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Old 06-26-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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The Belly Fat Curse

Looking for ways to get rid of belly fat, inner/outer thighs and rear end. Keep in mind I can't do any exercise for at least 4 more weeks due to surgery. Even though I welcome any and all input I can use after that.

Does CLA really work or is all hype?
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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I didn't see any change with cla except that I stopped losing weight, my clothes didn't change....

Sahm to 4 kiddos, wife to a lc hubby
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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I have been having this same problem. I started on the CLA and have lost two inches in my waist.
Do or don't do, there is no try-Yoda

Dieting is hard;being fat is hard; choose your hard.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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What's cla?
One LC Day at a time.
First LC 1964.
Restart 12/31/2013
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:11 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Chuck41 View Post
What's cla?
Conjugated Linoleic Acid, which is alleged to burn up to a pound of body fat per week.

My take on it, after reading what Mark Sisson has to say, is that there's a lot of different CLA's, and it is hard to find a supplement with the right ones in it, because some enhance fat loss (which is good) and some promote a rise in LDL/total cholesterol ratio, triglycerides, and insulin (which is bad and may negate the effects of the fat loss effect of supplement CLA, because of the metabolic whack-out.)

Sisson goes on to say that generous use of beef and dairy, particulary grass-fed, provides the right kind of CLA to promote healthy metabolism, and that the supplements may not, depending on the one you pick.

Just my 2 cents, and I don't take the stuff so other folks will know more than I do about it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:04 PM   #6
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I take CLA and have noticed a loss in the belly area but whether it's due to CLA or continuing to lose inches no one really knows in my opinion. But, I will continue to take it just in case
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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There are quite a few threads on CLA here on the forum. Here is one:



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Old 06-30-2013, 09:00 PM   #8
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Yeah, I wish my thread wasn't moved. It wasn't so much about CLA but ways to lose belly fat. Best exercises, foods, ect.... CLA was just thrown in because I heard about it.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:21 AM   #9
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There are other Threads regarding Belly Fat if you scroll down in the Lobby area.

2nd Long Term Goal 135 reached: 6/11/17
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