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10/19/17 1:38 P

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I lost it in my stomach first when I lost the first 12 pounds. It was the place I needed to lose first. Next, my back fat disappeared. But, I've always had slender legs.

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10/18/17 11:00 P

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I like what the other posted said and I agree with them, but to answer your question, yes, you can get rid of the muffin top. I'm petite like you and I found that if my weight gets to the bottom of my range, then the muffin top is gone. The trick is how to maintain that.. I lost weight through low calorie and being active walking everyday. It was not easy. I didn't maintain it in the long run, so I am back at my meal planning and hoping to fit back in my clothes.

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10/16/17 12:43 P



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SKMINNY,

Here's something else the magazines don't want women to know, they don't want women to know that the celebrity moms who got back their figures after 2-3 months have nannies to take care of their newborns. They have personal trainers to get them fit. They have chefs who cook for them. because they have someone else doing work for them, they can spend their entire day working to have a flat stomach.

The rest of us have jobs, family and other commitments. We can't spend the entire day trying to get flat ABs. And another problem is that women don't want to see belly rolls in fashion magazines. they want to see women with perfect figures.

So, what's a person to do ? Well, if you want to reduce your belly roll, this can be done with a very healthy diet. Will it entirely go away ? Once again, probably not. as a female, you will always carry some body fat.

If you are just to fit into smaller sized pants, I would encourage you to take up strength training. I can assure you that you will not look like a body builder. Adding some lean muscle will give your body some definition. And no, you don't have to get a six pack. in fact, most doctors are now recommending that women do more strength training in order to reduce the risk for osteoporosis.

Check out the fitness section. Coach Nicole has some short 10-15 minute strength workouts that can be done at home. Why not try a couple ? You wont get results overnight, but it might give you more confidence in your body.




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10/16/17 10:12 A

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Bottom line is that most women, especially of they have had children, will never have a flat stomach.


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10/16/17 9:33 A

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Thanks for the pictures and response.. i can say it would be hard work to get the bf. down that much for the roll to disappear.. bodybuilding style.. just not into that...



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10/14/17 2:58 P



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Here's another example of a famous fitness model with "gasp" a belly roll.



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10/14/17 2:56 P



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Women will never have a perfectly flat stomach. It's just not in our genetics. The problem is that the fashion magazines have women convinced that they should have perfectly flat six pack ABs. Well, that's just not typical for women.

Women are supposed to carry some body fat in order to be healthy. We are supposed to have curved stomachs and yes, that might mean a belly roll when we sit. that really IS perfectly normal. And I will prove it. Here's a photo of a young woman with a figure I dare say most women wouldn't mind having. She has flat abs, right ? okay, what do you see when she sits ? OMG !! A belly !!!!



which is my point, it's okay for women to have some fat around their middle. We are not men. Men have low body fat, women do not. so, don't beat yourself up because you may have a bit of a roll. How's your blood pressure ? How's your blood sugar ? How is your cholesterol ? If you are in good health, that's what counts.

You'll have to ask your doctor if you're at the right weight for your height and age. Keep in mind that as we age, our bodies are not the same as when we were teens. So stop beating yourself up because you don't look the way you did when you were younger. Can you lose more weight ? Sure, if you want to monitor every single morsel you eat. Because that is what you would have to do in order to lower your body fat.

If you want ripped ABs, then you need to consider adding some strength training to your workouts. Adding some lean muscle will give your body some definition. Will it get rid of the belly roll ? Not necessarily. Once again, keep in mind that women carry more fat than men. If you want to show ripped ABs, it means lowering your body fat and that means being very strict with what you eat.

I'm over 50 and in great shape for my age, BUT because I lost a lot of weight over the years, I have a lot of excess skin. I will never have a perfectly flat stomach unless I plan on having a tummy tuck. I have six pack ABs, but like the women in the photo, I have a belly roll when I sit. I'm okay with it because I'm very healthy.

Personally, I've learned what I can do with my body is more important than how it looks. Plus, I don't want to have to monitor every single item I eat just because I want a perfect stomach. that ain't happening. I want to live a healthy life, not a perfect one.




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10/14/17 11:07 A

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I have just a few questions... 1 , does the muffin roll really go away? trying to get it to be half my height... got it to budge some but still there. 2 . is getting to middle of my weight range unrealistic? it would be 110.5. range is 94-127 and i'm 5 ft tall..I am currently 120.6 and 59yrs old... I did weight that 12 yrs ago before menopause..3. my calorie range is 1200-1500. i average 1300.1400. try to eat at 1500 once a week... so far my weight is stable...
4 . workouts : rowing 2-3 days a week for heart , walk aprox. 30 miles a week at work. weights 2 days week..
5. eats: i have cut back on sugar... i do have 2-3 c of coffee with a spoon of sugar.. meals are mostly 2 a day unless i have extra burn going on then 3.. no packaged foods, all home made, stuff from the garden.. one weak area is protein.. spark says 60grams i get around 45..
the real question is what calories do i cut? or add more exercise? both?




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