(Closed) Anyone find a way to lose stomach weight quickly…

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Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@chemfemme:  Wow, what are you eating? How much weight are you losing? And, what about your dress fitting, are you worried that it will be too big?

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My mom gave me the book “Wheat Belly” to read, here’s the blog by the same author:

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The author argues that wheat causes excess bloating in the body, especially in the stomach area and that cutting wheat out of your life will make a big difference in stomach fat and improve a lot of other health issues. He is against wheat because of all the genetic modifications that is has undergone, so it’s not the same original grain that was good for our bodies.

I’ve been off wheat for over 1.5 months and I notice a difference.  I especially notice now that the stomach aches that I used to have regularly only occur if I have a something with a bit of wheat.  Not sure if it works for everyone, but it’s worth exploring, I think.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I started losing fat in my belly when I started drinking alot of water. However, I haven’t lost any weight, just inches in my waist

Post # 35
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Eesh. Please don’t jump on a fad diet or fast. “Body wraps” are just going to temporarily get rid of water weight. That isn’t going to help you if you want to lose 70 lbs., and honestly, they’re not a solution.

– Drink lots of water (preferably ice cold) – replace anything you drink with water, especially soda. Your body NEEDS water–it flushes out your system, it keeps you hydrated, and it keeps your cells happy.

– Cut out all the crap from your diet. Soda, fast food, candy etc. Stick with vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Eat a good, filling breakfast! Don’t try to eat granola bars as snacks–they’re full of sugar. Lara bars are a good substitute.

– Pick up 30 Day Shred (or you can find the levels on YouTube) and a set of 5lb hand weights. I really thought I would hate this, but I actually kind of like it. It’s ~20 minutes a day, cardio, weights, and abs. The cardio will help to burn fat, the weights/abs will help you build muscle, which will then burn fat. Do it every day. You’re supposed to do 10 days per level, but you can always just try to work up to the hard modifications and then move on.

– Don’t cut out all carbs! Carbs are GOOD for you–they fuel your body! There are good carbs (whole grains, steel cut oats, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, beans) and bad carbs (sugar/especially added sugar since sugar occurs naturally, refined/white grains)–the BAD ones are the ones you need to cut. Good carbs (fruits, whole grains, beans) also have lots of fiber in them. Fiber is great for your digestion, slows down the absorption of other nutrients (especially good if you’re diabetic/at-risk), and they help keep you full.

– Learn to listen to your body! Stop eating when you’re no longer hungry, not when you’re full. Stuffing ourselves/cleaning our plates/taking huge portions is a big problem in the US.

Post # 36
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@physicsbride:  This is definitely not for everyone. Like I posted, whole grains are good for your body. Gluten-free is never recommended unless you have Celiac’s or a wheat/gluten allergy, which is rare.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@physicsbride:  I am also reading Wheat Belly, per recommendation from another Bee.  Finding it a really interesting read!  OP, if you want the coles notes – basically cut out all wheat products and do not try to substitute with “gluten-free” products to compensate.  The reason is that wheat/whole wheat products are extremely high in GI (causes your body to create insulin, which causes your body to produce and store fat). There are many other reasons, but that is generally the main issue with the wheat/weight gain connection.

Gluten-free products are often made with a lot of sugars (cane sugar, molasses, etc.) to make them taste better.  So replacing one with the other will not help.

I would add that if you’re going to cut wheat, also cut out sugar.  Another poster,  @roguefishfood, laid out very clear direction on what to eat/not eat if you’re cutting out sugar as well.  You will see the best results by removing sugar completely from your diet.  You should feel better after one week when all cravings reduce.

It’s a huge commitment, but you can do it! I’m working toward cutting out the wheat and it is hard, but manageable!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@vorpalette:  The research highlighted in “Wheat Belly” shows that whole grains from wheat are actually not good for our bodies due to serious genetic modification.  If someone wants to eat whole grains, its much more recommended that they eat brown rice, quinoa (not a grain, but a seed), flax – especially ground, etc. 

 

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think you can really lose weight in one part of your body.  But, you could start eating low carb (high protein and lots of veggies and fruit for healthy carb, dairy is fine) for a little while and see if that helps.  Add in some stomach exercises on a yoga ball.

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@vorpalette:  I wasn’t advocating cutting grains or carbs, just choosing a different whole grain, there are plenty of grains that are good for our bodies. I had a nice bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, it’s a grain that sits well with my stomach. 

I actually didn’t mention anything about gluten-free, just wheat.  If you have some research to point me to that shows that wheat is essential to our diet, I’ll happily read it.

Post # 41
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Helper bee

cardio and NO bread. I recall losing 20 lbs in 1 month

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sweetchiquita12:  I agree with running and being able to lose weight quickly.  Even when I’m doing something light like 3 miles 3x a week I can lose quite a bit fast; if I add a session of yoga per week, it really helps too.

Your body can’t metabolize anything without water, and water helps flush your body of waste.  I don’t think the temperature really matters.  It’s a good idea to drink a lot of it anyway because it helps your skin stay hydrated.

Cutting down on sweets and alcohol will help also.

Post # 43
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@physicsbride:  Sorry, most people lump that all together. I used to work with a bunch of people who did this. : I wish I liked oatmeal! At least I like quinoa AND it’s really versatile (and cute, which is weird).

Post # 44
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Anise:  Drinking cold water runs on the same theory of lettings your leftovers cool down before putting them in the fridge–your body expends more calories to heat up the cold water in order to digest it. (source)

ETA: Ice water also tastes better. 🙂

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@vorpalette:  We’ll have to agree to disagree.  The coolest water I like to drink tends to not have ice in it.

Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@vorpalette:  Ya, as Happy2bMrs said, wheat is high on the Glycemic Index now that it’s been so genetically modified.  I think that in general, it’s good for your health to regulate blood sugar, not letting it spike high or too low.  The insulin is what concentrates fat around the belly.

I cook apples with cinnamon (no sugar or other extras) in large batches, then add those to my morning oatmeal.  It keeps it tasty 🙂

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