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Ninjapanda

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 16:43
pushups are fantastic as well. Make sure you keep your core tight while you do them.
Leg lifts --> concentrates on the lower abs
bicycle ab routine --> side and upper
flutter and side to side --> lower
decline bench with leg lifts.

SO many different ab workouts to do and you gotta keep changing it up to get the best results
chrisgil10

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Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 19:25
I have found the Denise Austin Pilates for every body disk really made a huge difference in my waist line. It gave my barrel shape back some curve and I felt very strong as I got better at it!
Darbo

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Posted: 24 Mar 2011, 08:50
I have to agree that cardio and core exercises work best. Need to switch it up all the time on the exercises - body gets use to same old.
What are elevated planks? I have been doing regular and side planks with a dip. Side planks with a dip are similar to a push up but using your abs. They are tough but definitely worth it.
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Posted: 24 Mar 2011, 09:51
I believe the elevated plankes are to have your arms extended rather then bent at the elbow with the lower half of the arm on the ground.
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Posted: 24 Mar 2011, 10:01
I do hula hooping (I feel like I'm cheating a bit doing it on the wii fit, but my body certainly doesn't.)
It does look like theres more there, when there's muscle underneath and still a little extra, but eventually it should change up.
Cardio really is the best thing for fat. Doing it early in the morning is supposed to burn stored fat.
Good luck!
Ninchen

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Posted: 24 Mar 2011, 12:44
fredmugs wrote:

I looked at your diet for the last two days and would recommend a complete stop to eating rice and oatmeal. I have no idea why anyone trying to lose weight would eat honey. Ever.



what's up with the honey hate?
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Posted: 23 Nov 2012, 03:13
To get rid form the belly fat it’s important to burn calories. But toning exercises for your abdomen will not burn your calories, as your muscles can be tighten up. As you start doing exercise you start to lose weight and your stomach appears flat not flabby.

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Posted: 23 Nov 2012, 07:34
Ninchen wrote:
fredmugs wrote:

I looked at your diet for the last two days and would recommend a complete stop to eating rice and oatmeal. I have no idea why anyone trying to lose weight would eat honey. Ever.



what's up with the honey hate?


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well I love honey and have it almost everyday and it does not seem to do any harm to my fat loss progression.
Spacey47

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Posted: 23 Nov 2012, 22:39
Honey is basically sugar and of no health benefit at all, it might taste nice but that's about all it does do apart from Giving you a sugar rush

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Posted: 24 Nov 2012, 03:16
Spacey47 wrote:
Honey is basically sugar and of no health benefit at all, it might taste nice but that's about all it does do apart from Giving you a sugar rush



Sugar=carbs=energy. Energy to work out, energy that can be burned for activities that helps avoid using protein for energy so that the protein can be used for muscle repair. Carbs help a person retain lean body mass.

Quit with the bad info.

Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
Mlasell

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Posted: 24 Nov 2012, 05:35
An excerpt from Dr. William Davis' entertaining book on belly fat "Wheat Belly...":
IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT
In the movie Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon's character, possessing uncommon genius but harboring demons of past abuse, breaks down in sobs when psychologist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), repeats "It's not your fault" over and over again.
Likewise, too many of us, stricken with an unsightly wheat belly, blame ourselves: too many calories, too little exercise, too little restraint. But it's more accurate to say that the advice we've been given to eat more “healthy whole grains” has deprived us of control over appetites and impulses, making us fat and unhealthy despite our best efforts and good intentions.
I liken the widely accepted advice to eat healthy whole grains to telling an alcoholic that, if a drink or two won’t hurt, nine or ten may be even better. Taking this advice has disastrous repercussions on health.
It's not your fault.
If you find yourself carrying around a protuberant, uncomfortable wheat belly; unsuccessfully trying to squeeze into last year's jeans; reassuring your doctor that, no, you haven't been eating badly, but you're still overweight and pre-diabetic with high blood pressure and cholesterol; or desperately trying to conceal a pair of humiliating man breasts, consider saying goodbye to wheat.
Eliminate the wheat, eliminate the problem.
What have you got to lose except your wheat belly, your man breasts, or your bagel butt?
Spacey47

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Posted: 24 Nov 2012, 16:03
Diablo360x wrote:
Spacey47 wrote:
Honey is basically sugar and of no health benefit at all, it might taste nice but that's about all it does do apart from Giving you a sugar rush



Sugar=carbs=energy. Energy to work out, energy that can be burned for activities that helps avoid using protein for energy so that the protein can be used for muscle repair. Carbs help a person retain lean body mass.

