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Tips on how to lose the layer of fat over your belly?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Belly fat: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed.However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, .
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & the “bicycling” exercise on your back. Insure that you are engaging in regular aerobic exercise. 45 minutes a day would be a good goal to shoot for.
Aug 6, 2013

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you suggest tips for losing the wretched belly fat?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
None: There are no "magic" foods, and there are no supplements that will help with either problem, diet and exercise is the only way to help lose belly fat, which will also reduce your level of male hormones and may help reduce hair loss. Make sure thyroid is normal as well.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Best ways to quickly lose belly fat? Any tips?

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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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