The Dreaded Belly Fat ????

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    Sep 29, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    Okay guys, how in the hell do i lose the little belly pudge that just decides to never leave? Im thin and toned everywhere else but this goddamn lil pinch just wont go, i eat the healthiest food ever, havent had a soda in months, ya i splurged the other day on a burger but i worked my ass off the next morning, u get the point.

    Workout suggestions, etc? I know, spot treatment is not possible, but anything?? I just am sick of working so hard and still having that sign of sloppiness.
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    Sep 29, 2008 5:06 AM GMT

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    Sep 29, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    How much and how often do you drink? That may have a small part. Just a thought no one chop my head off please.
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    Sep 29, 2008 5:15 AM GMT
    rowerboy saidOkay guys, how in the hell do i lose the little belly pudge that just decides to never leave? Im thin and toned everywhere else but this goddamn lil pinch just wont go, i eat the healthiest food ever, havent had a soda in months, ya i splurged the other day on a burger but i worked my ass off the next morning, u get the point.

    Workout suggestions, etc? I know, spot treatment is not possible, but anything?? I just am sick of working so hard and still having that sign of sloppiness.


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    Sep 29, 2008 5:21 AM GMT
    Signboy07 saidHow much and how often do you drink? That may have a small part. Just a thought no one chop my head off please.


    This is a very valid point. If you're a heavy alcohol drinker -- and especially beer or wine -- the chances of getting rid of that last few pinches of fat is pretty unlikely.
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    Sep 29, 2008 5:38 AM GMT
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    Fuck yeah, more ounce for the bounce, but in all seriousness, You can't spot train, but you can target and isolation exercises are perfect for the abs. Exercises like leg raises, crunches, sit ups, nautilus machine, benched leg ups (straight leg works bottom, bent leg works top), and laying down, having a friend toss you a medicine ball (come up to catch it works wonders).

    But now listen to me. Nothing burns fat like heat and a body in motion gets hotter than any other time. I read an article that sprints are best to burn belly fat because of the heat it produces in that particular area. I gotta agree with them! Sprinting always gives me the taughtness there I desire. Walking too. Add it to your life. Next time you wanna drive, but the place is only a few blocks away, walk, you'll soon be seeing it around your waist.

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  • GQjock

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    Sep 29, 2008 10:01 AM GMT
    Oh the dreaded skinny-fat icon_wink.gif

    as with anything my man you need to work it off
    but with the idea that muscle has to be made and fat has to be dispensed with

    ... so keep up the diet and up the ante on the weights and cardio big time
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    Sep 29, 2008 1:08 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]rowerboy said[/cite]Okay guys, how in the hell do i lose the little belly pudge that just decides to never leave? Im thin and toned everywhere else but this goddamn lil pinch just wont go, i eat the healthiest food ever, havent had a soda in months, ya i splurged the other day on a burger...'


    you had a burger? YOU HAD A BURGER? well what do you expect? you have to be strict, strict, STRICT! never stray from your diet. it's disgusting the way you GORGED on that burger. bad boy! BAD BOY! you derserve to FAT!
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    Sep 29, 2008 1:17 PM GMT
    I thought this was a very good article on explaining basics of nutrition and weight loss.
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    Sep 29, 2008 2:00 PM GMT
    I've always called it "Granny Belly", but relate.

    The only thing that has worked for me is cardio and absolutley no sweets period. The sugar causes me to bloat.

    However, I crave my sweets too much to care most times.icon_smile.gif
  • VinBaltimore

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    Sep 30, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    Or you could just accept that you're not quite perfect and don't worry about it, as I have done. No matter how strictly I eat. No matter how hard I work out. No matter how much I stay away from the bars, there's always that little bit of padding around my middle.

    Just do the best with what you have, play up what's really good about your body and forget the rest. You'll see me in tank tops and sleeveless shirts all summer (and into Fall truthfully :lolicon_smile.gif, but rarely shirtless.
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    Sep 30, 2008 3:16 AM GMT
    high estrogen will kill your waistline...

    go see a doctor about your 'mones, clean up most of the fat out of your diet, eat a little more protein, and do interval training at least three times a week

    message me for details
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 30, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    Join a gym get a personal trainer for a few visits and work on bodyfat% ratio-- --not your weight.

    Peace.

    mike3
  • MuslDrew

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    Sep 30, 2008 3:40 AM GMT
    What exactly are you eating?
    Portion sizes?
    How frequently are you eating?
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    Sep 30, 2008 4:24 AM GMT
    well heres my workout schedules:

    6 times a week cardio for 45 minutes before everyworkout.

    6 times a week weights, alternating upper and lower body, with abs every day

    twice a week 1500 meter swims

    i walk everywhere, except for a few times a week taking the bus



    for working out, ive been going religiously for the past 2 months and have never felt happier emotionally and physically so i refuse to cut back on it, but feel ill have to up my eating to keep the balance



    eating:

    breakfast is oatmeal almost every morning (maybe ill cut out the sugar), fruit, and the occasional coffee (with skim milk)

    lunch is usually the proteins id have in a sandwich but instead of bread i put it with spinach leaves, vegetables

    sumthin like popcorn or a granola bar just to eat during classes or onmy way to work

    fish or chicken with salad and vegetables

    fruit later in the evening



    i know i probably dont eat enough but eating really is like an inconvenience to me since im pretty busy and am usually on the go, suggestions would help! and in terms of supplements or protein stuff, ill take suggestions but dont put me on anything ill regret when i dont want to take it anymore.


    please dont be too harsh, lol
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    Sep 30, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    Hmmm, unless your portion sizes are wacked, looking at your size, estimating the huge amount of calories you're burning, then looking at your diet, I'd wager you're not eating ENUF! You might be in starvation mode, where your body is desperately storing every spare calorie as fat (to prepare for when you have to have enuf energy to outrun that sabre-toothed tiger).

