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Does the cinch diet work?

Does the cinch diet work?

Yes: The cinch plan is primarily targeted to women aged 25 and older. The program includes portion control, four meals a day, and a small piece of healthy dark chocolate daily. You can get more information by reading the book, "cinch! conquer cravings, drop pounds, and lose inches" kudos for exploring weight loss methods! ...Read more

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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Does the brat diet really work for a stomach?

Does the brat diet really work for a stomach?

BRAT diet: Brat diet is meant for stomach flu, which is layman's term for diarrhea in this context. It helps solidify your bms. It includes b-banas, r- rice, a- apples, t- toast. It gives your intestines time to recover as well so that it can tolerate the regular diet including protein and sugars in the diet. ...Read more

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Does pulling your gut in during weightlifting help reduce belly fat and create stronger abdominals? And is it unhealthy to do so?

Does pulling your gut in during weightlifting help reduce belly fat and create stronger abdominals? And is it unhealthy to do so?

Core strength: "pulling your gut in" usually involves engaging your core strength/abdominal pelvic musculature instead of a "valsalva"-like pushing out technique. Not unhealthy. Works different abdominal muscles & "pulling your gut in" generally creates a stronger core and cosmetically better appearing abdominal area. ...Read more

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Does doing sit ups help burn belly fat?Or is there any other exercises that will burn belly fat and help tone up a bit?

Does doing sit ups help burn belly fat?Or is there any other exercises that will burn belly fat and help tone up a bit?

Stop belly fat?: Unfortunately regional wt loss is impossible by any excercize or targeted diet. A good general weight loss program combined with an aerobic fitness program 30-60 min/day 3-5 days/week within your body's capability is the way to go. Good luck and go for it. ...Read more

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Do core exercises and overall health exercises like walking and biking help you get rid of a belly pouch. Its this little pouch under my belly button.?

Do core exercises and overall health exercises like walking and biking help you get rid of a belly pouch. Its this little pouch under my belly button.?

Eat less; & exercise: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than he burns off, or he cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). ...Read more

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Quickest way to lose weight without exercising? Does the wheat diet work or the liquid diet?

Quickest way to lose weight without exercising? Does the wheat diet work or the liquid diet?

Weight Loss Rules: There is not a quickest way to weight loss that does not include exercise. This bizarre question is a very common one. I cannot understand why so many humans think there is some fad or magic to weight loss. There is no magic. The only true weight loss that is able to be maintained means a full life change. One must limit the calories, eat more protein calories than anything else and exercise! ...Read more

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Does exercise helps in burning fat or diet control does it better?

Does exercise helps in burning fat or diet control does it better?

Diet more important : Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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How to lose back fat and what does a wall push up do?

How to lose back fat and what does a wall push up do?

Several things: Without surgical or other noninvasive procedures, you won't readily be able to spot reduce fat. Your best bet is to work at losing overall weight. A wall push up is a variant push up that allows you to go through the motions but reduce the amount of weight necessary to complete this motion. It's a good way to learn the basics of this movement. ...Read more

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Does colonics make your belly flat?

Does colonics make your belly flat?

No: This will not cause a protuberant abdomen to become flat. ...Read more

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Does the hCG diet really work?

Does the hCG diet really work?

Absolutely: You must do the diet under supervision of a qualified physician, injectable HCG not drops, and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet and not a modified version of it with higher calories. You can lose 1-2 lbs of fat per day. Some physicians call this diet dangerous or won't work, but lack an understanding about the diet and it's proven safety. In use since 1950s. ...Read more

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Hiatus hernia causing weight loss only in waist and torso. Eating more doesn't help, and i take probiotics regularly. Solutions?

Hiatus hernia causing weight loss only in waist and torso. Eating more doesn't help, and i take probiotics regularly. Solutions?

Unrelated issues: There is no substitution for a healthy, well-balanced diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Exercise to improve toning, reduce cravings ; stress, assist in body self-image. Unfortunately, you can't pick where (or not) you gain the weight. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose belly or stomach fat fast?

What approaches work best to lose belly or stomach fat fast?

No preferential loss: You cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. Exercise can be used to firm, tone and sculpt. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose belly/abdomen fat especially on obliques, by following a diet and some abdomen exercises only? No cardio.

Is it possible to lose belly/abdomen fat especially on obliques,  by following a diet and some abdomen exercises only?  No cardio.

Yes: You would have to define ab exercises, you would need to do more than just crunches, but you could totally lose abdominal fat by doing low carb diet and pilates or yoga for instance. ...Read more

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Can anyone get flat abs if they eat right and exercise regularly? Or can genetics (fat storage in stomach) prevent some ppl achieving visible 6 pack?

Can anyone get flat abs if they eat right and exercise regularly? Or can genetics (fat storage in stomach) prevent some ppl achieving visible 6 pack?

Most: Most can get the desired effect they search for with extremely hard work and eating well and toning exercises, but if inherently obese and/or with much fatty tissue/bulk around the abs already, it would be more difficult to achieve the magazine/Hollywood look you are probably craving. best wishes. ...Read more

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What works against tummy fat and get better legs fast and maintain it?

What works against tummy fat and get better legs fast and maintain it?

Exercise: No fast plan but stick to a plant based diet similar to the mediterranean diet and exercise aerobically 40 to 50 minutes 4 to 6 times a week. Result won't be fast but likely will occur in time. My best. ...Read more

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How does one get hiatal hernia? Is it causes a fat belly pushes up there stomach...

How does one get hiatal hernia? Is it causes a fat belly pushes up there stomach...

Unknown: A hiatal hernia occurs when the opening in the diaphragm for the esophagus stretches out to larger than its normal size. Since there is a negative pressure in the chest, it can actually suck the stomach into the chest over a period of years. When enough stomach is in the chest, it can cause problems with swallowing, chest pain and pressure, ulcers, and anemia. Why this happens in some people compared to others is a mystery. ...Read more

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Which spanx would work best to flatten my tummy while I work out?

Which spanx would work best to flatten my tummy while I work out?

Do u work 4 spanx?: These repeated questions for one product manufacturer seem suspicious! there is nothing magic about this. Many spandex or lycra type garments provide comparable support at a lower price point and are available at walmart, kohls, target, sears, kmart, etc. However, I am a firm believer in core strengthening exercises to enhance the abdominal wall musculature, posture, and relief of back pain. ...Read more

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