Reducing Belly Fat

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    May 16, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    NYT: Belly fat is pernicious. Most of it consists of visceral, or deep, fat, which is physiologically different from subcutaneous fat, the kind that settles just beneath your skin.

    The good news about fighting visceral fat is that it seems to be uniquely vulnerable to exercise.

    It is not clear, though, whether some types of exercise are better than others at whittling waistlines. A comprehensive 2013 review concluded that programs combining aerobic exercise and occasional sessions of weight training were superior to either type of exercise alone at reducing belly fat.

    One exercise that will not slim your belly is the situp, despite entrenched beliefs to the contrary.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/ask-well-reducing-belly-fat/?ref=health
  • Rowing_Ant

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    May 18, 2015 11:54 AM GMT
    That's because a crunch doesnt activate that many muscle fibres in the core to actually burn fat. It's also not a functional move.....so why do them??????
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    May 18, 2015 1:40 PM GMT
    Read The Paleo Solution . If explains the chemistry of mid section fat and how it is an unnatural result of eating food that is foreign to our genetic makeup.
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    May 19, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
    Sit-ups cannot "burn belly fat" they can only strengthen your abs and possibly make those muscles bigger, but if your body fat is too high to see them, you won't see them.

    "Abs are made in the kitchen" is a fitness meme for a reason: the only reason you can't see your abs is because they are covered in body fat, and the only way to effectively reduce body fat is to consume fewer calories than you burn. So it starts in the kitchen: you have to eat clean.
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    May 20, 2015 6:01 AM GMT
    thenes said"Abs are made in the kitchen" is a fitness meme for a reason: the only reason you can't see your abs is because they are covered in body fat, and the only way to effectively reduce body fat is to consume fewer calories than you burn.
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    May 20, 2015 10:43 PM GMT
    I will never see my abs fully then...omfg those damn chips and fruits snacks are my kryptonite.....even though I work to exhaustion 4 days a week....any tips on some type of healthy food replacement for chips and fruit snacks? I managed to avoid pop by drinking carbonated water instead...I want to see those abs they aren't that far away lol
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    May 21, 2015 9:31 AM GMT
    Hotfox2k saidI will never see my abs fully then...omfg those damn chips and fruits snacks are my kryptonite.....even though I work to exhaustion 4 days a week....any tips on some type of healthy food replacement for chips and fruit snacks? I managed to avoid pop by drinking carbonated water instead...I want to see those abs they aren't that far away lol


    Don't ever buy them. Keep them out of the house and you won't eat them as often. Every once in a great while buy the snack size bag of Sun Chips or pretzels. You clearly love salty and crunchy snacks. Replace with roasted nuts like almonds.
    For fruit snacks that crap is so fake. Cut it out and after a couple months if you try to eat them they'll make you sick to your stomach. Eat real fruit instead.
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    May 21, 2015 10:53 PM GMT
    It takes a lot of motivation and dedication to eat right. Sometimes I am good at it and other times I am not so good.
    Right now, I am doing good!! Why? My Motivation is there. I want to be healthy and look my best. I just stop all the junk, processed foods, carbs and sugar. My abs pop out in a week.
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    May 22, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi said
    Hotfox2k saidI will never see my abs fully then...omfg those damn chips and fruits snacks are my kryptonite.....even though I work to exhaustion 4 days a week....any tips on some type of healthy food replacement for chips and fruit snacks? I managed to avoid pop by drinking carbonated water instead...I want to see those abs they aren't that far away lol


    Don't ever buy them. Keep them out of the house and you won't eat them as often. Every once in a great while buy the snack size bag of Sun Chips or pretzels. You clearly love salty and crunchy snacks. Replace with roasted nuts like almonds.
    For fruit snacks that crap is so fake. Cut it out and after a couple months if you try to eat them they'll make you sick to your stomach. Eat real fruit instead.
    To make it even easier, when you do buy the unhealthier snacks, shop at the most expensive place you know of to get them. That'll make it seem like more of a bargain when you shop at cheaper places for the healthier snacks like nuts and veggies and twinkies and stuff.
  • Orland23

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    Jul 06, 2015 11:03 PM GMT
    To lose abdominal fat, you have to lose fat all over the body, since you can't "spot reduce" you would have to get below 12% fat or so. To get ab muscles to be visible you have to have a diet rich in lean meats whole grains and vegetables and reduce junk food. Add in some cardio, which you likely do but change up the cardio routine or do HIIT hi-intensity interval training , periods of cardio this is high intensity following lower intensity cardio, this would help to retain your muscle mass.

    Weight training is important since you do it anyways, keep it up and change ever now and then to keep the body challenged. Sit Up would build ab muscles but fat must be lost to show a six pack.

    I had been losing fat and I eat junk food every now and then, but my abs are starting to show but for defined abs, I had to reduce bodyfat by a couple of percent.
  • Guenter

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    Aug 11, 2015 10:55 AM GMT
    I completely refused from meat in April and my abdominal fat disappeared without a trace
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    Aug 13, 2015 8:49 PM GMT
    a vegan diet is functional and maybe be enough of a reset to dump old habits, create new low calorie eating choices.

    control what you put into your face. below 1800 calories you loose weight.


    accepted thinking that males put on stomach fat before other areas. Interesting to hear what areas are fist affected in diet mode.
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    Aug 14, 2015 9:48 PM GMT
    pellaz saida vegan diet is functional and maybe be enough of a reset to dump old habits, create new low calorie eating choices.

    control what you put into your face. below 1800 calories you loose weight.


    accepted thinking that males put on stomach fat before other areas. Interesting to hear what areas are fist affected in diet mode.



    I will admit, they make some great Vegan protein supplements THAT ARE soy FREE. I AM NOT INTO SOY,but some of the new stuff is great & nutritious.
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    Aug 23, 2015 6:31 AM GMT
    To lose your belly fat you basically need to lose fat from everywhere else first. Personally for me the last of the fat to leave my body is on my love handle area. You can't target fat loss in one area you lose fat from all over your body its just depends on your genetics of where the last of the fat comes from which is mainly your midsection, love handles, and your ass.
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    Sep 13, 2015 4:16 AM GMT

    Sprints are great - they create heat in the abdominal area that cooks the fat. Sit ups are so good. They make the abs bigger. A good diet takes care of the rest. Eazy peazy.
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    Sep 13, 2015 12:30 PM GMT
    All these subcutaneous, omniforous in depth words that made me reach for a Dictionary. Where enough to make me burn coagulated, epidermal, sectional, fatty tissue.
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    Sep 20, 2015 1:39 PM GMT
    MrAesthetic saidTo lose your belly fat you basically need to lose fat from everywhere else first. Personally for me the last of the fat to leave my body is on my love handle area. You can't target fat loss in one area you lose fat from all over your body its just depends on your genetics of where the last of the fat comes from which is mainly your midsection, love handles, and your ass.


    Same here! I was down to 155# and still had the freaking muffin top :p

    Does anybody know of a good intro to HIIT? I want to try it after my 5K.

    OH BREAKING NEWS: My BF, who currently does not work out or eat healthy, has just signed up for some kind of "Challenge" his friend did, and has vowed to eat better and start doing workout stuff with me. Here's hoping he sticks with it and we don't kill each other.