Quit with the bad info.



different types of carbs fella and i dont see where i am saying that 'carbs' are a bad thing.

stick to the the low glycemic ones like sweet potatos, and yams and avoid high glycemic ones like sugar in this case honey which will give you a lift and then a drop espeically refined ones like bagged sugar
eKatherine

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Posted: 24 Nov 2012, 16:07
You will lose the fat in the reverse order you put it on. You can tone the muscles underlying the belly fat, which may make it look less prominent.

For those who only have a single problem area of fat, and aside from that they are happy with exactly how they look, there is liposuction.
Phil8403

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Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 09:07
I have seen low carb diets cut weight off the midsection pretty darn effectively but my personal results with it over the years have always included cardio as well. I will say dont target your abs when working out because if you grow your abs before you get the weight off, it just adds inches.
Nimm

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Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 10:25
Spacey47 wrote:
different types of carbs fella and i dont see where i am saying that 'carbs' are a bad thing.

stick to the the low glycemic ones like sweet potatos, and yams and avoid high glycemic ones like sugar in this case honey which will give you a lift and then a drop espeically refined ones like bagged sugar


Whether or not high-GI carbohydrate "gives you a lift and then a drop," is a subjective matter that is going to vary significantly by individual. I have no reason to doubt that some people experience whatever the "sugar crash" is - assuming it's just a small decline in blood sugar levels - but I don't experience it personally. And when it comes to mixed snacks or meals, where a single food item isn't being consumed in isolation, the GI of individual items doesn't tell you much - the co-ingested foods are going to have an effect.
This also ignores the even bigger question, whether GI is even relevant to that issue at all, instead of glycemic load.

Advocating categorical food avoidance - especially based on a subjective experience that can and will vary significantly from person to person - can be counter-productive (see also here and here) or even unhealthy.
LennyJohnes

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Posted: 09 Dec 2012, 11:55
sngglebnny wrote:
I noticed when I started taking straight lemon juice at night before bed, it seemed to affect my waistline positively. Originally, the lemon juice was for helping me with some water retention issues I get every so often. Then last weekend, I read on yahoo that citrus fruit and vitamin c fights the absorbtion of fat into our cells. So I just googled it and http://www.livestrong.com/ article/32462-foods-burn-belly-fat/ has similar views.

But PF is right, you can not target an area for fat loss.


That's a nice tip. I'll look into using lemon juice. Thanks for the post!
eKatherine

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Posted: 09 Dec 2012, 15:08
There are no "miracle foods" or "super foods", nor are there versions of certain foods, chemically or biochemically almost identical but one miraculous in nature, while the other is a black hole sucking the goodness out of the other foods in your cupboard.

The difference between raw honey and filtered, pasteurized honey is tiny, as is the difference between brown rice and white. Or white and whole wheat flour. Check the Glycemic Index for comparable products sometime. The difference is within the experimental error, which is plus or minus 5%. And be aware that there is no research showing that choosing foods according to glycemic index means weight loss if you aren't cutting calories. In the end, all carbs, both starches and sugars, are metabolized identically by the body.

If someone can make room for the excess calories contained in pure sugar, then they can eat it. Honey is just a pure sugar.

My mother has always believed in superfoods. That's why she tries to eat a diet which is 95% whole wheat, truly a third world diet.
Cthulhu

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Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 01:42
Mlasell wrote:
Eliminate the wheat, eliminate the problem.

What we need is really good crispy chewy bread, not those store bought sliced sponges.


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lipoadvisor

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Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 10:10
Spacey47 wrote:
Diablo360x wrote:
Spacey47 wrote:
Honey is basically sugar and of no health benefit at all, it might taste nice but that's about all it does do apart from Giving you a sugar rush



Sugar=carbs=energy. Energy to work out, energy that can be burned for activities that helps avoid using protein for energy so that the protein can be used for muscle repair. Carbs help a person retain lean body mass.

Quit with the bad info.



different types of carbs fella and i dont see where i am saying that 'carbs' are a bad thing.

stick to the the low glycemic ones like sweet potatos, and yams and avoid high glycemic ones like sugar in this case honey which will give you a lift and then a drop espeically refined ones like bagged sugar


come on guys honey isn't that bad - have a look at its nutrients: http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/honey-nutrition.html
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lipoadvisor

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Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 05:57
infingek wrote:
Can anyone tell me the best way to get rid of the dreaded "belly fat"????


If you ask me you should first try following a healthy diet and a decent work out program! If no results appear after 3-4 months i would suggest that you consider liposuction (or a non surgical alternative) that would probably do the job!
Ambrose D. - hope this site will help me achieve my goals!



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