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Belly Fat Questions

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by 531 · 3 minutes ago

I've been doing the Paleo thing strict for 45 days now, and not so strict (still was having occasional rice and corn and too much sugar) for 1 month before that. Was vegetarian for 5 years and vegan for 12 before that. I'm gaining weight in my... (more)

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Jessica 0 · January 30, 2011 at 6:35 PM

My first thoughts are: too many nuts, not enough fatty meat and saturated fat, not enough protein, too much snacking and not enough big meals. I can easily go through a dozen eggs in 6 days by myself. 2 eggs for breakfast along with bacon, kale,... (more)

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by 2245 · 3 minutes ago

There's been a few questions lately about BMI and body fat percentage so I wondered what people's opinions about hip to waist ratio are? I've heard this is a good indicator of visceral as opposed to subcutaneous fat. As I understand it women... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 20, 2011 at 8:15 PM

The ratio is more an evolutionary psychology idea about those idea ratios. What I have read puts women around 20% BF. Perhaps yours is simply a matter of where the fat is resting. Visceral fat is important to get rid of. The most important... (more)

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by 8858 · 4 minutes ago

In trying to eliminate that bit of troublesome abdominal and lower back fat, I revisited Martin's Leangains article on the topic. He recommends Yohimbe, which I tried, in conjunction with caffeine, which I have not tried (seemed excessive). Has... (more)

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James_3 0 · December 27, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Hrm, I always thought Yohimbe was pecker stuff. Looks like it is really a stimulant. Some of the side-effects look nasty for overdoses, so be careful with that (more is not faster). Other than that, from what you're saying, it really strikes... (more)

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by 15 · about 23 hours ago

I tried paleo a while ago to little avail, but I'm jumping back inI feel great...energy is up and all, but I'm having some issues. Firstly, I recently started lifting more and cutting back on cardio. I LOVE it and feel so strong, but my fat loss... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 19, 2014 at 5:05 AM

What really helps me is eating a larger protein packed breakfast. It gives me a great start for the day. I also eat every couple hours. This really helps me keep cravings down. Best wishes.

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by 1097 · about 23 hours ago

So, hello everyone! I've been busting around the boards suggesting people not be afraid of carbs, and that's kind of funny. Because just last thursday I started confining my carb count to 75 per day in a final stretch-style attempt to literally... (more)

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by 164 · about 23 hours ago

Anyone here use to swim competitively? I'm interested in the body composition of ex swimmers. Is swimming the best cardio that works for you? What percent body fat do you have? I'm interested because I swam and played water polo competitively... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · September 06, 2013 at 1:36 PM

As per many of the other recommendations, doing some HIIT and sprinting once or twice per week will help shed the fat without you loosing your butt. As to the arms, just keep the reps high and your muscles will tone but not grow much if any. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hello! So, I've had great success being (almost completely/mostly) Paleo since September. I lost 32 pounds almost immediately, and got rather skinny. Since Late January, I have been doing quite a bit of weight lifting and have really changed my... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · June 03, 2013 at 10:36 PM

7 sets of 10? I would try upping the weights quite a bit. Maybe 3-4 sets of 6-12. Hitting failure in that 6-12 rep range is where the most bang for your buck is. I would also take at least one day off. I did the same thing when I went from fatass... (more)

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by 10 · about 23 hours ago

I am 28 years old, 5'2 and 126 pounds. I do crossfit 5-6 times a week and can NOT get rid of my belly fat. I eat paleo...I do incorporate some quinoa and brown rice but besides that no wheat. I don't eat dairy, I very rarely eat sugar and don't... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · April 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Do you get good sleep? Any major stress in your life? Maybe cut back on crossfit and replace it with some lifting of heavy weights and walking? Otherwise, you might try counting calories for a while to see where you're at, but that is never... (more)

