How do I tone my belly and loose belly fat quick

Watch
Lauododns
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#1
I’m really insecure so please can people tell me the quickest (but not starving myself etc as that’s dangerous) way to loose belly fat? I’m a girl I don’t know if that’s important to know
0
reply
englishhopeful98
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 month ago
#2
sit ups?
0
reply
Ciel_
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 month ago
#3
chloe ting girl
2
reply
beatz24
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 month ago
#4
(Original post by Lauododns)
I’m really insecure so please can people tell me the quickest (but not starving myself etc as that’s dangerous) way to loose belly fat? I’m a girl I don’t know if that’s important to know
Cardio, abs workout and eat right
Last edited by beatz24; 1 month ago
0
reply
Kabzzzy
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 month ago
#5
(Original post by Lauododns)
I’m really insecure so please can people tell me the quickest (but not starving myself etc as that’s dangerous) way to loose belly fat? I’m a girl I don’t know if that’s important to know
You can't spot reduce fat. Everyone is different, but unfortunately my experience was that abdominal fat seems to be the last to go. Probably as that's where most of it is stored.
Eat at a calorie deficit. Not starving yourself, but maybe between 300-500 calories less than your recommended daily amount. That will do most of the work, but regular exercise will definitely help and also make you feel good.
Now I'm not sure on this last part, but I've heard in the short-term that targetting abs could actually be detrimental if you're not eating at a deficit. As essentially you're growing a muscle and making that region even larger.
0
reply
Lauododns
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#6
I’m not going to reply to everyone individually but thank you all for your help especially the last person who put in loads of detail! Thanks guys
0
reply
NeilFromAus
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#7
Report 1 month ago
#7
Don't do sit-ups/crunches with the intention you are going to lose weight in the abdominal area. You are instead strengthening the rectus abdominis (abdominal) muscles which could still be covered by subcutaneous fat tissue.

The biggest trick in fat reduction lies in your diet:
- Eat the required amount of carbs (don't skimp on this!) - this will fuel your workouts. Work out hard!
- Protein! Make sure if you're lifting, you are getting at least 1 gram of protein per lb of your total weight (not lean body mass).
Protein will help fill you up, it is satiating and will ensure you don't lose muscle in your fat loss journey.
- Work out properly. Do AMRAPs on the last set. Cardio! Cardio! Do things that won't affect your joints, avoid running on the treadmill and go for the stair master instead (this will also tone your legs), as well as give you better cardiovascular benefits than running on the treadmill like a hamster.
0
reply
Final Fantasy
Badges: 20
#8
Report 1 month ago
#8
(Original post by NeilFromAus)
Don't do sit-ups/crunches with the intention you are going to lose weight in the abdominal area. You are instead strengthening the rectus abdominis (abdominal) muscles which could still be covered by subcutaneous fat tissue.

The biggest trick in fat reduction lies in your diet:
- Eat the required amount of carbs (don't skimp on this!) - this will fuel your workouts. Work out hard!
- Protein! Make sure if you're lifting, you are getting at least 1 gram of protein per lb of your total weight (not lean body mass).
Protein will help fill you up, it is satiating and will ensure you don't lose muscle in your fat loss journey.
- Work out properly. Do AMRAPs on the last set. Cardio! Cardio! Do things that won't affect your joints, avoid running on the treadmill and go for the stair master instead (this will also tone your legs), as well as give you better cardiovascular benefits than running on the treadmill like a hamster.
What about running outside or riding a bike instead of those other cardio stuff?
0
reply
Alekszz
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#9
Report 1 month ago
#9
Well, I used to have the same problem around 3 years ago. I decided to go to the gym, which was the best decision of my life. I started with 1 hour of cardio, and 30 minutes of muscle training. When I lost a bit of weight with the cardio, I started working more on my muscles.
I mostly focused on my legs (around 45 minutes), then arms (30 minutes) and abs+back (20 minutes). After around less than two years, I was close to having a six pack (and I'm a girl! lol), could do 40 kg for my arms, and 170 kg for my legs.
And spoiler alert, I ate more than I did before!
I ate:
Morning: Sandwich + Yogurt or Eggs+Sandwich
10 am: Chocolate or fruit or biscuits
Noon: Rice or pasta with meat/salmon/shrimp. And let me tell you, it was a lot of it. Sometimes I ate sandwiches (similar to the subway ones, but self-made and healthier) + biscuits or chocolate or crackers
4 pm (before gym): (two) muffins
6 pm (after gym): dinner, which was mostly meat, fish or pasta
After 6 pm: some snacks like fruit, crackers sometimes dessert, and occasionally a sandwich when I was hungry.

