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BESCATS SparkPoints: (144,518)
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1/17/12 10:07 A

Yea, I have never been fond of Atkins. My husband was on it years ago, and I just couldn't eat all that meat, I need my veggies.

SMCS28 SparkPoints: (5,745)
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1/16/12 7:46 P

Definitley would not suggest a quick fix like that.....

It will just come back on....

FUNSTYLE Posts: 180
1/16/12 5:20 P

Atkins Fat Fast!! Short term 3-5-7 day ketogenic diet of 90% fat. Google it online for more info.
Interval cardio is great but takes about a month to get the same results. For ongoing results, eat a normal diet, do interval cardio, and do the Fat Fast weekly, monthly or seasonally depending on your goals!

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1/16/12 4:42 P

Thank you all for your suggestions and comments. The encouragement is nice, and I'll try not to give up hope & keep with the exercises.

AMBERINMT Posts: 58
1/16/12 12:19 P

I agree with others that fast midsection weight loss is something that needs work on a cardio/strength level, however cutting out sugars will help keep it from coming back once you've successfully begun losing in that area. For myself anyway sugar and carbs tend to pack on weight in my midsection. I've lost 45 pounds in a year, gained 15 back, and boy howdy the midsection sure shows the re-gained weight! To the gym tonight to start my routine all over again and hopefully lose not only the 15 I gained back but a few more as well! Good luck, you can do it!

REDRASPBERRY3 Posts: 153
1/15/12 7:19 P

@Roxie : HAHAHAHAHA!

@Original Poster : Like someone else said, it depends on where you are and where you want to go. The best advice I can offer you is to eat very healthy foods on a deficit and watch your sodium intake. This must be balanced with exercise and over time some fat is bound to come off from the stomach.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,170
1/15/12 6:11 P

Burning fat is an all-body process, and unfortunately you can't target where you lose weight from. Energy is delivered to the muscles via the bloodstream, NOT from being absorbed from surrounding fat stores. Specific core exercises will build up the relevant ab muscles, but will do absolutely nothing about the overlying layer of body fat.

What you can do is to continue to reduce your overall body fat through a combination of cardio, all-body strength training and watching your intake, and some of it will naturally come off the tummy.

M@L

HEMAMALINI100 Posts: 2,811
1/15/12 4:04 P

Cutting out processed food and restaurant food helps.


BESCATS SparkPoints: (144,518)
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1/15/12 1:42 P

I don't think there is a FAST way to get rid of belly fat. I have lost 30 lbs., but that belly still seems to be there. I admit, my stomach is smaller, but I'm getting discouraged about the belly. I am retired, and have been going to the gym 3 times a week. Any suggestions on specific exercises for the "belly"?

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (35,936)
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9/21/11 11:22 P

People will run for the hills if I say it took me 3 years to get rid of tummy fat- all over process.. Then I had a mountain of skin removed lol..
I trained my muscle before and had to have 3 month break from weight training then return to it.. However the work I did showed up when the swelling went down..
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I got more ass and leg muscle but the abs turned up too..

SCTK519 Posts: 2,085
9/21/11 10:35 P

You can't really spot lose unfortunately nor is fast really an option. Cardio is always good for losing weight; I also like to hula hoop (w/ a weighted hoop) and that helps my waistline.

REDROSEMARIE Posts: 5,841
9/21/11 9:05 P

Dr Oz has some foods listed on his web site that he claims help burn belly fat, such as walnuts, cinnamon, and many others. You could check that out.
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ILOVEMY2BIRDS Posts: 2,646
9/21/11 6:24 P

There is no quick fix but I must say that it absolutely makes a difference if you cut your intake of processed foods.

JENMC14 Posts: 2,707
9/21/11 4:05 P

Unfortunately, as others have said, there's no real way to spot reduce. You just have to burn fat. For me, I have lost 37 pounds, and I am in a size 6, a 4 in some brands. I'm the slimmest I've been since before I graduated from high school. I have lost fat in my face, my neck, shoulders, boobs, legs, etc, but my stomach is still jiggly, and my hips still have an extra layer I hate. I am quite happy with my overall size, but I have definitely got some extra fat left over in the middle. Obviously, my mid-section is going to be the last place I lose it. Those last stubborn 10-15 pounds will hopefully all come from my tummy & hips! I think this is acutally quite common. I've heard it said before that the last place many people lose tends to be their belly. Just keep up the good nutrition, staying in your ranges, strength trainig & cardio.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 9/21/2011 (16:10)
ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
9/21/11 2:39 P

Chainsaw?

MSKINGER Posts: 963
9/21/11 1:20 P

FAST? Surgery! But I can't afford this so.... back to nutrition and exercise!
Good luck!

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,106
9/21/11 12:54 P

"Does anyone know how to get rid of the tummy fat fast? "

The ONLY way to do that would be surgery.

Sorry, but as the others have said, there are no quick fixes and you cannot spot reduce.

MMINITEACH SparkPoints: (14,555)
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9/21/11 12:42 P

Wow! Good for you STSCOTT11! You've earned that for sure. I might try that video and see if I like it.

Yeah, there's obviously no quick fix and everyone will tell you that. I use the Jillian Michael's dvds and ahve gotten great results in what I feel is a quick amount of time. I'm in my 9th week and I've lost 15 lbs so far. I do them every single day though and I'm eating healthy food that's within my ranges every single day as well.

So if you can see yourself doin those things every day then I think you'll be pleased with the timeline for the results that you want!

STSCOTT11 Posts: 1,429
9/21/11 12:37 P

I think it depends on WHAT you call FAST and where your starting from.
Some people aren't very large to start with and have a pooch of a belly and some others...like myself started out NOT PREGNANT but looked like I was.
I think you weren't looking for a miracle quick fix...but some tricks.
I LOVE an old old video that's now on Utube called SUPER STOMACHS and is led by Joannie Greggins.
I lost -75 lbs. one year after 3 babies and got my waist down to 27" doing it EVERYDAY. It is ONLY 15 minutes...but IT WORKS.
Remember the back and stomach ARE BEST FRIENDS so don't forget to work on your back as well.
GOOD LUCK!

SPUTNIK512 Posts: 1,718
9/21/11 12:06 P

Sorry, but there is no way to spot reduce. To lose weight and get healthy, the best thing to do is eat a healthy diet and have a well rounded exercise program (meaning strength training and cardio). You body will determine where the weight will come off first. Good luck!

SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
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9/21/11 12:05 P

CHOWLEEN22,

Unfortunately we can't rush the weight loss process nor can we selectively choose the area of the body to shrink the fat cells (AKA spot reduce), however, that doesn't mean that following a healthy diet and exercise plan is all for naught...while we can change our genetic predisposition as to where we tend to store our fat, through healthy living you can be the healthiest you, you can be.

I wish you well!

Coach Nancy

CHOWLEEN22 SparkPoints: (1,982)
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9/21/11 12:01 P

Does anyone know how to get rid of the tummy fat fast? I need some workout routines and Ideas! Please inform me the best way! Thanks

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