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Doctor insights on: Diet Plans For Getting Ripped And Toned

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Which type of exercise/ diet plan helps to shrink body fat/tone abs best?

Which type of exercise/ diet plan helps to shrink body fat/tone abs best?

Cardio Mix: Agreed, you can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have 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

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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How to get flatter chest/getting abs/toned body from better diet and swimming?

How to get flatter chest/getting abs/toned body from better diet and swimming?

Swimming will tone -: -your shoulders and chest while core exercises will tone your abdomen. if by chest you mean breast, no way besides surgery as it is genetically driven. ...Read more

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Which exercises do experts commonly recommend to get a toned stomach and sides, and what diet helps?

Which exercises do experts commonly recommend to get a toned stomach and sides, and what diet helps?

Diet & lifestyle...: Diet and lifestyle are essential components of weight loss. It's hard to out-exercise overeating! healthy food choices, portion control and and active lifestyle are what works the best to lose weight. There is no truth to spot reduction. Later, exercise will become important in helping you maintain your weight loss and reveal your "six-pack". Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a flat stomach, but i wanna tone up and get visible abs. I want bigger boobs also. Any exercises or diets i could do?

I have a flat stomach, but i wanna tone up and get visible abs. I want bigger boobs also. Any exercises or diets i could do?

Tough request: There are no special diets for increasing boob size, but loosing body fat can define your abs.Often you need to be at 5% body fat level for these to stand out. Crunches will tone them but fat loss defines them.There is no exercises that increase bust size, and loosing weight to have cut abs may reduce any fat mass that exists in the breasts. ...Read more

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Im 5'2 @ 120-125lbs, what fitness plan at the gym would be best to get a toned butt, chest, and abs?

Im 5'2 @ 120-125lbs, what fitness plan at the gym would be best to get a toned butt, chest, and abs?

Full-body Workouts: At the gym you're pretty much "on your own" and will need to construct a personalized fitness program. Consistent full-body resistance training alternating with aerobic activities will be optimal. Many gyms offer a variety of fitness classes; if they're aerobic-based you'll need to supplement with resistance work. Toned abs require special attention to diet and calorie consumption. ...Read more

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I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight  quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

Not good: No one can tell you for sure but doing that will 1) introduce extra animal fat into your diet, 2) raise your cholesterol (only found in animal products), 3) deprive your body of essential nutrients not found in meat, 4) put an extra protein load on your kidneys, 5) deprive your liver and brain of sugars which are needed for metabolism. All meat diet is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What's the best way to lose fat, tone muscle and diet?

What's the best way to lose fat, tone muscle and diet?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened. ...Read more

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How do you formulate a diet to help tone up and lose weight?

How do you formulate a diet to help tone up and lose weight?

Food choices: Pick food that are very low caloric density, ie fruits veggies and salads, and lots of water. Exercise daily for tone. ...Read more