|Easy Tips To Reduce Belly Fat And Get A Lean Sexy Stomach!
How To Reduce Belly Fat?
I was recently approached by a coworker who has been working for a couple of
years to lose his “spare tire” with no success. I don’t blame him for being
frustrated because he has been avidly and tirelessly following all of the
traditional wisdom about ridding yourself of belly fat, but has had no real
success. The answer is a two pronged one, and both prongs will require your
utmost attention if you are going to win your fight over belly fat.
First, you must pay special attention to two very important factors: diet and
exercise. This, I’m sure, comes as no surprise; however, exactly what you need
to do regarding these is very specific.
Remove grain based carbohydrates from your diet. This is imperative. Replace
your morning cereal with a piece of fruit, and skip the roll with your dinner.
Even high fiber grains are best replaced with fiber rich fruits, nuts, and
Plan your meals to include lean proteins like chicken breasts and salmon
fillets, along with vegetables that are high in fiber. Snacks between meals can
include fruit and nuts. If this is just too strict for you, you can treat
yourself to one meal each week in which you stray from this regime, but any more
than that will sabotage your ability to meet your objectives. Realistically, you
cannot diminish your love handles by dining daily on burgers and milk shakes.
Your exercise routine, also, will probably need to be switched up. The
mistake most men make is to focus too heavily on cardio workouts and are
neglectful of weight training or interval training. You can lose weight with
diet and exercise, but if you do not build up muscle in the process, your belly
will still display that ugly ring around your middle.
Another mistake that is common among men who are striving to decrease belly
fat is the focus on their traditional abs workouts. Crunches, sit ups, twists,
and other similar exercise will really not give you any results at all, and you
are truly wasting your time every time you do them. Spend your time on overall
strength training, focusing on your deltoids and laterals, Pecs and traps. This
way, even as you are working to get rid of your belly fat, these muscles are
balancing your body and helping disguise the problem in the short run.
Your interval training should look something like
Start with a solid warm up. Then treat your body to 20 seconds of hard
exercise and 40 seconds of recovery. Repeat this about 8 times, and follow with
a cool down. Do this workout three times each week, being sure to include one
lower body exercise, one total abdominal exercise, one upper body pulling and
one upper body push, and one lower single leg exercise. It is important to build
muscle; otherwise, as you lose weight, your thinner form will only serve to
emphasize your belly fat.
While this exercise is very important, even vital, to your ability to rid
yourself of your “love handles,” your diet is even more important. Building
muscle without reducing fat will not give you the lean look you desire. Not only
will the right balance of fiber and lean proteins help you lose weight, but they
will also give your muscles the fuel they need to build.