Best way to get rid of belly fat, love handles, and "man boobs"?

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    Sep 20, 2014 3:04 PM GMT
    I'm new to the whole working out thing, but I just signed up at a gym that I really like and I think I'll be sticking with it this time. I have a friend who will be going with me for most of the time, and his Mom is actually a trainer there and she'll be helping me out. But I figured it couldn't hurt to ask some guys here. What's the best thing to do to get rid of this gut, these love handles, and "man boobs"? icon_redface.gif
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 20, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    Diet and exercise. Mix aerobic exercise and heavy lifting with a healthy diet free of processed foods, heavy on clean protein, veggies, and fruit. About 2,500 calories with carbs earlier in the day. Zero sugar. Don't eat anything white except cauliflower and low fat milk. Gym 4-5 times/week. Limit alcohol and never binge drink. Stay out of exercise classes. Learn how to lift and minimize the machines. Bike and run or walk.

    Stay focused and let good results be your motivation. Good luck!
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    Sep 20, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
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    Destinharbor saidDiet and exercise. Mix aerobic exercise and heavy lifting with a healthy diet free of processed foods, heavy on clean protein, veggies, and fruit. About 2,500 calories with carbs earlier in the day. Zero sugar. Don't eat anything white except cauliflower and low fat milk. Gym 4-5 times/week. Limit alcohol and never binge drink. Stay out of exercise classes. Learn how to lift and minimize the machines. Bike and run or walk.

    Stay focused and let good results be your motivation. Good luck!


    Best advise I've seen! Simple and effective.
  • Aleco_Graves

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    Sep 20, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
    Ask fat Amy to pitch slap you.... Your man boobs will go concave
  • jock5827

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    Sep 20, 2014 7:09 PM GMT
    Walk, bike, or jog when you need to run errands. Take the stairs whenever it's an option. When you want a snack, have healthy options in your fridge and your pantry. Substitute water for soda and juice. Good luck!
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    Sep 20, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    ant811 saidI'm new to the whole working out thing, but I just signed up at a gym that I really like and I think I'll be sticking with it this time. I have a friend who will be going with me for most of the time, and his Mom is actually a trainer there and she'll be helping me out. But I figured it couldn't hurt to ask some guys here. What's the best thing to do to get rid of this gut, these love handles, and "man boobs"? icon_redface.gif



    Paleo diet fixes your body chemistry. Man boobs etc aren't natural . They are a result of eating de-natured "food"
  • FlypinHigh

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    Sep 20, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    burn more calories than you consume, that's it
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    Sep 20, 2014 9:27 PM GMT
    Not sure if it's the 'best' but i signed up for CrossFit 3 weeks ago. So far I feel like passing out or puking after every workout. Sometimes both. And my man has noticed a difference in my body. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 20, 2014 9:31 PM GMT
    TURKISHDELIGHTS saidlipo'

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    Sep 20, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
    Diet & exercise.
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    Sep 20, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
    -Stop all junk foods.
    -No Alcohol ( at least limit the amount by 99 % of your usual intake monthly :lolicon_smile.gif
    -Start Aerobic exercises (Zumba, Jogging, Bike)
    -Go Vegan icon_biggrin.gif( i am serious).
    -Protein wise well be sure to choose one without sugar and sat/ trans fat as well as reduced cholesterol ^_^.
    -Water is your best friend abuse of it.

    -Without motivation you wont get nothing by the way. I hope you get the last advice
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    Sep 20, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
    ant811 saidBest way to get rid of belly fat, love handles, and "man boobs"?
    Divorce
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    Sep 20, 2014 11:18 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidDiet and exercise. Mix aerobic exercise and heavy lifting with a healthy diet free of processed foods, heavy on clean protein, veggies, and fruit. About 2,500 calories with carbs earlier in the day. Zero sugar. Don't eat anything white except cauliflower and low fat milk. Gym 4-5 times/week. Limit alcohol and never binge drink. Stay out of exercise classes. Learn how to lift and minimize the machines. Bike and run or walk.

    Stay focused and let good results be your motivation. Good luck!