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by 84 · about 23 hours ago

I'll begin with my "specs": Edit: I am male. I am 30 years old I am 5'9" I began doing paleo about 2 years ago My weight then was about 209 pounds and now it is 165 pounds. I've stayed at this plateau for about 6 months. The most annoying is the... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Stubborn belly fat might relate to cortisol issues or insulin resistance. Regular 'IFing' can be hard on the adrenals and it's possible this is holding you back. As you've only started that recently though it may not be likely (I'm not sure about... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I began excersizing and weight lifting a year ago, and have since lost about 25 pounds. I am almost at my ideal weight but would like to get rid of some stubborn fat around my midsection!! I recently started doing crossfit (only once a week) in... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · January 25, 2013 at 3:49 PM

At 5'11" 155, you may not actually have a "last few pounds". Meanwhile, a good idea would be to ditch the almond butter and dark chocolate (for now), especially the almond butter which is high in omega-6, and make sure the other food you eat is... (more)

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by 789 · about 23 hours ago

When I wake up, I notice my belly is much slimmer (because it's empty.) But as soon as I eat ANYTHING, including just a coupe of eggs or anything small, it expands and I carry it around all day 'until the next morning. I'm assuming that maybe it's... (more)

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CD 0 · January 02, 2013 at 12:56 AM

8 hour fast + dehydrated (breathing out all night) = thinnest time of day

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by 72 · about 23 hours ago

Just a question- I see everywhere that processed foods, especially processed carbs, cause fat to accumulate in the belly. But then I also see that your body type is your body type, and there's nothing you can do to change it or spot reduce. But... (more)

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CD 0 · December 03, 2012 at 6:23 PM

What are we talking about here? A little bit of belly fat? That's normal -- and healthy for a woman. 20% body fat is the low end of the healthy range for women. Or are we talking a lot of belly fat? Truthfully, our diet can change how we... (more)

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by 85 · about 23 hours ago

I don't know if I just have a wide torso or if it's love handles, but I'm really frustrated with the width of my waist right now. I'm pretty short too (5'1"), so it makes me look even stockier. It might be my body type - I'm half Japanese and my... (more)

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elf27 0 · October 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

right with you, smeags. Half asian. Was very straight but wide, and not as curvy before. now I have curves/love handles. but i'm healthier. But I guess I would just ask you, "how do you feel? (On VLC/LC?)" and also congrats on getting your... (more)

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by 180 · about 23 hours ago

Although I love eating Paleo and the mental and physical improvements I have experienced, there is one that I am having trouble with. I am naturally a pear shape, and have always had a flat stomach. I experienced severe bloating on SAD and giving... (more)

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Frazdance 0 · November 14, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Have you had your thyroid checked?

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by 1200 · about 23 hours ago

In 2011, when I ate vegan and worked out at the gym 5 days a week, my blood pressure was averaging 140/90 with spikes as high as 150/100. Keep in mind I was only 187 pounds, 6' tall, and 32 years old. The doctor wanted to put me on blood pressure... (more)

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missionman 0 · June 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I still struggle with blood pressure even after 2 years on paleo. It has recently started to come down a little as I started supplementing with potassium and exercising more. I have just started the CT protocol and I'm waiting to see if that will... (more)

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by 240 · about 24 hours ago

This condition annoys me alot.My skin is too oily,bloated stomach,belly fat.I exercise a lot but i don't see any improvements.Maybe i have to go zero carb or do leangains?

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Tyrannosaurus_Lex 0 · February 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM

To depart the awful land of skinny-fat, I recommend you focus on building some quality muscle. The most effective--though certainly not the only!--way of doing that includes a few key pieces: (1) Lift hard and heavy but not (very) often. A... (more)

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by 1025 · about 24 hours ago

I'm asking this question for several reasons: 1) It seems like there have been a lot of questions lately from women who are struggling to get their body fat to a lower % and to be rid of belly fat in general. 2) I'm becoming increasingly aware... (more)

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Mallory_1 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:25 PM

omg people....the womens bodies DO NOT LOOK INSULIN RESISTANT or 'wheat bellied.' you obviously have no idea what cultural women's bodies look like- sans i think cliff said the ideal was no ideal. women, ALL fertile women SHOULD carry their weight... (more)

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by 15 · about 24 hours ago

I've been eating a paleo diet for the last 5 months. For the last month I have been 100% paleo. I do crossfit about 4-5 times a week. I'm 5'3 112 lbs. Although I don't need to lose weight, I have a stubborn belly fat that just won't seem to budge.... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · November 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM

if you're doing xfit 4-5x a week, it may be a cortisol issue.:)) that will be the stock answer with the info you've given.

