What topic invariably comes up when you’re talking about losing your belly fat with people who are on a diet and or fitness plan? *
Losing belly fat!
It seems that while the other fat is hard enough to burn off, the last fat to leave us is that which is covering our abdominal muscles. Your six pack abs may be hidden away under a slab of belly fat.
There are several issues at hand here, so over the coming lessons, we’ll dig into the factors involved in fat loss in general, but specifically how to lose belly fat. To begin with, we’ll look at common myths about fat loss.
Then we’ll move on to what exercises can help, what specific dietary advice will help reduce fat, touch on ab workouts and their effectiveness for belly fat loss and finally what minor lifestyle changes to make that will accelerate fat loss as you uncover six pack abs.***
To start off, let’s dispel some common misunderstandings about fat loss. Namely, spot fat burning. This means trying to burn fat in a particular trouble spot: the belly, the thighs, the butt – wherever you have excess fat. The body is a bit more complex than that.
It’s tempting to think that we can burn fat like we can harvest trees for firewood: take a little here and take a lot there. But it just doesn’t work that way. Doing sit ups and crunches will tighten and tone the abdominal muscles and strengthen your pelvic girdle. You may even lose several inches as a result of toning, but there’s still that stubborn layer of fat clinging to your belly.**
Your body uses fat differently than you might think. To top that off, it stores fat differently than you think, too. And then there’s the fact that there are different types of stored body fat, some of which are easier to lose than others.
When it comes to spot fat burning, there’s no way to physically do it. Despite all of the hype and outright lies in the diet and fitness industry, you can’t decide tojust lose belly fat. You have to treat it with an overall fitness plan with sound nutrition as well as consider reducing lifestyle habits that add to the mix.
We’ll talk more about each of these in the coming lessons. But just know that there are no magic pills or specific exercises, no exotic herbs that make your belly fat disappear without affecting the rest of your body.
We’ll talk about simple and effective dietary tips, how to save yourself the grief of wasted time and energy on useless exercises, whether there are any pills can help your fat loss efforts, and how you can target your belly fat through lifestyle changes.
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