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How to get rid of my thick waist and belly fat

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Greentea93 Sun 19-Jul-20 17:38:19

I’m fairly slim but waist has expanded so much and a belly too. I used to be size 10-12 now size 14/16 needed. I feel miserable every time I see a photo of myself. I look square and middle aged and only 40! I know it’s peri menopause but nothing seems to help. Even haven’t had a drink in three months but fat stomach still there ☹️

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Glendora Sun 19-Jul-20 17:44:31

The only way to lose fat (anywhere) is to consumer fewer calories than you expend. There are myriad different ways to do this - it's about finding something that works for you longterm. Some people low-carb, some 5-2, some run gazillions of miles a week. I count macros (a slightly more 'sophisticated' version of calorie counting). It's worked for me and I'm the lightest I've been in my adult life (I'm 44). But it's not for everyone (you need to weigh/ measure a lot).

Iwouldrathernot Sun 19-Jul-20 18:15:21

https://youtu.be/yL_dE81O_mw

It really works!

Greentea93 Sun 19-Jul-20 19:13:28

@Iwouldrathernot thanks will check it out

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KetoIFWinnie Sun 19-Jul-20 19:20:03

look up dr eric berg + belly fat on youtube. You'll have your eyes opened if you think that calories in calories out is your starting point. exercise has many benefits but weight loss isn't its primary benefit.

MrsSnitchnose Sun 19-Jul-20 19:23:00

You can't spot reduce fat. You can tone the muscles but to lose the excess you just have to lose weight overall. Your body decides where it loses from and when. I'm a size 8, down from a 20 at my heaviest and the belly and thighs are hanging on for grim death 🙄

MeanMrMustardSeed Sun 19-Jul-20 19:25:09

This is exactly what MIcheal Moseleys Fast 800 is excellent for! Google it - I think it’s exactly what you need!

stoptheride Sun 19-Jul-20 19:28:33

@Iwouldrathernot just watched this.. I'm going to give it a good try.

mamapants Sun 19-Jul-20 19:29:40

Cutting out sugar really helps with belly fat

Chesneyhawkes1 Sun 19-Jul-20 19:31:26

Mine is inner thighs. I loose weight from my belly first. I wish I could spot loose from there!

Mostlikely Sun 19-Jul-20 19:31:39

I have been walking every day since lockdown began and for the first time since I had my children over 20 years ago I have a waist. And I wasn't overweight for all that time.

justanotherneighinparadise Sun 19-Jul-20 19:34:40

I actually know this! A large waist size is an indication of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Solution is intermittent fasting and low carb eating.

KetoIFWinnie Sun 19-Jul-20 20:31:46

justanotherneighinparadise

I actually know this! A large waist size is an indication of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Solution is intermittent fasting and low carb eating.

Yes, a low carb high fat keto diet has resulted in all of the weight coming off my middle.

I was probably a bit insulin resistant. I called myself a pescatarian but i was lazy and forgot to eat fish so i was a grainatarian.

There is a lot of information about this on youtube OP.

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