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I want to lose my belly fat and i wanna know if ab crunch machine is an effective way of doing so?

I want to lose my belly fat and i wanna know if ab crunch machine is an effective way of doing so?

No: You can not spot train to loose belly fat, you have to loose it all over. Cardio workout 4-5x/wk mixed with 1-2 days of strength training ( including crunches) is the best way to loose weight and tone up. ...Read more

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Abdominal Obesity (Definition)

Abdominal obesity is a symptom in which a person has a lot of his body fat in the tummy area, rather than having his fat spread throughout his body. Abdominal obesity can be seen in conditions such as ...Read more


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I am desperately trying to get rid of belly fat .I have had no children ... I walk , do crunches, situps& try my best but i cannot win this battle.Help?

I am desperately trying to get rid of belly fat .I have had no children ... I walk , do crunches, situps& try my best but i cannot win this battle.Help?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
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Eat a balanced diet
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How to reduce my belly fat?

How to reduce my belly fat?

There's no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Can i lose belly fat if i reduce my portion sizes?

Can i lose belly fat if i reduce my portion sizes?

May be: All calories are not equal. Reducing total intake would help. Cutting out gluten, sugar, diet soda, fruit juices and replacing them with healthy small amounts of protein 4 times a day will greatly help. Movement therapy (AKA exercise) is important ...Read more

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How to reduce belly fat?

How to reduce belly fat?

Agree w Dr. Kwok.: There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How can I reduce belly fat?

How can I reduce belly fat?

There's no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How can I reduce belly fat.

How can I reduce belly fat.

No spot loss : You cannot lose fat in specific places without surgery. General weight loss and toning will help you lose the belly fat and improve your overall health. ...Read more

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How to reduce belly fat the fastest?

How to reduce belly fat the fastest?

Liposuction or...: Liposuction is the fastest way to get the fat off the waistline, but not practical. Gastric bypass is probably standing at second, but again not practical. So, i would recommend starting with calories restriction along with good amount of aerobic, ab crunches, and weight bearing exercises. Kick-boxing is incredibly effective, but tough to do. Swimming can be added. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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