Post # 1
I know that you can’t really spot train your body (IE: only doing crunches WILL make your abs stronger, but it might shrink somewhere else, because… science). I am wondering, however, if there are anyways/good workouts that help cut your tummy fat out?
I have consistently been working out about 4 – 6 times a week for about a month now. Before that, I was working out about 2 – 3 times a week. I also recently just got a job where I’m on my feet…, constantly.., typically for the whole shift.
That being said, I AM seeing results… and I am thrilled. I am starting to regain my muscle definition in my arms, and my thighs are definitely smaller. My love handles are also going away. But my tummy — my lovely, fat tummy — seems to not be shrinking. Or not like I hoped.
I do have pelvic congestion syndrome, which seems to cause bloating (I’ll start the day with an average tummy, and by night it looks like I’m 5 months pregnant). I am having surgery to hopefully help that issue (more so the pain than the looks)…. but in the mean time, do you bees have any ideas on how to shrink a tummy?
Post # 2
sweetdarling: Depends on which part of the tummy you’re referring to?
If it’s the belly part below your belly button, it’s all about what you eat! Carbs turned into sugar and refined sugars are all stored there
Post # 4
You can’t lose belly fat specifically. You can only lose weight overall, which will eventually make your tummy smaller.
Post # 5
bphi163: wah! I love carbs and sugar, haha. I am definitely eating healthier…. I guess I’ll just have to cut back more.
Post # 6
I also work out regularly and am happy with all of my body except my rounded tummy. I get bad bloating with most foods too so I can partly blame that but I know there is a gathering of fat there too.
Unfortunately I’ve realised no exercise can really get rid of this, it is definitely diet related. I eat pretty well but I do like my food and carbs. I just find it too hard to cut out carbs etcm at the moment I’m trying to reduce carbs rather than cut them out (smaller portion of rice etc).
Post # 7
Eating well and up the cardio and strength training.
I have too many friends who think just doing sit-ups works to get rid of the fat, and I kindly tell them that is strengthens the core… but you need the cardio to work the fat above it!
My stomach is my problem area as well, and I know that if I cleaned up my diet more (I workout 3-4 times a week with a mix of cardio/strength), I could see an improvement. I just want it toned, but know that takes work.