how do you get rid of that small amount of belly fat
- 05-28-2009, 11:17 AM
how do you get rid of that small amount of belly fat
I'm 5'9", 160 lbs. I have a low body fat % Measured at 11. Here's my problem, my stomach is super flat and my abs are rock hard underneath but i have a stubborn little layer of belly fat to get rid of before they show.
Currently my diet looks like this.
7 A.M. - 1 Serving of Fiber One (gets all your fiber needs for the day) I drink a 8 oz glass of skim milk with it along with 4 egg whites. Total Calories is 244, 27 carbs, 32gprotein
9 A.M. - Serving of all natural peanut butter - 7 carbs, 7 protein, 16g fat, 190 calories. I also might do a small protein shake (1/2 a serving) or apple if im really hungry
11:30 - 6 Egg White Omalette - 96 calories, 24g protein.
I hit the gym up at this point to lift or do cardio
2:00 - Large Protein Shake with 8 Oz Skim Milk. Calories is 320, 12 carbs, 64 protein.
5 pm - about 10-12 OZ Grilled chicken - 425 calories roughly, 66g protein.
Head to the gym to lift or do cardio whichever i didnt do earlier.
8 P.M. - protein shake - 180 calories, 35g protein
i dont add salt to food, maybe a little ketchup or salsa, i also dont use sugar, drink nothing but water.
Im ripped everywhere else except my midsection. I was thinking about cutting out the peanut butter and maybe some of the milk.
Anyone have any ideas on what can work for me.
MY workout is pretty good, i do atleast 4 hours of cardio a week, some HIIT Training and i lift 6 days a week. Any help or advice would be great.
- 05-28-2009, 11:36 AM
How long have you been on this diet plan/workout routine? You are only taking in about 1500 calories based on what you wrote. I don't think you need to go any lower, possibly up them just a bit. Are you able to do your cardio first thing before breakfast/work?
- 05-28-2009, 11:39 AM
You're definitely far too hypocaloric.M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-28-2009, 01:15 PM
i would say i've been doing this for about 6 weeks, i have plenty of energy, i probably could get to the cardio in the A.M on an empty stomach, i have done that before.
it's just that small section, it's not even bad i mean i'm flat there and ripped everywhere else but just kinda annoys me considering the rest of the shape my body is in. i definately dont want to go any lower on calories.
05-28-2009, 01:28 PM
05-28-2009, 02:13 PM
i have this same problem also only my top abs show and a little belly fat on the bottom 4
currently cleaned up my diet and am trying to burn this fat off also
05-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Just a thought.. How often do you work abs? could it be that they aren't developed?
No assuming anything, just a ?
05-28-2009, 03:49 PM
Dude, I have the same problem too! it's like the fat just won't go away...the rest of my body is cut and you can see my abs but there's still fat around them as well...frustrating...plus I don't want to do a whole bunch of cardio cause I hear it will affect my muscle mass...definitly don't want to lose that...
05-28-2009, 04:00 PM
I had the same problem, my upper 4 abs had decent definition, and I thought my lower abs weren't showing simply because of being masked by fat. This was probably partially true, but I never really trained abs, maybe once a week. Now I train them every time I'm in the gym, for a total of about 15 minutes of my overall workout. Now I have the nice definition, not to mention increased stability for power moves.
05-28-2009, 04:47 PM
05-28-2009, 10:08 PM
amen, it's very unhealthy, it makes you lose your muscle and feel weak during your workouts, and will cause you to gain more body fat...you actually SPEED UP your metabolism by eating on a consistent bases, I eat every two hours...clean eating such as whole grains, chicken breasts with some salsa, tuna (out of the can, gross I know but just do it! it's a great source of protien and Omegas), hard boiled eggs (no adding salt), peanuts, fruit, low sodium v8 (I suck at eating my veggies so this makes up for it)...and lots of water and at least take a multi vitamin!
05-28-2009, 10:10 PM
amen, it's very unhealthy, it makes you lose your muscle and feel weak during your workouts, and will cause you to gain more body fat...you actually SPEED UP your metabolism by eating on a consistent bases, I eat every two hours...clean eating such as whole grains, chicken breasts with some salsa, tuna (out of the can, gross I know but just do it! it's a great source of protien and Omegas), hard boiled eggs (no adding salt), peanuts, veggies, fruit, low sodium v8 (I suck at eating my veggies so this makes up for it)...and lots of water and at least take a multi vitamin!
05-28-2009, 10:32 PM
eat more...it will push ur metabolism into overdrive, workout harder....post a pic so we can see what your talking about
05-29-2009, 10:18 AM
can you actually overwork abs... I have heard varying opinions os this. I have incorporated hanging leg raises into all my workout and hit abs pretty hard 3 days a week.
05-29-2009, 10:54 AM
Reset ur metabolism for 2 weeks then hop back on. Alpha Y or Y HCl can work well for that area as well maybe eviscarate?
05-29-2009, 02:52 PM
abs are like every muscle, they need rest to grow, and as Korben said, they can be over-trained
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