So I ate around 2,5 to 3k calories on a gym day, and yet I had some nice muscles and felt better than ever. I even looked and felt better than 'friends' who were on a diet by counting their calories. They did not lose weight, because they still ate processed foods and drinks (juices, coca cola, biscuits).

The trick here is eating the right things, and making sure they are fresh + working out. Sure I ate a lot, but I ate eggs, rice, salmon, chicken, vegetables, a lot of fruit,... And sure I ate biscuits, muffins and chocolate. But the biscuits were either self-made or high quality, the chocolate was also high quality. The muffins were bought from the baker, very fresh too. And most importantly? I only drank water, tea (the warm one), and ice tea once or twice a week.
That in addition to going to the gym 3x a week (around 5-6 hours/week), and I had the body I desired.

So I would say, follow those tips, and you will feel very well. If you can't go to the gym, try swimming or any other activities.
The results are not 'quick quick', because that is just very impossible. It will take you a few weeks or months of hard work, but once yo get there, you'll be very happy.

I sadly let myself go during quarantine, but I am resuming my routine now, and can't wait to look like I did one year ago. Good luck!
1
reply
NeilFromAus
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 month ago
#10
(Original post by Final Fantasy)
What about running outside or riding a bike instead of those other cardio stufAh bif?
Riding a bike is fine, in fact they actually recommend you warm up on leg day with riding a bike. It's good to get that stretch.

Running outside, especially on concrete pavements is a bad idea. Running on grass is somewhat fine for your joints, just make sure not to tear your ATFL due to unevenly-mown grass.

Disclaimer: not a medical professional - just going off my sister's advice (she's a physical therapist).
0
reply
Final Fantasy
Badges: 20
#11
Report 1 month ago
#11
(Original post by NeilFromAus)
Riding a bike is fine, in fact they actually recommend you warm up on leg day with riding a bike. It's good to get that stretch.

Running outside, especially on concrete pavements is a bad idea. Running on grass is somewhat fine for your joints, just make sure not to tear your ATFL due to unevenly-mown grass.

Disclaimer: not a medical professional - just going off my sister's advice (she's a physical therapist).
Thanks. For running on concrete then, can do this if wearing shoes to absorb the impact? Like Sketchers and other brands that do memory foam for running and walking. Unfortunately running on grass is too risky due to dog **** everywhere.
Last edited by Final Fantasy; 1 month ago
0
reply
NeilFromAus
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 month ago
#12
(Original post by Final Fantasy)
Thanks. For running on concrete then, can do this if wearing shoes to absorb the impact? Like Sketchers and other brands that do memory foam for running and walking. Unfortunately running on grass is too risky due to dog **** everywhere.
As far as I know, concrete is the worst surface to run on. Asphalt is probably better, though not by orders of magnitudes. Grass probably being the first, but as you said, dog 💩.

Maybe try riding a bike along a bike track? Or if there's an athletics centre, they have running tracks (a soft rubberised, artificial surface), those are pretty good too.
Last edited by NeilFromAus; 1 month ago
0
reply
Final Fantasy
Badges: 20
#13
Report 1 month ago
#13
(Original post by NeilFromAus)
As far as I know, concrete is the worst surface to run on. Asphalt is probably better, though not by orders of magnitudes. Grass probably being the first, but as you said, dog 💩.

Maybe try riding a bike along a bike track? Or if there's an athletics centre, they have running tracks (a soft rubberised, artificial surface), those are pretty good too.
I remember when I used to do boxing, our trainer would take us on these stairs (metal / concrete) in a public place and make us go up and down those steps for ages. Is this better than running? Is going up and down on stairs better for joints? I remember it was a lot harder on my legs vs running anyway, but really helped in the long run.

