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Can You Lose Stomach Fat By Hiking
No,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 or non-invasive techniques). ...Read more
Most human fat is..: Saturated. Animal fat is primarily saturated. You cannot burn off one type of fat selectively. Not metabolically possible! so the answer is yes, you can burn off all fat through exercise. Easier not to put it on than have to lose it! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,Can't pick where: I assume you're dieting. If so, you're not unique--most of us want what we can't have! Exercise (walk the mall, bike riding a paved trail) should distract you and burn calories. Devoting time to a passion may help. Cheating on your diet twice a week will help you feel less deprived, but make up for it the next day. Research fun low-cal recipes. Or, eat anything you want just in small portions. ...Read more
Weight vs Fat loss: When you starve yourself much of the weight loss is actually loss of muscle mass. When you lose weight using Paleo you will lose mostly fat. Losing "weight" shouldn't be your goal. Losing belly fat should be the goal. Look at your pants size getting smaller as the goal rather than a change in what the scale is saying. ...Read more
Eating Method HF/LC: As omnivores, our bodies typically extremely good adapting. In very healthy, <50% all carb/sugar from food, rest from protein, then fat converted into glucose+ketone bodies from fat. Brain happy with either, though ketone bodies better, many feel, think & function better. Thus intake of any carb is optional. To ?body fat, eat hf/lc & ?amt. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, taubes, dietdoctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: You can't "spot reduce" by cutting calories. Eat less and you loose fat from all over. And starving yourself isn't a good idea. Cut your calories by 500 a day, loose a pound a week and you'll be more likely to keep the weight off. ...Read more
What cardio exercises can be undertaken to get you in the "fat burning zone" without gaining much muscle/bulk?
Fat burning cardio: A low impact form of cardio is preferable. Spinning, elliptical, swimming, etc that gets your heart rate up to 60-80% of your calculated maximum heart rate is ideal. For me, i get my heart rate up to about 150 and sustain it for 30-45 minutes 3 times a week. Your target heart rate may be quite different but that is just an example. ...Read more
Interval training: The best form of exercise you can do is a combination of cardio and strength training, called interval training. Using cardio and light weights you gain muscle and decrease fat. I use the nike training club app on my phone. There are likely interval classes at your local gym. You can specifically target your abs and legs as well. You'll see results in weeks, it's really a great workout. ...Read more
Not likely: The younger you are and the more healthy and elastic your skin is, the more likely it is to restructure after loss of weight (consider the restructuring of most pregnant women). But the seriously overweight and older lose this ability and will have excess skin that a cosmetic surgeon should be consulted for removal. ...Read more
Yes, but: You can die doing this. Not to scare you, but the human body needs food. By starving yourself, your body will sense lack of food, it will down-regulate your metabolism (making it harder to lose weight), and it will also make new fat cells to store energy because it thinks you don't have access to food. Eventually, it starts to cut down bodily functions and things happen like you pass out-not good! ...Read more
No: You can't spot reduce fat. Abdominal strengthening exercises strengthen the abdominal muscles underlying fat but do little to burn fat. The only way to lose fat is through burning more calories than you consume. This is best accomplished through moderate to vigorous cardiovascular exercise at least 3-4 times per week. ...Read more
Consumption: Eat less walk more.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more
When trying to lose fat (not muscle). How many lbs of fat can I safely lose in a week while minimizing muscle loss?
Can I lose stomach fat and still increase muscle mass by restricting calories? Or is a calorie surplus needed to gain muscle?
I want to reduce belly fat without reducing overall body weight. What excercise should be done? Or what food should be taken?
Abs N no sugar drink: Doing abdominal strengthening exercises will tone up the muscles under the fat (and make it appear to be less). But no exercise will reduce this fat preferentially. Likewise no special foods although recent work suggests sugar and fructose drinks can cause belly fat to accumulate preferentially. ...Read more
I am 16 and weigh 165 pounds. I'd like to lose as much weight as I can in a week. Can you give me some things that will work? I want to lose belly fat mainly
Tall Order !: Trying to lose a ton of weight in one week isn't safe ; you will probably be disappointed with the results. 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, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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