I'm 13 And Have Fat In My Stomach And Thigh Area Id Like To Tone That Up A Bit, What Can I Do?

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Asked by vballgrl09

I'm 13 And Have Fat In My Stomach And Thigh Area Id Like To Tone That Up A Bit, What Can I Do?

i workout a lot but can't seem to loose the access weight in my stomach and thigh area.

i eat healthy

what exercises can i do to help, but i have tried crunches and they don't help me.

Answer

Stomach fat can be really tough to get rid of - but it is doable. I'd make sure your diet is calorie conscious with really good attention to portion control - just "eating healthy " is a good start but it still requires awareness of total daily calories. A good day's outline -

2 servings (90 calories each) dairy products

3-4 fruit servings

4-5 vegetable servings (without high fat dressing) - a serving is a cup

6-8 ounces of protein (total)- includes eggs, fish, white meat, beans soy foods

3-4 (80 calorie servings each) of bread/cereal/rice/pasta/ -whole grain-high fiber choices

3 -4 (45 calories each) servings of healthy fat like olive oil-avocado - nuts or peanut butter

Then add in 45-60 minutes of vigorous exercise - jogging, hill walking, biking, etc. most days of the week. You can keep doing crunches but you need to burn off those stomach "fat deposits."

If it's really important to you, involve your parents and let them know that - they can really help by buying the right foods, cooking healthy and joining your exercise efforts or just supporting them.

Answered by Amy Hendel, P.A.