Scissors. Lie down on your back and lift your head and shoulders slightly off the floor. Put your hands behind for support. Keeping your both legs extended, lift your right leg to make it perpendicular to your upper body; simultaneously your left leg should be raised by just a couple of inches off the floor. Swap leg positions quickly. Do alternate movements, without taking a pause. Do 6-8 repetitions (movement of both legs is counted as one repetition).
This means it’s also more effective than branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplements because they rely on leucine for their anti-catabolic effects (isoleucine and valine are very weak in this regard).
Zero Belly Diet panelist Martha Chesler did just this as part of her Zero Belly program, and the results were astonishing. “I saw changes immediately,” she reports. In less than six weeks on the program, Martha dropped over 20 pounds and an astonishing 7 inches from her middle by combining the Zero Belly Foods with a pre-breakfast walk.
There’s loads of advice out there regarding how to lose weight quickly, and often with the least possible effort involved. And while your primary reason for wanting to learn how to lose belly fat may be due to vanity, there are also loads of convincing health reasons for wanting to trim down your waistline as well.
When you are trying to lose belly fat, it could be a good idea to take a supplement of Omega 3. Not only will it help you to lose weight, but taking an Omega 3 supplement will help you to increase circulation. This is a great way to lose extra fat, and will even help you to get rid of cellulite.
In fact, I’d go as far as saying that larger deficits are necessary for continuing to lose fat as you get leaner and are dealing more and more with stubborn fat. So don’t be afraid of a moderate calorie deficit. It’s a powerful tool for getting lean.
The fats you want to stay away from include trans fats and saturated fats. Trans fats are found in foods that contain partially hydrogenated oils. You’ll see them in processed baked goods, frozen pizza and much more. Saturated fat is found in fatty cuts of meat and full-fat dairy foods. You want to limit saturated fats and eliminate trans fats.
Drink green tea. Some studies suggest that drinking green tea (including decaffeinated green tea) or taking green tea extracts can increase the body’s rate of fat oxidation and may decrease overall body fat. The studies used green tea extract, administered by capsule, but dieters may also get some of the same benefits from drinking green tea.
Stay away from trans-fatty fats present in products like margarine. Trans-fatty fats are bad for your health. Eat whole unprocessed foods 90% of the time as I recommend in point 3 and you’ll avoid trans-fatty fats easily.
Reverse Crunches. Start with lying on your back and knees curled at 90 degrees and arms on your sides. Contract your abs, lift your knees and curl them towards your chest while exhaling. While you inhale, lower your legs slowly and keep them on the ground.
Eat polyunsaturated fats. While saturated fat leads to the body’s retention of visceral fat, causing abdominal girth and excessive weight gain, studies have shown that a diet high in polyunsaturated fat helps promote the production of muscle mass instead of body fat. Polyunsaturated fats can also help reduce cholesterol levels in the body, lowering the risk of stroke and heart disease. Sources of polyunsaturated fats include:
Dieting and exercise go hand in hand. If you thought that only dieting will burn your belly fat, you are wrong. If you really want to lose weight, you need to include an hour of exercise in your daily routine for targeting and reducing belly fat. Here, we have a list of 16 exercises that can help you reduce belly fat faster than you thought it would take:
No amount of pills or powders are going to get you there. It takes hard work, and it takes time. And this is another major reason why diets fail: people don’t want to go through the discomfort of it all.
I’m not disputing that genetics are important. Metabolisms can differ a bit, and body fat, lean mass, etc. are somewhat genetically determined as well. Plus, some people’s metabolisms are generally more adaptive.