(Closed) What is the best method you’ve used to lose belly fat?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Sadly there really isn’t any guaranteed way to target a particular section with weight loss BUT the best way to tone your tummy is running.

If you are not accustomed to running try walking briskly with sprints thrown in and eventually you will find you can sprint longer and faster each time.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

You can’t spot treat, but abs are made in the kitchen. I personally recommend a paleo diet, and whatever kind of exercise you enjoy most!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

South Beach diet, no question. It succeeded where hundreds of crunches had failed.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Eat less, move more. That’s pretty much the solution. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Running is the best way for me to drop weight (not just in/around my tummy).

You can try something like Couch to 5K or Jeff Galloway’s Run-Walk to get started.  I really like the training plan in the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Running.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Pilates and yoga.. (pilates comes from yoga.. so something like that). Ab workouts are your only sure answer..

However, I feel like the best thing as far as food goes is any foods that aren’t processed. Processed foods cause inflammation, so even if you’re thin you will still have a distended belly. Eat real food!

And since belly fat is caused by cortisol, you need to do some things that will help reduce the amount of cortisol your body produces even if you are stressed. Massages and yoga are awesome for that (shameless self-promotion here). If I get massages regularly and do yoga, I can handle stress SO much better. It doesn’t take over like usual. And I personally find that my weight stays more stable… I think its because it levels the corisol but also because they give you a good confidence boost. =)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Changing my diet, no doubt.

Cutting out soda and sugary drinks, and processed foods.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

STOMACH FLU LOLOLOLOL!  Lost four pounds in two days, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!!!

…in all seriousness do not recommend this method, it’s the suck.  If you drink, especially beer or sweet sugary drinks, try cutting out that (but maybe not completely ;)).  I’ve seen that method work for a couple of people. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Torrid:  I agree I noticed when I was fasting for lent one of the many things I gave up was anything with sugar I only drank water and orange Juice and NO sweets at all… and I lost so much weight in my mid section … I starting feeling less bloated and was even breathing better…

I went back to my old ways slowly and gained it all back now i’m stuck with a pouch LOL that I hate

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Torrid:  Yes. When I cut out sugar, I swear my belly shrinks within 2 days. However, I love me some baked goods! Just try and eat it in waaaaay moderation. 

Planks. Planks and oblique work will help flatten your stomach. Vigorous walking with speed intervals. On the stationary bike, sit straight up and do not use the handle bars…great core work. Agree that diet really is the key for your stomach, but these exercises are what work best for me. 

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