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How can I lose weight off my thighs and stomach (like get a flat stomach)?

How can I lose weight off my thighs and stomach (like get a flat stomach)?

By reducing fat.: The legs, stomach, waist and thighs are common problem areas when it comes to fat accumulation. To reduce weight or fat in those areas, you must reduce your overall body fat level. A safe weight loss rate is 1 to 2 pounds per week, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Start and maintain a well-rounded exercise program combined with a healthy diet to lose overall body weight. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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What's an effective way to lose weight and get a flat stomach while also exercising and dieting?

What's an effective way to lose weight and get a flat stomach while also exercising and dieting?

Tricky: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used
4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost.
Eat less, exercise more.
Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/1708440999? token=378a5145
abdominal toning
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/98691-ab-exercises-desk/ also helpful ...Read more

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Trying to get a flat stomach; I don't want to lose weight because I think it'd look way too skinny. Should I do toning excersises?

Trying to get a flat stomach; I don't want to lose weight because I think it'd look way too skinny. Should I do toning excersises?

Abs: 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 (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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If you lose weight and exercise can you get rid of the excess abdominal fat called an "apron? " or is a tummy tuck the only permanent solution?

If you lose weight and exercise can you get rid of the excess abdominal fat called an "apron? " or is a tummy tuck the only permanent solution?

Depends.: It depends not on exercise, but more on the elasticity of your skin. If your skin has lost its elasticity, it won't automatically reshape around the smaller layer of fat, and you'd need an abdominoplasty to remove the redundant skin. ...Read more

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I'm planning to lose weight. Should I exercise & diet? Or exercise and no diet? Which is better? I am not that fat. I want a lean abdomen. Thank you!

I'm planning to lose weight. Should I exercise & diet? Or exercise and no diet? Which is better? I am not that fat. I want a lean abdomen. Thank you!

Both: Both are important for weight loss. Be sure to include weight training in your exercise regimen, since increased muscle mass will increase your baseline metabolism which will help with weight loss. For your diet, avoid carbs and processed foods and fast foods and sodas, and eat lean meats and fruits and vegetables. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can lose weight//how to get my stomach smaller?

Can I tell me how I can lose weight//how to get my stomach smaller?

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. Engage in regular aerobic >. ...Read more

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What are some ways to lose weight and develop a flat stomach. I cycle a lot but does not seem to help. What can I do?

What are some ways to lose weight and develop a flat stomach. I cycle a lot but does not seem to help. What can I do?

Food choices Key: Most food is for maintenance. Exercise can drive burning body fat, but protein 1st fuel. For optimal health, best >50% of glucose (slow, smooth production) from internal conversion of protein & fat. Eating foods high in sugar/carbohydrates drives conversion, by the liver, of the sugars into fat, fructose especially bad about this. Study eatingacademy. Com & nusi. Org for more detailed understanding. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight specially stomach fat?

How do I lose weight specially stomach fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may 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. ...Read more

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What can be used against stomach fat&lose weight?

What can be used against stomach fat&lose weight?

Agree w Dr. Lipton.: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt 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. Get regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight my only problem area is my stomach what can I do to lose my stomach fat fast?

I want to lose weight my only problem area is my stomach what can I do to lose my stomach fat fast?

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. ...Read more

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I'm 12. In 7th grade, I am 95 llbs. I know im healthy but I want to lose weight or at least get into an exercise routine. My stomach is out slighty help?

I'm 12. In 7th grade, I am 95 llbs. I know im healthy but I want to lose weight or at least get into an exercise routine. My stomach is out slighty help?

Sure!: Considering your age, and not knowing your body type, mass index or general condition, it would be wise for you to speak with your pediatrician who may help you plan out a suitable, and customized, fitness program. One program will not suit everyone! The "outness" of your stomach, if related to a small amount of fat, is best reduced by proper diet and consistent core exercises. Good luck! ...Read more

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I lost 7 kilos in 1.5 month then I gained 3 kilos I am very fat from butt when I lose weight I lose only from stomach not from butt I exercise al days?

I lost 7 kilos in 1.5 month then I gained 3 kilos I am very fat from butt when I lose weight I lose only from stomach not from butt I exercise al days?

Can you have an: Adult submit this for you, or someone who is at least 16 years old. I would like to answer your question but I need to abide by healthtap rules. Take care. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to lose weight, tone my body, make curves, flat stomach, smaller thighs and butt?

What exercises can I do to lose weight, tone my body, make curves, flat stomach, smaller thighs and butt?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What can be done to lose weight/ tone up stomach fat?

You can't tone fat: But you can tone your abdominal muscles. Ou 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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I raised my bed, changed my diet, im trying to lose weight (weigh 150)5'3 all fat in abdominal area, on protonix (pantoprazole) can I fix my hernia doing these things?

