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What's an effective method for loosing belly fat?

I'm 44 yrs. weigh 174 lbs. at 5' 5" tall, mostly butt and belly.

 
ShellyRo

Asked by ShellyRo at 8:52 PM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Eating a balanced diet with sufficient whole grains, lean proteins, and fruits and veggies. From there, exercising 4-5 days a week, including some cardio (you can start with brisk walking), and some weight training (calisthenics). You can't spot lose, but taking better care of yourself will help you lose weight all over, particularly in the bigger areas. You can't have a "diet" mindset- you need to make permanent changes in your life. Good luck!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 9:04 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Well, you cant spot reduce. It's all about reducing calories, & increasing cardio workouts. Basically, good old fashioned healthy diet & exercise. There is no magic pill or magic sweatsuit- it's just finding the time- no MAKING the time & doing it. Sounds easy right? NOT! We've been told this same old story since grade school & we're still a bunch of chubs! (no offense- I'm right there w/ ya- frustrating isnt it!) GL :)
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:03 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • There are 3500 calories in one pound of body fat, so if you want to lose weight you just have to burn through a bunch of those stored up calories. A popular misconception is if you do crunches every day you can get a flat belly. That just isn't so, a proper diet and exercise is the only way. If you have belly fat crunches alone won't help you without cardio it won't work. Eat your veggies and proteins.
    chgomom

    Answer by chgomom at 9:46 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • High Fructose contributes to belly fat.

    Try doing some crunches.
    Simplicity3

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 9:02 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Above answers with African Mango fruit supplement!!!
    BigMomm4

    Answer by BigMomm4 at 9:26 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

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