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A 44-year-old member asked:

can you tell me how i could lose belly fat when i am gaining so much muscle?

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Dr. Frank Kennedy
Endocrinology 40 years experience
Loosing weight/fat: To loose weight you have be putting into the body less calories than it is burning. Exercise helps this process by not only burning calories as you work out but also building muscle. If you build this muscle and still consume more calories than what your body burns you can indeed build muslce and not loose fat. When loosing weight it will often come off in other areas before the waist.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to lose a little belly fat before i start to tone muscle?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Walking: Walking....Proper nutrition...Lots of vegetables, fruits, protein...Limit carbs and sugar, and fats..
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are good ways to lose belly fat and gain muscle?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Cardio exercise: Doing cardio is a great way to lose weight. Abdominal exercises will also help with losing belly fat. Strength training can help tone your arms and legs and add muscle mass. The other critical component is to eat a healthy diet. Lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and stay well hydrated.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What's an effective way for me to lose belly fat and gain muscle simultaneously?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Diet and exercise: Only treatment that works is diet and exercise. Eat less then you burn off. 3500 calories to the pound. Will reduce your risk of diabetes, high bp, heart disease, cholesterol, infertility, etc. Direct exercise towards your abdominal muscles to firm them up. Otherwise, consider liposuction, you can increase your other muscles at the same time by exercise, but it's difficult while losing weight, .
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you suggest tips for losing belly fat in order to define ab muscles?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Diet/exercise: Exercise your abdominal muscles. You lose fat by losing weight (3500 calories to the pound) but it is difficult to tell your body when to pull the fat from. Abdominal exercise can improve the muscles in your abdomen below the fat, and improve your physique. If you are overweight, you often are Insulin resistant, and the weight is stored in your abdomen. Otherwise liposuction will help.
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A 16-year-old male asked:

Im looking for a way to lose belly fat, im not a fat person i just want to make my muscles more obvious, what do you suggest me to do?

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Dr. Michael Samach
Gastroenterology 50 years experience
Weight loss and exer: The only way to show your abs is to both lose weight and exercise (ie crunches). Neither alone will work.

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