Many people spend most of their life on some kind of diet. Unfortunately, most people do not stick with a diet long enough to see the fruits of their labor. If you are constantly switching from one diet to another out of frustration, you may never be able to lose your belly fat and keep it off.
Too many people are a victim of this mentality and they think they are beyond hope, and just give up on dieting altogether. The real truth, however, is that it’s not as difficult to lose belly fat as you might have thought. One reason many people think it is so hard is because of the propaganda and misinformation that has been fed to us by people who want to sell us some new diet or new exercise program.
Remember that if a company is selling you a diet or exercise product, they are probably not going to want to lose you as a customer. Because of this, the products they sell you often have short term benefits and weight loss but ultimately you put the weight back on and keep yourself as their customer buying the next diet program or exercise routine.
The reality is that it is possible to lose belly fat and keep it off for good and you don’t need a fancy diet program or exercise guru to sell you some magic pill to do it. There are two main exercises you need to do to get rid of your belly fat effectively.
The first exercise is a fitness exercise program that will turn your body into a fat burning machine. The primary exercises you need to focus on are ones that strengthen your core muscles and your leg muscles. By focusing on these muscles, you will be building up lean muscle tissue in the largest muscles in your body. This will cause you to burn fat at a higher rate than you normally would and maintain that rate. Do not try to focus on your belly fat right away because your body will burn that fat last and you will get discouraged. Build up your leg and core muscles by doing squats and deadlifts. This gifts your body a chance to reduce fat all over your body, including your belly.
The second exercise is an exercise of willpower that will require you to think more intelligently about the foot you eat. There’s no way you will lose weight if you consume more calories than you burn. This doesn’t mean you have to eliminate all your favorite foods — just realize the impact that that slice of pizza is going to have and limit your quantity of food. Initially focus on reducing your intake. As you build muscle mass, your body will be screaming for more food and then you can gradually increase the quantity of food. Also, it doesn’t hurt to eat an apple or some broccoli from time to time either.
By doing these simple physical and mental exercises, you will be able to not only increase your metabolism and burn fat faster but you will begin to think about food differently and start to crave foods that help energize your body and mind. It does take time and practice but the end results are often well worth it.