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Exercises To Get Rid Of Belly Fat And Love Handles
How to lose belly fat? Hi,
i am a south Asian male, 42 years of age. Regardless of dieting and exercising my belly is over 39 inches. Rest of the body is in good shape.
Any tips on how can I get rid of those love handles will be greatly appreciated.
Exercise: Continue to do aerobic exercise, and realize it takes time. You didnt get those love handles in a day or a week or a month. Eat fewer calories than you need in a day to help your body lose the fat in that area. Slow loss of one pound a week would be best advised. Consult a dietician if you need help in a meal plan that will help. Most of all- dont give up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No spot loss: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed.However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet ; exercise: There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be abdominal ; arm 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
Weight Loss: I applaud you for eating healthy, for that is a great start. Be sure that in addition to healthy foods you are practicing portion control. Also, change up the types of exercise you are doing to lose weight. Cardio (running, biking, swimming) will help burn some fat while you exercise, but make sure to build muscle too. Muscle burns fat for energy at rest, and glucose for energy during exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am very slim everywhere but my belly. (145 lbs.) i love my body besides that its not a lot of fat, but what can I do to get rid of just belly fat?
Agree: Some people like yourself are also predisposed to being 'skinny' and your excess calories will only accumulate at your waist, but as the doc mentioned you likely have elevated testosterone levels (acne, pimples) and thus prone to central weight gain. Liposuction or calorie restriction and exercise to decrease stool transit time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Belly fat: Exercise does not get rid of fat in any one particular area. Increased activity overall may help you reduce your body fat, including belly. Also avoid processed foods including white breads, sugars, and artificial sweeteners. Move your food plan to include more veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats like omega 3's, avocados, and olive oil. High fiber fruits like berries are fine. Complex carbs. ...Read more
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