If you want to lose belly fat and get six pack abs, you probably already know that you need to change your eating habits and start eating a healthy diet.
Unfortunately many people do not know what a healthy diet is. Most of them fall for the big marketing ads for those low-carb, low-fat diets, but they are far from what is considered a healthy diet.
It is true that you can lose some weight on these diets but you will gain it back much faster than you lost it.
First, these diets prevent you from eating one of the 3 important macronutrients your body needs to function properly.
Second, when you go on a diet like this, you will lose some weight, but this weight is actually not fat, but lean muscle and water weight loss due to depletion of muscle glycogen stores, hence many people They think they lost weight, but they really didn’t.
Regardless, a healthy diet is the balance between healthy fats, enough carbohydrates, and the right amount of calories. You don’t want to reduce your calorie intake by more than 1,000 calories from your normal intake. For example, if your normal intake was 3,000 calories, you don’t want to go below 2,000 because your body will think you’re starving, thus slowing your metabolic rate and causing you to store fat for energy.
In addition to a healthy diet, having the right training plan is a must to lose belly fat. Before I explain the proper workouts, I want you to know a little about fat storage and fat loss. Our bodies have certain hormone receptors that make us lose fat and make us store fat.
Men have many of the fat storage receptors around the stomach and women around the thighs and hips. Therefore, the body will store fat first in these parts before storing it in other parts of our body, and these parts of your body are also the last parts where you will lose it.
Now the key is to increase fat burning hormones and resting metabolic rate with proper diet and also proper exercise. Many people think that to lose belly fat they have to do a lot of crunches, some people tend to do hundreds of crunches every day and after a month they wonder why they haven’t lost any fat.
But it doesn’t work this way. The only way to increase your RMR and fat burning hormones is through full body exercises and the best exercises for this are weight lifting.
These exercises will make you lose weight very quickly and effectively. And the more muscle you build with them, the higher your RMR and the more calories you’ll burn.
Keep in mind that you don’t want to lose weight, you want to lose fat. If you do weight lifting you will lose a lot of fat but you will also gain muscle and since muscle is heavier than fat you won’t see that you lost a lot of weight but you did lose fat.
When you’ve lost your belly fat, it’s time to make them rock hard with targeted abs exercises. Try to get enough resistance in your abdomen to get better and faster results. And take plenty of rest days between exercises because that’s when your abs will grow.