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HEALTH: Getting rid of Belly Fat
Many people wage a war with their bellies..
Fighting to loose those stubborn pounds right across the mid-section.
ABC's Abbie Boudreau got some great tips from the experts to help win the battle against belly fat.
It's the battle of the bulge.
Stubborn belly fat - that just won't go away. No matter how hard you try!
HP: Too many people think working out the muscles on top of fat will make it disappear, but that's just not the case.
Celebrity Fitness Trainer - Harley Pasternak says maybe you're *countless crunches* are making the problem... *worse!*
AB: Crunches don't help with belly fat?? HP: Crunches do not help with belly fat!! AB: Why are we all doing crunches?!
HP: "I have no idea!"
Pasternak says try exercises that lengthen and strengthen your entire body-- like the superman pose -- and the pike plank
A simple side bend can help firm up your obliques, and the stiff leg dead lift helps you tone your legs and bottom - all while shrinking your waistline!
AB: You mean working out your *behind* can help your gut?!
Another secret - smart snacks! And cutting back on processed foods.
HP: Roasted chickpeas, Greek yogurt with berries. These are great healthy snacks they have protein and fiber and those are 2 components to a healthy snack.
But it's not just diet and exercise ABC News Nutrition and Wellness Editor Dave Zinczenko says reducing stress - and increasing your amount of sleep to
6 to 8 hours is critical for a flatter tummy.
Dave Z. A sleepy person is producing more of the hunger hormone Grenlin and that means an extra 120 calories per day which is 12 and half pounds over a year that you have to work off or learn to live with.
And while we still have to eat right and work-out to banish the bulge - at least we can forget about those dreaded crunches
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