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    Talking Belly fat in women.

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    I have always had belly fat. Even as a teenager. However as I got older the fat got bigger. I have been dieting and exercising for 5 months and although I have lost 20 pounds, there still is belly fat. I have heard the term wheat belly, but since I am Celiac and have been gluten free for 15 years, I can't go with that. I have been doing Primal at about 80 - 90% for about 2 weeks. What can I do to get rid of the fat? I'm hoping that other women who have been eating primal and perhaps started with this problem can help. Thank!

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    I don't know what to tell you other than, embrace it. I think women just have it. I had it when I was 100 pounds and 20. Of course, now, I have WAY more of it.
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    How do you get rid of cortisol? I'm pretty sure I have too much; I'm keyed up all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne PHX View Post
    Yes, this and higher than average testosterone levels in women.

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    How do you get rid of cortisol? I'm pretty sure I have too much; I'm keyed up all the time.
    You get rid of cortisol by getting rid of stress. It helps me to stay away from caffeine and get a lot of good quality sleep. I was also prone to anxiety and had to learn how to think correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne PHX View Post
    You get rid of cortisol by getting rid of stress. It helps me to stay away from caffeine and get a lot of good quality sleep. I was also prone to anxiety and had to learn how to think correctly.
    Don't forget that too much exercise or exercise that is too taxing can also be stress.

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    I'm pretty stress free and stay away from sugar. I guess what I want to know is if going Primal will help dissolve this fat. I may have had it a long while, but sorry I don't embrace it and I want it gone!

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    I've always carried my excess weight in my upper body, particularly the abdomen. Despite following the Zone plan for 10+ years, and then after that, paleo for 1+ years, I could never get rid of this excess abdominal fat.

    Then, back in February, I read Mark's article about intermittent fasting (IF), and a light bulb went off for me. I had been eating 3 meals per day, and sometimes even a couple of snacks, not because I was really hungry, but because I had bought into the CW that if you don't eat every few hours, your metabolism will slow down. I can say unequivocally that that claim is nonsense! From my very first skipped meal once I started IFing, I could feel my abdominal fat 'burning' and melting away. It's been ~8 months of regular IFing for me now, and my midsection is significantly decreased in size. I'm nowhere near where I want to ultimately be, but I'm getting there, and it's been a great pleasure to finally have some control over getting rid of this fat in a predictable and controlled way.

    Here are a few informative IF links from MDA:

    The Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting | Mark's Daily Apple

    How To: Intermittent Fasting | Mark's Daily Apple

    Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy? | Mark's Daily Apple
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    I am the same! i've had a bloated and fat tummy ever since i was a child. "its puppy fat" my parents always said...but it never went. now im considered 'underweight' by my doctor and still its there. I was tested for food allergies/intolerances but tests came back negative. I've given up all grains and IF sometime but its not shifting as fast as i'd like. I honestly look 5 months preganant. anyone have any advice? I'm 80% primal, drink heaps of water, exercise everyday, sleep ok, not great. only vices are coffee, tea and occasional chocolate

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