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Is it possible for you to lose belly fat by wrapping an ACE bandage around your stomach?

Is it possible for you to lose belly fat by wrapping an ACE bandage around your stomach?

NO - This will not: Work. 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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does body wrapping help lose weight?

Does body wrapping help lose weight?

No not really: You may loose water weight but no real change will take place in your actual body mass. To loose weight you must expend more energy than you take-in through your diet. Minimize the amount of carbohydrate (bread, soda, alcohol, pasta, potatoes, corn); maximize the amount of fiber (vegetables) and protein (lean meat, beans) in your diet. At the same time exercise (walk, run, bike, swim). ...Read more

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Can dancing help you lose weight and reduce your belly fats?

Can dancing help you lose weight and reduce your belly fats?

Yes: Aerobic exercise in the form of dancing will increase caloric burn an excellent and fun way to exercise. Do not allow the scale to be the only measure of success. Aerobic exercise is good for the heart and circulation. Good for over all muscle tone. Good for the lungs. Additionally common positive effect on our frame of mind. ...Read more

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Will the Lipozene shot help me lose weight in/around my belly?

Will the Lipozene shot help me lose weight in/around my belly?

Weight loss: Lipozene contains konjac which is a type of fiber.There are many fiber supplements that contain soluble fiber. I am not aware of any convincing studies showing it works. The thought is that soluble fiber by mouth will absorb water & the increased bulk will increase the feeling of being full, so that less food will be eaten. The combination of appropriate diet and exercise works well. ...Read more

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Looks like I swallowed a beach-ball. What is the best way to lose weight from my belly?

Looks like I swallowed a beach-ball. What is the best way to lose weight from my belly?

Health blueprint: The answer lies within our own bodies. If we stop the assault of unhealthy habits, we can tap into the bodies inherent capacity to heal itself. And the best tool we have for doing that is the food we eat. Eating a whole food plant based diet and pursuing an active lifestyle will get you down to a healthy weight and you will lose belly fat in the process. Good luck! ...Read more

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I don't want to lose weight as I am underweight. Been skipping, can it helps to lose belly fat eventually?

I don't want to lose weight as I am underweight. Been skipping, can it helps to lose belly fat eventually?

Yes: All forms exercise can help you eventually lose belly fat, however if you are underwt I can't imagine that you have much belly fat! I hope you are not trying to look like the thin models in pictures that have no fat at all! Sometimes there's a little skin on the belly and when we sit down it bulges and we mistake that for fat! It's skin! Just follow a sensible balanced diet and exercise! :) ...Read more

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Lose weight, waist pain & low belly pain suddenly.....

Lose weight, waist pain & low belly pain suddenly.....

Many causes: The differential includes infectious etiologies, crohns, less likely cancers.

If these symptoms persist more than 2 weeks, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can you speed up metabolism and lose weight in belly and boobs?

How can you speed up metabolism and lose weight in belly and boobs?

Information: It may actually be dangerous to speed up metabolism by artificial means. Exercis will temporarily speed up metabolism. Reducing total calories will also help. ...Read more

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I want to lose belly fat and I exercise and eat healthy but I lose weight but not belly fat?

I want to lose belly fat and I exercise and eat healthy but I lose weight but not belly fat?

Work the core: You can exercise with specific intent placed on working your abdominal area, such as ab crunches and sit-ups etc, so you will get the most out of your exercise routine, geared specifically to the body part you would like to work on. Do not get discouraged as this may take some time and you will eventually see the rewards to health eating and exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat fast I'm 245 pound african American female and trying to lose weight but very frustrating for me?

Lose it slowly instead: Fast weight loss usually results in regaining the weight after stopping the diet. What is needed is decreasing the amount of calories that you take in every day. The best way to do this is to slightly reduce portion sizes. You shouldn't go hungry, but you need to eat less. This needs to be combined with at least 20 to 30 minutes of exercise a day, trying to lose 1-2 pounds per week at the most. ...Read more

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I am 5 foot tall and 160 pound woman I keep trying to lose weight no success how can I lose it especially my belly thanks brandy?

I am 5 foot tall and 160 pound woman I keep trying to lose weight no success how can I lose it especially my belly thanks brandy?

Eat less be active: Eat less and be more active. You need to know what your intake of calories are since calories in and calories out does matter. I recommend a visit to a dietician for a full evaluation of your eating habits. Both what you eat and how much you eat as well as a more active lifestyle are important factors that need to be addressed. Best of health to you ...Read more

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I gave birth about three months ago; I never used a belly band device but would like to try to help me lose weight. Would it still be effective?

