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I don't want my body to be like body builders because I am a girl, so should I do abdominal crunch or abs excercise to reduce belly fat? Are they safe?

I don't want my body to be like body builders because I am a girl, so should I do abdominal crunch or abs excercise to reduce belly fat? Are they safe?

Obesity: They are safe, but they will not in any way lessen your abdominal fat. This fat cannot be changed with 'spot exercises'. Your belly fat will reduce with overall weight loss and making sure you are not eating more carbohydrate calories than 25% of the total calories you ingest. ...Read more

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Abdominal Obesity (Definition)

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Help please! is ab crunch machine good to lose belly fat?

Help please! is ab crunch machine good to lose belly fat?

Any: Any form of exercise that burns up calories will help you lose weight if combined with a calorie restricted diet. Avoid fat and junk food. See a registered dietitian for help. It takes 3500 calories to burn up one pound that you don't eat. Good luck. Your body will determine where it wants to burn up the fat. All you can do is tone up the muscles under the fat. ...Read more

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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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How can doing crunches get rid of belly fat?

How can  doing crunches get rid of belly fat?

Burns calories: Exercise burns calories. Eat less and you will lose weight, it is simple. Crunches get the abdominal muscles in shape, which can give "tone" to the muscular abdominal wall. This "holds the fat in" better (so to speak). ...Read more

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Does doing crunches get rid of that mini belly fat?

Does doing crunches get rid of that mini belly fat?

Not by themselves.: 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, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do >. ...Read more

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Been eating right and exercising, down 88lbs. I'm 49 in December, how can i get rid of belly fat. I do 100 crunches a day. Hmmm can you help? Thanks

Been eating right and exercising, down 88lbs. I'm 49 in December, how can i get rid of belly fat. I do 100 crunches a day. Hmmm can you help? Thanks

Congratulations on: getting so healthy. Sound like you are doing all you can short of liposuction to get rid of the belly fat. You might want to consider liposuction as a possibility. It's hard to spot reduce in the body. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise for someone to lose belly fat that can't do sit-ups or crunches?

Please describe a good exercise for someone to lose belly fat that can't do sit-ups or crunches?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is 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. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...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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How do I curb sugar cravings? I've tried chromium tablets for a couple of weeks - no help there! and how do I get rid of belly fat without painful crunches ?

How do I curb sugar cravings? I've tried chromium tablets for a couple of weeks - no help there! and how do I get rid of belly fat without painful crunches ?

It's not physical,: It's mental. You need to diet, exercise, lose weight and make major changes to your lifestyle. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. You need to change your life, not take more pills. Get some willpower! good luck! ...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 can I reduce my belly fat?

How can I reduce my belly fat?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. 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. ...Read more

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What i eat my belly fat reduced?

Sensible diet: Yours is the general problem of weight loss. Eat a mostly vegetarian diet and limit fats and sugars. This must be combined with an exercise program for the best effect. All diets work well for a while but most do not stick to them. You might need help from a nutritionist and an exercise therapist. ...Read more

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Will vibrating belly reduce belly fat?

Well.... 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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What are good ways to reduce belly fat?

What are good ways to reduce belly fat?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt 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. Get regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Hai any suggest me how to reduce belly fat?

Hai any suggest me how to reduce belly 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. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How should i reduce belly fat and what foods must i take?

How should i reduce belly fat and what foods must i take?

Spot reducing: Does not happen. We loose weight all over. You can work with a personal trainer to learn exercises to turn fat into muscle in the areas you mention. Try not to focus on the number on the scale but on your health. This can also help w/depression. Peace and good health. Talk to your doctor about a low carb higher protein food plan. ...Read more

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How to reduce belly fat? Its not that much but not flat either.

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, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more