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Why is it so hard to loose belly fat.?

Why is it so hard to loose belly fat.?

There isn't such a: Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Abdominal Obesity (Definition)

Abdominal obesity is also known as central obesity or central adiposity. It occurs when there is excess fat around the abdomen/ abdominal organs and has been ...Read more


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How can I lose belly fat its very hard!

How can I lose belly fat its very hard!

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 more

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Is belly fat of an adult male hard or soft?

Is belly fat of an adult male hard or soft?

Should be soft: Normal fat is soft. Excess fat is also soft. Fat is not hard. That is regardless of whether a person is a child or adult, male or female. ...Read more

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What are good ways to lose belly fat and get a firm butt in 2 weeks?

Impossible: You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't take in to lose one pound. That's the equivalent of walking 35 miles. If you did that every day, along with eating less, you could lost 15 pounds in the two weeks, but that probably wouldn't be sufficient -- and your feet would be sore. Set a goal to lose weight and keep if off the rest of your life. Start now. ...Read more

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Belly fat I have a lot of belly fat that just won't come off no matter how hard I try?

Belly fat I have a lot of belly fat that just won't come off no matter how hard I try?

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 more

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Is it hard to bulk up while losing belly fat?

Is it hard to bulk up while losing belly fat?

Diet and exercise: Only treatment that works is diet and exercise. Eat less then you burn off. 3500 calories to the pound. Will reduce your risk of diabetes, high bp, heart disease, cholesterol, infertility, etc. Direct exercise towards your abdominal muscles to firm them up. Otherwise, consider liposuction, you can increase your other muscles at the same time by exercise, but it's difficult while losing weight, . ...Read more

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What are the Best foods for losing belly fat? I've been losing weight but having hard time with belly

What are the Best foods for losing belly fat? I've been losing weight but having hard time with belly

Best foods...: There are no particular foods that are better for central adiposity (weight that one carries in their midsection). I would try to look at your diet quality to ensure that you are getting in lots of vegetables, fruits, lean cuts of meat (if you eat meat), and whole grains. ...Read more

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What does really work to lose my belly fat and firm up my buttocks?

There's no such: Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. Exercises that will >. ...Read more

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Upper stomach with hardness but no pain or anything just hard and I have belly fat, what could it be?

Upper stomach with hardness but no pain or anything just hard and I have belly fat, what could it be?

It depends: Depending on other symptoms, it could be bloating or constipation.If its pretty hard mass, you should see your pcp and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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It seems I've lost all my fat except for belly fat? Why is fat in some areas harder to lose than others? I have no flab left anywhere except my stomach

It seems I've lost all my fat except for belly fat? Why is fat in some areas harder to lose than others? I have no flab left anywhere except my stomach

Fat depot: People have fat depots where most of the fat tends to accumulate. The abdomen is perhaps the most common location. Fat trends to accumulate there first and leave there last. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have fat on my belly. Instead of doing exercises and sprints. Even eating normal it makes me feel sad after all the hard work still belly fat. Help?

I have fat on my belly. Instead of doing exercises and sprints. Even eating normal it makes me feel sad after all the hard work still belly fat. Help?

Perhaps: You may have a longer than average small intestine. The length of this organ supposedly varies from 5.2 to 10.7 meters. Even if empty - the longer ones prevent a flat tummy. They are a genetic feature and bias preferences for different foods and eating schedules. Learn how much and how often you should eat - and what. After hearing this, many of my patients relax and enjoy life more. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have hard upper belly fat. I exercise and try to eat healthy. What can I do?

I have hard upper belly fat. I exercise and try to eat healthy. What can I do?

Modify routine: Many people believe crunches and core strengthening alone flattens the abdomen. Those of course are necessary but cardio training is actually more important. Increase cardio. Also decrease beer intake as that tends to cause "harder" abdominal fat. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is "hard belly fat" more visceral fat and "soft belly fat" more subcutaneous fat?

Is "hard belly fat" more visceral fat and "soft belly fat" more subcutaneous fat?

Fat IS: FAT


There is no such thing as HARD fat.....MUSCLE tissue is hard all fat is SOFT

at least in humans

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Could propecia (finasteride) be hindering my chances to get a six pack? I have been training hard and can't lose my last couple pounds of belly fat. Any suggest?

