During the day to day running of this website I often visit forums to find new topics to cover for upcoming blog posts/articles. On health and weight loss based forums I continually come across the same problem…
Losing fat everywhere except stomach areas!
There’s no getting away from it – losing weight but still ending up with a bulky midsection is awfully discouraging. Why are you losing weight everywhere else when you only set out to shift that belly fat?
What makes matters worse is the amount of health publications on the internet reminding you that excess fat in this part of your body increases the risk of serious health problems…
- High cholesterol
- Risk of strokes
- Insulin resistance
- Various heart diseases
But I’m here to tell you that it’s not all doom and gloom – we can turn around your fortunes and get that stomach looking flat again!
Simple yet effective changes to your overall diet and the way you approach fitness will bring in unbelievable results…
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Yeah, the first port of call is ALWAYS going to be your caloric deficit ( they don’t call me The Calorie Ninja for nothing! ).
To shift stubborn stomach flab you are going to have to aim at putting your body in a caloric deficit. If you spend all day on the treadmill then go out at night for a Indian curry and 5 beers your weight is going to stay the same!
It’s simple maths really – If your calorie burn and intake are equal you are not going to see any movement in the stomach area PERIOD!
Alternatively, if you shovel in more calories than you burn through exercise you are going to put on weight – it’s a simple formula that most dieters tend to ignore ( why, I’ll never know! ).
So what does that leave us with? Well it leaves us with a pretty simple formula to follow – burn more calories than you consume and your stomach line will decrease!
Choice of Exercise
Unfortunately EVERY gym on the planet is a haven to misinformation – sometimes on purpose but most of the time through simple lack of knowledge!
If you pick the wrong type of exercise it really doesn’t matter how long you ‘stick at it’ – you are not going to see the results you were looking for.
My advice would be to ignore all the muscle boy’s advice about crunches – they are absolutely awesome at beefing up your abdominal muscles but they are useless at burning calories ( very slow! ).
You HAVE to target cardiovascular exercises to get that stomach flab moving. Running, swimming, cycling and even a form of intense dancing will do.
15 Minutes Won’t Cut it!
So you’ve picked your favorite cardio exercise and you start out on this brave new journey of exercise…but after 15 minutes you’re exhausted so it’s best to stop and save your energy for the next day right?
15 minutes will not cut it I’m afraid – you have to make sure you are sweating for long enough periods before you see results. Workout lengths and frequency are key here.
When I first started out running to lose some weight I ran about two miles a day before I hit the wall and gave up. Now two miles may sound a decent enough distance to you but you have to put things into perspective.
How many times can you run this two mile distance in a week? Twice? Maybe three times at a stretch?
That’s about six miles a week – not quite enough I’m afraid!
With high tempo cardio you have to be looking at getting over the 150 minutes per week mark. If you are doing lighter cardio ( for example walking ) you must be aiming at over 300 minutes weekly.
You Are What You Eat
And last but not least – what about your general diet? Do you feel you are eating all the right things?
After up-tempo cardio you are going to develop a wicked appetite – there’s nothing wrong with this, it’s perfectly natural.
To burn stomach fat successfully you need to back up your cardio by eating the right things when you get hungry. It’s all about making the correct choice when it comes to replacing the calories exercise burns.
High fat items need to be reduced as much as possible and replaced by fruit and vegetables – things you can binge on without ruining your calorie count.
Desserts should be a thing of the past and I would advise you cut back on the amount of alcohol you consume ( I know, I know, I like a drink or six myself! ).
Losing Fat Everywhere Except Stomach
So there’s no excuse really guys – the writing’s on the wall ( so to speak! ). Let’s be honest here – how many of you already knew about the points we covered here today?
Most of you right?
If you want to flatten that stomach you are going to have to follow ALL four of the subjects covered above. You’re not alone in this – even with all the distance running I do, I still need to look after my stomach area!
Make the change TODAY!