First of all, I think most people know what it takes to lose belly fat. However, they are still inclined to click the advertisements to the right of web pages that say, “Lose Belly Fat Tomorrow,” or “Amazing Fat Shedding Pill.”
Come on, be honest with yourself.
There is no way to Lose Belly Fat Tomorrow or by next week. No Way! Whatever you do to try and lose belly fat will take time. I tell my trainees that the time it took to gain the belly fat, it might take twice that time to lose it.
Amazing Fat Shedding Pills are not amazing at all. Each pill, drink, or serum you buy will include some version of the following statement, “this pill should be combined with a comprehensive diet and exercise routine.” So why do you need the pill? A pill’s very limited improvement will only treat the effects of poor nutrition but won’t remove the cause of the belly fat.
The Honest Truth is that losing belly fat will take dedication and a will to succeed. If losing belly fat were easy, everyone would have rock hard abs. Losing belly fat will take the entire family’s support and dedication as well. “Maybe this isn’t for you!” (I was advised by my wife not to make that statement) But honestly, you may not have what it takes to do it.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS THE HONEST TRUTH AND MAY BE UNSUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN’T TRULY DEDICATED TO LOSING BELLY FAT. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!
First, in order to lose belly fat you will have to limit or rid your diet of the following: pastries, cakes, sodas, chips, ice creams, and other simple carbohydrates and sugars. Each of these are a waste of calories and should be considered belly fat friendly. Try to replace white breads with whole grain, sodas with water, and chips and ice creams with nuts, fruits, and yogurt.
Second, you will need to start an exercise program that allows you to reach your target heart rate and maintain it for 30-60 minutes per day. This means high intensity training (squat jumps, jumping jacks, running in place, box jumps, butt kickers, rope jumping, frog jumps, mountain climbers, and etc.) and cardio-vascular exercises (running, stair climbing, biking, swimming, brisk walking, elliptical training, soccer, basketball, dancing, zumba, and etc.). Whoever said losing belly fat would be easy and painless LIED! It will take very hard work and often times your mental toughness will be tested. However, the results are well worth the struggle.
The real secret to losing belly fat is to lose weight. Hundreds of crunches will strengthen the abdominals under the belly fat but will do little to shrink the belly fat. Losing weight requires a balanced diet and exercise program. There is no magic pill or machine. There is no ancient secret to losing it fast. There is no easy way out. The honest truth: prepare to work hard and be disciplined or prepare to have that belly fat forever.