Think It’s Hard To Lose Belly Fat? Think Again!
Weight loss is one of those things that most people in modern society are interested in – as the majority of people in modern society would admit that they are not especially happy with their weight; even more than “weight loss,” however, most people are interested in looking the way they want to look – and when it comes to “looking the way they want to look,” this often entails figuring out a way to get rid of that unsightly belly fat that has seemed to stick around no matter what they do.
Of course, if “conventional wisdom” is what you choose to follow, the first thing you are probably going to try to do in order to lose belly fat is start eating lots of fat free foods and start doing a bunch of crunches and sit-ups; if you have ever tried this before, however, you have probably discovered that this does not completely work for you , and you may even have wondered whether you have the ability to lose that belly fat – but what you probably failed to realize is that you were taking the wrong approach altogether! On the one hand, doing crunches and sit-ups will certainly make your abdominal muscles stronger, and may even give you that six pack that so many people try to get, but crunches and sit-ups will not get rid of belly fat, which means no one will see these great abs, as they will be buried under fat; rather than spending so much time on the floor “working out your abs,” it will be much more beneficial for you to simply keep yourself active – going for walks, going for bike rides, jogging, swimming, incorporating resistance training especially compound exercises such as squats, deadlift, clean and jerk, and also doing other things you enjoy that will get you outside and get your body moving.
Another thing to be aware of is the fact that “eating lots of fat free foods,” or even “eating less,” really is not going to help you burn belly fat any better than doing nothing at all; the main thing you need to understand is the foods that contribute to weight gain, and the foods that contribute to fat burning, as an understanding of exactly what these foods are will enable you to incorporate the right type of eating into your diet – eating that will cause you naturally and effortlessly lose weight!
You may have reached a point where you thought it was not even possible for you to lose that weight you have been trying to lose, and to look the way you want to look – but this is not correct at all; you absolutely have the ability to get that figure you want to have, and once you take the time to learn more about the things you can do to make that happen, the more likely you will be to reach your goals.
The key to weight loss and a healthy life style is to make exercise automatic. Don’t engage in a lifestyle that does not incorporate regular activity, a.k.a exercise, several times a week. Exercise does not have to mean exercise that you would perform traditionally. Not like the exercise you dress up for by putting on your exercise gear and heading out to your local gym; even that would not hurt; but regular exercise can be anything that includes activity that elevates one’s heart rate for a sustainable amount of time such as 30 minutes several times a week. It’s choosing to live an active lifestyle and eating responsibly long term that will give you the results you so desire. You will not get in shape overnight, just like your weight gain did not take place overnight, it’s a compounding effect of doing the wrong or right things that leads to you being in or out of shape or being the ideal weight or not being the ideal weight.
Take it one day at a time and you will gradually work down to or up to the desired body weight you seek with regular diet and exercise. It is really that simple. Have a goal of what you seek for your health and appearance in your mind and plot the exercises you want to use to get to your ideal health goal. You can do it, anyone can get the body they seek with a good plan, diet and taking action!
Resistance training is often overlooked when it comes to weight loss and acquiring a lean body, include resistance training it will always speed up the process tremendously leading up to you getting a firm body. Do not focus on how hard it is to perform resistance training, especially compound exercises that most people shy away from; but like my old physical trainer use to tell me think about how good your body will feel once the exercises you doing are finally finished and I have fully recovered. And I must say it’s a really good feeling to pound your body hard with resistance training and then you recover a few days later. The best feeling in the world, very addictive in a good way.