Getting rid of the abdominal fat is one of the most difficult tasks people face. There are numerous exercises, diets, and weight-loss products which promise quick and effective way of losing belly fat.
However, they are usually poorly effective and the results are far from desirable. Here you can find another, different approach that does not involve taking supplements, surgery, or situps.
Get rid of excess belly fat once and for all with these three steps:
1) Avoid Situps and Crunches
Crunches are definitely effective for building your abdominal muscles, but they cannot help you lose your belly fat. Actually, when done incorrectly they can lead to lower back pain and/or injury.
The only way you can lose fat from your belly is to lose fat from your entire body. Situps and crunches simply won’t do this for you, even though I’m sure you’ve heard otherwise.
What is important to understand is that there’s a big difference between strengthening your ab muscles and losing the layer of fat on top of them.
2) Build More Muscle
Your body burns more calories maintaining muscle than it does maintaining fat. This means that the more muscle you build, the more calories your body will naturally burn each day on its own. Which means building muscle does increase your metabolism.
Strength-training strategies help you build muscle mass, prevent muscle loss, and stimulate weight loss. You can achieve this with the inclined bench press, squat, and deadlift. They are what’s known as compound exercises because they activate and engage multiple muscles for the lift, which requires more energy and burns more calories.
3) Go Part-Time Vegetarian or Paleo
Both of these diets, when consisted of healthy whole foods, are optimal for losing belly fat. Also, you should avoid processed foods and eat more proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats.
It’s proven that eating more plants assists in weight loss, so give that a try at the very least.