Thursday, December 18, 2008

What are your belly fat questions?

Do you have a question about losing belly fat? Maybe we can help. Leave any questions related to diet, exercise, supplements, weight loss programs, fitness machines, etc. in the "comments" area at the bottom of this page.

We'll select several of the most representative questions and answer them in the coming weeks!

26 comments:

Jen said...

OK, I know that I need to exercise and diet and stuff but I want to know if any of the fat burners or diet pills they sell in GNC actually work to speed up belly fat loss. Thanks!

Kiki said...

What is the BEST way to lose belly fat without having to exercise everyday or starve myself??

RJ said...

Is it possible to get rid of my abdominal fat without cutting calories too much? I already exercise quite a bit and I'm willing to cut down on carbs but I just can't cut my calories too much. When I do that I end up eating everything I see the next day!

Anonymous said...

Do gain weight before you lose weight? I have been working on losing belly fat and I think that my stomach is getting bigger, while the rest of my body is getting smaller.

Anonymous said...

Im 19 yrs old and have a roll of belly fat all the way around me and i have just joined a gym, cant afford a traineer but I am using the tread mill and trying to eat right....are there other exercises I ccan be doing to be rid of this fat by July?
thanks

Anonymous said...

do the waist-belts work?

Christi said...

I am 31 with 2 kids (back to back C sections.) I cannot seem to lose belly fat. My weight is in the target range for my height and bone structure, but I gain in my tummy. I was also diagnosed with PCOS & insulin resistance & told that I gain weight like a man (midsection.) What is the best diet & exercise to rid tummy fat?

Anonymous said...

Okay, Im 19 years old and is struggling to loose belly fat fast! Everything Ive tried has failed me in the past. What are some fast ways to get a slimmer and smaller waist?

gaurav said...

hi i am a 25 year old guy. i want to burn my belly fat fastly. i do my exercise for 30 minutes daily and i dont eat much but after 2 months i did not improve myself. my waist size is 36.
and i cant run continously.
please help me

HERE said...

I weigh 120 pounds, I'm 5'3, and all my weight is in my stomach. I don't know what's wrong with me. Everyday I run at least 5 miles and I do frequent ab workouts but I have so much loose weight on my stomach! I can't figure out why this is happening but are there any other ways I can reduce the size of my stomach to be nice and flat?

Peter Jack said...

I've been lucky in not getting belly fat most of my life.
It's only since I hit 60 years old that it has started to appear - and it's become difficult to lose.

So I sat down and carefully calculated how many calories I am using per day, and how many calories I am using in vigorous exercise.
Then I compared it with what I was using ten years ago.

The results were alarming, and made me realise the cause of exess belly fat. I used to use at least
3000 calories per day, and 300 calories or more were used in vigorous exercise - in addition to weight training.
Recently I am only using 2200 calories per day with very little vigorous exercise, although I still do as much weight training as I used to.

So - I think the total calories you burn - both in normal activities and vigorous exercise is an important factor in losing belly fat. You have to increase the amount of *low-level* activity as well as just 'hitting the gym' three or four times per week.

What you eat is of course very important, but I think many people just don't use enough calories in their everyday lives.

I've changed my routine accordingly
and have already lost four pounds of fat and gained two pounds of lean weight.

Cat said...

hi..
im 28, soon 29 in a 10 days..
i exercise at the gym like a mad person..
i exercise 3 times a day (before work, at lunch and after work) and i do gymnastics as well on the outside,, but i dont seem to lose weight and its really pissing me off.. i like to eat.. i only indulge on saturday while the rest of the week im very careful.. but im gaining..i cant just not eat..
im tired of being fat..
i heard that green tea helps to reduce fat, burns it and so on..
is there a special kind of green tea that is best for weight loss.. i can definitely lose in the abs area...there are so many green tea products out there,, is there a specific one thats best..i need one that works targets right and FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karl said...

Is losing belly fat related to eating food in a different way rather than focus on exercise?

Slanketips said...

can you lose your belly fat just start up running ?

laura said...

doing exercise and cutting calories slightly - is this enough to cut belly fat?

susan said...

What do you think is better cardio or resistance training? I used a home workout for my weight loss and loved it.

John Bale said...

One thing that I've seen always work for everyone is to eat 5 times a day, no carbs after 6pm and have a complete breakfast (don't skip it)breakfast boosts your metabolism so you loose weight eating the same, or in this case, more. See my free tips on my blog if you're interested.

Protein Shakes said...

To lose belly fat, you need to concentrate on your diet, cardio and resistance training, not just one area.
Diet: consume 10 calories for every pound of bodyweight, per day, split over 6 palm sized meals per day. Keep sugars low and protein high, i.e. eat chicken salads, wholegrain foods, fish, lean meats, brown rice, etc.
Cardio: do it early before breakfast, when your hormones are in the right balance for fat loss - 40 minutes, 3-4 times per week.
Resistance training: 2-3 evening per week, super high intensity, slow, controlled, smooth reps for 40 minutes.

Hope this helps.

Fat Bastard said...

Fat fattens best!

EAT!

Ed said...

I am a gym owner and a personal trainer but I do not know much about nutrition and how it affects weight gain so my question is below.

Is there any truth to the beer gut? Does drinking beer make you gain weight in the belly or does it just make you gain everywhere on the body?

Matt the Whey Protein Guy said...

The best way to aid burning fat and even reducing cravings is with whey protein. I'm very skeptical of a lot of proteins and supplements but after exhaustive research I've found this was the best for me. After playing professional soccer for years, when I stopped due to injury it was actually hard for me to lose extra pounds. This way is great.

I recently wrote an article over here on whey protein weight loss you should check out for some great tips.

Kristina said...

I just started my weight loss plan not too long ago and have lost around 15 pounds so far. I recently had a breast reduction so I'm not able to exercise for about 3 to 4 weeks so how can I continue to lose belly fat without being able to exercise?

Anonymous said...

i'm 5'3 and weigh about 109 pounds.my BMI is normal.and people usually say im skinny.but bothers me most is that..i have fat in my belly.and im confused whether to lose more weight to get rid of this fat belly...but the thing is im afraid that ill be underweight .i dont know what to do...help.

Anonymous said...

i have this belly fat i want to lose in 3 weeks is that possible 121 pounds & 5'3

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm in seventh grade and I weigh 135lbs and I'm 5ft am i fat

Anonymous said...

Hi,am 17 and i weigh 143 pounds....i don't want to lose weight but my belly fat.i have tried losing it so many times but d problem is i lose too much weight