Combatting one of the two types of belly fat...

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    Jun 04, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    I am concerned about the type of belly fat that accumulated around the organs in the belly causing a pot belly. What excercises reach this particular gut. I am familiar with the Plank. Are there any other workouts to eliminate this fat?
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    Jun 04, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    Proper diet is the only thing that will tackle visceral fat.
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    Jun 04, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidProper diet is the only thing that will tackle visceral fat.


    Thanks. I didn't know what it was called.
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    Yes,"viscera" are the internal organs around the belly -- what most people call "guts." But it's not merely fat. A pot belly means your internal organs are inflamed--which is not good. Definitely a "proper" diet is in order, but that will vary a lot depending on who you ask. I'm on the paleo diet myself, and have little belly fat. The U.S. Surgeon General--an obese woman--will probably tell you to follow the conventional wisdom of "healthy grains" and low-fat.
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    Visceral fat is what you don't want. So, get rid of that shit "Cup-O-Noodles" before that extruded fecal matter kills you!

    Also, give up wheat.
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    I eat what I want, but just don't gorge myself. 60 situps 2-3 times a week, and my abs are in decent - not great - shape, but good enough for me to feel good about myself. I will never give up wheat or pizza.
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    huhwhat saidI eat what I want, but just don't gorge myself. 60 situps 2-3 times a week, and my abs are in decent - not great - shape, but good enough for me to feel good about myself. I will never give up wheat or pizza.

    DIfferent people have different tolerances. Some can handle gluten, phytates, and other gut-piercing anti-nutrients. Some need to "get rid of that shit" as GamRican eloquently put it. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    GWriter said
    huhwhat saidI eat what I want, but just don't gorge myself. 60 situps 2-3 times a week, and my abs are in decent - not great - shape, but good enough for me to feel good about myself. I will never give up wheat or pizza.

    DIfferent people have different tolerances. Some can handle gluten, phytates, and other gut-piercing anti-nutrients. Some need to "get rid of that shit" as GamRican eloquently put it. icon_cool.gif


    I wonder if this has to do with my asian metabolism. My digestive system could have evolved to break down gluten more efficiently, considering generations raised on rice/wheat. I feel for you guys. I couldn't imagine giving up starches. Spaghetti, rice, sandwiches - they make life worth living for me. At 31, my metabolism is slowing though, but I kinda like being a little more thicker vs. rail thin like I was in my early 20's.
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    eating right and exercise will help icon_smile.gif destroyed my visceral fat and now working on that very very stubborn subcutaneous adipose tissue (SCAT) which is the fat lying underneath the skin.
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    huhwhat said
    GWriter said
    huhwhat saidI eat what I want, but just don't gorge myself. 60 situps 2-3 times a week, and my abs are in decent - not great - shape, but good enough for me to feel good about myself. I will never give up wheat or pizza.

    DIfferent people have different tolerances. Some can handle gluten, phytates, and other gut-piercing anti-nutrients. Some need to "get rid of that shit" as GamRican eloquently put it. icon_cool.gif


    I wonder if this has to do with my asian metabolism. My digestive system could have evolved to break down gluten more efficiently, considering generations raised on rice/wheat. I feel for you guys. I couldn't imagine giving up starches. Spaghetti, rice, sandwiches - they make life worth living for me. At 31, my metabolism is slowing though, but I kinda like being a little more thicker vs. rail thin like I was in my early 20's.

    Probably. There do seem to be different food tolerances based on ethnicity.
    It's not that hard to give up the wheat once you get used to it. The fact that I can have all the bacon I want is a major compensation. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    Stop the cup of noodles..
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    Well, that hard work shows. Your abs are way better than mine!
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    Jun 05, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    I'm in the process of reading "Wheat Belly" and have decided to go wheat-free for a month to see if I see/feel any difference. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend you do if you have trouble losing weight around the mid-section.
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    Jun 07, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    Wow, thank you all so much! I have learned in 5 minutes which would otherwise take hours of research to accomplish. Thanks again.
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    Jun 07, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    mybud saidStop the cup of noodles..


