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A 36-year-old member asked:

Help please! is ab crunch machine good to lose belly fat?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Any: Any form of exercise that burns up calories will help you lose weight if combined with a calorie restricted diet. Avoid fat and junk food. See a registered dietitian for help. It takes 3500 calories to burn up one pound that you don't eat. Good luck. Your body will determine where it wants to burn up the fat. All you can do is tone up the muscles under the fat.
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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It can help to tone abdominal muscles.
Feb 1, 2014

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what are good suggestion to lose belly fat?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Lose weight: Reduce your intake of carbohydrates and sugars, and increase your intake of lean protein, veggies, and fruits. Also need to exercise. It's simple math. How many calories you eat vs how many you burn off. Walking is not enough to burn off calories. You need to get your heart rate up and maintain it there. That plus eating healthier will get you in shape for summer! do some ab exercises too.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what are some good excersizes to lose belly fat?

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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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