(Closed) How to lose lower belly?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 16
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Helper bee

ashley01:  That’s why I suggested If It Fits Your Macros! Lol. It’s so much easier! 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Is the in and out lipo an option? It is not in my budget however I have seen the procedures where they keep you awak and just numb you and then go to town with a laser lipo thing and you walk out same day. I would absolutely do it if I could afford it! lol 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

Annoyingly (for me as I love my food) losing that lower belly fat seems to be mostly down to diet. I can say this after 9 years of gym and getting to a great size and fitness but still having that slight pouch in my lower belly.

One exercise related thing I have found which is working a bit is Pilates. It encourages core strength (unlike doing normal abs exercise which only work out the front visible ab muscles). Pilates strengthens the muscles behind these and after 3 months of doing the class I am starting to realise these muscles are now holding in my belly a bit making it appear flatter.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

You can’t spot train for losing weight (unfortunately).

But if you do core exercises and strengthen lower tummy muscles, it might help with how it looks by pulling everything in/tightening the area.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ashley01:  As others have mentioned…DIET!! I have been hearing this for years but only recently became a true believer. I mean…it always made sense but I wasn’t motivated enough to really change my diet. My whole life, I’ve been a very active person and have always been able to feel a really strong core but never see it all that much. Anyway, I’ve been doing a “meal plan” for the past 13 days and WOW, I’m seeing a big difference already. Lower belly is disappearing! Why didn’t I do this sooner? Haha. Now I’m totally motivated to stick with this meal plan because I can’t wait to see what happens in another couple of weeks. I should mention that the meal plan essentially eliminates all the “crap” (crap that I love!) from my diet – sugars, bread, alcohol, dairy, most red meat. It was tough the first couple of days but now I find it quite easy. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

You can lose weight overall, but there’s only so much you can do if you’re prone to the lower belly “pooch.” Women get those and men don’t because of female hormone production. It gives a layer of protection to your reproductive organs, i.e. it protects a potential baby. Losing weight can help to reduce it but it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get it completely flat. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

mandaluv1119:  Yeah, this is very true! I weigh 113 pounds at 5’2” and am about 18 percent body fat and still have a teeny pooch. Hormones and genetics play into it for sure.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ashley01:  Healthy living is great, and I’m all for everything PP’s have talked about (personally, I have been gluten free fro 5+ years, follow a paleo diet etc.)  BUT –

this was life-changing: http://www.americanshapewear.com/cart/Long-Leg-Shaper/ 🙂

LOL!  Helped me to know that there was no need to feel self-conscious in my dress, and I could relax in the months leading up to the wedding!  

I did end up losing weight – in fact so much before the wedding that we had to pin me into my dress … but the shapewear?  Totally changed the game for me! 🙂

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

 

NOLABride2015:  yessss agreed. spanx hold it all in! it gives you such nice lines and makes everything look alligned. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

gingerkitty:  Totally!  Except – spanx did not work for me the way this magic rago did!  

Srsly, I learned about this shapewear on the bee, didn’t quite believe it (they have some hilarious ‘before and afters’ on their website), but believed all the people who raved about it like they were getting paid to (LOL – like me right now) and so ordered a pair.  And – magic!

I kept up with eating healthy, etc… but it was nice to know that I could always put the Rago on, and look like I’d been living in a pilates studio under my clothes 😉

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Don’t write off Pilates. Pilates won’t make you burn FAT, but it will tone the muscles in a way that makes the stomach flatter.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

I noticed the most changes in my stomach/hips/thighs from doing Pilates! It’s amazing what it can do!

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I also do macros, IIFYM. An my body looks better now than it ever did in my teen years. Belly was the first thing to go. I do it with the guidance of a nutritionist  

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