how should I lose weight-especially belly fat?
Topic: how should I lose weight-especially belly fat?
March 26, 2019 / By Yolonda Question:
Im a 15 year old girl and I weigh 124 pounds and am 5 ft 2. I don't look unhealthy, I don't have rolls. But compared to others, I think I am slightly overweight. First off, do you think this is a normal weight? And what might you suggest as ways for me to try to lose weight, especially belly fat?
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Sheenagh | 9 days ago
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I can usefully summarise these answers in 4 words:
EAT LESS DO MORE. Are you desperate enough to try this???
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Originally Answered: What can I do to lose belly fat and am I at the right weight?
With 37% of Americans overweight, it's clear that many of us are not following the latest fitness guidelines that prescribe an hour of exercise a day. In fact, there was no doubt a collective groan when people realized they would now have to find an hour each day to do something they can't seem to find 5 minutes for.
Cardiovascular exercise simply means that you're involved in an activity that raises your heart rate to a level where you're working, but can still talk (aka, in your Target Heart Rate Zone). Here's why cardio is so important:
* It's one way to burn calories and help you lose weight
* It makes your heart strong so that it doesn't have to work as hard to pump blood
* It increases your lung capacity
* It helps reduce risk of heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes
* It makes you feel good
* It helps you sleep better
* It helps reduce stress
* I could go on all day, but you get the point
Bottom line: you need cardio if you want to get your weight under control and get your stress to a tolerable level.
I recommend doing cardio on your non strength training days. This way your body will either be primarily focused on building muscle (training) or burning fat (cardio). The maximum cardio sessions per week should be 4-5 days/week. You want to let your body recover and have enough energy to build quality lean muscle via strength training, so doing too much cardio (everyday) could hamper your results and lead to overtraining.
One of the things I have done for years is combine my cardio with "extra body part" strength training. One of the reasons I started doing this was because cardio is not my favorite thing to do.....so, I needed to make it interesting. Let's say you want to get in some more work on your quest for "6-pack abs".... This is different than "spot training." The extra "ab work" is in addition to your regular full body strength training workout (preferably on a different day). And, you would only do the extra ab work 1-2 days a week. The workout would go something like this:
-10 minutes, interval cardio (sprint interval cardio on grass is my favorite)
--10-15 minutes, circuit training, 3-4 ab strength exercises
--10 minutes, interval cardio
This workout technique is a proven fat-burner and my clients have had success with it.
Good LUCK< Best answer here!!!
not only will you get in some exercise you re less likely to choose something unhealthy after a little movement
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if you find yourself at a weight loss plateau up the duration of your exercise routine by five minutes
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skipping meals can cause your body to go into a fat storing starvation mode making it harder to burn calories
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I can't tell you whether your weight is normal or not; it depends highly on how you're built. Some people are quite frail and built extremely small and thin, where as others are thicker, with more shape, strength, and muscle beneath their fat. I don't know much about your frame, and your height can't be the only thing used to calculate whether you look healthy at the weight you're at. :) So, unfortumately, I can't answer that part of the question.
However, I can give you some tips on losing weight.
1.) Do NOT stop eating, or drastically cut back on your eating. I've gone this route, I'll admit- however it's extremely unhealthy, makes you tired and bleak looking, and is just overall a bad choice. Eat healthier, and eat less if you eat WAY too much- but do so gradually, and still eat enough every day, at every meal. Snacks are important as well- it's good to give your body energy between meals, however try to always go by serving sizes, and replace greasy fried foods with more healthy, natural foods.
2.) Get enough sleep, and try not to eat too close to your bedtime. If you do eat a lot before bed, your body doesn't have time to work off the calories- and automatically stores it as fat.
3.) Drink PLENTY of water; and try substituting your sodas for tea. Drink at least one cup of green tea (warm or cold, it doesn't matter) a day. Tea is great for your complexion, and makes your metabolism work faster- making it easier to lose weight!
4.) Drink your beverages ice cold. Your body uses up calories just to warm the drink up as you drink it.
5.) Replace fried foods with baked. :) Baking can sometimes give even the best fried foods a better taste. So don't deep fry things or fry them all the time, try baking them and oven cooking them!
6.) Start a reasonable work out routine- but try something that's NOT boring! Work out to music! Dancing is a great way to lose weight, it's fun and uses many parts of your body at once- so it burns a lot of calories!
