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how to get rid of lower back fat and love handles using specific diets and exercise

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Exercise for back: Low back pain is a very common symptom due to several issues. Strengthening the back as well as abdominal muscles provides better support to the spine ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Low carb!: Exercise will help tone your pooch and love nadles, but not selectively lose fat. You are an apple by definition. You need to follow a low carb life ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Work w/nutritionist: I suggest working with a nutritionist who can go over what you're eating, and make suggestions tailored to you. S/he can review your goals against wh ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Nutrition & exercise: Aside from plastic surgery, there is no spot reduction. Via nutrition & exercise, you lose fat all over (although some claim more in one area than oth ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Weight Loss: The best way to lose weight in those areas and in genearl is to do aerobic exercise daily for at least 40minutes, make sure you are a little breathy w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yoga and exercise: Yoga is a great form of exercise for stress reduction, strength and increasing flexibility. Instead of weights and cardio you might want to focus on c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Work w a trainer.: To lose a beer belly you would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healt ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in car ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Exercise and diet: can help w/love handles but, more importantly for your health, you will feel better and your muscles will be more toned. Check w/doc for proper food ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Assumptions wrong: When you lose weight you cannot reduce some areas in preference to others except for liposuction. Where and how much you sweat is not relevant.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Aerobic: To lose belly fat- you need to lose weight by burning calories through cardiovascular aerobic exercise. The calories burned should come from the midgu ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Weight loss: Sorry, but no such thing as a fat burner food and no quick way. The only way to lose weight is to use up more calories than what you take in. Calle ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dietary change: I recommend you read "why we get fat" by gary taubes and check out peter attia's blog eatingacademy.Com. That should give you a good start!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Spot reducing: Spot reduction does not work, unfortunately the first place gained is the last to go. The answer is calories in vs calories out. Eat less exercise mor ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Low carbs and fat : and replace those with high protein items..exercise regularly
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in car ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
For weight loss ...: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a b ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat heal ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A low carbohydrate diet is essential. Strength training is also important. There are no short cuts.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to getting & staying healthy, as well as losing & maintaining your weight. However, unless you have surgery, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please do not: eat anything for 1 to 2 hours prior to and after lifting. Your energy (Chinese call it "qi") will be needed for lifting rather than being needed for ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Baby fat: Baby fat on your cheeks at 37 is probably just the structure of your face. If you are overweight, then aerobic excercise. If you just have " chubby ch ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet & Excercise: Waist fat is not safe, you need to reduce your sugar and starch intake. Read a new book recently published called " wheat belly" by dr. Davis, it may ... Read More

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