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by 1416 · about 24 hours ago

By way of background, it should suffice to say that I'm 6'5" and have gone from ~215 lbs. (ca. June 2009) to today's weight of 185 lbs., mostly through carbohydrate reduction. In an effort to lose the last 8-10 lbs., which are happily clinging on... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · September 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

At 6'5 and 185lbs, I would imagine that you are already quite thin. However, you mentioned having some stubborn abdominal-area fat, which, combined with the fact that you are engaged in a strength program and following a... (more)

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by 10919 · about 24 hours ago

I've been strict low carb paleo for about 7 months and have lost about 45 pounds. I'm breastfeeding. I have another 45-50 pounds to go. My issue is I feel like I'm losing weight everywhere except for my stomach. Case in point: My hipslinger... (more)

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Sharon_1 0 · August 26, 2011 at 2:38 AM

Some women lose weight like magic with bfing and some just can't shake the weight until their babes are weaned. Your body needs to be sure it has a ton of extra nourishment for your babe and you may just be in the unlucky crowd to store excess... (more)

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by 688 · about 24 hours ago

I'm trying to lose the last 10/15 pounds after being overweight for most of my childhood and adolescence. I eat strictly VLC paleo, and that has helped me lean out a lot. However, I've had a hard time getting rid of the fat around my midsection... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 22, 2011 at 7:17 PM

IF has been my key to losing stubborn belly fat. I'm 48, female, pre-menopausal. I have an eating window that generally ranges from noon to 6. Occasionally, I will eat breakfast at 10 and stop eating at 5. I definitely eat less on the days I... (more)

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by 606 · about 24 hours ago

I am a formerly skinny person. I gained belly fat in my mid-twenties so I have a small "beer gut" and a hint of moobage. I'm 40 now and look about 3 months pregnant when I'm not wearing a shirt! I've tried various permutations of low-carb over... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · August 07, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Sleep - the most important part. MORE than 8 hours, unless you lead an almost perfect stress free life. the more stress in your life, the more sleep you need. Stress - linked heavily to sleep, but need to eliminate as much as possible, Dietary,... (more)

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by 64 · about 24 hours ago

So, I'm very confused and frustrated. Let me start by giving some background info... I'm 25 yrs old and a I'm professional dancer on and off Broadway. I've always been active, since the age of 3 when I started dancing. Up until my 20's I was in... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 25, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Males are far more sensitive to fructose intake than females. Considering that most overweight and obesity is caused in large part by fructose intake, simply cutting way back on that makes a huge difference for males. I think estrogen is the... (more)

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schultz 0 · September 18, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The obvious answer on how to get off sugar would be to stop eating it. Could you clarify what you mean by sugar? Did you eat candy or did you eat fruit? I got lean eating a lot of fruit. I don't think giving up 'sugar' is some sort of... (more)

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by 1981 · October 20, 2014 at 3:49 AM

This year I have put a strong focus on eating seasonally, and so with the advent of fall and then winter I began to eat some more starchy vegetables, apples and nuts. I gained 8 lbs, which was expected, I gain 10 or so lbs in the winter and don't... (more)

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miked_2 0 · December 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

As long as your hormones aren't all screwed up, the type of fat generally dictates where it will be stored (in women, mostly). Hip and thigh fat is generally the good omega-3 stuff (DHA, EPA) that women need to have reserves up in case they get... (more)

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