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Will Spironolactone Decrease Belly Fat
Yes: When people lose a lot of weight, it can show in many different areas including the face. You have fat cells in all parts of your body. When you lose weight, the fat cells don't go anywhere, they just shrink as they are storing less fat. In older people there is a normal reduction in fat stores with age which can lead to a more aged look. This is where injectable soft tissue fillers have a role. ...Read more
Well.... 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
No: These usually are genetically related rather than related to fat. ...Read more
No: I'm unaware of any information regarding this. However, body hair may reduce while using spironolactone, a diuretic that blocks the action of testosterone on the hair follicle. It doesn't usually reduce hair, but prevents further hair growth. You have what you have unless you use laser epilation or electrolysis. ...Read more
Watch carbs: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product.. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
Weight loss: There is no medical way to "spot reduce" fat from particular locations. Total-body fat loss is achieved through a program of regular, vigorous exercise and prudent diet directed at reaching ideal body weight. A few people, even having reached that weight, are still troubled by "love handles" or other stubborn local fat accumulation. Liposuction works but is does not improve health overall. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limiting carbs, and remember that alcohol has calories. Healthy amounts of exercise. You cannot otherwise target belly fat (without surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same BUT dangerous: Belly fat accumulates like in any other fat depot, but that fat secretes some nasty chemicals. Resistin=insulin resistance and diabetes, interleukins ; tumor necrosis factor=inflammation and cancer! we used to think fat cells just increased in size. We now know that fat cells get larger but then they split and accumulate. Regular sit-ups burns upper ab fat, leg raises burn lower ab fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liposuction or...: Liposuction is the fastest way to get the fat off the waistline, but not practical. Gastric bypass is probably standing at second, but again not practical. So, i would recommend starting with calories restriction along with good amount of aerobic, ab crunches, and weight bearing exercises. Kick-boxing is incredibly effective, but tough to do. Swimming can be added. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: After pregnancy our metabolic rates (the amount of calories we burn in 24 hours) can change. Often women describe, including myself, that weight is harder to lose after pregnancy. Increased exercise definitely can help. Studies show that interval training exercise is the best for weight loss and fitness. There are on-line calculators that can tell you how many calories to have a day. Good luck. ...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
Can't target belly: Contrary to popular belief, you cannot do a particular exercise to lose fat in one place. Good hard cardio will raise your metabolism and metabolic requirement, hopefully causing you to lose fat body-wide. And no matter how much exercise you do, you won't lost that belly fat unless you eat an appropriate diet. You can eat your way through any amount of exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will the Alli diet pill also take away breast fat from.Women because I want to lose weight but not loose my breast size?
Great 4 weight loss.: Jogging, any form of cardiovascular exercise for that matter, is great for weight loss. You can only eat so little, so adding exercise like jogging allows you to eat good quantities of healthy low-fat foods while still losing weight by helping your body metabolize the calories more efficiently and burn calories through the extra energy expenditure. Good idea! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't hurt, but...: There is no substitution for regular exercise & a healthy, well-balanced diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss. Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. 1-2 pounds lost a week is a do-able appropriate rate. Stick to it, & you'll achieve your goal feeling great! ...Read more
Will building the leg muscles through weight training & high calorie protein diet help reduce the appearance of saggy thighs post weight loss? Age 22.
It depends: It depends on how much weight you have lost. If it was a significant amount, the fat is lost but the skin was stretched so far that it just hangs when the fat disappears. We are talking about a hundred pounds or more that would affect this type of change. If it was 20-30 pounds, working the thigh muscles will firm and build up the muscle structures that the skin will not hang. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will fat burning pills plus exercise help me lose weight? What should I eat to help lose belly fat n fat in my arms?
Losing fat: Fat burning pills do not have adequate medical evidence of effectiveness. Exercise will always be the best means of weight loss. Reducing the total number of calories you eat, particularly fat calories is 2nd. There is no way to target where your body will lose fat. You just have to eat a good diet and exercise and mostly take weight/fat off evenly all over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Excess testosterone (t) is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). So taking t won't help you. Instead, check your estrogen level and block conversion of t into estrogen w/aromatase inhibitor such as anastrazole (prescription breast cancer drug). Of course, diet & exercise help, too! less fat = less gyno. Plastic surgeons can help when all else fails. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers