Get Up and Do Something About It
For most people having a large fat belly is a real nightmare. This is true for both men and women alike. But today, with the fitness awareness ramped up at an all-time high, it’s harder to find the big bellies than is used to be. You mostly see trim bodies even if you don’t see the six packs. But if you are one of those people who is stuck with a big belly, and you feel like you just aren’t going to get that date you want, then get up and do something about it.
We’ve learned by experience that the sit-ups and the crunches DO NOT get you six pack abs. They help to tone the muscles under the fat layer, but they don’t have much effect on getting rid of the fat. You need to do the right kind of exercises that will burn the fat, and make it an overall body workout, not just focused on one area. You can’t lose fat by aiming at any specific area, you just have to aim at fat period. It will come off where it will, but eventually it will have to come off the belly.
Here are 3 things you can do right now just to get you started attacking that fat layer and toning those abs:
(1). Reduce your caloric intake
(2). Do cardiovascular exercises
(3). Add the sit-ups and crunches in with the cardio
Now let’s look at these one at a time
1. – Reduce your intake of high calorie foods. They are the main reasons for developing belly fat. The body will store extra calories as fat, and around you mid-section is one of the first areas to be affected. The recommended daily calorie consumption for men is 1500. So try to come in under that number and you’ll be on your way to losing that belly fat.
2. Do some cardiovascular exercises once you’ve reduced your calorie intake. Examples of these are swimming, brisk walking, running, or cycling. The point here is to burn more calories than you take in. This will burn fat and give you more energy, which means you’re on the road to developing your six pack.
Sit Up and Crunch
3. Get the sit-ups and crunches going as well. These will help to tone the muscles laying underneath the belly fat, so once they’re exposed, you’ll look lean and fit. It keeps the stomach from looking all loose and flabby. If you do these on a consistent basis, you’ll see the results when you start to drop the fat. If you can stick with it for six weeks, you’ll be looking at a new you in the mirror, and you will have become your own success story.