Our expert says:
If you are generally overweight then it is necessary to use an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and to increase your total energy output by doing regular aerobic exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for at least 30 min a day. This is in addition to doing the tummy exercises. If you lose weight all round your tummy will also reduce. The aerobic exercises will stimulate your metabolism and promote weightloss, so do consider doing them every day. Lemon juice is an excellent source of vit C, but it is not really know for its weightloss properties. Always remember to rinse your mouth with water or to brush your teeth after drinking very acid drinks like lemon juice to prevent loss of tooth enamel.
If you lose weight, tighten your muscles and still have a large tummy then it may be an idea to consult a plastic surgeon for interventions such as a tummy tuck or liposuction.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.