How a Girl Can Get Rid of Stomach Fat

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Soccer can help a girl get rid of stomach fat.

Childhood and adolescent obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. Because of societal changes, such as being more sedentary and the availability of fast food, girls often gain belly fat. Carrying abdominal fat can contribute to insulin resistance. A girl can get rid of stomach fat by changing diet and increasing exercise and general activity. Doing so will result in fat loss, including in the stomach area. Focus on health and not weight so as not to create issues with food and eating.

Instructions

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      Take your daughter to her regular doctor for a full physical prior to weight loss. The doctor can advise you on the best method to use. The doctor will take her health into account when setting goals for her. She may advise you to take your daughter to a nutritionist first.

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      Pay attention to hunger cues. Quit eating when you are full. One thing that can lead to excessive stomach fat is eating when bored or just out of habit. Eat slowly and stop as soon as you feel full. Wait 20 minutes after eating before getting second helpings or dessert.

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      Create an eating plan, with or without the help of a nutritionist. Allow her to have input on the plan, while following the guidelines. This will let her feel as though she has some input on the process. A healthy diet for a girl to get rid of stomach fat involves an increase in protein, fruit and vegetables, while reducing sugar and simple carbohydrates such as white bread.

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      Exercise for 60 minutes every day. It does not have to be done in one session. Shorter periods of activity throughout the day are another option. Brisk walking, jumping rope and walking are all excellent methods of activity. Sign up a girl for a group and sports activity such as a swim team or soccer team.

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      Make healthy diet and fitness a family affair. Get the entire family to make the same lifestyle changes. Engage in long family hikes. Research and cook healthy dinners as a family. Do fun activities such as bowling together.

Tips & Warnings

  • Stay hydrated by drinking at least 64 oz. of water per day.

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