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JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (586,966)
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3/8/13 7:02 P

I think the best way is to walk.

NJMUMMY3 Posts: 33
3/8/13 4:23 P

I struggle with belly fat. My problem is lack of consistency in either diet or exercise. I was 123 lbs last year at this time and feeling great and here I am ... One year later and ten pounds heavier. I can't seem to shake it off and I'm pretty sure most of it is on my tummy.

I get tired of my greens and try to take short cuts like eating less which I know just make it worse. The only good thing is that I have been consistent with my water intake so I'm hardly ever bloated. But I look like I'm five months pregnant. And it's all tummy. Ugh

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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2/1/13 7:15 A

There's no way to target fat loss and unfortunately abdominal fat hangs on strong until the end and beyond. At 115 lbs before my pregnancies I had a 24 inch waist. Now I have a 27 inch waist and a pot belly despite eating clean and doing tons of ab work for the last 6 months.

It seems to be slowly starting to flatten out in my last stretch of fat loss. The sides (my obliques) are firm and toned but I still have a sticky out belly in the middle and lower abs. Guess I'll just have to wait and see what this last 10 lbs does for me and the next year or so of strength training and my skin and body adjusting to my new weight.

A lot of it just plain comes down to genetics. When I was pregnant, I was huge and all belly out front, my weight soared in 9 months from 115 lbs- 180 lbs. It looked like I had to use all my strength to prevent myself from falling forward. My mom was the same way (carried large in the belly and out in front). She has been a clean eater for years and worked with a PT for years, she still can't get a firm stomach and is stuck with a bit of a pot belly.

If I keep losing inches at the rate I have been by pounds, an inch every 5 lbs. I could be at a 25 inch sticky out belly by my goal weight. ;) Which I need to remind myself just how fabulous and great of a feat that is considering my stomach was a good 45-50 inch circumference at the peak of my pregnancies.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 2/1/2013 (07:31)
JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (586,966)
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1/31/13 11:10 P

Walk, walk, walk, and use an elliptical; if you have one.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
1/31/13 11:05 P

Abs are made in the kitchen. You will need to eat very lean to get rid of belly fat. Also, exercises that target the abs will help. I went from looking pg to flat abs, but not without lots of work and clean eating.

I don't really get that spot reducing stuff. I focused on ab exercises and it worked. I am now focused on squats and my booty is pretty tight, so exercise does work! Ha Ha!

Edited by: FITGLAMGIRL at: 1/31/2013 (23:08)
DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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1/31/13 6:10 P

Unfortunately, we can't spot reduce the parts of our bodies we don't like. That's because fat loss is a total-body process. No amount of crunches will give us a six pack, anymore than squats will give us a J-Lo booty!

Eat well, and continue to lose weight, and you'll eventually see a stomach reduction. The places we tend to hold weight also tend to be the last places it comes off!

KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,257
1/31/13 6:03 P

Belly fat was the last to go when I lost my weight, but I will always have a pot belly although I eat very healthy. It's due to having 2 kids so close together.

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (82,009)
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1/31/13 5:58 P

It really is about your diet. Even then, your body decides where the fat comes off.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
1/31/13 5:53 P

it's all about what you eat in the kitchen. Low fats, lean meats, fruits and veggies will help with that.

SHELBYKESNER SparkPoints: (1,045)
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1/31/13 5:02 P

I have 2 children and I am 21 years old. I look like im 4 months pregnant. I have lost 8 pounds so far but I dont really see an immprovment in my belly. Does anyone know the best ways to get rid of belly fat?? I feel like im going to be like this forever :(

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