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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,691
2/25/12 9:08 A

I'd agree with the previous poster that there's no way to target weight loss to specific areas of the body. Your best bet is to just stick with a healthy diet and regular exercise, and your body will decide where it wants to take the weight off.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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2/25/12 7:17 A

Since you cannot spot reduce fat, the notion that certain body types should avoid certain exercises is a total myth.

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2/25/12 7:10 A

Hi, I'm 18 and my goal is to start incorporating exercise and a better diet into my daily life because I have high cholesterol and very low vitamin D. But also, I would like to finally feel comfortable with my body too, so I would like to slim down and lose some body fat. I am 5ft 2in, over 145lbs and pear shaped with wide hips and a bit of a tummy (I've been asked before if I was 5/6 months pregnant, really embarrassing). I would like to lose 35 to 40 pounds. I am not in any rush to lose weight and understand it's something that I should take the time to do. I have read that if one wants to slim down as a pear shape, they have to avoid certain workouts and certain foods, is this true? Speaking in terms of sections (top,mid,lower), what are some of the best exercises to benefit a pear shape like me? Or is this "exercise for your body type" thing not really important? Any pear shapes themselves who have advice?

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