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I am 39 years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall and 240 lbs. I am having the hardest time losing the last 10-15 lbs. around my midsection.
I run and lift weights and eat healthy daily I have lost 40 lbs. over last 6 months, any suggestions? – Barry B.



To tackle that area you’ll need to address your workouts, eating, sleep and stress.

Read our article on getting a flat belly CLICK HERE.

In short, focus on:

  • Aerobic exercise plus core work.
  • Low fat & sodium, high fiber intake with no sweets or alcohol.
  • Sound 6-8 hours of sleep.
  • Effective stress management.

With some dedication and patience you can shed those last 10-15 pounds!

– Debbie J., MS, RD

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Debbie James is a registered dietitian. Any views or opinions presented in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions or recommendations of Fitness International, LLC.



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