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Just want rid of my buddha belly!!

Hi all, I'm 44 and struggling to shift belly fat. The rest of me is not so bad so I'm lucky. I go to the gym regularly and try to eat healthy most of the time.......however...I work shifts and love a glass of wine or two on a weekend! Trying to get into the right frame of mind to finally reach my goal. Any suggestions welcome :-)

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I gave up wine on Jan 1st this year. It was very hard for a couple of weeks, but I did notice my bloated stomach went down, now it's just fat, but definitely different in shape. I bet it would help if you can manage to cut it out.


Morning natstef

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Thank you :-)

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Hello natstef and welcome

I'm not sure anything you do will target the fat on your tummy, but overall good diet will help. I've lost quite a lot of weight, and see the most difference in my midriff, but it's still where I carry most of my excess fat 😕 But overall good diet and exercise will definitely help 😀


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