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wandlkwandlk Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
What really works to loose my large stomach? I have a 41" waist and weigh 178 lbs.

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  • tomburkersrtomburkersr Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    A lot of times, belly fat (visceral fat) can be attributed to an excess of carbs. Not to say that this is always the case, but try adjusting your carb intake downward for a couple of weeks to see what happens. This is where the term "beer belly" comes from - an excessive intake of empty carbs urging fat storage around the organs.
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Posts: 1,674Member Member Posts: 1,674Member Member
    you can do exercise , weight training, cutting carbs, what have you till the sun don't shine, but the ONLY way to tackle the bulge is through consistent calorie counting and staying at a calorie deficit... Don't get me wrong, exercise is important for health and body, but portion control is more imortant for weight control.
  • kimny72kimny72 Posts: 14,672Member Member Posts: 14,672Member Member
    wandlk wrote: »
    What really works to loose my large stomach? I have a 41" waist and weigh 178 lbs.

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/1161603/so-you-want-a-nice-stomach/p1 :drinker:
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Posts: 382Member Member Posts: 382Member Member
    As I have been losing weight, I notice that the losses tend to go from extremities in; right now, having just kicked it into gear again, my jeans have first loosened in the thighs. Then they'll loosen in the back and then in the waist. Things will hold steady a bit, once I go down a size, and then they'll get loose in the thighs....

    So for me, at least, belly fat is the last to go as the rest of it goes. But it's not like you can lose weight in just one spot and not another.
  • FoodBodyChangesFoodBodyChanges Posts: 29Member, Premium Member Posts: 29Member, Premium Member
    If it's fat, creating a calorie deficit and work your core - a strong core holds the guts in like a girdle. But if it's fluid accumulation from a disease process, check with your doctor. You may be able to reduce it somewhat with a proper diet and medications.
  • emmabrookes1emmabrookes1 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    How tall are you?
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 26,137Member Member Posts: 26,137Member Member
    kimny72 wrote: »
    wandlk wrote: »
    What really works to loose my large stomach? I have a 41" waist and weigh 178 lbs.

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/1161603/so-you-want-a-nice-stomach/p1 :drinker:

    That^^ Read it, live it, love it. ;)
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Posts: 1,107Member Member Posts: 1,107Member Member
    A lot of times, belly fat (visceral fat) can be attributed to an excess of carbs. Not to say that this is always the case, but try adjusting your carb intake downward for a couple of weeks to see what happens. This is where the term "beer belly" comes from - an excessive intake of empty carbs urging fat storage around the organs.

    Sure, in the same way I can attribute my bank account lacking money to how much I spent on shoes, even if I have a car payment far larger. Fat is the result of an excess calories, of which carbohydrate intake is one form. If you want to get super into the physiology, sure, the particular carbohydrate fructose has a tendency to produce more liver fat than other sources, when taken in ludicrous amounts during a surplus, but it doesn't matter when calories are balanced, and really doesn't when calories are in a deficit.

    Also, beer primarily has calories from the alcohol. Alcohol is not a carbohydrate.
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