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Doctor insights on: Diet For A Flat Abdomen

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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Please describe a good exercise to get a flat belly and stomach muscles?

Please describe a good exercise to get a flat belly and stomach muscles?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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What is a bland diet for people with stomach pain?

What is a bland diet for people with stomach pain?

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

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What are helpful recommendations for achieving a flat toned stomach?

What are helpful recommendations for achieving a flat toned stomach?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for a woman to have a flat stomach?

Is there an ultimate diet for a woman to have a flat stomach?

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

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Is it possible to lose belly/abdomen fat especially on obliques, by following a diet and some abdomen exercises only? No cardio.

Is it possible to lose belly/abdomen fat especially on obliques,  by following a diet and some abdomen exercises only?  No cardio.

Yes: You would have to define ab exercises, you would need to do more than just crunches, but you could totally lose abdominal fat by doing low carb diet and pilates or yoga for instance. ...Read more

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How can a teenage girl lose belly fat and a bloated rounded looking stomach?

How can a teenage girl lose belly fat and a bloated rounded looking stomach?

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 more

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What is a good way for men to have small waist, flat stomach?

 What is a good way for men to have small waist, flat stomach?

Healthy lifestyle: Eating a A balanced diet containing fruits, vegetables, lean protein and good fats, avoiding alcohol and enjoying regular exercise will help keep you trim. ...Read more

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How to get a flat stomach and a thigh gap?

How to get a flat stomach and a thigh gap?

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

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It's good and healthy to have a bowel movement before a workout?

It's good and healthy to have a bowel movement before a workout?

Yes: Yes, if you feel the need to go, by all means do. Then you can focus on what your body is doing during your workout, instead of holding back a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Is throwing up the solution for a flat stomach?

Is throwing up the solution for a flat stomach?

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

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What is a good healthy snack on the go without or little preparation for lactose intolerate and frequent pains in the lower abdomine?

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

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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?

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 more

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What are some exercises for a flat tummy in 5 weeks?

What are some exercises for a flat tummy in 5 weeks?

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

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Does a post baby diet look healthy if it's a lot of lowfat dairy?

Does a post baby diet look healthy if it's a lot of lowfat dairy?

Balanced diet: Need balancing of diet to prevent muscle loss. Make sure you consume essential fatty acids, Amino Acids (proteins) and minerals and vitamins. You need a higher amount of the above if you are still breast feeding. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet and exercise plan for a 16 year old girl?

Please describe a good diet and exercise plan for a 16 year old girl?

Exercise: Learn the mediterranean diet and get a minimum of half hour of aerobic exercise a day and three times a week light weight work. If the chest bothers you, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which diet is good for a person that wants to lose lower stomach fat?

Which diet is good for a person that wants to lose lower stomach fat?

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 more

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