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Is there a way to lose my belly fat while maintaining my weight?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you have: Belly fat, your almost certainly overweight, so weight loss would probably help. It depends upon the number of calories burned up that you don't eat, not the type of exercise. It's 3500 calories to the pound. Any exercise can be effective, except your body will choose where to lose the fat and you can't direct it to a specific place. The exercise can help maintain muscle in other areas.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
How about toning : Your abdomen? Fat loss requires weight loss. For flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.)
Dec 28, 2013

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