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How effective is plastic wrap to lose weight around the stomach area?

How effective is plastic wrap to lose weight around the stomach area?

Wrap: Wrapping for weight loss is a poor technique often used by your wrestlers. It causes increased sweating by building body heat and more fluid is lost than fat. Excessive sweating can cause electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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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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What are some ways to lose weight and develop a flat stomach. I cycle a lot but does not seem to help. What can I do?

What are some ways to lose weight and develop a flat stomach. I cycle a lot but does not seem to help. What can I do?

Food choices Key: Most food is for maintenance. Exercise can drive burning body fat, but protein 1st fuel. For optimal health, best >50% of glucose (slow, smooth production) from internal conversion of protein & fat. Eating foods high in sugar/carbohydrates drives conversion, by the liver, of the sugars into fat, fructose especially bad about this. Study eatingacademy.Com & nusi.Org for more detailed understanding. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to lose weight in the stomach?

What is the quickest way to lose weight in the stomach?

Adrenal reset: Adrenals make us gain weight i'n mid abdomen. Use adaptogen like adhs for adrenals. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight in my stomach area--how can I do this?

I want to lose weight in my stomach area--how can I do this?

Nutrient dense foods: 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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I train a lot but need to lose weight off my stomach?

I train a lot but need to lose weight off my stomach?

Metformin: As we grow older, we tend to become Insulin resistant, causing levels of Insulin to rise. Insulin pushes the sugar in the blood into our cells (especially the fat cells) where the excess sugar is stored as fat. This accumulates around the belly. Metformin (an anti-diabetic drug) restores Insulin receptor sensitivity, lowers blood levels of insulin, and reduces fat storage. ...Read more

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If I lose weight, will the stretch marks on my stomach go away?

No: Stretch marks are permanent. Losing weight may make them narrower as the skin shrinks back, but the only way to eliminate stretch marks is to surgically cut away the affected skin. ...Read more

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If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

If I lose weight will the stretch marks on the sides of my stomach go away?

No: In fact, if you lose a lot of weight quickly they actually can get worse. Unfortunately, there are not any really effective treatments for stretch marks. Over-the-counter remedies like cocoa butter don't work. Laser treatments may help to lighten red or dark stretch marks. Fortunately they do tend to fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight my only problem area is my stomach what can I do to lose my stomach fat fast?

See below: There's no such thing as "spot reduction" for fat loss. The only ways to lose fat/weight are to either increase the calories you are spending or decrease the calories you are consuming. Muscle-building exercise could also be helpful, and for this you could do lots of sit-ups etc to increase abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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I'm 12. In 7th grade, I am 95 llbs.I know im healthy but i want to lose weight or at least get into an exercise routine.My stomach is out slighty help?

I'm 12. In 7th grade, I am 95 llbs.I know im healthy but i want to lose weight or at least get into an exercise routine.My stomach is out slighty help?

Sure!: Considering your age, and not knowing your body type, mass index or general condition, it would be wise for you to speak with your pediatrician who may help you plan out a suitable, and customized, fitness program. One program will not suit everyone! the "outness" of your stomach, if related to a small amount of fat, is best reduced by proper diet and consistent core exercises. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I lose weight specially stomach fat?

How do I lose weight specially stomach fat?

Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may 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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