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A 22-year-old male asked:

i am gyming for past 9 months and my belly fat has not reduced even by an inch... what to do?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Weight loss: Unfortunately, exercise by itself won't reduce fat. In fact, certain exercise can cause you to be more hungry, eat more and gain weight (although it may be muscle weight). To lose weight, you need to have a low sugar/high fiber diet. Check out the mediterranean diet as well - there is new good data supporting its use! best of luck!

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to lose my 2 inches of belly fat without depending on workouts?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Liposuction: Otherwise you need to burn off 3500 calories that you don't take in to lose one pound, and you can't direct where it going to be lost. Do you really think you can reverse years of improper eating and lack of exercise in two weeks? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Do you think I should not do ab workouts if i wanna lose belly fat?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
One program that: Exercises 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 try liposuction.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to lose belly fat and what should my work out routine be?

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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, .
A 30-year-old member asked:

Started to workout 2 weeks ago regularly, slow progress..But i've got a really horrible belly fat. What can I do about this?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Continue: Continue to work out. You have to loose weight all over to loose belly fat, no just spot train. Cardio exercises like running, biking, swimming 4-5x/wk and strength training to help tone 2x/wk and consider seeing a trainer who can motivate you and give you a variety of exercises to do.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I need home workouts to lose belly fat. Can anyone help me?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
The only: Way to through diet and exercise. It will help lose total body fat; you can't directs it at your belly fat, but you can strengthen the abdominal muscles through directed exercise. It's 3500 calories that you must burn off to lose one pound. Otherwise the only way is liposuction. Any exercise you do can help burn off calories - doesn't matter what type.

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