Topic: What is the best way to lose belly fat?
December 16, 2019 / By Marshall Question:
I once went on a low carb diet to help me lose weight. I did a lot but not all the belly fat went away. But what I lost was mostly muscle. lol Now theres about 10-15 pounds of belly fat id say just left over. But the rest of my body looks skinny. Just not my belly. lol
I think if I lost this it would be great. I'm not sure how to lose it though. I thought about just eating all natural which would be fruits and vegetables only with some nuts in between. haha that sounded funny by the way. anyways... is this a good way while including about 4 or 5 mile runs a day?
Jeshaiah | 1 day ago
Strengthen your abdominal muscles and lose body fat.
To build muscle, do sit-ups, crunches, leg lifts, jackknife sit-ups, V-ups, and planks. Make sure you train your oblique muscles- a lot of people forget those. You should also lift weights. The more muscle your body has, the more calories your body burns, even at rest. Many people are afraid of getting huge due to weight lifting, but the huge body-builders out there have been body-building for years to get that way. Since you want your abs to show, you should be eating fewer calories that you burn, and your body can't build a large amount of muscle without excess calories, so you shouldn't have to worry about this potential problem at all. If you just do cardiovascular exercises without lifting weights then you will be weak and it will take longer to lose that fat. So, to get rid of that fat quickly lift weights combined with cardiovascular exercises. Running, biking, swimming, stair climbing, jumping rope, tennis, volleyball, dancing, martial arts or any other activity that keeps you moving is a great way to burn fat. However, a cardiovascular workout should be performed for at least 20 to 30 minutes straight. Prior to this your body will simply run on its stored energy, which results in minimal fat loss. Cardiovascular training should always be done after your weight lifting workout. While lifting weights, you use stored, (carbohydrate) energy, thus, by performing cardiovascular exercises after weight training your body will have less stored energy to use and go straight into the fat storage for its energy use. Some think the best way to shed fat fast is to do cardiovascular exercises right when you wake up. The theory is that your body will search for energy to use, and when it finds nothing in your stomach, it will go directly to your fat reserves for energy. Others say that the first thing you should do in the morning is eat, to get your metabolism going earlier.
Every meal you eat should include lean protein. Cut down on the size of your portions. If you're hungry, snack on fruits or other low calorie snacks. Large dinners tend to hurt a fat loss process because most people aren't very active after dinner. This is the basis for advice along the lines of "don't eat anything within N hours before going to bed". The claim that your entire dinner is stored as fat isn't entirely true (the process is more complicated than that) but the fact you don't move after dinner is enough to hurt your cause. You can offset this by eating a larger lunch or snacking healthily before dinner. Fresh fruits or vegetables are excellent choices for curbing appetite not to mention other health benefits. A handful of nuts might do the same. Drink a large glass of water before sitting at the table.
Eat More Fiber. Most people don't get enough fiber. The recommended amount is actually not that much if you eat a healthy diet. "Fiber foods" include whole grains (white bread simply won't cut it) , fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds.
Motivation is key. If your motivation source is purely the result, you will not last very long. It's important to enjoy the exercise, the immediate and long term benefits and to incorporate enjoyable activities into your exercise routine. It may help to use a record-keeper or plan book for your exercise program. Exercise journals are fantastic for this purpose because as you enter daily information in the journal, you're putting together a complete record that can be referred back to in the future.
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A great way to lose belly fat is to not just run but focus on muscle confusion (optimal use of fat burning and muscle usuage for a minimal time). It's pretty effective.
I looked around and found this article that you can use on the topic. Hope it helps!
You cannot take all the belly fat away, but what you should start doing is working your abs a lot, and try drinking green tea since they say the majority of fat lost when drinking it is abdominal fat. Good luck, and hope this helps!
do your grocery shopping with a list and a time limit that way you re less likely to stray into the processed foods section