So you want to get rid of some belly fat?
And you can’t help but be on the lookout for that magical exercise that will give you flat abs once-and-for-all.
I’m sorry to burst your bubble of hope…
But all the ab crunches in the world won’t make a dent in your muffin top, as long as you continue with certain unhealthy lifestyle habits.
This isn’t a cutting edge discovery. In fact, by now it’s common knowledge that spot reduction is a myth.
And yet, time after time, I’m asked to reveal the exercise, or exercise machine, that gets rid of stomach fat.
There is no such magical exercise.
The magic is found in altering your diet and exercise routine to promote fat loss from your overall body, including – but not limited to – your midsection.
Here’s how to really get rid of that belly fat:
Flat Belly Tip #1: Cut Out Processed Foods
Consider processed foods as a direct route to belly fat.
I wouldn’t be surprised if future studies show that the over-processing, chemical additives and high fructose corn syrup that are pumped into processed food specifically adds fat around your belly.
If you want to lose pounds then stay away from sugars, sodas, chemically altered fats, processed, packaged, fried and preserved foods.
Flat Belly Tip #2: Eat Fresh, Whole Foods
Once you’ve cut the garbage out of your diet, fill in the void with fresh foods such as:
- Green veggies
- Fresh fruit- best are berries, apples, pears ( try to keep tropical fruits to a minimum due to high sugar)
- Lean, high quality meat
- Colorful veggies
While these foods may seem boring at first, stick with it long enough and you’ll grow to love the unadulterated flavor of real food.
Eating a diet filled with the foods listed above will give your body all the nutrients it needs to shed pounds and lean out.
Flat Belly Tip #3: A Consistent, Challenging Exercise Program
The absolute best way to fight the battle of the muffin top is with a consistent, challenging exercise program.
- Consistent: You should exercise 3-5 times each week.
- Challenging: If you want to see results then keep your body guessing with new exercises and varied intensity.
These three tips will help you to achieve that flatter stomach you have been looking for. If you feel like you are still needing more information on this topic then don’t hesitate to contact your personal trainer. They would be able to give you all of the information you need plus that little bit of motivation to help you on your way!