For most people who are trying to lose weight, their biggest challenge is getting rid of that annoying belly fat. Even those of us who exercise regularly and eat healthy can face this same problem. The truth is, getting and maintaining a flat stomach, particularly if you are aiming for six pack abs, isn’t easy. However, there are a few quite simple things that you can add or change in your daily routine that can drastically change your results and help you lose that annoying belly fat permanently.
Let’s have a think about us as an animal species. We’ve been around for over 100,000 years. Sure we have changed a bit, but over all we are the same. Our anatomy and basic needs are the same. When it comes to diet, a good way to look at things is to think about what we were naturally designed to eat.
Naturally, we are hunter gatherers. Our ancient ancestors ate meat, fruits, vegetables and nuts. Basically anything that could be hunted or gathered from nature. They didn’t have food that came from factories.
This is one of the most important things that you can do to maintain not only a healthy weight, but also a healthy lifestyle. Just eat things that are natural. It’s that simple. We were meant to eat things like fresh meat and seafood, fruits, vegetables, nuts and eggs. The more natural it is, the better it is for you. It is the processing of food which has occurred in modern times that can really harm your health.
Full body workouts
It is easy to think that the way to get a flat stomach and six pack abs is to do lots of sit ups and crunches. You might even be one of those people who does 100 sit ups every day. That won’t get you a six pack, and it certainly won’t help you lose that belly fat.
The number one way to lose belly fat, and in fact any fat for that matter, is to burn as many calories as fast as you can. And the best way to burn fat is to work all of your body at once. Don’t just focus on the one area like sit ups do. Full body workouts are movements that work all of your body at the same time. Some examples of these are squat lifts, jumping jacks and burpees.
Quick workouts are better than long ones
A lot of people believe that the longer you workout, the better. For those people, that means hours walking on that boring treadmill or peddling away on an exercise bike. I personally don’t think that this is something to get excited about. Why would you want to work out for hours every day when you can burn the same amount of calories in a third of the time?
Instead of doing hours of boring cardio every day, take 15-20 minutes and just go flat out. Do fast, high intensity workouts. There are lots of options here. But for example, you could do 2 minute intervals of jumping jacks, lunges, squat lifts, burpees and sprints, and then finish off with some strength and ab exercises. You’ll find that this is much easier to stick to, and you will feel great afterwards, not bored and worn out. Plus you would have burnt the same amount of calories.
If you make these three easy changes to your daily routine, you are sure to lose that belly fat fast, and you’ll be on your way to getting that flat stomach that you’ve always wanted.