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Diet For A Flat Abdomen
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Bland diets don't!: Bland diets were the staple of gastritis and ulcer treatment for years. They did not work. Paradoxically, spicy foods, stimulate the stomach with time to produce cytoprotective prostaglandings which inhibit gastritis and ulcer. People with a spicy and hot diet have fewer ulcers than people who live on bland diets (mexico vs us). The transition takes time but occurs. See your doctor for meds! ...Read more
No specific food: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat thru eaiting healthy is a key component of washboard abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc ) all play a role in building those muscles, especially if you've had a baby. Rarely a tummy tuck is needed. ...Read more
Is it possible to lose belly/abdomen fat especially on obliques, by following a diet and some abdomen exercises only? No cardio.
Fat?: Is it really fat? Genetics determine where you store it most (belly or hips/thighs). Excess calories get stored as fat. Rounded/bloated look, or really bloated? Bowel habit? Muscle tone? Diet intake? Iron status? Alcohol intake? Physical activity? Menses regular? Adequate protein intake? Seen a doc to get examined? If not, do so. All of the above factors may play a role. Others might as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Bench, incline, military, back, abs...You have to be balanced. ...Read more
Healthy exercise: The thigh gap cultural phenomenon was born out of a Victorias Secret Runway Show back in 2012. These girls are unusually tall and unusually thin. It is not realistic for most women. Since it's inception, it has become the obsession in particular with teen girls, and is also highly associated with disordered eating. Anorexia is deadly, and the quest for a thigh gap will lead you down that path. ...Read more
NO- that is never : The solution! 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.). Eat healthfully - no starvation. Don't over-exercise. Don't lose health over looks. ...Read more
What is a good healthy snack on the go without or little preparation for lactose intolerate and frequent pains in the lower abdomine?
Almonds?: Try lightly or non salted almonds. Generally healthy, has fibre, and certainly no dairy influence. Mixed dried fruit would also be an option. You can always seek an opinion from a nutritionist. Good luck. ...Read more
A lot of diets for weight loss recommend cutting down on rice completely. Is this a fair recommendation and what in rice makes it a bad diet food?
Rice for Dinner: Save the rice for the last meal of the day. Both white and brown rice have a high enough glycemic index to raise your blood sugar in the first hour after eating, then cause Insulin release which lowers your blood sugar in the second hour after eating. This makes you hungrier than you were when you started! so save the rice for a meal within 2 hours of when you will be asleep and can't snack! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Is there a diet can I go on to put on muscle in my chest arms and shoulders but also obtain a flatter tummy?
Is it true that being on a restricted calorie diet for a few years, the body will have truoble to gain back fat once back on a normal diet?
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. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and at least 4 servings of fruit per day. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer