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Does Crunches Reduce Belly Fat
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to lose my belly fat and i wanna know if ab crunch machine is an effective way of doing so?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I am trying to exercise to loose belly fat and I was doing crunches and sit ups and then my between my chest started hurting bad! What could it be?
No pain no gain: your diaphragm muscles are probably hurting, keep up the good work ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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