I am 6ft and currently weighing 83Kgs. I keep fluctuating on this weight from 82 to 85 kgs. I was 95kgs and managed to loose 13kgs with running, gym and rollerblading and skating.

I also made some diet changes like eating within 1200 calories limit.

But there are times I go for a party have some beer or some junk food. I leverage this by going to my regular workout. This has helped me to maintain my weight.

What I want to know is how strict should one be to loose belly and hip fat. I know there is nothing like spot reduction. Is it that if a person wants to lose fat he should eat clean, for like 6 to 12 months or till his belly is flat, without eating any junk food for the period of time. Do I have to give up all the bad food? Or is it that belly fat takes it time to lose?

  • You can lose weight without working out at all, you just have to burn more calories than your body consumes daily. 1200 calories is far too low for any active person, even 2000 is much too low for anyone active. Your weight seems fine to me, why exactly are you trying to lose weight? Is it to make a weightclass? – Muntasir Alam Oct 1 '16 at 17:14
  • @Muntasir Alam I am trying to lose weight because I have belly fat and fat around my waist, I just want a toned body. That is why I think loosing weight will help me lose all that fat. When I was 23 or 25 year old I was 74 kgs and still I had this belly. This confuses me and I thing any bad food I take hits my belly, is this possible. – hirenhcm Oct 3 '16 at 6:19
  • My goal is to get a flat stomach and a stright waist line. Getting a 4 or a 6 pack will be my future target. Also I do weight training but I don't want to bulk. – hirenhcm Oct 3 '16 at 6:27
  • If I were you I would slowly gain weight, and then lose weight. You are relatively skinny for your weight. If you try cutting now you will look anorexic, if you currently still have belly fat and are that skinny. I highly reccomend for you to gain some weight slowly and consider losing weight later. – Muntasir Alam Oct 4 '16 at 1:41

To attain any goal, it requires effort, focus and dedication. First of all, you need to cut down anything that's putting in excess of calories into your body. Eating clean is the best thing to do, but every human has temptation for what they like, so once a while it's okay, but don't get overwhelmed by junk and always stick to a limit. They day you eat more, make a point to workout a bit more.

Also, eating healthy should be a habit to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Even after you attain your goal, you'd not like to spiral down again. So, try to cultivate the habit of healthy eating and healthy living. It's not an easy thing to do, but it fetches great returns on a long run.


As you may know, at your height, 83kg is not an unreasonable weight. However fat distribution is important. Gut or visceral fat is linked to higher levels of heart disease, and should be dealt with. It will be costly to discover if you have internal fat round your vital organs, so even though outwardly slim, some individuals still carry internal fat. What is usually classed as junk food is as a rule best avoided, and a good Mediterranean diet should be followed, it is enjoyable and healthy, stick to that and moderate the booze, you can't go wrong with that. Good luck!

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.