A 25-year-old member asked:
how can a 25 year olf lose belly fat?
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Dr. Holly Barth answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Diet and Exercise: You can't target weight loss from a specific area; you need to burn more calories than you consume. Eat healthy, cut out junk food and exercise several times a week. If your stomach is what you're unhappy with, you can tone up the muscles-sit ups are a good way to start. Anything that uses your abdominal muscles will add tone. Visit with your doctor or a dietitian to come up with a good plan.
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Suck in abdomen: I did a consultation on a young woman who was terribly distressed about her belly fat. Come to find out, she was a competitive skater. I asked her if she was bothered by the belly fat when she was skating her programs. She told me "i guess not." she went on to say that when she was skating she would suck in her stomach! i suggested that she pretend she was always skating. It worked! :).
A 24-year-old member asked:
Please tell me, how can I lose belly fat?
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Family Medicine 32 years experience
Cut the carbs: Belly fat is accumulated when we eat too many carbs. That is why low carb diets immediately result in a decrease in waist measurements, even before weight loss. Carbohydrates are sugars and starches. Fruits are also high in carbs but they have fiber and are certainly more healthy than candy or sugared drinks. Some people can just cut the sugared drinks and start losing belly fat.
A 20-year-old member asked:
I am so thin but my tummy I is fat?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe medical issue: When a person gets fat, the fat is stored throughout his body, but more of it is the tummy area. However, if a person says he is thin everywhere else, but fat just in the tummy, there may be a medical problem. A big tummy in a thin person can be due to an abdominal mass, a pregnancy, malnutrition, very weak abdominal muscles, metabolic syndrome, etc... A doctor's evaluation can help figure it out.
A 21-year-old member asked:
How to lose belly fat?
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Family Medicine 23 years experience
Aerobics: Aerobic exercise is paramount to shift your calorie balance into the negative zone (losing more than consuming). Diet is another thing. Eat no later than 6 o'clock. Consume at least 1/2 gallon of water a day if no more. 30 minutes of aerobics. Avoid high calorie foods - eggs, dairy (whole milk), fats. Eat as little sweets and no fast food! belly press exercises may be of some help as well.
A 47-year-old member asked:
How do I tacke out belly fat or beator yet how do I reduset?
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
Lose weight overall: The "belly fat" is just where the fat goes in your case. Anything you do to lose weight will take away the weight from that area, as well. A low carb diet, particularly the gluten-free diets seem to attack "belly fat" for some reason. Many people tend to skip meals, eat one "meal" per day but then snack on high carb foods all night long. See if any of these patterns apply to you.
A 45-year-old male asked:
What's a good way to fight belly fat?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Diet & Exercise: The best way to lose fat is to lose weight. The best way to lose weight is to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet. There is no way to selectively 'lose weight' from one body part, unless you choose cosmetic surgery or body sculpting procedures. You can tone your abs, but this alone will not help you lose belly fat.
Last updated Sep 13, 2015
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