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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 also known as central obesity or central adiposity. It occurs when there is excess fat around the abdomen/ abdominal organs and has been ...Read more


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Is "hard belly fat" more visceral fat and "soft belly fat" more subcutaneous fat?

Is "hard belly fat" more visceral fat and "soft belly fat" more subcutaneous fat?

Fat IS: FAT There is no such thing as HARD fat.....MUSCLE tissue is hard all fat is SOFT at least in humans Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Will vibrating belly reduce belly fat?

Will vibrating belly reduce belly fat?

Well.... 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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Loose that extra belly fat :/?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. 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. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat and thigh fat and weight overall?

How to lose belly fat and thigh fat and weight overall?

Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limiting carbs, and remember that alcohol has calories. Healthy amounts of exercise. You cannot otherwise target belly fat (without surgery). ...Read more

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How to reduce belly button fat?

How to reduce belly button fat?

Hernia?: If you have a lump or bulge at the umbilicus, you may have an umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat but keep thighs and butt?

How to lose belly fat but keep thighs and butt?

One program that: Exercises your abdominal muscles. You lose fat by losing weight (3500 calories to the pound) but it is difficult to tell your body when to pull the fat from. Abdominal exercise can improve the muscles in your abdomen below the fat, and improve your physique. If you are overweight, you often are Insulin resistant, and the weight is stored in your abdomen. Overall weight loss will help. ...Read more

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How does belly fat increase?

How does belly fat increase?

Same BUT dangerous: Belly fat accumulates like in any other fat depot, but that fat secretes some nasty chemicals. Resistin=insulin resistance and diabetes, interleukins ; tumor necrosis factor=inflammation and cancer! we used to think fat cells just increased in size. We now know that fat cells get larger but then they split and accumulate. Regular sit-ups burns upper ab fat, leg raises burn lower ab fat. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat only?

How to lose belly fat only?

Surgically.: 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 a ...Read more

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Will weight gain after a tummy tuck make my belly button hurt?

Will weight gain after a tummy tuck make my belly button hurt?

Not usually: However if you have gained a significant amount of weight, you may be putting undue stress on your diastasis repair which could be associated with umbilical pain or you may have a hernia. I would discuss with your surgeon, you may need to perform diagnostic imaging. ...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 after c-section?

How to lose belly fat after c-section?

Walking: Walking is the best exercise to help tone your abdominal muscles after pregnancy and c-section. Sit-ups will not help. Don't push yourself beyond your limits. Eat healthy ! ...Read more

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Could i lose belly fat in 2 months?

Could i lose belly fat in 2 months?

Not without: Liposuction. You lose fat by losing weight (3500 calories to the pound) but it is difficult to tell your body when to pull the fat from. Abdominal exercise can improve the muscles in your abdomen below the fat, and improve your physique. If you are overweight, you often are Insulin resistant, and the weight is stored in your abdomen. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Belly button bulging?

Belly button bulging?

Hernia: In my experience the most commong cause is a hernia of the umbillicus or belly button. This can occur even in young women, often after pregnancy, after surgery made through the umbillicus such as laparoscopy and sometimes for no obvious reason at all. Best to see a doctor and let them examine you and make a recommendation as to what it is and how best to treat. ...Read more

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How to lose that tiny last bit of belly fat under my belly button?!?!

Exercise...: There is no such thing as spot reduction of fat. Its going to come off where it wants to but eventually as your percentage of body fat declines with exercise and healthy eating, it will flatten out your upper and lower stomach unveiling that 6-pack within. Good luck! ...Read more

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When eating something what makes you fat besides calories? Trans fat. Sugar saturated fat calories from fat. etc...?

When eating something what makes you fat besides calories? Trans fat. Sugar saturated fat calories from fat. etc...?

Not enough activity: The simple formula which determines if you gain or lose weight is Calories taken in minus Calories used. Taken on a day to day basis, you can know if you are using up the calories or not. If calories eaten far exceeds calories burned up by whatever activity, weight is gained. It does not matter if the calories are fats proteins or carbohydrates, body chemistry turns the excess into fat to store it ...Read more

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Any tip for lose belly fat?

Any tip for lose belly fat?

Diet and exercise: The best way is to burn more calories than you take in. Start a daily exercise plan and begin with smaller portions. ...Read more

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How to loose belly and thigh fat!?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ab ; leg 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. Tone thighs w plie, squat, >. ...Read more

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White tea make you lose belly fat.

White tea make you lose belly fat.

I'm sorry: but white tea may taste good but it doesn't help lose belly fat without dietary restriction and exercise, just like anyone else. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Can we lose tummy fat through dieting alone?

Can we lose tummy fat through dieting alone?

No spot fat loss: You won't be able to selectively remove fat or flab from one specific area of the body. ...Read more