how to lose belly fat?
Topic: how to lose belly fat?
May 26, 2019 / By Brandt Question:
okay i've been workin out hard for a year so far went from 260 to 205 but i still have a flabby belly, my arms and shoulders and legs are really muscular and my chest is getting there but my freakin belly does get harder. i know there is no such thing as spot reduction but does anyone know a way to lower fat in the midsection
thanks for the replies
the way i built muscle was by doing low reps and heavy weight while eating a crap load of protein just recently i started using protein powder and it has helped a little
Best Answers: how to lose belly fat?
Adolph | 9 days ago
Whoa! Dude, I am having exactly the same problem! So, yeah, if anyone knows, let us know please! Also, can I ask you a question dude. How did you build your muscle because I have been going to the gym for nearly two years, but I have not built much muscle at all, even after doing a lot, so please let me know.
Now, as to answer your question, the only thing I can probably suggest is obviously exercising your mid-section, like crunches, situps, Russian Twists, cable crunches, etc, and also trying to decrease your clarie intake or something like that.
All the best dude!
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Originally Answered: best way to lose belly fat / lose upper body fat?
Unfortunately there is no scientific basis for spot reduction. You do need to eat right and exercise consistently for fat loss, you just can't choose when and where you will lose it.
And, exercising a specific area will not burn the fat off of that area or make it smaller. Your body simply doesn't work that way.
The best thing is to follow a comprehensive program like Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle by Tom Venuto, The Truth About Six Pack Abs by Mike Geary, or Turbulence Training by Craig Ballantyne. You can check them out here:
Hope that helps,
Owner, Perfect Fit Personal Training Studio
Identify the emotional triggers that lead you to seek unhealthy comfort food. Picture your goal weight so when a trigger strikes to allow you to resist temptation.
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It sounds like you are on the right track, however I did not see your height listed. Going from 260 to 205 is tremenedous and you should feel great. Keep it up and add sit-ups to your program but keep in mind that eating less and eating smarter can help you reduce more. Unsure about your daily calories but less than 2000 per day should help alot and watch those fat calories.
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How to lose bellyfat
Losing fat is not an easy task, but gaining fat is very easy. You need to keep a check on the diet and do workouts for your abs to lose tummy fat. You also need to do aerobic exercises like swimming, jogging etc. Here are some points to keep in mind to lose belly fat:· Consume less sugar, processed foods and sodium. · Eat fiber rich foods like green leafy vegetables.· The diet should contain protein, carbohydrates and little fat.· Drink plenty of water and fruit juices.· Eat in small quantities for five to six times a day. · Do at least 30-60 minutes cardiovascular exercises at least 4 times a week. · Do strength training and ab exercises at least 3 times a week.
Tummy fat is not good for the body as it increases the chances of many diseases like diabetes, heart attack etc. A whole body workout is required to lose weight from your tummy, spot reduction is a myth, you cannot lose fat by doing stomach crunches or ab workouts only. A complete workout, which includes cardiovascular exercises, helps improve metabolism and you will be able to lose tummy fat quickly. Try to lose weight naturally by doing hard work and controlling your diet.
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If you have stubborn belly fat, the only way you can reduce your fat is by doing aerobic exercises. During activities like swimming, rowing and walking, enough oxygen is supplied to the body to burn fat. Fat is burned from all over the body, including the stomach. More information available at http://tinyurl.com/jax5h
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Use a dash of cinnamon to present fruits such as bananas and also melons a richer dessert feel without worrying about sugar.
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Beware of "fat-free" or "zero trans fats" foods as you'll probably be trading fats for huge variety of sugar or sodium.
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Congratulations on your success so far! You sound very motivated. Here are some suggestions for further gains.
On Yahoo!Answers I find certain questions being asked repeatedly which is simply a reflection of new people participating. A couple of common question amounts to "How do I lose weight," or more specifically, "How do I lose abdominal fat?" I have gotten very positive responses from my answers when I paused to reply (and now beginning to get "It works!" emails that are very gratifying. I like helping people)... so have recently decided to put a good solid answer on my Yahoo!360 Blog (September 10) that I can point people to. These are my thoughts as a physician and athlete.
Don't target losing more than about 2 lbs per week. If you try to lose faster, your body will go into "starvation mode" and get very stingy about burning calories while at the same time very efficient about storing any calories that you do provide. And it will make you feel awful.
There is no site specific way of losing fat... the old myth about working your abs to burn belly fat isn't true. To get rid of love handles, you need to lose overall fat. That happens with exercise and watching your diet. More on that below.
The most effective way to lose fat is aerobic exercise in the "moderate" fat-burning range, ideally first thing in the morning before you eat. When you wake your body is ready to burn fat and your levels of growth hormone are highest at that time. Later in the day it can take up to 30 minutes just to put your body into a fat-burning mode.
