When you are looking to crush every workout and want to get lean, there are a couple of things that you should be cognizant of. The body has fat cells that store fat and these fat stores are more pronounced in the belly. To burn fat and completely take these fat stores out commission completely, you will have to exercise strategically. Exercising your kegels is another great exercise to improve your sex life.
Stomach fat -if not addressed appropriately- will lead to a lot of health complications. Also getting rid of it is not as easy as doing a crunch or two hence the need for a strategic approach.
Below are some of the tactics that are suited to strategically attacking the fat cells problem.
- Exercise And Clean Dieting
When you are shoving that pizza down your gullet or drinking that soda, you are often oblivious to the fact that somewhere along the line it will end up in your gut. The end result of accumulation of years of dirty eating will have disastrous results.
So what do you do?
Eat right and exercise of course! Duh! Sounds clichéd? Start with easy to do exercises, and increase the intensity as you go along. Ensure proper form to avoid injuries.
Ensure that you get rid of processes sugars and all manner of junk food and substitute it with veggies, whole grains, fruits and low fat foods. Only by doing this will you address the love handles, but also the fat build up in the tissues and organs.
2. Getting down to the right weight
This means that you have to get to right Body Mass Index (BMI). Burning belly fat is an arduous affair but it has to be done. By losing it, you get your weight to the right level and thereby reducing the chances of you getting heart disease and cancer as well.
So what is the right BMI? For an adult, it is 19 to 25. So you should exercise.
3. Let go of all the stresses in your
When you are basket case of worry, you build cortisol, a stress hormone, in your blood. What this hormone does is to react with insulin thereby creating hidden body fat and also break down muscle as well. If you get stressed, chances are that you will overeat and gravitate more towards comfort foods like processed sugar and other junk foods.
Try doing some yoga exercises and asanas which will turn down the noise levels in your head and give your body a nice workout as well; a great counterbalance to stress.
You can also read a book or listen to your mp3 player. In essence, the goal is to turn down the volume and know how to deal with the stress areas of your life.
4. Quit alcohol and cigarettes
There is a strong correlation between smoking and drinking with cortisol levels; they lead to higher cortisol levels.
By eliminating those habits, you are assured of lower stress levels. And when stress levels decrease, you are will not accumulate that fat.
5. Get a trainer
When you tread the road of weight loss and fat burning on your own, to some degree you will lose motivation. By hiring a personal trainer, you not only get their expertise but you also get someone to motivate you when you feel like you can’t go on.
6. Sushi? Yes please
Japanese food is not only tasty but it can aid in fat loss as well.
Studies have shown that consumption of brown seaweed has led to shrinkage of belly fat in lab mice and overall weight loss as well.
Human trials are next.
7. Trans-fats? No please!!
Trans-fats are found in fast food and should be avoided because they lead to high cholesterol levels and visceral abdominal fat.
8. There are no magic fixes to getting rid of belly fat
Those machines that are constantly being advertised that they lead to fat loss, don’t buy them. Instead go for those gut wrenching, tough and classic exercises and save your money.