By Jon Allo
When you are trying to lose belly fat it can feel like the most difficult thing to do. Even though it’s hard enough trying to burn off the other fat on your body, the last fat to go always seems to be that which covers our stomach muscles. Where do people go wrong when they are trying get in shape, be more healthy and lose belly fat?
1. Doing Crunches To Burn Belly Fat.
There are some great exercises to lose belly fat, but doing loads of crunches and sit-ups is not one of them. Crunches and sit ups work and tone your abdominal muscles, but you need to burn off the fat that covers those muscles first. That means you have to do fat burning exercises, like resistance and cardio training as well as control the amount of calories that you eat each day.
2. Eating Whatever You Want Because You Exercise Regularly.
Just because you are exercising regularly, it does not mean that you will automatically lose belly fat. You can exercise as hard as you want, but if those calories that you’ve burned are being replaced with with unhealthy foods, chemicals and extra fats, it is very unlikely that you will reach your fat loss goal.
3. Not Including Resistance Training In Your Workout.
If you want to lose belly fat, you need to include resistance training, or weightlifting, into your workout routine because muscles burn more calories, even while they are at rest. Resistance training helps to build strength, tone muscle and it will not turn you into a bulky bodybuilder. The big muscles of a body builder comes from a very particular, and very hard, exercise regimen, usually with muscle enhancing supplements added.
4. Only Doing Long Sessions Of Cardio Exercise.
It is not going help you get those stomach muscles muscles showing through if you only spend hours on the treadmill or stationery bike at a constant pace. You do need to include some cardiovascular exercises to increase your heart rate, condition your lungs, and burn fat but to get the highest results from your cardio exercises, use interval training. This is where you switch between high intensity exercise with low intensity recovery periods.
5. Not Changing Your Lifestyle.
You have to commit to changing your lifestyle to improve your nutrition and fitness. If you always feel that you are on a diet and doing exercise that you don’t like, it will be very difficult to shed that unwanted fat around your midsection. There are loads of healthy and nutritious foods out there that you probably have never tried and lots of different types of exercise that you will enjoy doing it you make the effort to try some out.
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