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Old 02-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
 
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Question Tips to loose stomach weight?

I need to loose weight - all over but most of around around my tummy

Any tips how to best target this area? Im doing Davina Super Body Workout which does have a section from stomachs. But wondering what else would be good.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
 
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You can't lose weight in a specific area. You can tone up that area and it might make it look less giggly or something, but there is no way to tell your body to specifically get rid of fat in any certain area.
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ITA with above, but the key to loosing abdominal fat is moreso diet than exercise. Most folks have to start eating "clean" and cutting carbs to see the abdomen develop. You could have the worlds best 6pack, but unless you eat right, noone is gonna see it.
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I thought that might be the case. I've been doing some reading - apparently a low carb/high protein diet is suggested for loosing weight (although experts all seem to argue about what is good for you or not) and then a mixture of cardio and muscle training.

I need to read up about it all a lot of more - I don't understand all this stuff lol!
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As of today, I've lost 57 pounds by calorie counting. This website is a good place to start MyPlate - Food Diary & Food Calorie Counter | LIVESTRONG.COM It is a huge help as are the girls at 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community - Powered by vBulletin

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They say "abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym".. basically that means if you eat very low fat (or healthy fats such as that found in avocados, fish, etc.), high protein, full grain carbs, that you can achieve a six pack, or at least get your belly fat way down. Working out your abs builds the muscle, but you need to address your diet to get the belly fat down (i.e. don't give your body as much fat to store around your midsection).
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For ME, my diet have to be no grains (especially gluten), sugars including high GI fruits and juices. No bread, pasta, etc - even whole grains. Grains are not essential to a healthy diet.

Diet has to consist of lots of green veggies, fiber (ie. flax seeds) proteins, plenty of good fats and so on.
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White flour, white sugar, processed foods those are the enemy! Now of course this doesn't mean that if you eat whole grain muffins with brown sugar or honey every day that it won't give you a gut. If you want to lose it fast though cut out the sugar, snack foods like chips etc, starch and concentrate on greens, fruits and lean protein. Brown rice is excellent it has more protein then white rice and fiber but you gotta stick to your portion sizes.
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Good book to read about this regarding diet is The New Glucose Revolution and the New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes. Abdominal fat is directly related to the body's tendency to become resistant to insulin, tendency towards diabetes and what not. The gist of it is to eat carbs which are slow to turn into blood sugar, eat a moderate carb diet, use the muscles (exercise and strength-training) so that you deplete muscle glycogen stores so that sugar is drawn from the blood and stored in the muscles again (rather than ultimately being stored around the middle).

They're inexpensive books with a ton of info.
The whole thing about lower carb was a big change for me. Took about a month to adapt and get used to using oils and nuts (I used to think high carb and low fat was good -- that's so '80s).

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@IAgirl - The whole low-fat diet of the '80s screwed up a lot of peoples metabolisms for sure. Thanks for the book recommendations!
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Thanks for the book recommendations! Definitely helpful. I don't eat a lot of things like chips, but I eat a lot of sugary things (sweet tooth/sugar addiction!) and things like bread and humous etc.
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Thanks for the book recommendations! Definitely helpful. I don't eat a lot of things like chips, but I eat a lot of sugary things (sweet tooth/sugar addiction!) and things like bread and humous etc.
This is my problem as well. I love bread and starchy things and sweet things and it would have been far more difficult to cut back on them and change my diet had my husband not been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I had to make some changes for him and show support by making them myself. Now it is second nature. I don't skip sweets because they're so enjoyable but we do ration them! And I understand how the body metabolizes them much better. I goofed the title of the books -- its the New Glucose Revolution.
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When I have to loose some stomach weight, I cut the dinner, after 4 p.m. only eat fruits or a cup of yogurt with a tablespoon of flax seed.
And pilates - I think this is the best workout for the abdominal.
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Some basic and easy exercises for stomach weight loss are leg lifts, the plank, and the crunch.
These exercise can be performed on the floor with an exercise mat.
For the stomach weight loss, a person has not only strengthened their abs by performing exercises, but also follow a diet and workout routine that hilp him to have a low body fat and help to visible abdominal muscles.
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I've lost 5.5 inches off of my waist since January. Though I've been working out, I attribute most of the midsection loss to going low carb. I fit the bill and family history of an insulin resistant person, so low carb makes sense for me. Early humans weren't as grain and sugar heavy as we are now.


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Old 04-04-2011, 08:46 PM   #17
 
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I lost 25 lbs the smart way. Based on my starting weight of 165 it is not healthy to lose more than 1-2 lbs per month. I am vegan (eat mostly raw fruit and veg) so eating was not a problem.

I only increased my activity significately. Normally I worked out 30 minutes 3 days a week (light cardio). I increased this to 1 hour of high paced cardio 4 days a week (Zumba, dance arobics, boot camps or cycling) and 35 minutes strength training 2 days a week (chest, abs, back, arms, and legs). Believe it or not... I have been maintaining this for 2 years. I now weigh 140. I feel more energized, and look closer to my goal.

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Old 07-13-2011, 05:43 AM   #18
 
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Fat burning training will burn fat all over the body, espectular latin dances like merengue works with the hips, stomach and back area and will tone your stomach, have you tryed Zumba? Really good for this area. Combine it with strength training for the stomach i like this youtube vid 8 Minutes Abs Workout HD this together with core training like the plank and fat burning will tone your stomach. And a stronger stomach needs stronger back muscles so you wont get back pain.
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I thought that might be the case. I've been doing some reading - apparently a low carb/high protein diet is suggested for loosing weight (although experts all seem to argue about what is good for you or not) and then a mixture of cardio and muscle training.

I need to read up about it all a lot of more - I don't understand all this stuff lol!
For every experts argument you'll find another expert with a counter argument.

The only way to really loose weight is to consume less calories. Weight loss is something like 80% diet 20% exercise.

The best diet is something you can maintain for life. And by diet I don't mean restricting calories forever but a better way of eating.
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The belly is one of my trouble spots. I'm trying to reduce it now through a lower carb diet.
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