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February 13, 2013 4:42 AM
Hello everyone,

l've always heard that if l hold my belly all day l'll lose all that belly fat, and l was wondering if this is a correct way?

l'm afraid that this will only make things worse, does anybody have any idea about this?

l'm sorry if this is not in the right category, this is the first time l write here.

Thank you!
Edited by Mirita09 On February 13, 2013 4:43 AM
February 13, 2013 4:45 AM
oh lordy
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February 13, 2013 4:48 AM
No you are only causing tension in your muscles, to much of this will cause lactic acid build up and you will get sore.

Belly fat is reduced like all fat (fat comes off where the body wants it to, you can not spot reduce) by controlling your diet and calories.
February 13, 2013 4:49 AM
No, but it teaches you posture. In the weeks leading up to a comp, when I get up and walk around at the office and when I'm walking around town I do stomach vacums. This way you learn to hold your stomach in and walk with a better posture which means it works automatically on stage...
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February 13, 2013 4:50 AM
Is that all I had to do? Damn, what a waste of time it's been eating right and exercising!
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February 13, 2013 4:50 AM
I have a vision of your walking around cradling your belly like you are pregnant.

I suggest you ditch the belly tensing and try going for a run instead.
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February 13, 2013 4:50 AM
If you hold ur belly with ur hands im sure you will lose ... it will keep u from getting your hands on food.wink
February 13, 2013 4:52 AM
No, only diet and exercise will reduce belly fat. But it will help strenghten your tummy muscles - in a small degree- and allow you to look a little slimmer. (Just because you are sucking it in...hehe) There isn't any magic trick- only diet and excercise :)
February 13, 2013 4:52 AM
I have naturally held my stomach in all through out my life. I think I naturally fell into it since that is the first thing you learn in ballet, proper posture and they teach it to you by keeping your belly tucked in. Even when I sit now I keep my abs pulled in to make sure I am not slouching in the chair.
Edited by rduhlir On February 13, 2013 4:53 AM
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February 13, 2013 4:53 AM
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No, but it teaches you posture. In the weeks leading up to a comp, when I get up and walk around at the office and when I'm walking around town I do stomach vacums. This way you learn to hold your stomach in and walk with a better posture which means it works automatically on stage...


Great response, and it makes sense! Thank you!
February 13, 2013 4:53 AM
Let us hope for your sake that your "idea" does not constitute an infringement of my BellyCart© concept.
Edited by quixoteQ On February 13, 2013 4:54 AM
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February 13, 2013 4:53 AM
how did you find out my secret?
February 13, 2013 4:54 AM
If you're sucking in your belly all day, then you're working muscles. This will strengthen the muscles and burn a tiny bit of calories, It''s also good for posture. Try pulling in your hips and lifting your head up at the same time.
But other than the (very minor) calorie burn,it will not help you lose belly fat.
February 13, 2013 4:54 AM
no but if you hold your breath all day you will lose weight....
February 13, 2013 4:59 AM
Damn, all this time I've been doing it wrong.
*sucking it in*
February 13, 2013 5:02 AM
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February 13, 2013 5:03 AM
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February 13, 2013 5:06 AM
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No, but it teaches you posture. In the weeks leading up to a comp, when I get up and walk around at the office and when I'm walking around town I do stomach vacums. This way you learn to hold your stomach in and walk with a better posture which means it works automatically on stage...


Being a ex-gymnast I've been holding my belly pretty much all my life. Just help you have a better posture, I don't even think about it anymore I just do it.
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February 13, 2013 5:08 AM
A calorie deficit will make you lose fat. You can't spot-reduce though, there's no way to specifically get rid of belly fat.
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February 13, 2013 5:09 AM
I'm sure it helps!
February 13, 2013 5:12 AM
Also holding your breath while you are doing it helps.indifferent
February 13, 2013 5:14 AM
No. It can help make the abs stronger but not lose the belly fat
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February 13, 2013 5:16 AM
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No, but it teaches you posture. In the weeks leading up to a comp, when I get up and walk around at the office and when I'm walking around town I do stomach vacums. This way you learn to hold your stomach in and walk with a better posture which means it works automatically on stage...


Being a ex-gymnast I've been holding my belly pretty much all my life. Just help you have a better posture, I don't even think about it anymore I just do it.


Yeah after it being drilled into your head to tuck in your stomach you natrually do it now lol...I am the same way and I stopped doing ballet when I was like 8 lol (found softball instead hehe), but I still naturally do to this day. I am prime example of teaching a child good habits early...at least I try to think that lol. Too bad the healthy eating part I didnt' learn early lol...oh well, who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks right?
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February 13, 2013 5:51 AM
OK thank you so much everybody for the advice, l'll try too keep my belly sucked in all day, after all, the only thing l want is to have a flat belly.
August 3, 2013 4:56 AM
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OK thank you so much everybody for the advice, l'll try too keep my belly sucked in all day, after all, the only thing l want is to have a flat belly.

holding your belly button in all day isn't going to make the fat disappear from your body......................................

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