You exercise regularly, eat well, and are in pretty good shape but you just can’t lose belly fat. Here are some useful tips.
Every person carries their fat in different places, whether it’s their tummy, bum, hips, thighs or arms. It’s possible that your belly problem is partly genetic—but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be helped by a really good diet and regular workout that’ll help you to lose more body fat in general.
Experts recommend a long, steady cardio exercise three times a week in order to start burning fat all over. This exercise can be as long as you want, but make sure you’re not exercising at an intensity where you start getting out of breath—aerobic exercise makes your body use fat as fuel, but as soon as it becomes anaerobic your body starts using sugar as an energy supplier.
In addition, try doing interval training or high intensity circuits once a week to make your heart pumping. The heart is a muscle and, like all muscles, it will get bigger and stronger when you exhaust it. A bigger heart means a fitter heart, so the next time you go for a long, steady cardio exercise you’ll be able to work out at a higher level, burning more calories while staying aerobic to burn fat.
Besides, weight training twice a week will tone up your body, and the extra muscle mass will improve your metabolism and help you lose fat. Core exercises are also very recommended when you carry your weight around your middle—try crunches, planks, wood chops, pilates core stability moves.