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    oh no not the belly !!!

    Bieng a fat guy with a big belly isn't a big deal in my opinion. But when my whole body's fat is concentrated on the stomach area ... now THATS a big deal.

    I searched plenty of sites on how to "reduce the belly's fat" but they were mostly fake or offer pills or other stupid stuff , so i thought i should come here and ask , and someone will hopefully give me an answer based on their personal experience.

    I asked some of my friends about it and they said i should probably go jog outside on daily basis , but i have no time to do that. Are there any other ways to reduce my belly's fat? like give up coke and beer or/and fast food for example? maybe some home exercises?

    My belly isn't visible when im wearing a t-shirt , but its getting bigger and bigger every week..... pretty scary
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    Situps and crunches... lots of them

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    When the body has more energy coming in then is going out, it stores the surplus as fat, (simplistically speaking). In males, the abdominal area is the first place it accumulates.

    To remove surplus fat, you need to ensure that your energy use is higher then your energy uptake for a period.

    Specific abdominal exercise will not burn the fat off any faster then any other form of exercise, but it will tone the underlying muscle which can sometimes give the impression of having greater effect.
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    You're crazy Brain Cell.

    Quit playing that cursed PS2.

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    give up coke and beer or/and fast food for example?
    Aah, yeah. Beer has so many carbs it is not even funny. Someone should come up with a loaf of bread to beer conversion. I bet people would be extremely surprised.

    Anyway if you are looking for a simple diet to go on take a look at the southbeach diet. It proclaims and actually does, 'get the belly fat first'.

    The best thing about the diet is you don't have to give up anything you really don't want to and you should never be hungry on the diet. Simply increase your portion size until you are comfortable with it. With the realization that it will slow down the results.
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    A few years ago I thought it'd be a smart idea to hook up part of an exercise bike to a computer's power supply so that in order to keep on using the thing you'd have to do a good few km.

    It's probably been done now, but I wish I'd had the sense to do it.
    Although I dunno exactly how much power you'd need to generate, computers need a bit more juice than a lightbulb...

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    Actually, I thought a little more about this. What you could do is follow the example of Andrew Fischer and Angel Brammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianxw
    Specific abdominal exercise will not burn the fat off any faster then any other form of exercise, but it will tone the underlying muscle which can sometimes give the impression of having greater effect.
    But fat would be burned eventually , right?

    all i want is to get completley rid of this silly belly , will situps help me accomplish that? (regardless of how much time it takes)


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyhunter
    Anyway if you are looking for a simple diet to go on take a look at the southbeach diet. It proclaims and actually does, 'get the belly fat first'.
    I'm checking their website. The site looks somehow confusing and fake but i'll see what i can find


    Quote Originally Posted by SMurf
    A few years ago I thought it'd be a smart idea to hook up part of an exercise bike to a computer's power supply so that in order to keep on using the thing you'd have to do a good few km.
    ROFL !!! you're a genius !!! but i don't imagine my-self cycling for 5 hours in a row


    Quote Originally Posted by adrianxw
    Actually, I thought a little more about this. What you could do is follow the example of Andrew Fischer and Angel Brammer.
    Man its not THAT big. You're supposed to tell me how to lose fat not how to make money out of my belly
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    > all i want is to get completley rid of this silly belly , will situps help me accomplish that? (regardless of how much time it takes)

    Spot training is a myth. If you just start doing a ton of situps, all you'll do is build up a layer of muscle under your fat. You'll just look bigger.

    The only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you're taking in, period. Exercise and eating well is the best way to do this. Eating small, regular meals will increase your metabolism, and so will exercising. Just make sure the stuff you're eating isn't garbage. Also, don't do one of the fad diets, like South Beach or Atkins. You're healthier in the long run to lose it the natural way.

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    First off: Yeah, limit yourself to very, very, few cokes or beers, and try to never eat fast food. Obviously you can "cheat" a bit, but I wouldn't. That in and of itself could potentially lose you a few pounds.

    Then, of course, you'll need to excercise; there's really no way around it. Jogging doesn't take too long, saying you don't have the time is a pure excuse. Wake up 30 minutes early and go jogging.

    edit: This thread is kind of funny, because I was just lying in my bed thinking about how I should start jogging daily again.

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    >>> But fat would be burned eventually , right?

    If you are using more energy then you are consuming, the energy must come from somewhere, so yes, it will come from your body's energy store, it's fat reserves.

    >>> not how to make money out of my belly

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    > how to make money out of my belly
    Have you considered sumo
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    What govt said is pretty much what I was going to say:
    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    > all i want is to get completley rid of this silly belly , will situps help me accomplish that? (regardless of how much time it takes)

    Spot training is a myth. If you just start doing a ton of situps, all you'll do is build up a layer of muscle under your fat. You'll just look bigger.

    The only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you're taking in, period. Exercise and eating well is the best way to do this. Eating small, regular meals will increase your metabolism, and so will exercising. Just make sure the stuff you're eating isn't garbage. Also, don't do one of the fad diets, like South Beach or Atkins. You're healthier in the long run to lose it the natural way.
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    all i want is to get completley rid of this silly belly
    A couple things to keep in mind:
    -The human body needs to keep at least 3% body fat to maintain a healthy composition
    -You may not have the genetics to get that "6 pack", in fact most people don't
    -There is only one proven diet: Intake fewer calories then you expend

    If you are in poor shape you might want to consult a physican that can help you with a starting plan. One of the worst things to do is to just "jump" into a heavy load of physical activites.

    /me realizes he's talking about health stuff while eating leftover pizza

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    Well, I've always been skinny and active I've never such a problem. If I were you though I would eat healthy food just to the point where you are satisfied(not full). Of course I would do some form of exercise my ideal choice would be swimming. As for being on the computer do something like curls with one hand while your not typing, and of course don't drink any beer.
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