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fat loss in my middle

My arms are looking good, my legs are rockin. But I just can't seem to lose the fat that has deposited itself around my mid section. I know spot reduction doesn't work, but I'd love some tips or words of encouragement.

Wed. Aug 8, 3:40pm

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I hear ya! I've got the mom belly, and while I've accepted that I may never have my old belly back, I'm doing everything I can to maximize (or would that be minimize) what I've got now! I think the main thing to do is to keep up with your exercise and keep the diet lean and clean (i.e., watch those calories and keep it wholesome, not full of fast or processed foods.) I'm always amazed at the difference I feel and see in my midsection after only a few days of really good eating in my weight loss calorie range.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 4:16 PM

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My belly is the last place I lose weight- but, it does go away if i work hard enough. You'll get rid of it if you stay focused. Sometimes it helps when I can feel a difference- when I get my weight around 205 (I'm a guy, 6'2") my belly fat separates from my side fat and I can feel muscle where it was flab just a month before. That's a great encouraging feeling.

Keep it up!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 4:22 PM

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have you tried pilates?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 4:24 PM

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Are you really stressed out all the time? You might want to try meditation. I've heard that stress related hormones cause fat to stick around your midsection.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 5:11 PM

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Or you could cut out white flour and sugar. The only problem with that, once you go back, the mid-section fat brings "friends."

Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 6:33 PM

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Interval Training. Whatever cardio you are doing, do short bursts of it for 30 seconds at a time then go back to steady rate for 2-3 minutes. Repeat for up to 20 minutes. This high-intensity really burns fat and more calories (over several hours) than steady cardio.

I do this with jumping rope and it really helps with belly fat.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007, 10:40 PM

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