    Really great advice! Took me a long time to follow this mantra. It's totally worth-it. Admittedly, I do fall off the wagon now-&-then.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 20, 2014 11:45 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    ant811 saidI'm new to the whole working out thing, but I just signed up at a gym that I really like and I think I'll be sticking with it this time. I have a friend who will be going with me for most of the time, and his Mom is actually a trainer there and she'll be helping me out. But I figured it couldn't hurt to ask some guys here. What's the best thing to do to get rid of this gut, these love handles, and "man boobs"? icon_redface.gif



    Paleo diet fixes your body chemistry. Man boobs etc aren't natural . They are a result of eating de-natured "food"
    The Paleo diet is too radical and sounds a bit kooky. While having a diet free from most processed foods is important this Paleo scheme just goes too far. I looked into that Paleo diet and ended up saying no thanks. I don't smoke, drink, or do illicit drugs so I am doing pretty good. I avoid anything that contains high fructose corn syrup so that is a major plus for me. Avoid the radical, kooky Paleo diet entirely and just be careful what you eat and how much you eat per meal. Stay physically active as well, don't sit on your ass all day long.
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    Sep 21, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Alpha13 said
    ant811 saidI'm new to the whole working out thing, but I just signed up at a gym that I really like and I think I'll be sticking with it this time. I have a friend who will be going with me for most of the time, and his Mom is actually a trainer there and she'll be helping me out. But I figured it couldn't hurt to ask some guys here. What's the best thing to do to get rid of this gut, these love handles, and "man boobs"? icon_redface.gif



    Paleo diet fixes your body chemistry. Man boobs etc aren't natural . They are a result of eating de-natured "food"
    The Paleo diet is too radical and sounds a bit kooky. While having a diet free from most processed foods is important this Paleo scheme just goes too far. I looked into that Paleo diet and ended up saying no thanks. I don't smoke, drink, or do illicit drugs so I am doing pretty good. I avoid anything that contains high fructose corn syrup so that is a major plus for me. Avoid the radical, kooky Paleo diet entirely and just be careful what you eat and how much you eat per meal. Stay physically active as well, don't sit on your ass all day long.


    It really isn't THAT "kooky". The reasoning behind it is pretty sound. Most people balk at it because it's a legit pain in the ass to cook the food.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 21, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
    Life2Short said
    roadbikeRob said
    Alpha13 said
    ant811 saidI'm new to the whole working out thing, but I just signed up at a gym that I really like and I think I'll be sticking with it this time. I have a friend who will be going with me for most of the time, and his Mom is actually a trainer there and she'll be helping me out. But I figured it couldn't hurt to ask some guys here. What's the best thing to do to get rid of this gut, these love handles, and "man boobs"? icon_redface.gif



    Paleo diet fixes your body chemistry. Man boobs etc aren't natural . They are a result of eating de-natured "food"
    The Paleo diet is too radical and sounds a bit kooky. While having a diet free from most processed foods is important this Paleo scheme just goes too far. I looked into that Paleo diet and ended up saying no thanks. I don't smoke, drink, or do illicit drugs so I am doing pretty good. I avoid anything that contains high fructose corn syrup so that is a major plus for me. Avoid the radical, kooky Paleo diet entirely and just be careful what you eat and how much you eat per meal. Stay physically active as well, don't sit on your ass all day long.


    It really isn't THAT "kooky". The reasoning behind it is pretty sound. Most people balk at it because it's a legit pain in the ass to cook the food.
    and the Paleo is too ridiculously strict.
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    Sep 21, 2014 3:29 AM GMT
    I'd love to hear the sound reasoning behind the Paleo diet.
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    Sep 21, 2014 5:16 AM GMT
    I'll add stay away from artificial sweeteners, and limit your consumption of bread as well. Avoid foods labeled as fat free or sugar free.
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    Sep 21, 2014 5:24 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI'd love to hear the sound reasoning behind the Paleo diet.


