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i am a (fairly) athletic vegan training for a half-marathon. i run about 23 miles a week and speed walk another 20 or so and supplement with yoga. unfortunately, my lower belly isn't noticing. i've a layer of fat that is- er - persistent. i am also bloated a lot. i've read that this probably has to do with my diet, which is pretty good - no processed foods, super high in fiber (maybe that's why i'm bloated?), seasonal, low in carbs, no refined flours or refined sugar. the only things i can think to eliminate is my beloved dried fruit. i do eat a lot of it. i do also enjoy a glass of wine here and there. i'm guessing the sugars in these items aren't helping me. i probably need to drink more water than i do, too.<br><br><br><br>
do you have any other ideas on how to reduce this troublesome belly fat? any foods to avoid? foods to eat? what's worked for you?<br><br><br><br>
(i have reviewed previous posts regarding exercises targeting belly fat and those discussions don't need to be addressed again here. just looking for nutrition advice. thanks.)
 

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you cannot spot reduce, and that may be your body type.<br><br><br><br>
not to rehash, do you do any weight-lifting or abdominal training? you can strengthen the muscles there..
 

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I have some stomach fat that wont go away either, it bugs me.<br><br><br><br>
Stupid love handles. lol. Good luck!
 

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Do abdominal exersises-- and some "micro" muscle stuff. Running is great for cardio, and the legs-- you need to do some "core" training-- check out Pilates (the early stuff, not the stuff with the fancy machines). Dying cockroaches are killer.<br><br><br><br>
I believe "bloating" has to do with fermentation in your digestive tract. Are you eating a lot of sugar? Perhaps start reaserching that sort of idea.
 

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Pilates! Core work helped me firm up a bit. Yeah, there's still a little bulge, but pilates, yoga, and other core-centered exercise have at least made me stronger, if not decrease inches. Good luck!
 

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Dying cockroaches are killer.<br></div>
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What are those?!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 
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