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Loose belly fat?

Loose belly fat?

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

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Dr. James Chappell
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Abdominal Obesity (Definition)

Abdominal obesity is a symptom in which a person has a lot of his body fat in the tummy area, rather than having his fat spread throughout his body. Abdominal obesity can be seen in conditions such as ...Read more


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How to lose belly fat?

How to lose belly fat?

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

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How to lose belly fat?

How to lose belly fat?

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

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How to lose belly fat?

How to lose belly fat?

Aerobics: Contrary to popular belief, you can't lose belly fat by doing situps and leg lifts. You need to lose the fat through cardiovascular exercise. losing weight in general will help you lose belly fat. ...Read more

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How to loss belly fat?

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

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How to lose belly fat?

How to lose belly fat?

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 she burns off, or she 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

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How to loose belly fat?

How to loose belly fat?

There is 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

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How to reduce belly fat?

How to reduce belly fat?

Agree w Dr. Kwok.: 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

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How to reduce belly fat?

How to reduce belly fat?

Abdominal 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. ...Read more

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How to reduce belly fat?

Belly fat: Where your fat is deposited is genetically determined, and it is impossible to lose weight in only certain spots. The only way to lose belly fat, then, is to lose weight overall. In the long run, eating fewer calories and burning more by exercise is the only way that will work. You need long-term changes in your habits. Contact your physician or a nutritionist for more detailed advice. Good luck. ...Read more