    You might try chucking the "conventional wisdom" of 3 meals a day (with the occasional popcorn snack) and have 6 meals a day, whenever you feel hungry.

    Basically try adding three more high quality meals a day, evenly spaced out (moderate portions -- never such that you feel "full" afterwards -- just so that you no longer feel hungry -- and don't wolf them down either). I think you might need to slowly convince your metabolism that food is readily available so it stops trying to store as many calories it can as fat.

    Just a theory. Interested in other people's opinions on this diagnosis.
  • MuslDrew

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    Sep 30, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    rowerboy saidwell heres my workout schedules:

    6 times a week cardio for 45 minutes before everyworkout.

    6 times a week weights, alternating upper and lower body, with abs every day

    twice a week 1500 meter swims

    i walk everywhere, except for a few times a week taking the bus



    for working out, ive been going religiously for the past 2 months and have never felt happier emotionally and physically so i refuse to cut back on it, but feel ill have to up my eating to keep the balance



    eating:

    breakfast is oatmeal almost every morning (maybe ill cut out the sugar), fruit, and the occasional coffee (with skim milk)

    lunch is usually the proteins id have in a sandwich but instead of bread i put it with spinach leaves, vegetables

    sumthin like popcorn or a granola bar just to eat during classes or onmy way to work

    fish or chicken with salad and vegetables

    fruit later in the evening



    i know i probably dont eat enough but eating really is like an inconvenience to me since im pretty busy and am usually on the go, suggestions would help! and in terms of supplements or protein stuff, ill take suggestions but dont put me on anything ill regret when i dont want to take it anymore.


    please dont be too harsh, lol


    wow!
    that's a lot of cardio.
    your diet is great. you should add protein to your breakfast.
    maybe a low sugar protein bar in place of granola or popcorn for afternoon snack.
    you could replace the fruit in the evening with another protein with a little good fat added.
    you need some good fats to lose bodyfat.
    you could use an olive or canola oil based salad dressing on your dinner salad.

    You may not be consuming enough calories or protein to support lean muscle mass. Muscle mass increases your metabolism.
    All the cardio you're doing may be burning off some of your muscle mass.
    I was doing the same thing about 15 years ago. I was working my ass off and eating small portions of grilled chicken & veggies/salads. My muscles weren't growing and my waist wasn't getting tight. i went to a great trainer. He quickly determined I wasn't eating enough calories or protein or healthy fats and i was overworking myself. dietary changes and an easier workout schedule did the trick. in a few weeks I went down from 18%bf to 8%bf and added a few pounds of muscle in the process.
  • MuslDrew

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    Sep 30, 2008 4:47 AM GMT
    iguana is right on about the starvation mode. your body maybe storing the fat for future use and burning your precious muscle mass for energy.
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    Sep 30, 2008 5:01 AM GMT
    And Drew brings up a good point about fats. I don't see much in your diet.

    Whip out that olive and flaxseed oil! Chunky peanut butter for your bedtime snack, etc.

  • Timbales

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    Oct 02, 2008 2:47 PM GMT
    Am I the only one who thinks a slight belly on an otherwise fit guy can be really cute?
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    Oct 02, 2008 3:00 PM GMT

    You may think it is, but they certainly don't, case in point.
    To weigh in...my opinion, I don't, on a stocky or not so defined guy, yes, but on an otherwise fit guy no, because it creates an incomplete picture.
  • ArmwrestlerJi...

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    Oct 02, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    Timberoo, I am with you. I don't really want someone that looks like ALL they think about is what goes in their mouth and how many situps or miles they ran that day. Sure, I like nice abs, I have some, but they also have a little layer of Miller Lite around them and mu husband loves me exactly the way I am.
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:06 PM GMT
    The issue could be a bad pelvic tilt. I used to have this problem and I'm still working on it. It's generally caused by sitting in a chair for too long, over the years it tends to make your ass stick out, and your stomach just forward. By rotating my hips forward, my entire stomach flattened out. By walking around and remembering to try and keep my hips tilted more is helped alleviate back pain and the stomach fat.

    Now it could all be diet, but its definitely something worth looking into. Check yourself out in the mirror from the side and look at your spine.

    Hope that helps...
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    rowerboy saidOkay guys, how in the hell do i lose the little belly pudge that just decides to never leave? Im thin and toned everywhere else but this goddamn lil pinch just wont go, i eat the healthiest food ever, havent had a soda in months, ya i splurged the other day on a burger but i worked my ass off the next morning, u get the point.

    Workout suggestions, etc? I know, spot treatment is not possible, but anything?? I just am sick of working so hard and still having that sign of sloppiness.


    Most are born with a lil' bulge that hits right at the belly-button line...
    Assuming this is the area ou are pissed about?
    A small few are lucky enough to not have it (especially over the age of 20), but may be thicker along the obliques - while others are lucky enough to have it photo-shoped out by their photographer or are taught to twist the upper body in the photograph to stretch the area more flat. The bastards!

    Wait til you're over 40 and then bitch to me about keeping belly fat off icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 03, 2008 12:33 AM GMT
    Dinner is over-rated ...lose it.
    Breakfast and lunch.