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Krista Edwards
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The question I have most often been asked by far has been "what exercises can I do to make my midsection smaller?" People want a simple move to do, in "just five easy minutes" that will undo damage they have spent years doing. The problem is that one simple move does not exist. The good news is the answer involves simple math. 


With the very rare exception of certain medical conditions, exceess adipose tissue develops when the body has an abundance of calories that it does not use. Thus, two major players exist in the battle of the bulge.


Move it to Lose it.


Aerobic exercise facilitates fat loss all over your body, including your belly. You can't "spot-burn" belly fat, but it's usually the first to burn off when you exercise, regardless of your body shape. Just be sure the focus is on calorie-burning exercises, rather that sit-ups or crunches. If your abdominal muscles are covered in fat, no strengthening of those muscles is going to change their appearance. Aerobic exercise is key. 


Change your diet.


Unless you restrict your calorie intake, you will not lose belly fat. There are some tactics that might help do away with belly fat faster, but only when you've already restricted caloric intake consistently.


One-Two Punch.


Each pound of fat equals 3500 calories. This means your body has to have a 3500 calorie deficit over a period of time to lose one pound. The most effective way to make this happen is to combine diet and exercise. If you cut just 200 calories a day from your diet and burned just 300 calories a day by exercising, you'd lose about one pound per week. This allows you to lose weight without making major changes to your diet or exercise routine. 


August 15, 2010 at 9:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Joseph Amber
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If you have decipline and perseverance on all you do, you can have that fit healhy body.

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Cheers,

Joseph Amber

August 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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