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I am feeling really encouraged over all with my progress but I am not seeing any reduction in my belly fat. Any suggestions?

Wed. Jun 15, 11:34am

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Sorry. . .

All of the evidence I've read, from every reputable source I've come across, from medical doctors to fitness trainers says the diet industry has us duped--there is no way to spot reduce except through liposuction. Each of us loses fat from our body as our own bodies decide. So, there's no diet or exercise that will cause you to lose fat from a particular part of the body. I've heard a little about stress hormones and how they may cause people to store fat around the belly, but I haven't seen anything that convinces me that the new supplements on the market that are supposed to target "stubborn belly fat" are more effective than any of the other supplements out there, and after reading the labels and seeing how much "natural" caffeine and other stimulants are in them, I decided it wasn't worth the health risks to try taking them.

HOWEVER, I have been told by 2 personal trainers and by my yoga instructor that doing lots of core strength and general ab exercises is really helpful not only for our health, but for toning the fascia around those muscles. It can help to tighten and firm up the area so that there's less "sagging." While it's not necessarily a reduction in fat, I'll take the slimmer and firmer appearance anyday!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 7:15 PM

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belly fat

Have you ever read any of the Suzanne Somers weight loss books? It's not really a diet, it's about eliminating bad food (sugar, white stuff etc.), then combining your foods properly for optimal metabolism and fat burning. I notice when I eat right, my belly seems to be one of the first things I notice getting flattter ( not more tone, but that's my fault!) ha, ha..... Anyway, I checked her books out at the library and they were very informative about how are bodies process different kinds of foods and so forth. Really eye opening! I like it because there is no portion control, counting points etc.

Thursday, June 16, 2005, 9:29 AM

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Hold your tummy

Tuck your tummy in throughout the day. By holding your stomach in it strengthens your ab muscles and supports your back. I have a horrible "gunt" since having my 10.5lb daughter, and I've noticed a difference in 2 weeks. I just try to stay conscience of it.
My source is 3 personal trainers.

Thursday, June 16, 2005, 2:37 PM

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I hold in my belly all day long. 24 hours a day. Young dancing habit I suspect. It totally works. I really have been compared to jlo in my midsection.

Thursday, June 16, 2005, 2:40 PM

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great comments thanks

Thursday, June 16, 2005, 3:23 PM

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