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littlem133 Mon 18-May-20 21:31:40

Hi all. I started this 'journey' at 12 stone. I'm 5'7" and 39 years old. I'm being really good at the moment only eating a low calorie diet within an 8 hour window. Drinking lots of hot and cold water. I'm doing Pilates twice a week, Zumba twice a week and running twice a week. I'm down to 11 stone and definitely more toned. I'm desperate to lose my tummy muffin. It will never completely go after having three massive babies but I find it really restricts what I can wear comfortably. And now I'm losing weight I want to enjoy wearing my clothes with confidence. Any advise on specifically tackling the tummy? I don't smoke, don't drink tea, coffee or fizzy drinks and drink alcohol in small amounts maybe three times a week. Thanks!

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MoonNoodles Tue 19-May-20 17:12:55

You can't target belly fat specifically. You can do exercises that strengthen your abdominal muscles which for some people can have a toning effect. But you can't spot reduce. As people lose weight their body will reduce where it wants to reduce. Its different from person to person. But unfortunately nobody can specifically lose belly fat without surgical intervention.

If you want ab focused workouts there is a ton on youtube. But again they are about strengthen the muscles not specifically getting rid of belly fat.

littlem133 Tue 19-May-20 18:14:25

Thanks moonnoodles. I guess I just need to be patient and crack on with the cardio

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cactuscushion Tue 19-May-20 18:27:58

Have a search for Lucy Wyndham Read on YouTube- she has great videos that are only a few minutes long so you can pick and mix which ones are most appropriate for what you're trying to achieve. Good luck on your journey! I'd like to be where you are on yours!

littlem133 Tue 19-May-20 22:32:40

Thank you for that. I shall look her up.

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lou967 Wed 20-May-20 08:10:06

@littlem123 you'll find that as you lose more weight and body fat, that your stomach will slim down and come in naturallly.

littlem133 Wed 20-May-20 09:02:31

Thanks. So no magic answers- just patience

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lou967 Wed 20-May-20 12:48:45

I lost 6st 2 years ago and mine was super flat once I'd reached goal. I gained 3st back so it's all squishy again.

littlem133 Wed 20-May-20 13:36:24

Wow 6 stone. Right. I can do this!

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lou967 Wed 20-May-20 13:37:44

@littlem133 you'll find that when dieting your body will use stored fat as energy. That results in your stomach slimming and it will flatten. Trust the process. You will do it!

littlem133 Mon 22-Jun-20 05:58:20

Update- I weighed in at 10 10 today. I'm losing weight slowly but surely now and really notice a difference in my clothing etc including around my tummy. Thank you all!

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