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A 37-year-old female asked:

whenever i work out and slim down the first fat to go is my belly fat. is this bad to gain weight here first? belly and arms?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
We loose weight: over our entire body. Spot reducing is not effective. The amount of running or other exercise that helps depends on your present weight and metabolism. If your doc clears you for exercise go for it, same w/lower carb food plan. Overall health is the best goal. Peace and good health. Ask a personal trainer about "stomach crunches" to tone up your belly muscles a bit.

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