Weight & Fat Loss | Below bellybutton ponch help

hey, i'm 15, 5'4",and 124 pounds.I do cardio 3-5 days a week, have a good muscle workout program (jump rope, pilates etc.). Everything feels in good shape except the ponch right under my belly button.Is there ANY WAY that i can take off that fat under my belly button? the pilates and everything just give me abs but nothing i do takes off the fat under the belly button!HELP! also...all the cardio and everything i do gives me defined thighs but they're HUGE. Is there any way that i can trim them down or is that just telling me that big thighs are in my genes? I'm losing weight and everything but nothing happens to the ponch of fat under my bellybutton and the fat on my thighs (especially between hamstrings and the gleuteus maximus). help?


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12/28/2009 6:37:11 PM
When you lose FAT, Know that you will body fat all over the body, it comes from all over your body. You cannot target fat loss to a specific area of your body. You can however target tone muscle. That's where ab and core exercises come in. There are all kinds ab exercises online However, more importantly than doing lots of workouts, its to have a balanced diet. some of the fat burning foods includes colorful vegetables, fruits , lean meats and whole grains. Drink lots of water.


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1/5/2009 4:14:56 PM
I think there are a lot of great points here. I would just like to add that you are very young, and with that BMI you must be rather small, so don't be unhappy with your body! Strong legs are an asset ;). I think if you're that active and they are very toned, you might be destined for sturdy legs, I also have defined bigger thighs. It's possible to reduce caloric intake and increase low-resistence cardio, while cutting back on weights, but I wouldn't do it. You'd just have slightly smaller legs that are not nearly as strong.
To cut fat, try - instead of going on a machine at the same pace for a long time - interval training. It will cut your gym time and it's much more efficient at burning calories and thus fat. So warm up, go at a pace that you can talk at for about two minutes, sprint at about 90% for 30 secs, and repeat for approx 20-30 minutes. You can also do what some call Strategic Fat Burning which involves doing less intense cardio (in your fat-burning heart rate zone that most machines can estimate for you) at least 3 hours after eating, so first thing in the morning is good. Go for at least 45 minutes.

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12/13/2008 9:24:36 AM
Its easy.

All you have to do i lie on the floor or on a mat on your back.

Then put your hands behind your head.

Make your legs straight.

From then with one leg (with your hands always behind your head) bend your leg
up to around your belly button.

Then just straighten your leg back out but dont let it toucch the floor.
Make sure its only a few inches above the floor.

Then repeat with each leg 10 times.

(: THEN just repeat 20 times a night in week you see MASSIVE DIFERENCE

3 Posts
5/17/2008 10:01:41 AM
There have studies that show that increased cortisol levels will cause abdominal obesity (ie below the belly ponch). Increased cortisol levels arise from increased stress levels and alcohol consumption. So go relax, meditate or something and put down the beer.

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4/28/2008 11:13:01 AM
Re-Female below bellybutton ponch-The famous BBBP! As a master trainer here in the UK/Canada for several years, I hear your concern all the time. It's diet dear, that's it. Please don't let any doctor,know it all male trainer/man or other friends tell you you can't get rid of it. It is very possible& easy. Here are some good recommendations to start along with- loss the simple carbs-fruit-turns to sugar too fast&excess calories, consume only low-fat/no-fat dairy products, increase your low-fat protein intake, as abs heal very quickly- it is possible to work core/abs 3x/week with weight as it is like any other muscle. Do solid core/safe ab weighted exercises- I.e while seated on ball, roman chair knee-ups, hanging leg raises, etc..don't waste your time or energy on regular sit-ups, twists, etc..they don't work to build ab muscle. If consistent, you will build a strong ab core/lower back- this is where the term 6-pack comes in for men&women!That lower ab fat is tricky, with smart exercises and good cardio work- I.E- 3-5days/week/a good 45 mins to get sweating&burning that fat..HIIT training also works miracles!!..I've used it for years&maintain 15%bodyfat, a 6pack&nil BBBP.I also implement into all of my clients' programs. Good luck!..Better to get it off&keep it the years pass, it will just get worse&more difficult to lose. Cheers, Monique

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1/27/2008 6:48:33 PM
im 14 and i have been bolimic/anorexic for 2 months now. i lost 20 pounds and now have an everage bmi. i feel great about being 130 pounds and i am still losing weight. but the thing is, i have the same problem. the best thing to do is cardio for me and i just look up all the info on the internet that i can

3/12/2005 3:03:12 PM
My former roomate was about your height and weight, though she was 27. She is as fit and sleek as a gitl can get, but she has a lil pooch of tummy fat. She actually went to a nutritionist and doctor to see what she could do about it. both said that it was because of her height and how her body distribted fat. He said that there was no way to rid herself of it, dues to her shortened torso (she had legs about as long as mine and I'm 5'10") So in the end she was ok, if disgruntled with the inability to change, and she's just as gorgeous as supermodels with 7 inches on her.

The tummy pudge aint that bad hon. Sure. ya don't get the whole KILLER abb's thing, buty a do have a reserve to keep ya from fainiting when ya diet hard.

3/2/2005 10:39:06 PM
that's pathetic. girls your age should be thinking about barbie dolls, not how you look. it is normal for girls to have that low stomach fat. it's so THEY CAN HAVE BABIES! i can't believe people replied to this post giving her suggestions. you people make me sick.

2/26/2005 5:37:01 PM
Hey hun, I'm 15 and 5'5 and 108 pounds. I am anorexic and ya know what, I can't even get rid of it. I am so freakin' pissed about it too! And yes, I want it gone now too!!!!
I"ve read that doing 20 slow, and then 300 fast crunches can get rid of it. Also, stay away from glycemic carbs. Keep the complex carbs! If you lay on the floor, do siccor kicks, and also raise your feet 6 inches off the floor to do the siccor kicks. Keep your tummy tight. It MUST burn, and keep going!!! It will also help with the fatty thighs. I also reccomend stairs for theighs.

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3/9/2004 6:40:46 PM
I am telling you now, please try to do something about it....... I am 20 and had a tummy ponch when I was 11 and I had weight problems up and down, I was bulemic/anorexic and now well.... start eating right, exercise because you don't want to be stuck with it at 18 believe me ..... but don't be hard on yourself either we are beutiful no matter what shape or size just make sure you are physically fit and healthy!!

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2/20/2004 5:01:57 AM
What's your diet like? You can do cardio until your blue in the face, if the diet isn't 'on point', your not going to loose your 'ponch' or trim down the other areas you mentioned.

2/17/2004 5:21:15 PM
hahah okay, I guess I can take that for an answer even though it looks really really weird. thanks.

2/17/2004 3:57:05 PM
YOU'RE 15!!!! I'm 21 and I know what it's like to be unhappy with your appearance, but trust me as you go through puberty the ponch will go away. I was 5'11" and 145 pounds when I was your age. I've always had big thighs and even though there is muscle there, right below my bum and above my thigh there's been fat that doesn't go away. Even as I lost unhealthy amounts of weight, the fat stayed there. Just ignore it is the best advice I can give you. You never know, you're still growing and it may go away. Trust me, you don't want to spend high school obsessing about a small imperfection.

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