I read lot of questions on reducing belly fat in this forum. I am also suffering from large fat around my abdomen. i have started exercise (weight training + cardio) and leading with healthy food habits as indicated in these questions.

How much time should i expect in reduction of substantial fat as i don't want to look at mirror everyday :) ?

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    it depends... if you could control your diet and train consistently you will be able to see a result in a month or less... But some people who train alot but would not control their diet will take much more longer time to reduce substantial fats.
    – Jie Liang
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 7:31
  • You're right @JieLiang, a very important issue is dieting!!
    – Tassisto
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 10:00
  • as others said, it depends. I lost a lot of belly fat by using bicycle for my commute for a year as I turned into a student. The effect of biking is great and is fun too :) Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 5:59

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I also had the same problem, the best way to lose fat is by performing intensive exercises. I prepared myself mentally to change:

  1. The bad habits
  2. No more fast-food, hamburgers etc...
  3. Lifestyle/clubbing,
  4. Sleep soon, wake up soon!

AFTER 3 months I saw some changes, but this depends on how much fat you have on your belly, how intensive you train, and how motivated you are.

I will sum up some sports which could help you to achieve this very fast.

  • Muay Thai;
  • Mixed Martial Arts;
  • Running;


Try to do a lot of sit-ups exercises, this helps a lot. And jogging in the nature, just by yourself with some nice beats on your iPod.

Hope this will help.

  • martial arts? it will help but i dont think that is a good way. jogging, sit up, leg lift will be much better to reduce the belly fats then taking up in martial arts course.
    – Jie Liang
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 9:21
  • Yes, Martial Arts for grappling and other techniques you need to develop your abs. I lost a lot of belly fat by joining my local MMA club.
    – Tassisto
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 9:25
  • MMA will help but i dont think that is the answer he is looking for. Is better to describe to him the exercise that will help him with his belly fats.
    – Jie Liang
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 9:28
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    This website is created so we could help each other by giving tips on training. Not asking him to go look for a trainer instead. If you look through the older post. You can see all the post giving guide or tips on how to train. None have ask ppl to look for trainer or join MMA. I am not saying MMA is bad.
    – Jie Liang
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 9:35
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    Is this some sort of joke? Doing situps to reduce bellyfat? As in spot-reduction?
    – Alec
    Commented Apr 15, 2015 at 7:10

In my experience loosing fat quickly at the expense of muscle mass is doable but is an extremely bad idea. Better aim for a moderate speed of 1% minimum and 2% maximum of your body mass per month of fat made. That way you keep your muscle mass and you wont bounce back that easily.


It depends on your dedication and the time spent on doing some exercises. i was weighing almost 94kgs in 2013, i started exercising at a gym near my home i used to walk to and fro and work out for 60mins before breakfast. and sticked to meal plan or diet with no alcohol and meat. i am now 78 kgs. it almost took 6 months to be at 80.

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