A 33-year-old member asked:
can you tell me how to get a flat or slimmer belly?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Toning: For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.)
Answered on Dec 6, 2016
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Get personal trainer: Body sculpting sounds promising (& there are gimmicks & diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around the hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Lose 1 pound of fat for every 3500 calories you drop or exercise off, but you can't pick where--sorry.
Answered on Sep 2, 2014
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