    It's pretty simple. The amount of time that has elapsed since the industrialization of mankind is barely an evolutionary blink of an eye. It stands to reason that our bodies are still biologically predisposed to work properly on what we were consuming back during the hunter/gatherer days. Lean meats, fruits, veggies, etc. Its not very different from other diets, its just a little more strict in some places. I know quite a few people who stuck with it and are so much the better for it. If you live in a food desert or have low self-restraint it won't last though. You'll cave
  • Alki

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    Sep 21, 2014 11:47 AM GMT
    If you need a program, Weight Watchers for men online is the cheapest and proven most effective for guys. Using the guidelines you can follow all of the above eating suggestions above, and yes the program demands workout time. I have lost 55 pounds so far using its dietary suggestions and RJ workouts on this site. Good luck.
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    Sep 21, 2014 1:32 PM GMT
    ant811 saidI'm new to the whole working out thing, but I just signed up at a gym that I really like and I think I'll be sticking with it this time. I have a friend who will be going with me for most of the time, and his Mom is actually a trainer there and she'll be helping me out. But I figured it couldn't hurt to ask some guys here. What's the best thing to do to get rid of this gut, these love handles, and "man boobs"? icon_redface.gif


    The strategy that has worked for me and others I have worked out with is one of building lean muscle mass while stripping away body-fat. Essentially you begin from the inside out.

    Diet is first and foremost. Being very careful to eat clean, healthy food is key. Avoid processed foods and dinners such as Lean Cuisine (Lame Cuisine) or (Un)Healthy Choice. Good protein such as chicken breast, lean sirloin steak, turkey breast are a must for building lean mass, which will up your metabolism.

    Avoid starchy foods, excessive alcohol, fried foods and be especially mindful of sodium. Sugar, which is often a hidden ingredient, is disastrous. Read labels and educate yourself. Also avoid high fat foods like ranch dressing.

    If you don't have your diet right, you'll negate nearly everything you do in the gym.

    At the gym, focus on muscle confusion and keep the intensity high while lifting. You don't need a lot of weight or reps, just be constantly moving. The only rest should be between adjusting the weight load or going between machines or exercises.

    Cardio is also a must. I do intervals 3 times per wee for 30 minutes, steady vigorous 2 days a week, and active recovery one day per week.

    Good luck!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 21, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    Life2Short said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI'd love to hear the sound reasoning behind the Paleo diet.


    It's pretty simple. The amount of time that has elapsed since the industrialization of mankind is barely an evolutionary blink of an eye. It stands to reason that our bodies are still biologically predisposed to work properly on what we were consuming back during the hunter/gatherer days. Lean meats, fruits, veggies, etc. Its not very different from other diets, its just a little more strict in some places. I know quite a few people who stuck with it and are so much the better for it. If you live in a food desert or have low self-restraint it won't last though. You'll cave
    All that talk that our bodies are still biologically predisposed to eat like people did 10,000 years ago is all theory and nothing else. The Paleo diet is too strict and is totally unrealistic therefore it is best avoided.
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    Sep 21, 2014 3:41 PM GMT
    The real reason it's tough to go on a strict diet like Paleo is because it requires you to go shopping way more often than you normally would.
    All those days of packing lunches REALLY adds up after just a couple days, suddenly you have nothing for dinner! It's a vicious, annoying cycle. But I will soon find a solution to it and post my results.
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    roadbikeRob said
    Life2Short said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI'd love to hear the sound reasoning behind the Paleo diet.


    It's pretty simple. The amount of time that has elapsed since the industrialization of mankind is barely an evolutionary blink of an eye. It stands to reason that our bodies are still biologically predisposed to work properly on what we were consuming back during the hunter/gatherer days. Lean meats, fruits, veggies, etc. Its not very different from other diets, its just a little more strict in some places. I know quite a few people who stuck with it and are so much the better for it. If you live in a food desert or have low self-restraint it won't last though. You'll cave
    All that talk that our bodies are still biologically predisposed to eat like people did 10,000 years ago is all theory and nothing else. The Paleo diet is too strict and is totally unrealistic therefore it is best avoided.


    All I'm hearing is "eating healthy is hard work!" Damn right that it is, but it's not THAT hard. It's realistic because tons of people do it, and it's not like the foods are anything that's fad-worthy. Meat and vegetables, and you get your sugars from fruits. I eat approximately 1 kg of veggies a day. The rest of my diet are meats (bison, chicken, fish, and some beef). I'll eat eggs in the morning. Fresh vegetables aren't very expensive unless you live in the NWT or Nunavut. For everyone else in North America, they are pretty cheap. I can go to the farmer's market and get 10 pounds of beans for 15 bucks.

    And the best part is that none of it takes too long to cook. I have a natural gas barbecue and just throw the meat on, and it's done in 10 minutes tops. The veggies I steam usually and they're done in about half that time.