The midsection is one of the most difficult places in the body to lose fat. Most people spend months or even years trying to slim down this area and often find it incredibly difficult. It is possible but the reality is everyone’s body is different and not everybody is built to have washboard abs or a super flat stomach. Our body does not want to burn all the fat in the midsection because it wants to protect all the vital organs that are located there. So don’t over stress about belly fat. Simply focus on overall health and healthy weight loss and the midsection will follow the lead of the body. The 2 best ways to get rid of belly fat is to decrease you calorie intake and increase you calorie burn.
Decrease calorie intake
Now, simply decreasing calorie intake will not necessarily get rid of belly fat. Eating 3,000 calories of well balanced meals would be a far better choice than eating 1,000 calories of candy bars. Don’t worry as much about the caloric number, focus on the caloric value. What is your calorie giving you? Are you getting proteins, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, or healthy carbs? Avoid “empty” calories which are calories with no health benefit such as soda, candy bars, fried chips, desserts and most fast food. If you cut back on empty calories and add healthy calories (fruits, veggies, lean meats and multi grains) you should definitely see some changes in your body fat.
Increase in burning calories
The main way to get rid of any fat is to build muscle. Muscle burns fat faster and it weighs more. The stomach will begin to flatten as the fat burns and the abdominal muscles show through. However, simply working the core everyday will not yield the results wanted. Target workouts are great for strength building but not for overall fat burning. A balance of cardio and strength training is the best way to get lean. Total body workouts are the best choice to burn belly fat. Here is a quick total body workout that can be done anywhere.
Do as many rounds of the following workouts as possible in 15 minutes:
10 push ups
15 sit ups20 jump lunges (or stationary lunges