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Is there a way to lose belly fat and get abs fast?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Love handles: The short answer is you need to burn off more calories with exercise than the number of calories that you eat. Walking is not enough exercise. You need to get your heart rate up to a target rate for 20-40 minutes a few times a week, and stop eating sweets and carbohydrates. Core exercises for your midsection will tone you and help get rid of the handles and flatten your belly.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to lose belly fat and get ripped abs fast.?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Hard work: Lose fat, build the ab muscles. What needs to happen is that you change your attitude toward eating -- food is fuel, and being hungry much of the day is good for you. Get sufficient quality protein (1 gm/pound/day while you're building muscle is plenty) and micronutrients from a varied diet. Resistance training (cable pulls are one choice out of many) will help more than endless crunches.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What approaches work best to lose belly fat and get abs.?

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Up tp you.: Depends on your current body status (how overweight you may be). Lots of cardio: it is very difficult to see abs in anyone that is more than ~8% body fat. Cardio will lower your overall body fat percentage. Abdominal exercises to strengthen and bulk up your muscles. Don';t forget to hit your upper abs(leg raises) and obliques.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can I do to lose belly fat and get a big butt?

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Dr. Dennis Dass
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Brazilian Butt Lift: The brazilian butt lift removes the fat from you abdomen and waist, and then transfers that fat to the buttock to enlarge it. It's actually a very nice procedure. http://www.dassmd.com/brazilian-butt-lift/index.html.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to lose belly fat fast?

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Dr. James Chappell
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limiting carbs, and remember that alcohol has calories. Healthy amounts of exercise. You cannot otherwise target belly fat (without surgery).
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the fastes and most effective way to lose belly fat?

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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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