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LINWASH23 SparkPoints: (84,962)
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1/1/13 6:28 P

Wow, good information.

NEPTUNE58 Posts: 4
1/1/13 6:23 P

Hi... I usually have a cup of coffee in the morning and during the day for a pick-me-up and have sometimes used often excederin as an added pick-me-up due to it has some caffeine in it. I have had some bouts of stress in the last half year and also started drinking alcohol more often, sometimes daily in the evenings 2-4 drinks. I know alcohol has lots of empty calories etc and is not very healthy and I have stopped to just having a drink or 2 on the weekends.

I haven't had any blood work or a full physical for some time...

NEPTUNE58 Posts: 4
1/1/13 5:37 P

Hi Becky. Thank you for replying. I am very new here, I just signed up yesterday and am still trying to figure stuff out. I am trying to weigh and measure food out and am just learning about that from my wife who has been using weight watchers so I learned about that from her.

My calorie intake isn't much, not really sure what it is but I put in my info and it showed what it should be (I can check this and get back to you).

I just started trying to enter into the food tracker yesterday but am still getting used to using it so haven't really used it much...but I want to:)

WHat is SP calorie range?

Yes please, I would love some help setting some of this up ... also how do I make my food tracker public?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Dan

1/1/13 4:37 P

Thanks for sharing the info...but you forgot the most crucial...
How many calories are you consuming daily?
Are you weighing and measuring your foods?
Are you entering this info in your nutrition tracker?
What is your SP calorie range?

If you make your food tracker public, we can give more helpful tips. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.

SP Dietitian Becky

JAZZMINE Posts: 1,022
1/1/13 4:21 P

I feel your pain! Since turning 50, I have the same belly fat issues. The only consolation is seeing my friends the same age having the same issues. You are not alone!


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1/1/13 3:39 P

Do you have a history of heavy caffeine (or any stimulant) use, liver issues, or long periods of feeling stressed? Have you had a full physical and blood-work drawn recently?

GRATTECIELLA SparkPoints: (120,930)
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1/1/13 3:14 P

I don't know much about weight loss for men, but I do know that you can't just target one area of fat -- you have to lose weight all over for fat to come off. You can do core work for stronger muscles, but if they are covered by fat you won't see the muscle.

If you are exercising (a mix of cardio and strength) and eating within your calorie range, you should see some positive change soon. Good luck and happy new year!

NEPTUNE58 Posts: 4
1/1/13 2:28 P

Hi all,

I'm new here to spark.... so hello..:). So Im a male, i just turned 55 and have always been a tall linky athletic build type of person. Im 6ft and have always been around 157 pounds approximately.

In the last half year to year I have gone up to 172 pounds and it all lies in my belly and waist. Could this be due to low testosterone levels? or just a slower metabolism? I started exercising doing about 30 mins of bike and then have a Total Gym that I am starting to work out on.

I am still having trouble losing any of the belly fat/weight etc. I also changed my eating habits...

Anyway I am just looking for some support or insight as to what is the best way to start or do to lose belly gut for guys...or for anyone that is... thanks in advance...

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