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How can abdominal obesity be treated?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017
Question: I am exercising 4-5 times a week since I was 22 year old, I cut down eating, fried food, sugar food except the fruits rice or bread on meal specially at dinner. I am taking probiotic supplement one a day but I kept gain weight specially on my stomach in the past 3 years. What should I do to losing the stomach fat?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Follow a high protein diet.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for query.


Abdominal obesity, also known as central obesity, is when excessive abdominal fat around the stomach and abdomen.
Some suggestions are-
Eat Plenty of Soluble Fiber-Soluble fiber absorbs water and forms a gel that helps slow down food as it passes through your digestive system.Studies show this type of fiber promotes weight loss by helping you feel full so you naturally eat less. It may also decrease the amount of calories your body absorbs from food .
Avoid Foods That Contain Trans Fats-A 6-year study found that monkeys who ate a high-trans-fat diet gained 33% more abdominal fat than monkeys that ate a diet high in monounsaturated fat.

Eat a High-Protein Diet.

Don't Eat a Lot of Sugary Foods-Eat complex carbohydrates (with low glycemic index) like oat,Barley wheat.
Avoid eating sugary fruits(with high glycemic index).
Do Cardio exercises 6 days a week.Tread mill should be done 30 minutes a day for at least 6 days a week.

Plank is a good exercise to loose centripetal obesity.
Try to do partial and reverse crunches(They specifically target abdominal fat).


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How can abdominal obesity be treated?

Brief Answer: Follow a high protein diet. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for query. Abdominal obesity, also known as central obesity, is when excessive abdominal fat around the stomach and abdomen. Some suggestions are- Eat Plenty of Soluble Fiber-Soluble fiber absorbs water and forms a gel that helps slow down food as it passes through your digestive system.Studies show this type of fiber promotes weight loss by helping you feel full so you naturally eat less. It may also decrease the amount of calories your body absorbs from food . Avoid Foods That Contain Trans Fats-A 6-year study found that monkeys who ate a high-trans-fat diet gained 33% more abdominal fat than monkeys that ate a diet high in monounsaturated fat. Eat a High-Protein Diet. Don't Eat a Lot of Sugary Foods-Eat complex carbohydrates (with low glycemic index) like oat,Barley wheat. Avoid eating sugary fruits(with high glycemic index). Do Cardio exercises 6 days a week.Tread mill should be done 30 minutes a day for at least 6 days a week. Plank is a good exercise to loose centripetal obesity. Try to do partial and reverse crunches(They specifically target abdominal fat). Thanks.