I gave birth about three months ago; I never used a belly band device but would like to try to help me lose weight. Would it still be effective?

No: If you are breast feeding, your weight will go down, as the baby eats your calories. When you stop breast feeding, you have to go on eating good food. Look at the food pyramid and reduce carbs and increase activity. If your baby is moving, you get some exercise chasing baby...Go for walks with baby and generally get fit with baby... Your weight will go away. Worst thing is soda. Drink water.. ...Read more

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My sister is 14 is 46 kg and her height is 5ft. She have a flabby belly and double-chin. How she lose weight? Please Suggest a diet & exercise plan.

My sister is 14 is 46 kg and her height is 5ft. She have a flabby belly and double-chin. How she lose weight? Please Suggest a diet & exercise plan.

Weight loss: I suggest she discuss with her dr. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Exercise. ...Read more

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I'm a 42 yr old female diabetic with hypothroid trying to lose weight especially my belly fat. What can I do or take to help lose weight and belly fat?

I'm a 42 yr old female diabetic with hypothroid trying to lose weight especially my belly fat. What can I do or take to help lose weight and belly fat?

See below: Please make an appointment with your physician. They can help you with your hypothyroid and your diabetes and get it better under control. That will also help you lose your weight. Please be open and honest with your doctor with your concerns. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with alloderm mesh in your abdomen?

How to lose weight with alloderm mesh in your abdomen?

See below: The alloderm patch has nothing with losing weight. You have to know what is bad for you and what things and how much you should eat. Admit to yourself first of all what your problem is and then give your self an order as you would to a subordinate and deal with it. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate drink to lose weight from the abdomen area?

What is the appropriate drink to lose weight from the abdomen area?

Water: It takes water to burn fat. Drink water, cut calories, eat smaller meals (way smaller) and get moderate exercise ever day (22 min of walking is enough). Stay hydrated and take in fewer calories than you burn. ...Read more

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Are there any types of foods I can eat that will let me lose weight in my belly?

Belly fat: Yes! Focus on proteins and fats and reduce your intake of sugary foods. A low carbohydrate /low glycemic index plan of nutrition will help you lose belly fat. Also drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Unable to lose weight around hips and belly. What do you recommend?

Unable to lose weight around hips and belly. What do you recommend?

Losing elsewhere?: Are you losing elsewhere or not losing anywhere? If losing elsewhere, it will be difficult o lose in those areas without specific toning exercises. If you are not losing anywhere then revisit your diet and exercise routines because you are probably not eating properly. ...Read more

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What is the best way for teenage girls to lose weight fast? Especially belly fat

What is the best way for teenage girls to lose weight fast? Especially belly fat

Not so fast!: Do not focus on how fast you can lose the weight! losing weight requires discipline, perseverance and permanent change of lifestyle. About 1-2 lbs per week is safe. There are 3500 calories in 1 lb of fat. Eating 500 calories a day less you should lose 1 lb per week! Add the many benefits of regular exercise and you have a healthy formula. Try "my fitness pal" app. Very helpful app! Good luck! ...Read more

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Best way to lose weight around the belly, hips and thighs?

Diet and exercise: A low carbohydrate diet and exercise. There are no shortcuts. ...Read more

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What are things I can do to lose weight around my lower belly and inner thighs?

What are things I can do to lose weight around my lower belly and inner thighs?

A general aerobic: Unfortunately it is not possible to create regional fat loss. Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Banana and strawberries, and ice. Should this breakfast help me lose weight/belly fat?

See below: You can not selectively lose fat from one area of the body (naturally). Bananas and strawberries are healthy but need to be part of balanced diet. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises that will make you lose weight on my hips, belly and thighs?

Can you suggest exercises that will make you lose weight on my hips, belly and thighs?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose 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 running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to lose weight and what kind of excersises can I do to lose belly and thigh fat?

Eat Less/exercise mo: You need to lose excess of energy which you have accumulated over years. So it will take some time and lots of effort to lose the weight. The formula to use is to eat healthy but decrease the food intake and also burn more calories by exercising regularly. You need to reduce calorie dense foods (sweets in any form and cut out foods rich in fat) and increase daily activity by walking for 30- 60minut. ...Read more

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Is it wise for 31-year-old male to eat one meal a day to lose weight in the belly fat IBM is 23.9 is that normal?

Is it wise for 31-year-old male to eat one meal a day to lose weight in the belly fat IBM is 23.9 is that normal?

BMI of 23.9 is: Within normal range. You can't specifically spot lose fat. Dropping to one meal per day may lower your metabolic rate and lead to weight gain in the long run. ...Read more