I normally dance for about 30 mins - an hour a day; do some situps (anywhere between 50-100), pushups, squats, and leglifts. HOWEVER- do not work out one certain part of your body vigurously for 2 days in a row; for instance, give the situps a break every other day, and do something else in their place. You don't want to strain your muscles too much.
7.) Eat plenty of fiber; plenty of veggies and fruits! They're good for you on their own, and some can be absolutely delicious if prepared properly.
8.) Go by the food pyramid, or something similar. It may look like a lot of food, but really it's NOT. Your body does need many different things to function; don't cheat your body out of it's needs. Just exercise, eat better, and try living a healthy lifestyle; you'll lose the weight.
9.) As for belly fat specifically- situps. :)
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Im 14 and is the same height and pounds as you o_O Im not kidding its very creepy xD
It is in the normal weight zone yes, but we got a beer belly like stomach.
The "Healthy weight" is 110(Lowest you can go)
Ill give you a story on how I went from 152 to 124 from August till I weighed myself this morning.
152 - 140 = Ate bread and apples (Which was very stupid. I was eating around 200 calories a day and exercising my BUTT off. Totaly screwed up my metabolism...)
140 - 130 = Fat to skinny diet, I normaly ate Bacon/Jello/Eggs. (This diet took forever for me to loose weight. The Under 20 net carb diet. Its not worth it.)
130 - 130 = 1200 calorie diet. Ate uber healthy and still no weight loss? Damn platue. (I google'd to figure out how to fix this, Jillian Michael says to eat more! But I am already so full on upping my calories?!)
130 - 124 = Weight watchers. I ate 20 points a day unlike what I was usualy doing eating around 9 points. Could be from ANYTHING like a Small DQ blizzard is 11 points. A lowfat 50 calorie yogurt is 1 point. Skinny cows are 3 points.
I love weight watchers, You don't have to pay just figure out the point system
For you id eat 18 - 23 points a day. NO more then 23 thou. :]
The thing is
50 calories = 1 point
4 grams of fiber or more = -1 point
4 grams of fat = +1 point
Say you have a candy bar that says 220 calories. 6 grams of fat and 2 fiber. Thats 5 points.
I beleive from many diets (I did a green tea diet too) Calories are EVERYTHING. However dairy and fruit have been shown to fight fat with Hormone control. So make sure to get dairy and at lest 1 fruit in your diet.
Exercise burns more calories. Sit ups work to hide the belly fat by the muscle mass holding it back.
Walking/Running/Jogging is the best to loose belly fat because these burn more calories.
The twinkie diet man is my hero, He did it to show its not what we eat, its how MUCH we eat. (Small fry has 250 calories while a large has around 1000.)
Have luck on your weight loss journey and I hope this helps! X3
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Do you see the box near the top of the page? The one labelled 'Search for questions: '? Well type in 'lose weight'. You will find over 518,682 pre-existing questions. Try the misspellings 'loose weight' and there are another 119,033 In all there are over 637,715 Health section questions requesting solutions to being or thinking you might be overweight. On average these each yield 6 answers, that is nearly 4 million answers. (Without searching for any other variations on the question!) I can usefully summarise these answers in 4 words:
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It takes a LOT of exercise to lose weight if you don't change your diet. On the other hand my personal trainer at the gym said cutting back on your eating and eating less fattening food can help 80% more. I found out that was true the hard way. I didn't lose with my trainer- I lost wt when I started using a small plate at dinner, filling it up with half veggies and fruit, eating half a sandwhich with fruit or low calorie bread, using fat free sour cream, low fat butter spray, low fat cheese, no soda (unless sugar free) etc. Good luck.
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Originally Answered: HOW TO LOSE BELLY FAT OR WEIGHT?
80% of weight loss is diet.
You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup. Oatmeal with berries or a bit of fresh honey is also good.
Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
Next, take an age appropriate basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients.
You have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the natural toxins.
Last, you need to get 7-9 hours of quality sleep depending on your age. All recent sleep studies report a connection between poor sleep patterns and weight gain. This includes going to bed as close to the same time every night including weekends. Most of us stay up late Friday and Saturday night and it throws us off.
You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.
I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym and have kept it off for over two years. Less than 3% of people that attempt weight loss lose it and keep it off for two years. It is not easy. It is a lifestyle change.
Good luck and good health.