Could propecia (finasteride) be hindering my chances to get a six pack? I have been training hard and can't lose my last couple pounds of belly fat. Any suggest?

Belly fat: It is unlikely that Propecia (finasteride) is causing this. But not unheard of. I am sure you know that to lose this kind of fat you must be on a very strict high protein diet, avoiding sugars and alcohol and too much fat. ...Read more

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Can ascites and belly fat be differentiated just by physical examination, without ultrasound? Is ascites hard or soft?

Can ascites and belly fat be differentiated just by physical examination, without ultrasound? Is ascites hard or soft?

Yes: ascites is a collection of peritineal fluid and can be detected by a physical exam and tapping out the belly. It is often associated with liver disease increased venous pressure and malignancies. Fat can easily be distinguished from ascites. If there is a large collection of peritoneal fluid it can be tense and appear to be hard but it itself is liquid. ...Read more

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My body protrudes out - upper ab area like a high beer belly. I had a tummy tuck in 2008, I have had a CT Scan and sonogram. Is this hard belly fat?

My body protrudes out - upper ab area like a high beer belly. I had a tummy tuck in 2008, I have had a CT Scan and sonogram. Is this hard belly fat?

Go For Consultation: It is difficult to give advice for very specific questions like yours in Q&A forums like this one. Consider going for a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon (perhaps with the surgeon who performed your tummy tuck ten years ago). Best wishes! ...Read more

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Loose belly fat?

Loose belly fat?

Eat fewer calories: A person with excess belly fat may have "metabolic syndrome" and can benefit from a diet low in sugars & carbohydrates. In general, if a person eats fewer calories than she needs to live on each day, her body will use up the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than she did before, but does not start eating more calories, then her body will also use up the fat (stored fuel). ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat?

How to lose belly fat?

Lose weight: It's not typically possible to "spot reduce." however, by losing weight, a proportionate amount of that weight will be reduced from the belly. Exercises that strengthen the abdominals will tone these muscles, but will not reduce fat. Burning more calories than you eat will result in this weight loss. Use a formula found online to determine your required amount of daily calories, and eat 500 fewer. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat?

How to lose belly fat?

Agree w Dr. Drewitz: There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat?

How to lose belly fat?

Aerobics: Contrary to popular belief, you can't lose belly fat by doing situps and leg lifts. You need to lose the fat through cardiovascular exercise. losing weight in general will help you lose belly fat. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat?

How to lose belly fat?

Aerobics: Contrary to popular belief, you can't lose belly fat by doing situps and leg lifts. You need to lose the fat through cardiovascular exercise, proper nutrition and weight reduction in general. Losing weight in general will help you lose belly fat. ...Read more

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How to loss belly fat?

How to loss belly fat?

Abdominal exercises: 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 leafy lettuce (without salad dressing). ...Read more

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How to loose belly fat?

How to loose belly fat?

There is no such: Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat?

How to lose belly fat?

Abdominal exercises: 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 leafy lettuce (without salad dressing). ...Read more

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How to reduce belly fat?

How to reduce belly fat?

Agree w Dr. Kwok.: There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How to reduce belly fat?

Abdominal fat: 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 more

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How to reduce belly fat?

How to reduce belly fat?

Belly fat: Where your fat is deposited is genetically determined, and it is impossible to lose weight in only certain spots. The only way to lose belly fat, then, is to lose weight overall. In the long run, eating fewer calories and burning more by exercise is the only way that will work. You need long-term changes in your habits. Contact your physician or a nutritionist for more detailed advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I lose belly fat?

How do I lose belly fat?

Lose weight: Some women mostly store fat on butt and thighs, some on belly; others all over. Lose weight (fat) and things get smaller (just not as much as you may like). Inadequate protein, iron intake, excess in total calories in, relative excess in carbohydrate calories in (especially simple sugars), and alcohol intake all play a role. Inadequate calorie spending, i.e. Activity, if not exercise, is key. ...Read more

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How to remove belly fat?

Aerobics: Contrary to popular belief, you can't lose belly fat by doing situps and leg lifts. You need to lose the fat through cardiovascular exercise, proper nutrition and weight loss in general. Losing weight in general will help you lose belly fat. ...Read more