How to shed minor stubborn belly fat, beer belly, etc.

  • MNGUY

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    Aug 28, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    I am having the hardest time, losing my minor beer belly and in is the most frustrating thing, I have been on and off working out for a couple years, recently trying body building routines which don't seem to be helping much at all.

    Everyone always says i'm crazy for thinking I am fat at all, but I see it everyday and really hate it, I just want to have defined abs, and to do that I need to lose the fat so they will show..

    I have tried doing lots of research, but haven't had much success with an exact routine to just lose my belly fat! I eat very well, although I don;t do that much cardio, besides what's in my workout and I think this may be my problem possibly.

    These are the workouts I have recently been doing
    1) p90x - didn't follow meal plan, and ate whatever got okay results lost a decent amount of fat like in my sides.
    2) Couple months later I started eating very healthy and then did p90x again, with better results the next time, but ery slow progress.
    3) Did insanity about right after that, very slow results.
    4) Couple months later while still eating healthy ever since I started basically. I started to try body building routines which is where I am now. Started with this one for one month. Seem to help my arms and legs a lot still stuck with my belly icon_sad.gif http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/matt88.htm
    5) Right after I started this one which I'm about to be done with a month of it, and it's not working.. Also doing protein powder as well now, to help build muscle. http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/30-days-to-6-pack-abs.html

    Please help me, I really need help with this stuff I'm kinda lost, and I want a set workout plan. I can add more details later got to head out now.
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    Aug 28, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    Seems to me you want a 6-pak, now you just have to decideā€¦.beer or abs, either way, that 6-pak is going to take some discipline. Good luck.
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    Aug 28, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
    hardest thing I did was get rid of my "alien baby" - seriously its not easy. Situps alone wont do it, had to change my diet. Good luck
  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Aug 28, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    You are on the right track, but I think that you need to add one more element to your workouts. Cardio. You mentioned that you do not have much of a cardio workout. I think that it will help burn that extra fat, plus strengthen the heart muscle. The abdominal muscles may be developing nicely, but the layer of fat hides your progress. So use the elyptical, treadmill, swim, avoid using the escalator and elevator and use the staircase; whatever cardio exercise you find most enjoyable. It works as I had to curtail exercise for awhile several years ago due to back pain. I saw the love handles making an appearance and I began an almost daily routine on a treadmill for an hour and the fat was burned up by cardio exercise. You have to be mindful, though, of not consuming much more food, however. Best of luck to you.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Aug 28, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    Two words: gluten free.
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    Aug 28, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    Eat clean, exercise. It's ridiculously simple. Abs are made in the kitchen if you want that sort of thing.
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    Aug 28, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidEat clean, exercise. It's ridiculously simple. Abs are made in the kitchen if you want that sort of thing.


    +1
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    Aug 28, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    So, obviously, less beer.

    Get away from eating simple carbohydrates made out of dough, sugar. Limit your intake of starchy fruits and stick to more fibrous ones.

    Lots of leafy greens so that you don't need to drink as much milk. Increase your protein intake to 25 grams every 2-3 hours.

    Sit less; walk, stand & move more.
  • Ethrim

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    Aug 28, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    Or you could, you know, stick with a workout program. Nothing works if you do it on off. That's why fad diets don't work. Start a healthy program, and stay on it.
  • itiscool

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    Aug 28, 2013 7:00 PM GMT
    I suggest u lap swim
  • SkyMiles

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    Aug 28, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    I've started to get some results by doing what I was supposed to do in the first place: eat a small meal (snack really) 5 x day as opposed to 3 larger meals. Mostly macrobiotic/paleo, high protein. And the requisite cardio workouts.

    The experts are right, though -- diet trumps exercise for weight loss but you need exercise to keep it off.
  • Montague

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    Aug 28, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    do cocaine
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    Aug 28, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
    Stay away from processed sugar, alcohol and white flour/pasta/rice.

    Develop a strong core routine using weights and stick to it.

    Done.

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  • HottJoe

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    Aug 28, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    TheMontagues saiddo cocaine

    Do Montagueicon_wink.gif
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    Aug 28, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    TheMontagues saiddo cocaine

    Do Montagueicon_wink.gif


    Doesn't one require the other anyway???

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    Aug 29, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    Squats and push-ups are a better way to lose abdominal fat, bc the chest and legs are primary muscle groups and are larger.

    Resistance training is the best way to get rid of fat - better than dieting and doing aerobic exercise.

    Jackie Warner
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    Aug 29, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    diet
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    Aug 29, 2013 1:15 AM GMT
    charlitos saiddiet


    So then We're back to Montagues' cocaine thing then, right????

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  • jo2hotbod

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    Aug 29, 2013 2:07 AM GMT
    It's all about diet
  • MNGUY

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    Aug 29, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the responses guys! I appreciate it! I'll try and answer to everyone. Okay basically yes I do want a six pack, more so just want that fat layer gone! I hardly drink beer or alcohol at all, maybe once a month, usually not beer too.

    My diet is very good I don't eat hardly any fast food, no pop, mainly drink water, eat lots of chicken, sandwichs that kinda thing. Rarely any sweets, try and avoid them, I eat lots of granola bars, cheese, peanut butter, yogurt, etc. Not very many vegetables though trying to get more.

    I know I need more cardio but what kinds of workouts target that exact area! Any links to 30 min cardio youtube workouts?

    I added a picture of me shirtless you can kinda see what I mean, although I'm sorta flexing in it, which hides it very well.

    What about gluten free? I am taking two protein shakes a day one in the morning one after workout/before bed. 25g of protein both times.
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    Aug 29, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    Gluten free worked for me, not so much in loosing weight just amazing the amount of bloating I lived with for all my life. be careful though not to go down the road of gluten free processed foods, they often contain more fat. just eat simple non processed natural forms of gluten free foods.
  • MNGUY

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    Aug 29, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    I also added another picture you can kinda see my build and see what I'm talking about. Anyone have one before you had success getting rid of your stubborn belly fat?

    Also no drugs guys haha...
  • MNGUY

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    Aug 29, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    boorangOz saidGluten free worked for me, not so much in loosing weight just amazing the amount of bloating I lived with for all my life. be careful though not to go down the road of gluten free processed foods, they often contain more fat. just eat simple non processed natural forms of gluten free foods.


    What kinds of gluten free food?
  • itiscool

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    Aug 29, 2013 7:05 AM GMT
    Lap swimming is the easiest. No sweat n fast
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    Aug 29, 2013 8:16 AM GMT
    Aquatic said
    boorangOz saidGluten free worked for me, not so much in loosing weight just amazing the amount of bloating I lived with for all my life. be careful though not to go down the road of gluten free processed foods, they often contain more fat. just eat simple non processed natural forms of gluten free foods.


    What kinds of gluten free food?


    There are loads of alternatives my staple is Quinoa, I use it in place of rice, pasta and bread.