Belly Fat Only

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    Oct 05, 2007 5:32 AM GMT
    I am toned over my body and I look skinny. My only problem area is my stomach. How do you lose the layer of fat? Is there a routine that targets that area?
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    Oct 05, 2007 1:21 PM GMT
    you cant spot reduce read the rather lengthy post I put up telling you how to achieve the fat loss you want :-)
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    Oct 09, 2007 11:02 PM GMT
    O.K. I've got something to say about this. I just stopped drinking a couple of months ago and something happened. I am getting belly fat, I can't stop eating. Food is so much better for some reason. But because of that I have joined the Gym to do something about it. But there are 2 things that has come up. the time to go (cause of work) and when i am there what do i do? I do need some help?
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    Oct 09, 2007 11:17 PM GMT
    Andy that's an easy one! Eat the right foods for starters and do cardio. Ab exercises will help also, but without the cardio or proper nutrition you won't benefit as quickly.
    Try core strengthening as well- google it.

    Good Luck.

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    Oct 12, 2007 12:17 AM GMT
    Chipster, you need to research glycemic indexes. You need to have stable blood sugar, and eat small meals, often. You want to eat low to moderate glycemic index foods, and polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats for satiety. Saturate fats, fried foods, and lots of sugar / alcohol are bad, bad, bad.

    You are missing the carbs / alcohol calories from drinking and, I'm guessing, you're the wrong time of day...and the wrong foods.

    Breakfast like a king, dinner like a prince, and supper like a pauper. Eat 6 to 8, or even 10 or 11, times per day. Nibbling good food is good. Eating often will help keep your blood sugar stable, make you feel less hungry, and make you eat less, overall, unless you're starving now.

    Often, fat folks, are under-nourished, but, eat the wrong things, at the wrong time of day.
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    Oct 12, 2007 12:47 AM GMT

    I'm worried...........I just agreed with youicon_eek.gif

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    Oct 12, 2007 1:41 AM GMT
    Well, I would agree with these other guys that you could probably benefit from an adjustment in diet, (while maintaining a reasonable training program) but in contrast, I'd advise against jumping off into the deep end right away. Big changes are hard to do and hard to maintain, and if you do make them, you certainly want to make sure that they're the right moves.

    Start with making a record of everything that you eat for a few days. Use food labels and internet resources to figure out what your current diet looks like. Figure out the total calories per day, and grams each of (and calories from) protein, carbohydrates, and fats. THEN read through the nutrition articles on this site (under "Topics") and elsewhere, with that data in hand, and figure out what changes to make.

    If you're "skinny-fat," it's quite likely that your overall calorie intake is low, but your protein ratio may be too low.

    For example, when I did this exercise, I found that I should have been loosing weight, but I wasn't eating anywhere near enough protein, and it was all coming at the end of the day! I put the cereal in the bird feeder and started cooking a real meal for breakfast, and added a protein bar in the middle of the day. That alone made a huge difference! My body fat has been dropping steadily all year, while my total weight has stayed pretty much the same.
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    Oct 12, 2007 10:10 PM GMT
    Chucky I dont thats a complete pile of horseshit thats blown out of proportion.

    Insulin response is relatively minimal in the grandscale of things he's fat cos he eats too many calories and why? Because he goes for food that has a high calorific value with minimal substance and therefore does not reach satiety.

    You have just taken 1 + 1 and made into a highly complex and on the whole irrelevant equation.

    As for fat folks eating the wrong things at the wrong time of day that is almost laughable. Wrong things possibly will give you that but wrong time of day as long as the macros are balanced there is no such thing as the wrong time of day. Save that stuff for the womens mags lets keep it real and true here :-)