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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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