    THIS! It's just fat, flour and sodium!
    http://www.justhungry.com/instant-ramen-and-cup-noodles-are-very-very-bad-you
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    mybud saidStop the cup of noodles..


    I know. I just found the image would be sarcastically funny to the definition of sustenance.
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    Jun 07, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    GWriter saidYes,"viscera" are the internal organs around the belly -- what most people call "guts." But it's not merely fat. A pot belly means your internal organs are inflamed--which is not good. Definitely a "proper" diet is in order, but that will vary a lot depending on who you ask. I'm on the paleo diet myself, and have little belly fat. The U.S. Surgeon General--an obese woman--will probably tell you to follow the conventional wisdom of "healthy grains" and low-fat.


    Gotta love it, the US surgeon general is an obese woman.. let the blind lead the blind... Paleo rules and you don't need to be an MD to understand that.
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    Jun 07, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    fastest way to loose the gut is to do a cleanse and a fast. I just did a 3 days fast and lost ALL my gut/fat (8lbs of it)... from over indulging of wine, hard cider, and beers, and chocolate, and other food. Google Arise and Shine ... good products.
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    Jun 07, 2012 6:44 AM GMT
    xybender saidfastest way to loose the gut is to do a cleanse and a fast. I just did a 3 days fast and lost ALL my gut/fat (8lbs of it)... from over indulging of wine, hard cider, and beers, and chocolate, and other food. Google Arise and Shine ... good products.
    You're naturally thin, therefore your advice is invalid.

    If I tried your technique, I'd gain 5 lbs of fat.
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    Jun 10, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
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    mybud saidStop the cup of noodles..


    THIS! It's just fat, flour and sodium!
    http://www.justhungry.com/instant-ramen-and-cup-noodles-are-very-very-bad-you



    Started watching the video and has to much BS before main topic..
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    Jun 10, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    Sustenance saidI am concerned about the type of belly fat that accumulated around the organs in the belly causing a pot belly. What excercises reach this particular gut. I am familiar with the Plank. Are there any other workouts to eliminate this fat?


    Visceral fat does not give you a pot belly; subcutaneous fat causes the pot belly
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    Jun 11, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidVisceral fat is what you don't want. So, get rid of that shit "Cup-O-Noodles" before that extruded fecal matter kills you!

    Also, give up wheat.


    Is it ok to eat WHOLE WHEAT?
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    Jun 11, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    Sustenance saidI am concerned about the type of belly fat that accumulated around the organs in the belly causing a pot belly. What excercises reach this particular gut. I am familiar with the Plank. Are there any other workouts to eliminate this fat?
    http://www.egrifta.com/ Its brand new for HIV patients with HIV-Related Excess Belly Fat. (visceral fat)icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 11, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
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    Sustenance saidI am concerned about the type of belly fat that accumulated around the organs in the belly causing a pot belly. What excercises reach this particular gut. I am familiar with the Plank. Are there any other workouts to eliminate this fat?


    Visceral fat does not give you a pot belly; subcutaneous fat causes the pot belly
    Actually you are incorrect. Visceral fat will extend the belly and in some extreme cases it is about identical to a pregnancy look. Ask your instructors!icon_wink.gif
    The excess belly fat is called “visceral adipose tissue” (VAT).
    VAT is:
    Hard fat that surrounds a person’s abdominal organs
    Chronic (meaning it lasts a long time)
    May not go away with diet and exercise alone
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    Jun 11, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    Laddy1962 saidI'm in the process of reading "Wheat Belly" and have decided to go wheat-free for a month to see if I see/feel any difference. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend you do if you have trouble losing weight around the mid-section.


    Thanks for the book recommendation. It has more than 300 reader comments/reviews on amazon.