No More Belly Fat Layers When You Sit Down

No More Belly Fat Layers When You Sit Down

Sometimes it is not enough to workout randomly and eat clean. Maybe you have reached the goal you wished for, but the picture is not as flawless as you want it to be. No matter how hard you try at the gym, there is a huge chance of having a little bit of extra skin (plus fat) on your belly area. The reason for this is that you are not doing the exercises right. There are some moves and tricks that will help the body concentrate exactly on the middle section of the body – the stomach and waist area.

Before my motto was: Eat clean, work hard. But now my motto is Eat properly, work out properly. So, let’s start with the eating lesson. Often the belly is caused by air in it, not by fat. So, check your diet and your bathroom schedule. Some foods cause gas in your belly, they are: apples, broccoli, beans, etc. Don’t overeat them. But you should make sure that you are eating enough fiber – 25-30 grams per day. But there are foods that can reduce the belly pooch, like the blueberries. And here is an idea – start your day with a healthy blueberry smoothie. Add yogurt, blueberries, green tea, kale and pineapple. You can also rely on a flat-belly salad if you are not in a mood for something liquid like the smoothie. Here is the salad:

2 cups lettuce

1/3 cucumber

¼ cup of fresh pineapple

¼ cup of fresh blueberries

¼ avocado

1 tablespoon of chopped almonds

Dress it with olive oil, lemon juice and chia seeds.

So, enough with the food, let’s concentrate on the cardio. The cardio part of your workout is the moment when you burn calories a lot, no matter what kind of cardio you choose, the calories will be gone after a while and you will see the results quickly if you are dedicated to the cause. But there are two tricks that I know that will work for a flat belly. The first one is the interval cardio workout. If you are jogging for 10 minutes at the same pace, you should fasten a little bit for 2 minutes, then jog normally for another 2 minutes and then fasten. Something like that. The interval workout is hitting the muscles of the belly, because it makes them work harder in order to keep up with the rhythm and the speed of the pace. The belly will push you forward. The same thing is happening when you do a high-intensity interval training, your body is pushed to the maximum for short period of time, but it keeps burning calories even after the workout. Another benefit is that the interval workouts are funnier than the regular workouts.

The strength training must be included in your workouts as well. The crunches will help you at one point, but these exercises work the muscles only, when there is a layer of fat above the muscles, the crunches become pointless. Instead, try the full body exercises for strength like variations of planks or core moves with a ball.

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