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What is the best way to naturally lose belly fat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Combination

Exercise in general, coupled w/ diet, helps you lose belly fat.
A combo of too much of the wrong kinds of carbs & not enough active muscle tissue is what sets up belly fat. It's added to by age, hormones & stress. Spot reducing exercise can make belly muscles stronger & shapelier, but you won't see them until the calories come down & your other muscles are toned & gobbling up glucose.

In brief: Combination

Exercise in general, coupled w/ diet, helps you lose belly fat.
A combo of too much of the wrong kinds of carbs & not enough active muscle tissue is what sets up belly fat. It's added to by age, hormones & stress. Spot reducing exercise can make belly muscles stronger & shapelier, but you won't see them until the calories come down & your other muscles are toned & gobbling up glucose.
Dr. Cory Annis
Dr. Cory Annis
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