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Top 11 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Fast

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 78.6 million people with obesity in the US. Excessive calorie intake and less exercise are the main reasons why your body stores fat. Patrick J. Bird, the dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida, explained in Scientific American that excess fats are usually deposited on woman’s pelvis, butt, and thighs. Sadly for men, the abdomen is the favorite spot of unused calories resulting in the rapid growth of Visceral or abdominal fats. If your belly is so clingy to say goodbye, try these effective ways when you wonder how to lose belly fat fast without any fad diets and pills. 1. Eat Like a King in the Morning The...

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8 Food Swaps That Will Flatten Your Belly In A Week

By KAREN ANSEL, RD If your belly is sapping your body confidence, don't despair. The reason for your puffy midsection may well be bloat, not fat. That's because one of the worst culprits for this problem—a slow digestive system—is common among women over age 40. However, exciting research now suggests you can get your digestion moving and beat bloat with a few easy menu and lifestyle tweaks. Put all of these ideas into effect right now, and you should be flatter, sexier, and fitting comfortably into your clothes in less than a week. 1. Add: Two kinds of fiber Why It Beats Bloat: Constipation distends your belly, and one easy way to get rid of it is by starting each morning with a breakfast cereal that guarantees your body a...

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Burn Belly Fat When You Mix Cinnamon With These Two Things

By Liivi Hess If you continue to battle with weight issues, chances are you’ve searched high and low for that elusive weight-loss miracle. You’ve probably tried countless different weight-loss diets, all promising a dramatic reduction in visible fat and excess pounds in “x” number of weeks. These often fail miserably, since these diets typically base their framework around calorie reduction. Therefore, the desperate dieter is set up for food cravings and snacking woes in between meals. Such diets have also historically condemned the consumption of both saturated fats and carbohydrates. If you’re an Alternative Daily regular, you’ll know by now that saturated fats are an essential component of a healthy body and balanced weight. We also all need a certain amount of carbohydrates each day to function...

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Best 4 Foods To Burn Belly Fat

By THE EDITORS OF PREVENTION Believe it or not, your body actually doesn't want to store fat. And the secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's about working with your body's natural hunger and sleep rhythms to curb cravings, burn fat and send your energy levels soaring. Research shows that our bodies' inner eat-and-sleep clocks have been thrown completely out of whack, thanks to cues we send it all day with the wrong foods—and too much artificial light at night. The result: You're caught in a "fat cycle": a constant flow of hunger hormones that makes your cravings all but impossible to resist. But if you tune into your body's natural eat and sleep schedules, you can actually—finally—say...

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Weird Ways Dieting Messes With Your Brain

By MARYGRACE TAYLOR If you've ever tried—and ultimately failed—to lose weight, you've probably looked straight in the mirror and blamed yourself. Maybe you weren't strong enough to resist the chips or ice cream. Or you didn't have the discipline to order salad for lunch instead of a burger. It's a common line of thinking, but that doesn't make it accurate. Diets don't fail because of some kind of inherent character flaw that makes you bad at eating clean. They fail because they trigger your brain to do weird things that make it almost impossible to lose weight. At least, that's the argument Sandra Aamodt, PhD, makes in her new book Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss. After spending decades struggling with...

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How Eating More and Moving Less Helped Me Lose Weight and Change My Life

BY JULIE FREDRICKSON My name is Julie Fredrickson and I am the co-founder of Minimum Viable Fitness, a fitness and nutrition program designed to fit the lifestyle of busy professionals. I’m also a three-time start-up founder, a powerlifter, and a passionate advocate for taking a balanced approach to entrepreneurship. But I wasn’t always fit, and I didn't always have the most balanced approach to my health. When I first attempted to turn my life around via diet and fitness, I learned I was doing it all wrong. Panic Room When I was 25, I was diagnosed with high cholesterol. My doctor didn’t mince words—he said that because I was 20 pounds overweight and had a family history of heart disease and diabetes, it made sense for me to go...

How This Busy Mom Of 4 Lost 92 Pounds

As told to ELIZABETH SHIMER BOWERS After she watched her father die of a massive heart attack right before her eyes 6 years ago, Ashley Barnes, 29, knew she needed to make a change. Today, not only has she lost more than 90 pounds, she's also made a career out of helping many other overweight women lose weight and get healthier, too. I was always a thicker girl, but my weight really climbed when I was pregnant. I have four kids, and each time I got pregnant—especially with the first two—I would eat more and exercise less than I did before I conceived. I would gain about 80 pounds and then take it off with unhealthy measures, like crash dieting. My perspective changed the day I watched my dad...

7 Odd Reasons Why You’re Gaining Weight

by BARI NAN COHEN The frustration of seeing extra pounds on the scale—or of a too-tight waistband that you know used to fit—is understandable. But did you know that anything from a hormonal imbalance to vitamin deficiencies to the prescription meds you take can hold clues to what's making you gain weight? "A lot of people make what we think are lifestyle choices but are actually our bodies reacting to factors we can't control," says Robert J. Hedaya, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. "Whether it's hormonal, a medication side effect, or something else, too often we put the onus on the individual, and there are factors that sometimes justify a doctor's help." (Looking to conquer your weight issues? You're depressed Many anti-depressant medications cause...

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How Should I Talk About Weight With My Kids?

Weight can be a sensitive topic to talk about at any age, but it shouldn’t be ignored if you’re concerned about your child’s health. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued updated recommendations last year on how families can help children maintain a healthy weight by setting a positive example. As Sandra Hassink, MD, coauthor of the report puts it, “It’s never too early for a family to make changes that will help a child keep or achieve a healthy weight.” Even though parents play a key role in their kids’ relationship with food, they’re sometimes uncomfortable dealing with it. “A lot of parents have no idea what to do if their child is overweight,” says Leslie Connor, PhD, a Wilmington, Delaware-based psychologist who specializes in the assessment...