How can I lose weight on my waistline and stomach and keep the weight on my hips and butt?

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I am relatively thick. Decent size butt hips thighs very shapely. I want to make maintain my waistline and possibly make it smaller but when i lose weight I tend to lose it all over. How can I lose the weight on top and keep the weight below and possibly add more below with out my top half getting big as well?

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Answer 1:

Hi,

First of all, its a MYTH that you can lose weight in specific areas on your body. Fat comes off gradually from all over, and it’s different for each person.

That being said, losing weight fast and in a healthy way is not as hard as people think. In fact, it can be pretty easy. Just cutting soda and sugary drinks from your diet COMPLETELY is just one awesome way to lose weight fast easy and healthily. (I lost 10 pounds alone only with that one change) That along with the other tips I’m going to share below (all are very safe and healthy) and you will be on your way to easily losing the weight and keeping it off.

As cliche as it may sound you gotta eat your veggies. They are amazingly good for you, also raw nuts (almonds are best) fruits, and 100% whole grain breads instead of white flours (white flour is very bad for you, read up on it if you get the chance!) Try and stay away from fried foods and fast food as much as possible, and other empty calories and foods that provide you no nutrients, like ice cream/candy/cake etc. Common sense goes a long way with what foods to eat and how to be healthy, so use it :)

Building healthy eating habits and keeping the weight off in the long term is what you should really strive for. Also, make sure you don’t count calories, it can drive you CRAZY! Just eat GOOD calories, and when your satisfied, stop eating. Try to eat more meals a day and portion them smaller, it really is proven to speed up your metabolism and burn fat way faster. If you mix this in with the other things I’ve shared, you will be on your way to easily losing weight and keeping it off.

Just be persistent, set goals, make little changes and stick with them. You will get to where you want to be. You really have to want it, I did, and I’m at my goal weight now. Please check out my blog, I think you will enjoy the information.

Answer 2:

I am not a big fan of “losing weight”. I am more of a fan of taking care of your body and having weight loss maybe follow that. Remember that you look great no matter how much you weigh or what other people think.

Fitness is not just physical, it is also mental. If you are just focused on losing weight, your weight loss program will not work as well. If you focus on taking care of your body, being confident, and accepting the way your body is, you tend to do a lot better. Instead of thinking, “I’m doing this to lose weight”, think of it as, “I’m doing this to take care of my body”.

Losing weight quickly is not always the best idea because it is not good for you and is not very effective in the long run. Losing the weight quickly makes it harder to keep off in the future. It is best to lose weight at a slower rate so you can keep it off.

I have heard pills are bad. I know some people endorse them, but I suggest not using them and sticking to losing the weight on your own.

It depends on how much exercise you are doing now, but I would suggest doing cardio at least 3 times a week and no more than 5. I would suggest doing weights at least 2 times a week.

I am always told muscle weighs more than fat, so increase in muscle mass would not be a bad thing. You want to be doing cardio and weights for the best results. Muscle confusion is key because if you continually do the same workout (same weight, repetitions, speed, angle, etc.) day after day, week after week, your muscles adjust and get used to what you are doing. Make sure you don’t continually do the same workout.

I am not sure what your eating habits are, but, as you probably know, eating healthy is a big part. Eating healthy does not mean cutting out meals or eating less, it just means eating the correct foods. Do not skip breakfast, it is the most important meal and energizes you for the rest of the day. People often think eating healthy means just fruits and vegetables, but this also includes fats, protein, and dairy. Yes I said fats… your body needs fat. Try to limit your intake of trans and saturated fats and lean more toward unsaturated fats, but do not try to cut out fats because they are important. Try to stick more towards lean meats like chicken and turkey, and stay clear of beef,steak, burgers, etc. Remember you don’t have to completely restrict yourself though from everything. You don’t even have to change your eating habits. But if you do, it is good to treat yourself and enjoy some dessert or a nice burger every once in awhile!

Hope this is helpful. Take care of yourself. Good luck with everything! =)

 

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