How do i reduce my body fat?

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I started this journey in Feb 2015 at 90kgs and I weigh 77 kgs as of today. I am not seeing any changes in my mid section. I am so frustrated and unhappy I run and walk almost 90 minutes 6 days a week but my waist is still wide and my stomach still floppy. I am careful with my diet and eat as much vegetables as I can but I feel like I've hit a wall. How do I shrink my size?

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  • MsAmandaNJ
    MsAmandaNJ Posts: 1,248 Member
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    Did you take your measurements at the beginning of your journey? You see your body everyday and might not see the changes to it. Mirrors deceive, but the measuring tape doesn't.

    Continue to eat at a deficit. Also, for me, I noticed a difference when I started core work, seemed to tighten me up in the mid section.
  • PeachesNcreamgal
    PeachesNcreamgal Posts: 357 Member
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    Yes reluctantly. But I have only lost a couple of inches all over. I drink lots of water(8-10) a day, eat in a deficit and all. In fact I've cut my calories from 1530 to 1300 but I'm finding it very hard, it's just been a couple of days.
    What kind of core work do you do? I don't have access to gym. I find fitness blender workouts cheaper.
  • MsAmandaNJ
    MsAmandaNJ Posts: 1,248 Member
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    Did you determine to eat 1300 or did MFP tell you that's your new goal after losing a good amount of weight?

    I do a lot of yoga, but love fitness blender videos for additional core work.
  • Sued0nim
    Sued0nim Posts: 17,456 Member
    edited December 2016
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    You've lost 13kg (28 lbs) in 23 months (96 weeks) which means you've lost 0.3lbs a week

    This means your actual defecit is around 150 calories per day

    Congratulations it's a loss which is better than the alternative

    If you are expecting to lose at a higher rate e.g. You believe your defecit is higher, then I would suggest that your logging may be inaccurate ...weighting not measuring, double checking entries, building your own recipes

    Often for many the stomach is the last to go. Depends on your genetic make up really

    What is your goal weight, how overweight does 77kgs put you? It is very possible that fat around your middle may be in the last 5kgs
  • PeachesNcreamgal
    PeachesNcreamgal Posts: 357 Member
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    @SueDonim yes my logging is inaccurate and I go by pieces and cups rather than gms. I am 5'3" and my goal is a comfortable 60 kgs. 57 kgs would be great too.
  • PeachesNcreamgal
    PeachesNcreamgal Posts: 357 Member
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    @MsAmandaNJ nope I just suddenly decided that 1530 is not doing it although I lost all the weight on 1200 whining grumbling and bitchy all the time but I think I'll have to revert to 1200 calories because I am getting impatient :'(
  • MsAmandaNJ
    MsAmandaNJ Posts: 1,248 Member
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    Dropping your calories that low, making yourself miserable isn't going to do you much good...you did it before and you were not happy. Learn to be patient and accept that this process, your journey, isn't a quick one.

    It's not the 1530 that isn't working, tighten up your logging and you will see improvement.
  • singletrackmtbr
    singletrackmtbr Posts: 644 Member
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    You've gotten great advice here, and you've already had a great loss. You need to be more patient and start taking a longer view. Tighten up your logging and eat to a pound loss per week. Core work is always a good idea but won't solve the problem.

    Stop "suddenly deciding" anything. It typically isn't a good idea, especially if you're decisions stem from impatience.

    You're almost halfway to your goals. Don't sabotage it now.
  • a_candler
    a_candler Posts: 209 Member
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    Instead of dropping to 1200 cal invest in a kitchen scale and make your diary accurate!

    Then add in some basic body weight exercises, plank, high knees (marching) jumping Jack's, push ups ect these ypps of exercises helped me so much in losing inches
  • jessef593
    jessef593 Posts: 2,272 Member
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    Core work won't reduce body fat. If you've lost inches then you've lost fat. You just still have fat remaining, just keep eating in a deficit of 250-500 calories a day. Trust me, it's a long process. For core work I mainly do cable crunches and hanging leg raises with cable oblique crunches. And that's about it 8-12 sets 2x a week
  • Chieflrg
    Chieflrg Posts: 9,097 Member
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    Sued0nim wrote: »

    Invest in a digital kitchen scale ..they're unde $15
    Weigh all your solid food plus oils and creams etc
    Measure all your other liquids unless calorie free
    Log with care

    You can't target one area of your body but if you're carrying 20kg you still want to drop I'm sure you'll see a better middle once you get there

    Core strength moves include push ups, pull ups, squats, deadlifts lunges, step ups ..anything with progression

    All of this, but especially the lack of weighing your food would be my priority.
    Sued0nim wrote: »
    You've lost 13kg (28 lbs) in 23 months (96 weeks) which means you've lost 0.3lbs a week

    This means your actual defecit is around 150 calories per day

    Congratulations it's a loss which is better than the alternative

    This math is on point. Either your not burning the calories you think and/or your eating more than you think. Your not the first person to do this, and won't be the last. Tighten it up and I promise you'll see better results.



  • Withcyhoe
    Withcyhoe Posts: 6 Member
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    What is fitness blender?
  • CharlieBeansmomTracey
    CharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,682 Member
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    Withcyhoe wrote: »
    What is fitness blender?

    workout videos online
  • SingingSingleTracker
    SingingSingleTracker Posts: 1,866 Member
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    I'm not even going to read the thread. How do you reduce your body fat?

    Eat less.