How To Lose Stomach Fat
Stop doing those crunches!
Research has shown that spot reduction unfortunately isn’t a thing!
If you want to stop wasting your time and finally reveal those abs that you have been hiding, take a look at these key tips and make a real change today!
In order to torch that stomach fat you need to burn off those extra calories!
High intensity cardiovascular training such as HIIT style workouts have been shown to burn more calories than steady state cardio.
Focus on exercises that use the whole body and therefore use more calories to see those abs faster!
Incorporate weight training into your weekly schedule with at least two sessions per week.
Having more lean muscle will mean that you will be burning more calories all day, every day and as you shed that fat will reveal a sexy, toned body.
In addition to your weekly training schedule find ways that you enjoy moving!
You will find it so much easier to lead an active lifestyle and will burn unwanted calories without even trying.
Go for a walk to enjoy the sun, paddleboard at the beach, take your dog for a run, ride a bike with your kids or take a dance class!
Enjoy moving and your body will love it!
Reduce or Eliminate Processed Foods from your Diet
Processed foods such as chips, biscuits, soft drinks and fast foods are full of unnecessary calories that will keep your abs hidden!
Get processed foods out of your cupboards, donate them to charity and replace them with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and whole grains.
It won’t be hard to reach for the healthy option if that is all that is in your pantry!
Make it easy for yourself to nourish and fuel your body with foods that reduce inflammation and help you towards a flatter stomach.
Cut the Sugar
Numerous studies have shown that added sugar harms your metabolism and causes more fat to be stored around your midsection.
Added sugar is hidden in all sorts of things such as fruit juices, sauces and sports drinks.
Start reading the labels to become more aware of what you are putting into your body and instead grab some fresh fruit, start flavouring foods with spices and drinking water instead of soft drinks.
Eat Enough Protein
Did you know that digesting protein uses more energy than processing fat or carbs?
The amount of protein that you require depends on your goals but aiming for 1-1.5 grams per kilo of bodyweight will make you feel full for longer, increase your metabolism, help to maintain muscle mass and burn fat.
In today’s busy world sleep is often the first thing that we drop in order to cram everything we need to do into our full schedules.
It is however, one of the most important, if not the best thing that you can do for your physical and mental health.
Research has shown time and time again that people who get adequate sleep have lower body fat levels so make sure you get at least seven hours each night.
You will be more productive for it, feel better and won’t be reaching for calorie loaded, energy filled snacks to keep you going.
Stress causes the body to release cortisol which increases the amount of fat that your body tries to hold on to making it hard for you find that flat belly.
Schedule some time every day for you to do something that reduces your stress levels such as gentle walking, meditation, yoga or spending time with loved ones.
Exercise also places stress on the body so make sure that you take rest days to allow yourself to recharge and continue on the path to a slimmer stomach.