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May 18, 2013 2:59 PM
I well overweight and I'm a size 20 but people don't believe me when I say I'm that size because my arms, face and legs arnt that big. My problem is its all around my middle (what they don't know is that its not my coat that makes me look like I've swallowed an exercise ball, its still there when I'm naked =[ =[ ) I would love to know what types of exercises help reduce the amount of weight around my middle. Im having problems now with very high blood pressure and leaky kidneys, any advice will be greatly appreciated thank you xx
May 18, 2013 3:02 PM
You will get the same answers on here. You CANT spot reduce fat. you have to do it altogether.
May 18, 2013 3:10 PM
The same answers here as where else? There must be some exercises that are specifically designed to work the middle.
May 18, 2013 3:12 PM
There are exercises you can do to strengthen your core, yes, but those won't help you reduce body fat in that particular area. You cannot spot-reduce body fat (i.e. pick and chose where it comes off). The places it comes off first and last is determined by genes, there's really nothing you can do but continue to eat at a deficit to reduce overall fat. Eventually if will come off trouble spots too :)
Edited by cmeiron On May 18, 2013 3:17 PM
May 18, 2013 3:16 PM
Good eating habits, cut back on processed foods and eat lean meats and veggies. no other way. No quick fixes just time and commitment.
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May 18, 2013 3:16 PM
I would assume focus on core strengthening exercises. That's my trouble spot too I have really toned lower half and skinny arms, but round in the middle. It sucks but I'm doing all the exercises.
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May 18, 2013 3:19 PM
Thanks ladies, some amazing weight losses BTW well done!! I'm starting my healthy eating plan on Monday when I get rid of the last of the junk food lol x
May 18, 2013 3:20 PM
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I well overweight and I'm a size 20 but people don't believe me when I say I'm that size because my arms, face and legs arnt that big. My problem is its all around my middle (what they don't know is that its not my coat that makes me look like I've swallowed an exercise ball, its still there when I'm naked =[ =[ ) I would love to know what types of exercises help reduce the amount of weight around my middle. Im having problems now with very high blood pressure and leaky kidneys, any advice will be greatly appreciated thank you xx


This is my problem, too. The before and after photos on MFP for people who did the 30 day shred show a big reduction in middle of the body bulge.
May 18, 2013 3:24 PM
While you can't spit reduce, weight lifting can help tone and strengthen. Exercises like 30 day shred do help lose inches around the middle (do a search...there's tons of before and afters here).
May 18, 2013 3:27 PM
As others have said you can't spot reduce.

I will suggest adding heavy lifting to your workouts. A program like stronglifts 5x5. This will help you become leaner, lose inches, and become stronger. Lifting also helps you to lower your overall body fat %.
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May 18, 2013 3:37 PM
it's lose or gain every where. No spot reducing. But don't let that stop you as it's that way for all of us. Just go for it. Eat foods in their natural state, don't eat more than you need, and walk, walk, walk. You'll see results if you do.
May 18, 2013 3:43 PM
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The same answers here as where else? There must be some exercises that are specifically designed to work the middle.
There exercises that "work" the middle, but NO EXERCISES that specifically reduce the middle.

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May 18, 2013 5:09 PM
Just keep exercising... the middle (abdomen) tends to be the most stubborn (or last place to lose weight) , normally we lose weight in the reverse order that we gain it.. face first, then upper body, then abdomen area. Ever notice people notice your face first when you're losing weigh? It normally starts with " There's something different about you, are you losing weight?" All in all you are losing weight proportionately and evenly whether you realize it or not. Don't give up the ship... it also takes longer to lose weight then it did to gain it! Such is .... weightsmile wink
May 18, 2013 11:39 PM
Annoying isn't it? Lol, I'd love my belly and thighs to shrink as fast as my arms and boobs, but it's not happening. Just be as healthy as you can, move your body and change will happen..
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