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A 30-year-old member asked:

i have a bit of belly fat that i can grab but not to much though. i'm a size 8 9 stone and 5'4 roughly. how can i lose my belly fat?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Unfortunately: The only way to lose weight and keep if off is through diet and exercise. Burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat, and you'll lose a pound. Stay away from internet supplements and other scams that will only take your money.
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 24-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, how can I lose belly fat?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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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Dr. Michele Arnold
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.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Got to find a way every day to burn more calories out than you take in. to be thin
Jan 22, 2012

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