Monday, January 31, 2011

How to lose belly fat ?

Excess belly fat can make a girl feel bad about herself, especially when she is constantly bombarded with images of the "perfect" thin, flat-stomached young woman. Girls who want to lose belly fat should be applauded for their decision to make healthier choices, but should also understand that a celebrity body is probably not healthy or realistic. If you are a girl who has unwanted belly fat or the parent of one, remember that a balanced diet, an exercise regimen and lots of support from loved ones are the best ways to lose weight.

Establish a Routine

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    Build a support system. Losing weight all by yourself is difficult. Share your plans with your parents and close friends. Ask your parents and friends to exercise with you to help you stay on track and to help you plan meals. Parents are especially important in this regard, because they buy the groceries and usually cook the meals.

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    Participate in meal planning and grocery shopping. The more control you feel you have over what you eat, the more successful you'll be.

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    Try new foods. Keep the weight-loss experience interesting by learning to cook and trying healthy new foods and recipes

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    Establish an exercise routine. But don't get discouraged just because you aren't running 10 miles a day right off the bat. Start by making small, reasonable, reachable goals and doing your best to meet them. Try walking short distances that you would normally drive, or even agreeing to walk the dog every day. Once you prove to yourself that you can exercise and enjoy it, it will be easier to make larger, long-term goals.

  • Tone Abs

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    Start an abdominal workout. The Mayo Clinic advises that the most effective way to strengthen abdominal muscles is not the traditional pushup; instead, young women should focus on "abdominal hollowing" and "drawing in the belly button." The Mayo Clinic explains that strengthening deeper abdominal muscles and lower abs is a better way to trim inches from the waist.

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    Work your deeper abdominal muscles. Get on your hands and knees and let your tummy relax. Take a deep breath. As you exhale, gently draw your belly button inward and toward your spine, tightening your abdominal muscles. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat five times. Work your way up to 10 to 20 repetitions.

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    Do pelvic lifts. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Tighten your abs and lift your pelvis slightly. Hold that position for 5 to 10 seconds and repeat five times. Try to work your way up to 10 to 20 repetitions.

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    Do pelvic tilts. Lie on your back, lift your knees toward your chest and relax your arms by your sides. Tighten your lower abdomen and lift your buttocks off the floor, aiming your knees at the ceiling. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat five times, working your way up to 10 to 20 repetitions.

  • Some of the yoga poses can also help put in toning the belly...  you can be like the pictures above if you work hard ~ good luck !!! let's work together !!


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