By David Grisaffi
I am 1.57m, 53kgs, Asian, 45 years old, 2 kids both Caesarian (and I am
wondering if this has anything to do with my abdominal problem). My diet
is fairly healthy, but I am not that strict because I love food, both
healthy and sinful. I don’t binge and have a pretty good control over my
cravings. I stir fry and eat a lot of veggies, rice, meat, fish, an
enormous amount of fruit, not a lot of bread but when I do it’s whole
grain. Not a lot of junk food either because I hate greasy food – maybe
twice a year if at all.
My food consumption is well within my daily quota of 2,200 calories per
day, if not less. I hate breakfast, so I drink one serving of whey
protein, a cappuccino and one banana.
For my workouts, I run, use an elliptical trainer because of my knees.
Sometimes I run sprints to get some aggression out of my system. My
cardio ranges from 40 to 60 minutes, burning an average of 500 cals if I
can believe the digital output, and I do an average of 3 hours cardio
Then I do various strength training, mostly upper and mid body since I
do a lot of running. I alternate so that I spend about 1.5 hours in the
gym depending on the rest intervals. In conclusion, I think I h ave a
sufficient deficit of 1500 calories per week at least.
The big question is: Why on earth can’t I seem to lose that bit of roll
on my tummy or get my stomach looking flat? I am highly motivated. I
like what I am doing and often come home feeling better than when I
Should I resign myself to the fact that two caesarian childbirths make
it impossible to get a nice flat (not even thinking of ripped) abdomen
I read through your e-mail, and noticed quite a few potential issues
that might be contributing to your frustration with your abdominal area.
If you address these issues properly, you may be pleasantly surprised
with the change in your body fat level and especially the muscle
development in your waistline.
I thought that these were such important issues, that I am going to
answer question in detail for the benefit of all our readers.
Obviously, two C-sections does not help and can make things more
challenging. One question I have is how much time was there between
childbirths? If it was less than two years, the physical structures
which contributed to childbirth may not have been repaired completely
before they were asked to do it again…. Read More »