your body type, then it will probably be the last place you lose fat.
- Natalie
johnelka

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Posted: 08 Feb 2012, 14:33
oberci wrote:
I totally SECOND the HIIT. I actually try to do some form of HIIT whenever I'm doing cardio because you get SO MUCH MORE out of your cardio that way. If you are like me and you freaking hate running, doing it HIIT style will help you see results way faster and you'll know that you're getting the most out of it! Hope that helps!


At the suggestion of a coworker, I just started HIIT last night!! I am super excited to see if it makes a difference. I am not a runner. Actually, I just started exercising regularly about a month and a half ago and my first attemp at HIIT was a 12 minute cycle. I began by warming up for 4 minutes at 3.5mph. After the 4 minute warm up I did a 30 minute sprint at 7.5mph then took it back down to 3.5 for 2 minutes and repeated that 7.5/3.5 cycle for 8 minutes. It was not as hard as I thought it would be and that makes me think I am not doing enough.

I am looking for advice from anyone who is familiar and had gotten results from this form of training please. Is this a good start, should I just continue and build on this or should I try to do more right off the bat? I don't want to hurt myself, Help anyone??
Fatcheerlead...

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Posted: 09 Feb 2012, 13:47
I'm just writing a reply here so I can "pin" this on my wall. I want to watch this forum. Wink I'm dealing with this, too. There's no miracle. It's there. It took time to get there, and it's going to take a LOT of little lifestyle changes to get it all off. I walk around in front of my mirror holding it like a separate being.. just looking at the "REAL ME" underneath it. We'll get there.
Miasg

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Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 12:18
Hate to sound silly but I don't know ....what is HIIT? Please explain it to me.
gnat824

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Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 12:33
Miasg, Check out this recent thread:

HIIT Discussion
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PeeFat

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Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 13:11
Take a look at CLA (Conjugated linoleic acid). Lot's of research has been done and has been proven to help with belly fat. You still must watch what you eat and get regular exercise to make it effective. There is no such thing as any magic pills for weight loss. Slime bag marketers just lie through their teeth to make you waste your money. I'm personally getting a bit pissed at all the Weight Watchers commercials being spammed on tv. Now you know where all your hard earned money is going. Your paying for more commercials to lure in more people to burn their cash. No one should pay anyone to lose weight. Just do your research and read up on health and nutrition. If you want good health bad enough that should be all the motivation you need. Get your support from family and friends for free. Fat Secret is free... why pay anyone else to lose weight. It's up to you and you alone.

Getting lean and fit is 80% diet and 20% exercise. You don't have to waste your life away on cardio machines to get lean and fit like so many preach.

Just keep at it. Don't starve yourself in attempts to get to your goal as fast as you can.. you'll only set yourself up for failure. If your feed your body what it needs and get regular moderate exercise you will succeed.
pythonis

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Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 14:22
looks like hiit is the same basic thing as a fartlek (modern society just tried putting a snazzy new title on an old principal). pace yourself, exercise real hard, then go back to pacing yourself. Whether you call it a fartlek or hiit its basically the same thing.
JustADreamer

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Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 15:02
Thank you everyone for all of these suggestions! I have been having this same problem, and it's great to get some little tips here and there to help me try new things. Just remember: What works for one person might not work for everyone... So, give everything a try until you find something (an exercise/diet/etc...) that leads you to your goal Smile
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livingdeadgi...

Joined: Feb 12
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Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 01:18
koffeebean7 wrote:
I agree with everyone here and here are a few more tips: Muscle burns fat as we know. Overall cardio/HIIT will definitely help, but also targeting abs will increase muscle thereby reducing some belly fat. Cut out all sugar, refined starches, and eat smaller meals more frequently.

A lot of times belly fat is caused by stress. And we are all under stress in our everyday lives. Increased cortisol levels (released by the adrenal glands in time if stress) cause your body to prepare for the next "crisis" by increasing blood sugar levels, the increased blood sugar then stresses the pancreas to release more insulin ("the fat hormone"Wink, causing hunger, and storing fat (primarily in the abdomen/hip area). A vicious cycle it is.

But healthy and regular eating, exercise (reduces cortisol levels and increases endorphins), sleep, and deep breathing exercises will help to reduce the frustrating abdominal fat.


I really appreciate this post; I've been mind-boggled with finding any useful suggestions for this "problem area", well up until now that is.


Thank you!
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Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 10:33
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emilymom

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Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 19:49
probiotics helped me plus cardio and pilates. I pull in my stomach the whole time during commercials. Im small frame but my stomach has never been flatter. I wish I had before picture but could send you an after if you want



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