How To Reduce Your Belly Fat in 4 Steps

This is always a hot topic.

The summer is fast approaching and you beach holiday is getting closer by the day. Now is the time to blast your core and abs to look trim and toned for the beach.

So how, in 4 steps, can we reduce our belly fat?

1. Exercise for fat loss

Unfortunately, you can’t exercise to lose fat solely on your mid-section, your body doesn’t work like that. More bad news… For most people, your belly is the first place that fat is stored, and the last place where it leaves.

So you need to exercise for fat loss.

Normal cardio training is good. Interval training is better. Interval training is basically bursts of activity followed by slow periods of activity. So, for example, if you were on a treadmill in a gym you would sprint for 45 seconds, then jog slowly for 45 seconds, then sprint for 45 seconds, and so on.

Interval training is a lot more effective for fat loss, takes less time than normal cardio, and keeps your metabolism high for the rest of the day.

2. Reduce your calories

You need to be in a calorie deficit each day in order to lose weight. Calculate your BMR (basal metabolic rate), and attempt to keep your daily intake of calories as close to this figure as possible.

And remember – you should be eating complex carbohydrates, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Get rid of all of the excess sugars, fried foods and other junk foods. You are not going to get a toned mid-section if you are drinking Coke and eating Hershey bars.

3. Perform exercises which focus on your core.

Please, please, please DON’T do sit ups or crunches. THEY ARE A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.

Instead, perform exercises such as the plank, V-Sits, the stomach vacuum, and leg raises. These exercises will work your entire abdominal area and will tone and sculpt all of your mid-section.

4. Stay consistent

So you are now exercising for fat loss, eating correctly and performing targeted resistance movements. You are doing well. Now, keep it up.

You are not going to see results overnight. So stay consistent You WILL start to see improvements, but just not immediately. Stick to your exercise routine and maintain a calorie deficit each day. You will slowly get there.

If it helps, get a workout planner and plan each weeks exercise routines. Keep a food diary and note down everything you eat each day. This may take an additional amount of effort, but you will then know you are on track 🙂

And there we have it, 4 steps to reducing your belly fat.

Now, put this advice to use and get exercising 🙂

Written by Jason Squires, Certified Personal Trainer and owner of an online Personal Training service, you can visit Jason’s website here – www.squiresfitness.com.

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