Belly Fat

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    Dec 11, 2007 9:56 AM GMT
    Ok, here's my problem;

    My body is well toned and I have very little body fat, but around my stomach, i have this layer of fat, that i just cant seem to get rid of. I can feel my six-pack underneath.

    Any suggestions how I can get rid of iticon_question.gif
  • GQjock

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    Dec 11, 2007 11:31 AM GMT
    One process my man...
    the calories in have to become less than the calories out

    that means you're gonna have to eat less and right
    and/or expend more calories with your workouts

    simple math
  • bigguysf

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    Dec 11, 2007 4:20 PM GMT
    Drinking and major carbs (bread, bagels, and such) should be cut out of your diet too. The occasional beer/bagel/tortellini may not seem like the issue, but you would be surprised.
  • BlackJock79

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    Dec 11, 2007 4:27 PM GMT
    I really need to cut back on bread but I fucking LOVE bread. I try and make meals with just meats and veggies but I usually sneak in a peice of bread sometime that day. icon_redface.gif Ok, only 5 months until it's time for me to go to Pride in Miami, I gotta be in tip-top shape so I can pull me a few of those Cuban Papi's. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 11, 2007 4:56 PM GMT
    UGH!!! I admit it! Ok! I'm not proud of it, but I've had a bagel yesterday AND today!!! Waahhh!!!!

    Guess I know where I'll be this afternoon...
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    Dec 11, 2007 4:57 PM GMT
    Actually, while GQJock is very right, there's a bit more to it. First, you need to take the whole thing seriously, and make more than a minimalistic effort. You didn't even respect the viewers here enough to have a picture, so that tells me you likely don't have much consideration for others, and likely have low esteem, and /or a poor work ethic, and don't do well at walking out of a comfort zone. That being said, and without seeing your body type, and muscle development, I want to add to what GQJock said. More importantly than caloric deficit, is metabolic activation. It could be that you need to eat more, and to workout more, to get your metabolism up. As I move towards a contest, I bring my calories UP, rather than down, and workout at a higher intensity. Because you'vre made such a poor effort (no picture, no height, no weight) in the way you asked your question, it's hard to give more qualified advice. To be successful, you'll need to learn to walk outside of your comfort zone (whatever it is..pictures, or calories), and have attention to detail.

    Without knowing your caloric intake, what you look like, it's nearly impossible to advise you. If you're eating 1500 calories a day, and should be eating 2500, of course, your body will retain fat as part of its protectionism mechanism (the famine response). I.e., if you're 5'10", and 155, you'd need to be eating more, rather than less, to get lean. It's a bit more complicated than that: metabolic activation, setpoint manipulation and so on, but, it's not worth my time to instruct you on that when you put forth such a poor effort.
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    Dec 11, 2007 5:10 PM GMT
    Such sage advice! From bigguysf, Chuckystud and GQJock.

    They know their stuff and advice worth following just like at their photos!

    Good Work Guys!
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    Dec 11, 2007 6:40 PM GMT
    Have you ever heard of CLA? Conjugated linoleic acid. It really works! Naturally occuring stuff... Anyways, google it and find out more. A lot of body builders swear by it. I was kinda skeptical when I first heard about it but when I tried it, I was really surprised by the result. You need to use it for a couple of months before you really see any significant result. Good luck! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Dec 11, 2007 8:13 PM GMT
    Daredevil-

    Thanks for the tip on CLA. I'm going to look into it for myself.icon_biggrin.gif

    Kris
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    Dec 11, 2007 8:32 PM GMT
    Chuckystud,

    sounds like you've been working out for a while and seem to know your stuff.

    Just like the original post in this thread, I have a small layer of belly fat that I can't seem to bust up.

    I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs. My weight has remained the same give or take 5 lbs for the past few years.

    I do not eat fast foods, frozen, or highly-processed items. I eat two pieces of fruit a day (one with breakfast- usually oatmeal- and one after workouts- usually in the mornings. I eat lean meats such as turkey, chicken and some fish. Very low fat diet here too.

    For the past year I have mostly done cardio (6 days, 1 hour) and only 1 day per week of weights. But, for the past week I have been doing 3 seperate days of weight training (arms/chest - shoulders/back - legs). And, I do some ab work everyday.

    My abs are rock solid and I can feel them under the fat. I was once 180 lbs with a high body fat...

    Any advice for me?

    Thanks,


    Joe
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    Dec 11, 2007 11:35 PM GMT
    Weights and interval training.
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    Dec 12, 2007 5:18 AM GMT
    Maybe didnt put in enough effort icon_razz.gif , but saying that, there's nothig wrong with my self esteem, the oppisite would be the problem. Get allot of attention from guys, and I'm not completely 'out' yet, so not realy completely comfortable with putting myself out there, YET. Cheers for the advice tho icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 12, 2007 11:06 AM GMT
    very funny blackjockicon_lol.gif
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    Dec 13, 2007 6:29 PM GMT
    Ok...well, I am sort of in the same boat as foxsuperstar except I'm older...in my late 40s I'm wanting to lose that belly fat...the pic is before losing 10+ pounds but still working on the stomach... doing more cardio than muscle building. I'm new to working out, didn't start young like the rest but decided that I was not going to be like the rest of my family and overweight....so far I've succeeded in that. I've cut back on calories and been working out about 3 times a week, mt bike once a week....but not sure the belly will go away anymore....

    Should I change my diet or exercise plan? I don't eat much....and feel really guilty right now after reading the posts about bread and just having downed an english muffin with peanut butter....gym time today I guess.

    I know metabolism slows as you get older (trust me I know) is there anything in diet to speed it up... I feel like the only thing I can do now is compensate for the slow down by working out more and eating less. I know I have a ways to go in cutting out carbs including that glass of wine or bottle of homebrew.. man, all the good things gone!
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    Dec 13, 2007 6:32 PM GMT
    I had to laugh.

    [quote][cite]Maybe didnt put in enough effort , but saying that, there's nothig wrong with my self esteem, the oppisite would be the problem. Get allot of attention from guys, and I'm not completely 'out' yet, so not realy completely comfortable with putting myself out there, YET. Cheers for the advice tho [/cite][/quote]

    He says he has good esteem but hides who he is. I can't imagine being so dishonest. Not comfortable with himself, yet, claims good esteem. ROFL. Pretty funny. It that's good esteem, something is fucked up with the definition. I had to laugh reading what he wrote. Great bit of pure bullshit / denial.
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    Dec 21, 2007 5:07 PM GMT
    Another thing about losing the gut is ...Hmmm! How shall I explain this... We are built in a way that our ancestors were may eons ago. Our bodies tend to keep some fat for the rainy days. Many thousands of years ago, the homos (pardon the pun)heeheeheeh... homo sapiens/erectus don't always have food readily available so in order to survive, they tend to retain fat for energy. This is what we call evolution. For the modern man, he needs to break that mode by proper exercising and eating a healthy diet. There is no use if you exercise 5 days/week but still eating like a pig so my advice for the person trying to lose that gut is eat properly and exercise regularly but also a good multi vitamin. 70% diet and 30% exercise. I promise after 3 months you will definitely see and also feel the difference. This is coming from an ex-junk food junkie!
    Cheers! Good Luck!