Most people who are looking to lose weight ask themselves how they are able to burn belly fat.
Unfortunately burning this fat is not an easy task, especially if you don’t know what you are doing.
However with dedication and the correct approach you can start to see results.
How do you burn belly fat?
First let me tell you that it is impossible to focus your fat burning on one area alone. To lose weight from around your abdomen you will need to lose fat all over your body.
Here are 2 ways you can burn fat, for best results try combining them.
#1 Eat to burn fat
If your aim is to burn fat then I would never recommend a restrictive diet. Often these can cause your metabolism to shut down as it believes you are starving.
Rather than starving yourself I would recommend eating a healthier low fat diet with foods that can help to boost your metabolism.
Cut out the fat, sugar and processed foods, while reducing your intake of carbohydrates.
Instead you should try to increase your daily intake of protein by eating white meat like chicken.
You should also look out for food that are high in Omega 3 or other healthy fats as this can also help to increase your metabolism.
Protein is particularly effective at fat burning as it takes a long time to digest, meaning it burns more calories and fat while digesting.
Another benefit of protein is that it helps to keep you full for longer, so prevents snacking between meal times.
#2 Build muscle through exercise
You may think that the best way to burn calories is through cardiovascular exercises. Well, although it can increase your metabolism for a short amount of time it is not as effective as weight training or resistance training.
If you eat healthily and lift weights you will notice an increase in your lean muscle mass.
This is important for fat loss as muscle burns more calories than fat, even when you are resting. No wonder men find it easier to lose weight, as they often have a higher percentage of muscle than women.
Remember although you cant focus your fat burning on just your belly, with a healthy diet full of protein and a resistance training regime you can build lean muscle that can help you look and feel much healthier with less belly fat.