I raised my bed, changed my diet, im trying to lose weight (weigh 150)5'3 all fat in abdominal area, on protonix (pantoprazole) can I fix my hernia doing these things?

Losing weight always: Helps to maintain our ideal weight, as it reduces stress load on our body globally. Depends what type of hernia you have? Hiatal? Please specify. What did your upper GI endoscopy reveal? Good to have this info too. ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight, lose stomach fat and gain muscles?

What help me to lose weight, lose stomach fat and gain muscles?

Diet and exercise: Losing weight and gaining muscle boils down to diet and exercise. Watch your calorie intake, eat healthy (lean proteins, lots of fruits and vegetables, avoid sugary and/or alcoholic drinks, avoid carbs), and of course exercise regularly and increase your overall activity level (i.e. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away, etc). ...Read more

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I am a girl gymnast and weigh over 9 stone and am 5"3. What is the best way to lose weight and gain a flat stomach?

I am a girl gymnast and weigh over 9 stone and am 5"3. What is the best way to lose weight and gain a flat stomach?

Gymnast: For flatter abdomen eat healthy ; get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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Wanting to lose weight, mostly in my stomach but also in my legs. What weight lose supplements really work that you can get at wal mart or whatever?

Wanting to lose weight, mostly in my stomach but also in my legs. What weight lose supplements really work that you can get at wal mart or whatever?

Don't rely on: Supplements to lose weight. 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” >. ...Read more

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I have a lot of fat in my abdomen and legs my penis length is 5.6 inches I weigh 285 pounds if I lose weight is it possible to gain some size from it?

I have a lot of fat in my abdomen and legs my penis length is 5.6 inches I weigh 285 pounds if I lose weight is it possible to gain some size from it?

Supra-pubic fat: The supra-pubic fat pad can mask penis size. If there is is a large amount of supra-pubic fat, reduction will allow more penile length to be visible. ...Read more

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Big arms, thin flat stomach, big waist big boobs and big firm big thighs, how to lose weight?

Big arms, thin flat stomach, big waist big boobs and big firm big thighs, how to lose weight?

Losing Weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I'm a overweight 17.5 stone 17 y/o and want to lose weight through exercise but everytime I do up to 20 sit ups i get terrible stomach cramps. Why so?

I'm a overweight 17.5 stone 17 y/o and want to lose weight through exercise but everytime I do up to 20 sit ups i get terrible stomach cramps. Why so?

Situps: It may just be that your abdominal muscles are weak and not used to doing sit-ups. When you do a very strenuous workout, it is not uncommon to have sore muscles. This usually means you have broken them down and are rebuilding stronger muscles. Start with maybe 10 sit-ups and slowly work your way up to 20 sit-ups over the course of a week or two. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight if I have (pcos), lymph nodes in my stomach that get swollen and hurt and a high level of water retention?

What can I do to lose weight if I have (pcos), lymph nodes in my stomach that get swollen and hurt and a high level of water retention?

More complicated: Please see your doctor for an evaluation. Swollen lymph nodes and what you describe as a high level of water retention merits a complete medical evaluation to identify other problems. Pcos doesn't cause these other symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight around my abdominal area?

How can I lose weight around my abdominal area?

Decrease carbs: Abdominal fat is the most dangerous fat increasing your risk of heart disease. It responds best to decreasing your carbohydrate intake (breads/pasta/cereal/pastries, alcohol/soda/juice). You still need lower total calories (500/day to lose 1 pound/week), drink alot of water since obesity is dehydrating, continue with exercise. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with alloderm mesh in your abdomen?

How to lose weight with alloderm mesh in your abdomen?

See below: The alloderm patch has nothing with losing weight. You have to know what is bad for you and what things and how much you should eat. Admit to yourself first of all what your problem is and then give your self an order as you would to a subordinate and deal with it. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate drink to lose weight from the abdomen area?

What is the appropriate drink to lose weight from the abdomen area?

Water: It takes water to burn fat. Drink water, cut calories, eat smaller meals (way smaller) and get moderate exercise ever day (22 min of walking is enough). Stay hydrated and take in fewer calories than you burn. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight on my thighs and stomach?

How can I lose weight on my thighs and stomach?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ab& thighl 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. ...Read more

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I would like to lose weight around my stomach and my thighs, how is the quickest way?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ab ; thigh 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. ...Read more

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I train a lot but need to lose weight off my stomach?

Metformin: As we grow older, we tend to become Insulin resistant, causing levels of Insulin to rise. Insulin pushes the sugar in the blood into our cells (especially the fat cells) where the excess sugar is stored as fat. This accumulates around the belly. Metformin (an anti-diabetic drug) restores Insulin receptor sensitivity, lowers blood levels of insulin, and reduces fat storage. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to lose weight in the stomach?

Adrenal reset: Adrenals make us gain weight i'n mid abdomen. Use adaptogen like adhs (vasopressin) for adrenals. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more