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How To Totally Get Rid Of Belly Fat
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How To Totally Get Rid Of Belly Fat

It is almost impossible to meet someone who is obese but doesn’t have problems with belly fat. The two would always go together, like copy and paste, bread and butter, or soap and water. In fact, obesity is oftentimes associated with large belly. This will give us a good idea that the same approach used to lose unwanted body fat may apply to get rid of excess belly fat.

Modern fitness programs have exposed that abdominal exercises won’t get rid of belly fat but only strengthens and tightens the abdominal muscles, and you won't see these attractive muscles until you trim down the belly fat that covers them. The quickest approach would be to increase the body’s metabolism through full-body exercises (the techniques used in reducing total body fat) and eating healthy foods. Strengthening and building large muscle groups will help consistently lose the unwanted body fat. Among the top workouts are lunges, deadlifts, step exercise, dumbbell rows, running, hanging leg raise, front squats, and so on.

Obesity is a medical term used by experts to categorize a condition where accumulated excess/overload body fat is becoming hazardous to the health. The health hazards of obesity are sometimes equaled to smoking a pack of cigarette each day that it stays in the body. The “Cancer Facts & Figures 2012” e-book of The American Cancer Society has estimated that around 192,396 expected cancer deaths to happen in 2012 (in America alone) relates to obesity, physical inactivity, as well as, poor nutrition but could be prevented. The common formula used to measure obesity is Body Mass Index (BMI), which is weight and height divided and the answer squared. In order to avoid illnesses, you need to know when to trim down body fat.

There are effective ways to lose excess belly fat, and the key is knowing what to do. It's like waging a battle – first, you have to know the foe and its capabilities, then carefully plan your move to deal with it. It’s a pointless struggle to try to trim down unwanted body fat without enough knowledge about it, on what causes its accumulation and what are the right foods to eat, as well as, the foods to stay away from.

A great and immediate approach to get rid of belly fat is exercise. If you are following an all-diet program, you should consider adding exercise, too. Although, study has proved that both all-diet, as well as, exercise and diet programs can rid body fat, people with an all-diet program have considerably low metabolism which makes them gain weight easily when they eat unhealthy food. On the other hand, the ones with complete nutrition and exercise program don’t easily get fat because exercise builds strong and healthy muscles that drives off unwanted fats.

As we enjoy life, let us not forget to watch our waist to make sure we stay healthy. But when belly fat or any other fat begins to bother our health, we should really take action before it's too late. Moreover, living a healthy lifestyle will shield you from the health dangers of obesity.


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Good article. When people approach dieting as in the verb "to diet" or restricting calories, they are in for a long, hard rod an likely failure. Diet should be thought of as a noun or what I eat on a daily basis to fuel me. Eat real food you enjoy and your probability of success will increase greatly.

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  about 8 years ago

It seems when I gain weight it goes directly to my belly. So I will take your advice into consideration. Thanks Lemuel

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thanks John, belly fat is really an issue. A new study has confirmed that in order to get rid of abdominal fat for good, one must add a consistent healthy diet.

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  about 8 years ago

Belly fat is a problem for both men and women! It is so difficult to get rid of it!

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  about 8 years ago
  

It's true and everyone has different body structure and others have more fat in their belly. So, measuring body fat percentage would be better and more accurate option - using skin caliper. Most men are happy to keep 12-15% body fat, while, women between 16-20%. And full body exercise is far better than crunches. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  about 8 years ago

As we get older, there does seem to be more of us to love, lol

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  about 8 years ago
  

I agree with you there, Shawn. :)

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  about 8 years ago

Hi Lemuel, yes obesity is becoming a problem among children too, it also seems to be spreading from the West to some of the Asian countries as they adopt more of a Western diet. Good article.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thanks Penny. You're right Western diet has spread to Asian countries and it has become a part of the kitchen. But we have local production of processed food as well. My relatives love eating comfort food that's why I let them read my articles. :) And yes, the children love these processed food because they really taste good. That's why I see children become chubby and just sit around instead of being physically active and playful (I guess this is one of the side effects of processed food). However, those children who eat fruits and vegetables are normally active and would want to play a lot.

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  about 8 years ago

Great bits of info, and I love how this ties into your niche. Very nice

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thanks a lot Wayne.

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  about 8 years ago

Scary statistics Lemuel. Once again, no magic pill or potion! Wise choices, eating well and exercise (cringe!). Is there a way to distinguish 'fat' from bloating? I'm thinking of the effect of gluten on someone with an unknown tolerance. In women, this 'fat' can also hide a potentially bigger problem. I know I have dropped a skirt size since my surgery removed my ovary and endometriosis... but of course I was also stringently on a low GI diet and no sugars at all. So many variables and I'm getting off subject here. One thing is for sure, the belly is a place the chubby likes to hang out when it needs somewhere to go! Great article Lemuel.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thanks Heather. Yeah, scary statistics from The American Cancer Society. I am amazed on how body fat seems to like to accumulate in the belly area. But the exercises mentioned above are worth a thousand abdominal exercises when it comes to creating a flat belly. Although proper nutrition is king when it comes to weight lose, eating foods we don't like will really put us out of our comfort zone. And making a nice delicious and healthy recipe is a challenge to all fitness experts.

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  about 8 years ago

My middle, I have never considered as body fat, merely relaxed under exercised muscle. I have convinced myself of this fact and nothing is going to change it. LOL A good article Lemuel, and an eye opener to some it should be. Obesity is a health factor that needs attention, but I still maintain this should begin in childhood and this will filter through to adulthood. Big business does not like people like you, that expound healthy eating and exercise a manner of controlling and reducing obesity. If you wish them to stand behind you, start advertising the use of useless dietary supplements that have no rightful place on the shelves of stores.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Yeah, the eating habits that are developed during childhood have big impact on ones health. I'm glad I got used to fruits and vegetables in our garden. I guess the biggest struggle of one who pursues weight loss is not exercise but the big change that is required in his eating habits.

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  about 8 years ago

couldn't agree more, its a mind set that needs changing, an eating habit adjustment, the rest will naturally follow.

  
  about 8 years ago
C4rmen  

Simple and powerful message in your article Lemuel. Pretty scary the effects of obesity.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thank you. Obesity can really pose a real threat to the health. So, living a healthy lifestyle will matter a lot.

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  about 8 years ago
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