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Bananas Cause Belly Fat
How come bananas make you gain weight,yet when i eat like 8 bananas,since I have low potassium,i lose my belly fat,while i usually gain weight easily?
Does excess belly fat cause high estrogen in men or does high estrogen cause the excess belly fat?
This past year IV seen my weight go up and maybe its be cause my age. How do i loose belly fat? Iv always been skiny at 115 and know im 128
Belly adipose: You can lose your belly fat. Eat smart: Less sugar, less refined/simple carbs; no saturated fats, no meat fats; eat mostly fruit, veggies, whole grain products, nuts, yogurt, egg white, fish, very lean meats; aim for about 1800 cal per day; count calories; then exercise at least twice daily -- walking is excellent; add crunches, twists, pilates; aim to burn calories; breakfast is key: NO CARB ...Read more
It Can: Intraabdominal fat in excess may lead to Insulin resistance and ⬆insulin levels. Pancreas cells making Insulin may eventually tire out which would allow blood sugar to ⬆. Apple shaped people as opposed to those with pear shape are most susceptible to this. With it often comes ⬆bp, ⬆triglycerides and/or ⬇good cholesterol, sometimes obstructive sleep apnea and ⬆risk for early heart disease. ...Read more
Yes...: Most naturally occurring sugars in fruit break down to half fructose and half glucose in the body. Excess sugar of any kind will turn on your Insulin pump and store excess calories as fat. Its usually not the naturally occurring sugars you need to worry about creating belly fat. Limit the added sugars found in most foods to 100 calories (6.5 teaspoons) per day for women (9.5 tsp/d for men). ...Read more
I m 23yrs old i want to lose my belly fat bcoz it sometimes causes pain around my stomach...Is there anything that i can do except exercise i m lazy?
See doctor first: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
I am very skinny except in the belly region. I can't do push-ups. Is there something to eat that won't cause me to have belly fat or any easy exercises?
Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more
C-section: Does not cause belly fat. Eating more than you burn off causes belly and all other fat to accumulate. The only way to remove it is by eating less and exercising more. 3500 calories to the pound. Plus you don't get to choose from where you body will break down the fat. ...Read more
Calories: Alcohol-containing drinks have a surprising amount of calories ranging from 100 (light beer) to 300 (margarita) to 500 (pina colada). These are 'empty' calories and so do not fill you up. In fact alcohol can make you hungrier too. And some people who drink a lot may do less exercise too. ...Read more
Any time that : Calories consumed exceed calories burned, one will gain weight whether it is maize or a different food substance. ...Read more
What are the best foods for getting rid of belly fat. Also if i eat fruit will it cause belly fat because of the natural sugar?
Calories are key: All fat is essentially providing the same purpose -- insulation, protection and energy -- so whether you want to lose abdominal, back or buttock fat, you must consume fewer calories than you need and while some foods are better for your general well being there is no food that is a fat- burner. Lose weight by eating 500 fewer calories a day than your requirements and you will lose 1 lb weekly. ...Read more
No: Sleeping position has no impact on how your body distributes fat layers. ...Read more
Heart disease: It is associated with cardiac events , no evidence it is causative. ...Read more
It seems since taking asacol (mesalamine) hd i've experience weight gain and accumulated belly fat despite diet and exercise. Could this be caused by the med?
Unlikely : Most of the research reports quite a few side effects from Asacol (mesalamine) hd, but weight gain is not mentioned as a reported side effect. It does note, however that increased appetite and abdominal distinction can occur, but not often. Perhaps these last two possible side effects are contributing to your symptom. Might be a good idea to discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more
What would be the cause of gaining sudden belly fat (no weight gain tho), bloating, stomach tightness, constipation, stomach gurgling, and abd twitch?
Fast Food Diet: These symptoms are expected when someone eats too much unhealthy fast food. ...Read more
Bloated stomach, gaining belly fat, no weight gain, stomach feels constantly tight, flutter feeling , twitching, and pulsing.What could be the cause?
Eat fewer calories: A person with excess belly fat may have "metabolic syndrome" and can benefit from a diet low in sugars & carbohydrates. In general, if a person eats fewer calories than she needs to live on each day, her body will use up the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than she did before, but does not start eating more calories, then her body will also use up the fat (stored fuel). ...Read more
Lose weight: It's not typically possible to "spot reduce." however, by losing weight, a proportionate amount of that weight will be reduced from the belly. Exercises that strengthen the abdominals will tone these muscles, but will not reduce fat. Burning more calories than you eat will result in this weight loss. Use a formula found online to determine your required amount of daily calories, and eat 500 fewer. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Drewitz: There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more
Abdominal exercises: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than he burns off, or he cannot lose weight! Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (without salad dressing). ...Read more