How to workout body fat is not complicated and there is no magic secret to it
So you have some extra weight on your stomach, you want to trim down and get a six pack. Or you may just want to be able to look down and see your toes. So in a mad desire to firm up the abs and lose the belly fat what do most people do? Yep, they start working on ab exercises thinking that by targeting the trouble area they are going to burn away the pounds. Hello boring situp world.
How to exercise to lose body fat
How to workout body fat is not complicated and does not have any magic secret. As long as you’re getting enough physical activity to burn more calories than you eat, you’ll lose weight. That’s the truth. But what most people miss in that statement is the fact that losing body fat is a body wide effort, meaning, it’s a systemic issue with a systemic solution. Doing situps will increase your ab strength but it will not directly burn fat off your stomach.
What should you do?
A systemic approach. This means that to lose body fat you have to focus on two things: what you eat and how much you move. Let me clarify that I am not talking about counting calories. By no means do I encourage this and I think it is a terrible way to live life. I feel badly for people who live by calorie counts. What does work is when you make changes to your diet that you can do for the rest of your life. Cutting out processed foods, high fructose corn syrup, endless snacking, and sodas (especially the diet ones that actually have chemicals that cause you to retain fat) is the first place to start. You replace those with fresh vegetable and fruits, whole grains, and other natural food sources. This change alone with have an enormous impact not just on your weight, but on your health for the rest of your life. And I’m not saying you can never have another snack again. I’m saying you change your habits, where 90% of the time you eat healthy allowing yourself a guilty indulgence on occasion.
As for moving around, move around! Just find something that gets you outdoors, makes you sweat, and that is fun for you. You don’t need a gym or an expensive set of weights. Walk fast around the block a few times. Plant a garden and pick the weeds yourself rather than spraying everything with harmful chemicals. Ride your bike to work. Take the stairs. You get the idea. It’s just about turning off the TV, getting off your butt, and getting some fresh air. This article of the same category could also interest you.