Nutrition & Dieting/Belly Fat

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Hi, Lawrence. I started a weight loss journey about March, 2011, my weight then being 323 pounds. At the moment, I'm 164 pounds, and feeling better than ever. My one real concern is that after losing about 150 pounds, my stomach is now looking like a deflated balloon. I mean, I want to lose a couple more pounds, but I just don't see being rid of looking fatter than I should in that area. Is there anything I can do to slim down in that specific area, or any way to change my diet to better suit my needs? Being only 19, it's a little disheartening to see my body like this still after what I've done. Thank you in advance!

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Hi Joseph

First I would like to congratulate you on the weight you have lost. Joseph there are many ways to reduce excess skin from loosing lots of weight.Your personal genetics and the amount of time that your skin was in that state also play a factor. Another thing that effects the amount of recuperation that your skin is possible of is your age. I read that your are nineteen so that fact is in your favor. Joseph at your age your skin will bounce back much more then a person in their thirties or forties. Here is a list of ways to increase your skin recuperative potential.

Hydration
Nutrition
Resistance exercise
Body fat reduction
Exfoliating
Tightening creams
Plastic surgery (last resort)

All of these will assist in getting that area back to where you want it. Remember it did not take one day or three months to get that way so allow yourself ample time for the non surgical  therapies to work before even considering surgery. Joseph thank you for writing and I hope that through the discussion we had here today I was able to help you . I wish you the best and remember give the alternatives a fair chance before considering surgery.

Larry

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Lawrence Sanchez CSN, CPFC, RI, PT, TBMI

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I am able to answer questions in regards to losing weight, proper nutrition and exercise while losing weight,diet modification, and preparing healthy nutritious food while dieting. I can also help people by explaining the importance of BMI, BMR,and body fat. I can help people with no meat types of diets and special diets. I can help those who need information about beginning a running regimen. One of my favorite subjects to answer questions about is organic life style and whole foods.

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I own Healthy Life Consultants, which is a company that helps people lose weight through diet modification and exercise. I also am the Founder and owner of the Tenchi Budo Martial Arts System and The Natural Healing Center.At the Natural Healing Center I help people through the use of Alternative Therapies and Medicines. For fun I compete regulary in running races mainly 5K'S and 10K'S. I spend much of my free time studying about anything when it comes to nutrition,alternative medicine,and exercise.

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F&AM /////////////////// F.O.P.(Fraternal Order of Police) ///////////// US Coast Guard Aux. //////////// International High Iq Society

Publications
http://www.Helium.com/ http://www.healthylifeconsultants.webs.com/ http://www.healingnaturally.webs.com/ http://www.tenchibudo.webs.com/

Education/Credentials
Certified Sports Nutritionist through (International Fitness Association) CI# 175491 /////// Certified Personal Fitness Chef ( National Endurance & Sports Trainers Association) ////////// Certified Master and Founder of the Tenchi Budo Martial Arts System /////////// EMT-B Certified //////////// Trinity College & University B.S.B.A. ///////// Certificate awarded in: Harvard Medical School- (Prescribing Exercise) Texas A&M University System (AgriLife Extension)- (Diet Quality & The School Aged Child), (Osteoporosis),(Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Pre Schoolers),(Controling Asthma Triggers in the Indoor Environment) and ( Little Tummies and Big Appetites-Nutrition and the Pre School Child). ////////// School of Public Health University of Albany - (Strong Bones For Life),(Microbiology),(Prison and Jail Health),and (Public Policy and Public Health) ///////// National Center For Complementary and Alternative Medicine- (Acupuncture:An Evidence Based Assessment),(Mind-Body Medicine),Herbs & Other Dietary Supplements),(Health and Spirituality),(Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Aging),(Intergrative Medicine),(Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture),(Studying the effects of Natural products)(Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies: Chiropractic and Spinal Manipulation) //////// Health and Nutirition ( United States Department of Justice BOP ) ////////// Basic Food Preparation (United States Department of Justice BOP ) ////////// Dietary Guidlines For Americans (United States Department of Agriculture) ////////// Effective Communication (Emergency Management Institute) /////////// Leadership & Influence(Emergency Management Institute) /////////// Nutritional Oncology ( National Training Institute) ////////// Sports Goes The Distance ( National Training Institute) ///////// LJ100 supplements ( National Training Institute) //////// Super Foods to the rescue (Natural Products Market Place) /////// O for Obesity (Natural Products Market Place)

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