Don't have a bike currently but seriously considering buying one.
Last edited by Final Fantasy; 1 month ago
0
reply
JAckieee.chan
Badges: 21
#14
Report 1 month ago
#14
Fat burner will help. But they do have side effects as far as i have heard.
0
reply
Chicken.M.
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#15
Report 1 month ago
#15
barbell squats with perfect form. It works out your core so your mid section will look sexy af once the weight does come off.

Squats are also a whole body work out and burns more calories than most other weight training lifts.

Your diet is more important though. You need to find some healthy lower calorie foods that you enjoy eating so you can stick to it long term and replace whatever you eat at the moment that is causing you to be fat. You need to change your lifestyle and then stick with it forever.

I mainly eat brocoli, vegan nuggets and bananas to lose weight as I enjoy the taste. Don't feel the need to eat much else. Easy to keep track of the calories by eating mostly the same stuff everyday as well.
Last edited by Chicken.M.; 1 month ago
0
reply
NeilFromAus
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#16
Report 1 month ago
#16
(Original post by Final Fantasy)
I remember when I used to do boxing, our trainer would take us on these stairs (metal / concrete) in a public place and make us go up and down those steps for ages. Is this better than running? Is going up and down on stairs better for joints? I remember it was a lot harder on my legs vs running anyway, but really helped in the long run.Concrete is still horrible IMO, you can kiss your knees goodbye due if you do it over the long term. It's a gradual impingement, you won't notice it overnight.

Don't have a bike currently but seriously considering buying one.
Concrete is still horrible IMO, you can kiss your knees goodbye due if you do it over the long term. It's a gradual impingement, you won't notice it overnight.


Stairs are amazing, it builds your quads (biggest muscle in both males and females). I can't speak for the biomechanics of running on concrete stairs though because I'm not qualified.

What I do notice when I'm at my gym, is that it takes less effort to burn, say 100 calories on a stairmaster than on a treadmill. This is because you are using the quads. Using your biggest muscle will burn more calories, invariably so. Although, there are some edge cases like walking upwards (setting an incline level) on a treadmill (or simply walking uphill).
Last edited by NeilFromAus; 1 month ago
0
reply
Final Fantasy
Badges: 20
#17
Report 1 month ago
#17
(Original post by NeilFromAus)
Concrete is still horrible IMO, you can kiss your knees goodbye due if you do it over the long term. It's a gradual impingement, you won't notice it overnight.


Stairs are amazing, it builds your quads (biggest muscle in both males and females). I can't speak for the biomechanics of running on concrete stairs though because I'm not qualified.

What I do notice when I'm at my gym, is that it takes less effort to burn, say 100 calories on a stairmaster than on a treadmill. This is because you are using the quads. Using your biggest muscle will burn more calories, invariably so. Although, there are some edge cases like walking upwards (setting an incline level) on a treadmill (or simply walking uphill).
That's very interesting - I used to do a lot of squats at the gym many years ago and uphill on treadmill, and it was the only free weight exercise (the squats) where I continuously built strength every week and felt very healthy as well in the long run. I will check out stair exercises. I don't have a gym membership and I don't know what the coronavirus policy is that's why I was thinking of stuff to do outside.

Do you happen to know any tracking apps that will give reminders, stats, goals etc.? I got an Apple Watch if that makes any difference.

Thanks for your help.
0
reply
Final Fantasy
Badges: 20
#18
Report 1 month ago
#18
(Original post by JAckieee.chan)
Fat burner will help. But they do have side effects as far as i have heard.
What medication is that? What's the active ingredient?
Last edited by Final Fantasy; 1 month ago
0
reply
JAckieee.chan
Badges: 21
#19
Report 1 month ago
#19
(Original post by Final Fantasy)
What's medication is that? What's the active ingredient?
No idea. Many supplements brands makes it. Like muscletech, Myprotein etccc
0
reply
A Rolling Stone
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#20
Report 1 month ago
#20
(Original post by Lauododns)
I’m really insecure so please can people tell me the quickest (but not starving myself etc as that’s dangerous) way to loose belly fat? I’m a girl I don’t know if that’s important to know
*lose
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you tempted to change your firm university choice on A-level results day?

Yes, I'll try and go to a uni higher up the league tables (38)
28.36%
Yes, there is a uni that I prefer and I'll fit in better (12)
8.96%
No I am happy with my choice (74)
55.22%
I'm using Clearing when I have my exam results (10)
7.46%

Watched Threads

View All