Belly Fat Danger
In the last lesson, we talked about some hard and fast rules for losing belly fat and keeping it off. In this lesson, we are going to talk more about the healthy approach to losing belly fat.*
A firm, flat stomach is the ultimate symbol of sex appeal. Nevertheless, researchers have also found that losing belly fat is one of the most important things you can take to stay healthy for life.
While you probably realize that excess fat is unhealthy, you should also know that where the fat is distributed is key to health. People who are fattest in the abdomen (the so-called “apple shaped body”) have a greater risk of heart disease and diabetes than those with pear shapes (fattest in the hips, buttocks, and thighs).
You won’t be surprised to learn that the best way to lose abdominal fat is to eat right and exercise regularly. There is a growing body of evidence showing that the quickest way to burn off the fat from your belly is with a mix of weight-training and aerobic exercise.
Looking at a Case Study
One study, published in the November 2013 Journal of American Physiology, tracked 30 obese women for six months. The women were assigned to either a control group, an aerobic exercise group, or a combined exercise group. The aerobic exercise group did a full hour of cardio exercise for six days a week. The combined exercise group did weight training on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and aerobic exercise on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
At the end of the six-month period, the women in the aerobic group had lost 23.1 cm of abdominal subcutaneous fat while the combined group lost 61.8 cm, nearly three times as much. The combined group also did better on the abdominal visceral fat measure with 93 cm lost compared to 82 for the aerobic only group. There was no change in the control group.
Lowering Body Fat = Lowering Belly Fat
Losing belly fat starts with developing a combined exercise plan that is strenuous enough to burn calories. 30 minutes a few times a week won’t cut it. You need a full body training program combining cardiovascular and resistance exercises. You don’t need to do hundreds of crunches, sit-ups or any of the complicated routines being touted by the “six-pack abs” hype machine. The key to losing belly fat is to burn more calories than you eat. Those fancy exercises don’t burn the kind of calories you need in order to be really successful.
Getting killer abs has a lot less to do with training and everything to do with lowering your total body fat. The next step is to eat the right foods. There is a lot of conflicting information on nutrition. From the Atkins “eat no carbs” people to those who avoid all fats, there are radicals on every side.
Protein and Muscle Mass
It’s also important to take in enough protein to maintain muscle mass. At least 20 to 30 percent of your diet should come from fats. Then, you balance your carbs around the other two factors depending on whether you want to lose weight or not. Bottom line; if you are trying to lose belly fat, you do want to lose weight. You must take in fewer calories than you burn.
This is the end of the Belly Fat-Free Training Course, BUT your journey to getting those sexy 6 pack abs has just begun! Be sure to keep checking your email as I’ll have a ton of good stuff for you in the future to make losing weight faster, easier, and sustainable. I want you to be able to look and feel your best for years and decades to come!
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This website does not promise any specific results, as each individual responds differently to training. The author of this article is not a medical professional. We have volunteers in our organization from different aspects of health, nutrition, and fitness. Not just modern medicine doctors and physicians, but yoga teachers, spiritual teachers, martial arts teachers, and energy healers and we use all those resources to be able to provide the best and most proper advice to people around all walks of life. We do not have a defined goal, we only have a mission to help as many people as we can.
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