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What Is The Best Way To Keep Stomach In Good Condition
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
Diet and exercise: A good diet and exercise program is the best answer...There are no magic pills or exercises that will specifically reduce fat in a particular area...See your family doc and a registered dietician/nutritionist and a certified personal trainer...Get on a good program and stick with it.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem may be ongoing. ...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 more
Diet and Exercise: Exercise alone will not reduce a specific body area. Healthy diet with fruits and vegetables, protein (not huge amount,) and little, if any, starch with some daily abdominal exercise, and full body exercise in moderation, should tighten your stomach and reduce its size. ...Read more
Gatorade, pedialyte: A balanced salt and sugar solution, such as gatorade or pedialyte, is the most easily and rapidly absorbed from the stomach. Plain water is fine as well. Even if your stomach does not tolerate anything for 24 hours, it is really hard to get dangerously dehydrated in that period of time, unless you are a child, elderly, or major medical issues. ...Read more
Diagnosis?: Is this an actual medical diagnosis by a doctor, or is it an expression of your own thoughts. Absence of (or low) stomach acid is exceedingly rare in children. If indeed there is low gastric acidity in the 8 yr old, many interventions are needed most importantly nutritional ones. Most foods, nutrients & vitamins require an acid gastric environment for proper absorption lower down in GI track. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overall weight 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 more
Weight loss: There is no one way to target weight loss on a specific area of your body! The best way to lose weight is to combine an exercise program with a portion controlled diet usually high in protein, fiber, fruits and vegetable. Your body will then decide which areas to "burn fat" :) ...Read more
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