belly fat

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    Feb 06, 2013 5:02 AM GMT
    I do not have a perfectly flat stomach but the two most important factors that you can control (other than genetics) are your diet (meal regiment) and exercise. As others have mentioned, this website has a nutrition/meal section you should look at. Once you get used to eating better food, it just becomes habit and you never really think of it as dieting.

    You cannot target fat in specific areas of your body. Therefore, building lean muscle through weight lifting will increase your metabolism and cardio will help you cut down a little bit as well.

    The diet will be the most important. You can workout constantly, but if you are eating pizza, burgers, french toast, etc and drinking 3 cans of coke daily, you are not going to have a flat stomach. Once again, refer to the nutrition section for good advice on a meal regiment.
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    Feb 12, 2013 2:15 PM GMT
    thanks all
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    Feb 14, 2013 4:13 AM GMT
    Diet is the key to unlocking your sexy abs. Not dieting - diet. Cut out the crap carbs, cut out the alcohol, watch your nutrient ratio.

    Cardio is important. But it needs to be balanced with a weight lifting regiment. You can jog off a lot of fat but you will lose good muscle too.
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    Feb 14, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    Diet and Cardio
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    Apr 29, 2013 12:17 AM GMT
    Hey buddy

    I take it that you are of South Asian ancestry. The problem thus lies in your genes. South Asians and a few other people groups are programmed to accumulate visceral fat around the internal structures of the abdomen with age. This is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes (also known as metabolic syndrome). A study done on Caucasian and South Asian newborns in London revealed that South Asian kids had less fate stores around the arms and legs when compared to Caucasian children. South Asians eventually store their fat around their tummy.

    There is a lot written about metabolic syndrome, but relief from the condition remains elusive. The high starch diet (rice, breads) we eat is particularly bad. Cut down on starch with the evening meal and eat only protein and vegetables. Reduce beer consumption.

    Of course, there is liposuction. It removes the fat, but does not reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

    Exercise, lots.
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    Apr 29, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    NO SUCH THING AS "SPOT REDUCING" or "TARGET REDUCING"....a lean and healthy diet will do more to dump body (belly) fat......Exercise revs up the body's engine and adding muscle(through weight lifting and resistance training) adds muscle, that makes the body/engine able to burn more..... BTW if you are not drinking enough water to flush the fat byproducts out of the system as it burns in the muscles, and if you don't get enough sleep for the body to rest and repair......you are wasting time and effort.
    Intelligent, educated BALANCE of diet, exercise, sleep and water.... I struggle with it EVERY day of my life.
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    May 02, 2013 1:51 PM GMT
    stratavos saidlots of crunches and jogging


    Crunches won't help. They may actually make your belly fat look even larger. You need to do cardio and change your diet.
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    May 11, 2013 8:59 PM GMT
    Check out "Intermittent Fasting".

    Lots of protein, moderate fats, low carbs, with 12-18 hour fast periods between your last meal of yesterday and the first meal of today.

    As for coffee, the cortisol thing is what is important.

    If you are drinking gallons of coffee to stay awake, then the culprit is a maladjusted sleep/rest schedule which will cause stress chemicals (like cortisol) to be released.

    Cortisol seems to direct fat storage more to the torso, which is where males will tend to store far first (and tends to be the last place to be lost).

    You can get away with 2-3 cups of BLACK unsweetened coffee (or better: green tea) at around 8-10oz. (240-270mL) each spread over a waking day with little if any ill effect on belly fat. Unfortunately short of brewing your own, unsweetened green tea is a bit of a rare find in the USA.

    And +2 at Chuckystud and the other guy on lifting.