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Doctor insights on: Does The Flat Belly Diet Work

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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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Im looking for a work-out and diet plan that really works to lose the baby belly and the last 15 lbs?

Im looking for a work-out and diet plan that really works to lose the baby belly and the last 15 lbs?

No fads: In my opinion, you're thinking about this wrong. Diets (short term caloric restrictions) do not result in weight loss that is maintained. Subtle but sustainable changes to your diet (what you eat every day) can have life-long results. Make subtle changes to what you eat to take in fewer calories per day and increase your activity to burn more. You should not shoot to loss more than 1 pound/week. ...Read more

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Which type of diet pills work best for belly fat?

Which type of diet pills work best for belly fat?

None...: There are no supplements or weight loss drugs that selectively melt away belly fat. The time tested formula or eating less and exercising more is still the safest and most guaranteed way to lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would like to do some exercises to lose a couple pounds of belly fat. What exercises work in addition to eating a healthy diet?

Would like to do some exercises to lose a couple pounds of belly fat. What exercises work in addition to eating a healthy diet?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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My belly is increasing in size. I work as software engineer. Sit 7-8 hrs a day in front of computer. How shall I reduce belly? I eat normal diet.

My belly is increasing in size. I work as software engineer. Sit 7-8 hrs a day in front of computer.  How shall I reduce belly? I eat normal diet.

First of all: as a software PRO you should know there are programs and work stations which will encourage you to GET UP AND MOVE and not spend your time SITTING! Secondly belly fat may be a "genetic" issue(Insulin Resistance Type II Diabetes etc and a talk with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) may be useful Hope this is helpful NB Both FITBIT and APPLEWATCH have built in programs to help you! ...Read more

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Which type of different exercises work to get a flat belly?

Which type of different exercises work to get a flat belly?

Sit-up squats lunges: Sit-ups, crunches, leg press, knee extensions, hamstrings curls, squats and lunges. Good nutrition including protein. ...Read more

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What fun exercises to do to get a flat belly actually work?

What fun exercises to do to get a flat belly actually work?

Abs: Lots of cardio: it is very difficult to see abs in anyone that is more than ~8% body fat. Cardio will lower your overall body fat percentage. Abdominal exercises to strengthen and bulk up your muscles. Don';t forget to hit your upper abs(leg raises) and obliques. ...Read more

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What are some good work outs or exercises to do to get a flat belly?

What are some good work outs or exercises to do to get a flat belly?

To tone abs:: For flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for a woman to have a flat stomach?

Is there an ultimate diet for a woman to have a flat stomach?

No specific food: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat thru eaiting healthy is a key component of washboard abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc ) all play a role in building those muscles, especially if you've had a baby. Rarely a tummy tuck is needed. ...Read more