Another overlooked way to burn fat is by lifting weights. Skeletal muscle has very high caloric needs... almost twice that of adipose (fat) tissue. Put on a little muscle and you will burn calories all day even at rest. Be aware that skeletal muscle weighs more, so with this approach you may see your weight increasing while your body fat is melting away. Not realizing this often stresses folks who think they should be losing weight as a measure of fitness. Forget the scale, look in the mirror and you will be happy.
To lose a pound of fat, you need to eliminate about 3500 calories. You can do this by burning more with exercise or by modifying your diet to reduce intake. If you do a Google search on say, "swimming calories" you will quickly find a website with tables of calories burned for a given exercise. You can use such lists to estimate how many calories you are burning up with your routine.
For diet, keep a diary for a couple of weeks counting calories, grams of protein, and grams of fat intake. It is easy with online sources of nutritional information (type the name of the food and calories into the Google search engine) and packaging labels. That will let you quickly figure out where the fat is coming from in your diet.
Fat gives you 9 calories per gram. So take the number of grams of fat, multiply by 9, then calculate what percentage the fat calories are of your total daily calories. Restricting the calories from fat to about 20% of your total intake is ideal for a maintenance diet... that isn't overly restrictive. Of note, you need some fat in your diet. For instance, the body uses fat to produce hormones. Once you have a picture of how to modify your diet, you can drop the diary and just go back to it occasionally if you are wanting to tweek things further.
There is a subset of questions that goes further and asks about "How to get a six-pack?" The answer is the same. Six-packs are 20% abdominal exercise and 80% diet. There is one caveat... abdominal muscles will form in the position that you work them, so be certain to pull them tightly toward your spine while doing crunches, etc. Also, during most lifting, the "core is active" which means that you should be stabilizing with contracted abs then too. Fail to do this and the abs will form, but bulging outward and the result is not attractive.
If you are trying to build muscle as a way to lose fat, then you may need to increase total calories and specifically your protein intake. I target about 0.8 g of protein per pound of body weight each day when actively building. That is far more protein than most people need in their diets.
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Originally Answered: How to lose belly fat!?
Maybe you have heard about the Acai berry and Acai berry juice - Oprah recently called it the number 1 superfood! This article is going to discuss some more of what Oprah and her guests Dr. Oz and Dr. Perricone discussed on her show about Acai, and what you must look for if you want Acai to benefit you in your life.
Dr. Oz on Oprah: Acai is an Anti-Aging Anecdote
Dr. Oz spoke a lot on Oprah about antioxidants and the key role they play in anti-aging. He told us how antioxidants are contained in foods like tomatoes, blueberries and broccoli, but then he introduced the Acai (pronounced 'ah-sigh-e') berry from the Amazon rainforest, and told Oprah's audience how Acai contains twice the level of antioxidants found in blueberries. He also talked about the importance of essential fatty acids, like the omega-3s found in fish oil and also other EFAs found in olive oil. These essential fatty acids are also contained in high amounts in Acai berry juice, maybe that's another reason he recommended Acai on the Oprah show.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone on Oprah about Acai: Acai is the #1 Superfood for Age-Defying Beauty
Dr. Perricone, the famous anti-aging doctor, talked about the importance of eating wild salmon and halibut, as well as using powerful spices like ginger, basil, turmeric, garlic and cinnamon on a regular basis. He also suggested adding free range poultry and eggs high in omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. In addition, he said that yogurt eaten with fresh berries or Acai will not only help your intestinal tract, but that research has shown them to combat bad breath and help boost weight loss. He called Acai the number 1 superfood for age-defying beauty and said that the Acai berry was one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world.
Acai on Oprah's Website
On Oprah's website, you can read a little more about the Acai berry and Acai juice. Oprah's website tells you that Acai is harvested in Brazil in the Amazon rainforests, and tastes like chocolate and berries. Her website also says that the Acai pulp contains many antioxidants that help fight aging, 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes.
Important Information about Acai Not Found on Oprah
You can find a lot more information about the Acai berry and juice on many other websites or articles besides Oprah, but if you decide to try the Acai berry, you need to know a few very important things. First, most Acai products out there are inferior products and contain only a small amount of the actual Acai. You need to look for a potent product made with at least 25,000 mg of Acai per serving. Many Acai products out there contain fewer than 1,000 mg per serving. Second, look for a juice product as that is how the natives traditionally took the Acai and got the benefits from it. Most Acai powders and tablets lose much of their nutrients in the processing. In fact, you often need 50-60 capsules to get 25 -- 30,000 mg of Acai, the recommended minimum serving. Third, many Acai products are not made with the whole fruit: the meaty pulp, the seed and the outer skin. These all contain important nutrients, and are traditionally used in making Acai juice in the Amazon for medicinal purposes. Last, you need to look for a product that is not diluted with water or other juices, nor contaminated with pesticide residue or toxic preservatives. So in summary, for a potent Acai product, we recommend the following characteristics:
* 25,000+ mg of Acai
* In the form of a potent juice, not a pill
* Whole fruit used: pulp, seed and outer skin
* Not diluted with water or other juices
* No toxic pesticide residue or preservatives