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Posted by: Mo-Mo | 2012/04/05

how to lose weight and tummy area

Good day , i would like to know what the best way on losing weight and reducing the tummy area ? what foods can i eat and lose the tummy fat as well ?
please advise asap

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Dear Mo-Mo
It is practically impossible for anyone to determine exactly where in the body you are going to lose weight. If you are otherwise overweight, then losing some kg will lead to an all round loss, including on the tummy. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating 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 increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for at least 30 min a day. In addition to the aerobic exercise which reduces fat throughout the body, it will also be beneficial to do exercises that specifically target the abdominal area and slim the tummy, such as sit-ups for example. Ask Fitness Doc for a set of specific tummy-tightening exercises.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012/04/06

Dear Mo-Mo
It is practically impossible for anyone to determine exactly where in the body you are going to lose weight. If you are otherwise overweight, then losing some kg will lead to an all round loss, including on the tummy. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating 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 increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for at least 30 min a day. In addition to the aerobic exercise which reduces fat throughout the body, it will also be beneficial to do exercises that specifically target the abdominal area and slim the tummy, such as sit-ups for example. Ask Fitness Doc for a set of specific tummy-tightening exercises.
Best regards
DietDoc

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