Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (103,855)
Fitness Minutes: (93,890)
Posts: 5,122
4/16/13 10:29 A

I think it just naturally is the last fat to lose! Hang in there and keep doing those right things. A good cardio schedule coupled with weight training should do it!!!

Grand Rapids, MI

LOLEMA SparkPoints: (105,894)
Fitness Minutes: (128,714)
Posts: 5,169
4/16/13 10:09 A

Remove wheat and white flour and will be gone!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,783
4/16/13 4:12 A

Try doing Pilates! It really helps!

Go to and search POP Pilates, her name is Cassey Ho! She's really good!

SASHA-222 SparkPoints: (46,477)
Fitness Minutes: (19,657)
Posts: 1,173
4/15/13 7:00 P

Belly fat is the worst - because it sits there and mocks us. After reading some of the posts I am going to agree with the ladies who mentioned diet. I have noticed on days I eat more carbs Bread pasta rice I tend to bloat up and on days that I eat mostly protein with fruits I don;t feel as large, However working our core is very important. I really hope yo start losing some inches soon - it is discouraging....

SUZZQ4LIFE SparkPoints: (33,743)
Fitness Minutes: (14,742)
Posts: 1,232
4/15/13 4:13 P

I have had 4 children and 2 of them are a set of twins. I didn't think I'd ever loose my belly and my muffin top now that I've had it for so many years. I started doing some research about belly fat. I really needed to tighten & tone which I never focused on before. Well, it's finally starting to happen and I'm thrilled. I do 4 main exercises for the abs 2 times a week: bridges, modified plank, hundred, & bicycle. I do 3 sets of 15 each. I also am eating healthy and have added avocados once a day for the healthy fat and I walk every week day for 30 min. I have found more energy, I feel much better about myself, and I'm sleeping so much better. I'm also doing other strength training exercises along with those above. I try to do 100 squats a day. I do these while I brush my teeth, doing my hair, & watching TV. I try not to sit for any lengthy amount of time during the day.

QUOOTIE SparkPoints: (34,656)
Fitness Minutes: (22,622)
Posts: 364
4/15/13 11:12 A

There are always "problem" areas no matter what size or weight you are at. It would be awesome if when we are doing everything right we get the result we wish for.

Happiness is there if you chose it.
ILOVEFOOD590 SparkPoints: (6,418)
Fitness Minutes: (4,633)
Posts: 208
4/15/13 11:07 A

when i first lost weight, i lost it in my belly. now, for some reason, the belly fat isn't budging. hope i don't have a big pot belly and a skinny body... not attractive!

Peace. Joy. Happiness. They can all be found inside of you!
RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
Fitness Minutes: (11,285)
Posts: 3,116
4/15/13 11:04 A

I too would love to lose the belly for good. It gets better when I eat better and do my exercise.

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (150,682)
Fitness Minutes: (196,320)
Posts: 2,241
4/15/13 10:57 A

Some of us have round bellies--it's just our natural body type. Even at a size 4, I still have a "gut" it goes. Lose weight, exercise--you'll shrink some. But the "fat belly" workouts or diet plans are garbage.

It Is What It Is.... :)
JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
Fitness Minutes: (85,382)
Posts: 2,489
4/15/13 10:51 A

You can't target fat loss. So forget every marketing gimmick out there that told you that you could if you follow their meal plan, buy their diet book or used their exercise equipment.

Fat loss occurs all over the body when you create a calorie deficit from your maintenance needs. ie: eat less and move more.

Where it comes off most/least is determined by genetics and your natural body shape. If you're a pear shape, fat will hold on for dear life in your lower body. If you're an apple shape, fat will hold onto dear life in your midsections.

I'm 110 lbs, I workout 6-7 days a week (both cardio and strength training), I eat clean and healthy and I still have a flabby, pot belly left over that I never had before I gained weight.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 4/15/2013 (11:29)

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
Posts: 2,954
4/15/13 7:17 A

The only things that work for me are swimming and running

JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (239,807)
Fitness Minutes: (134,403)
Posts: 10,229
4/14/13 10:29 P

You bet, go away and never come back!!

Nancy from Iowa and
North Carolina

Family & Friends
North Carolina Beach

Proud member of Onyx Outlaws BLC15, BLC 16, BLC 17
Proud co-captain of Onyx Outlaws BLC 18, BLC 19
BLC 20, BLC 21, BLC 22
, BLC23 BLC 24

JGIRL5799 Posts: 561
4/14/13 9:51 P

Yep! totally agreed!! Go away and never come back!

I have found that those quick fixes loose so many inches and pounds don't work..

Its all what you eat 90%
When I eat high carbs and badly hardly no veggies and fruits, I bloat up ( this week has been awful for me)

When I eat right it shrinks go figure.. no amount of sit ups will do either..........

If there was a an easy way, I sure would do it LOLOL


Live, Love, Laugh
DLDROST Posts: 8,082
4/14/13 8:30 P


FITWITHIN Posts: 21,970
4/14/13 7:36 P

My belly is one of my problem areas as well. I'm going to increase my lean protein intake and cut back on my carb intake. I will continue to workout and keep the variety going and wish for the best. I want a side profile I can be happy with a smile. Don't give up!

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
No such thing as last place only finishers.
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
4/14/13 7:31 P

abs (no belly) is built in the kitchen by what you eat. I have that same issue. I keep working on it. When I eat better I have less of a belly. Whole grains, veggies, fruits and lean meats help with that. And watch the good fats and have not too many. Good luck in this. Let me know how this goes.........I hear your frustration............ME TOO...........!

SOFT_VAL67 Posts: 2,558
4/14/13 7:24 P

ok spark people far and wide, i need help
i am struggling to lose my belly
ive tried every thing ive read, articles, etc and cant seem to lose the belly
i need help
i dont need a quick fix, such as the wraps i see so many people claiming will take away my belly and make me a hard body
what i need is true results
i need something that will provide real lasting, even if its slow, results

Page: 1 of (1)  

Other SparkPeople Cafe Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Purging my old clothes! 11/18/2014 9:04:13 PM
another ?? about sp activity tracker 1/2/2015 6:23:35 AM
Looking for friends for motivaiton. 1/14/2015 12:19:52 AM
Proud of my self restraint! 7/6/2014 11:54:13 PM
not a good idea but for discussion's sake..... 9/26/2014 2:14:30 PM