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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AROUND THE TUMMY AREA

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 10, 2013 at 1:52 PM

How to I lose weight around my tummy?

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on July 10, 2013
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Exercise might send signals of stress and pain to your brain, but not to the fat cells.

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on July 10, 2013
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I've always liked images like this to show visceral vs subcutaneous (love handles): http://www.obesitypanacea.com/2009/11/exercise-prevents-regain-of-visceral.html?m=1 If you lose weight the internal deposits shrink and reduce waistline. The loss of these internal deposits is key for reducing metabolic disorders IMO. The subcutaneous deposits are another story altogether. Muffin tops are unsightly and difficult to spot reduce, but not nearly as detrimental to health as visceral fat packed around internal organs.

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on July 10, 2013
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I was under the impression that visceral fat and abdominal fat were different categories of fat. Isn't visceral fat supposed to be effectively invisible?

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This...seems like a tenuous hypothesis, at best. In biology it becomes very helpful to anthropomorphize many processes but it certainly has its limits. This image of the body as an active agent dumping dead weight specifically to facilitate easier running seems far fetched. Of course you'll lose fat from the activity, but this image of the body throwing fat overboard just to make the boat lighter raises an eyebrow. It would, however, be interesting to discover and explain such a mechanic.

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on July 10, 2013
at 02:59 PM

It depends on how big your tummy is. Generally you can't spot reduce, and loss can come from any place fat is stored. If you're obese, you can reduce your waistline by losing weight, which reduces the internal visceral fat deposits. In my experience, every 10 lbs I lost took an inch off waist line. If you're already at normal weight this doesn't work.

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on July 10, 2013
at 05:58 PM

I've always liked images like this to show visceral vs subcutaneous (love handles): http://www.obesitypanacea.com/2009/11/exercise-prevents-regain-of-visceral.html?m=1 If you lose weight the internal deposits shrink and reduce waistline. The loss of these internal deposits is key for reducing metabolic disorders IMO. The subcutaneous deposits are another story altogether. Muffin tops are unsightly and difficult to spot reduce, but not nearly as detrimental to health as visceral fat packed around internal organs.

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on July 10, 2013
at 05:07 PM

I was under the impression that visceral fat and abdominal fat were different categories of fat. Isn't visceral fat supposed to be effectively invisible?

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on July 10, 2013
at 02:41 PM

exercise and eating right.

Pilates, yoga, is great for this

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on July 31, 2013
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Losing weight takes time where as it does not take much time to gain weight. Doing exercise on regular bases is really important to lose weight. For me cycling and skipping worked a lot. Also drinking plenty of water helps a lot to stay hydrated and healthy and to reduce weight. Green tea is also a great source to lose weight.

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on July 10, 2013
at 03:34 PM

run sprints. climb and do pull ups. these exercises send signals to your fat cells that they are weighing you down.

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on July 10, 2013
at 04:25 PM

This...seems like a tenuous hypothesis, at best. In biology it becomes very helpful to anthropomorphize many processes but it certainly has its limits. This image of the body as an active agent dumping dead weight specifically to facilitate easier running seems far fetched. Of course you'll lose fat from the activity, but this image of the body throwing fat overboard just to make the boat lighter raises an eyebrow. It would, however, be interesting to discover and explain such a mechanic.

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on July 10, 2013
at 06:07 PM

Exercise might send signals of stress and pain to your brain, but not to the fat cells.

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on July 10, 2013
at 03:17 PM

When I started Paleo eating (with the exception of a cheat here and there) I lost 4 inches on my stomach in a month and a half. That's pretty crazy, and doesn't happen for everyone I know... but cutting out the crap (pizza) really did help. Ease up on the carbs, but don't obsess about eating too many of them. Eat them when you need them, meal plan, exercise don't be afraid to strength train (this doesn't mean body build, just means lift a weight or two) and stay active. You'll see it come off before you know it.

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