EMAVERICK- No offense intended just meaning to correct misinformation but a lot of the recommendations you are suggesting are well-exposed myths:
OP- Unfortunately... despite clever marketing and empty promises, you can't spot reduce fat. IF there was a way to specifically reduce belly-fat (with how desperate most people are to target that area) it would be thoroughly agreed upon knowledge by now by health/fitness/diet professionals. That knowledge would be used by the Kings and Queens of fitness aesthetics; bodybuilders and fitness models but you won't find one among them that uses some spot-reduction cure. They will all tell you that spot reduction is impossible.
The only way to reduce fat is to lower your over all body fat % through a calorie deficit and strength training to maintain lean muscle while losing weight. Genetics will determine where you lose it first and where it comes off the most. For quite a few people, abdominal fat is the last area to go. I've noticed pear-shaped women usually lose abdominal fat first, those lucky ducks.
You still have awhile to go until your goal weight so it's really hard to determine how much you will lose from your waist. Most women tend to lose inches from their upper body first. It will mostly depend on your body shape where you lose fat or where you store fat.
PS- Even when I reached my lowest weight of 107 lbs I still had a pot belly due to pregnancy, excess skin, my body shape leans more toward an apple shape (skinny legs and butt and my fat likes to accumulate from the waist up) and I believe overworking my abs *improperly* didn't help. When you over work your abs and don't suck your navel in when doing ab exercises you can cause too much muscle growth in that area and the muscle to grow more outward. This pushes the fat out even further. I'm currently trying to correct by no longer spot training and sucking my navel in when I perform compound exercises and during cardio, even. It actually seems to be helping and I look less distended in that area.
So whatever you do, don't over train your abs in an attempt to "repair" that area and always suck your navel in. ;)
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 7/10/2013 (08:26)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
All that matters is that you be the healthiest you, you ca
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