How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Fast
Belly fat has become problematic for many people because it is so easy for the body to store extra fat in the belly.
This has also meant that very many strategies have been developed to help people to get rid of belly fat.
There are those advocating for 100 daily sit-ups, cutting calories drastically or doing excess cardio.
Some of these methods don’t work for everybody. If you have been unable to lose belly fat, then you are probably following the wrong approach.
This is how to get rid of belly fat and fast at that:
1. No more crunches
Crunches are just exercises to build your stomach muscles. Unfortunately, this doesn’t burn the belly fat around your abs. Besides this, crunches can also cause you some lower back pain, slouching shoulders and a forward head posture.
2. Build on your strength
Why is strength training important?
One, it helps you build your muscle mass.
Two, it prevents you from losing muscle.
Lastly, it helps you lose fat. One of the effective exercises to build on your strength is the squat and deadlift. With these exercises, you don’t have to hurt your back or stress your body with heavy weights.
Squats and deadlifts may not burn your belly fat directly but they strengthen your abs and lower your waist size.
3. Healthy eating
What you eat is more important than the exercises you do. You can train all you want but if you eat junk food all day, there is no chance of losing belly fat.
You should not be eating processed food but rather whole and unprocessed foods. Get some proteins, veggies, fruits, healthy fats and carbs for your diet. You can eat junk but you should not overdo it.
4. Cut down on your alcohol consumption
The beverages you have are as important as what you eat. The occasional alcoholic drink is okay but too much of it will pull you back in your journey to lose belly fat.
5. Cut down on your carbs
Carbs are necessary for energy. However, people an excess of carbs they actually need. As a result, the extra carbs are stored as fat and most often than not as belly fat.
6. Eat few bigger meals
One of the gross mistakes that you can make if you want to lose belly fat is to starve yourself.
You will be denying your body energy and cause your body to burn muscle for energy and not fat. Eating fewer bigger meals uses more of the sympathetic nervous system, resulting in boosting testosterone and more fat loss.
I teach this in my course, Ripped Abs Over 40.
7. Eat more protein
Proteins are your best friends when it comes to losing belly fat. This is because the body uses more energy when processing proteins than carbs or fat.
Higher protein diets are great for losing belly fat. In addition, proteins keep you more satiated for longer and curbs your cravings.
These seven things can really help you lose belly fat fast. If you’ve tried doing 100 sit-ups and it is not working for you, then try these proven approaches.
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