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How to Get Rid of Stomach Fat

Which is easier: trimming fat or trimming your grass? If you believe most of the commercials and fat-burning products out there today, you’re probably thinking it’s a tossup.
But getting rid of stomach fat isn’t something you can do by clapping your hands or blinking your eyes. A thin stomach is a product of ideal eating habits and a solid exercise routine.
Eat right, workout and I guarantee you that your stomach will shrink. The rolls of fat and globs of skin will melt off like butter. But you need to practice consistency.
Getting rid of stomach fat doesn’t happen overnight, or even over the next 12 nights. It happens gradually, but it does happen.
How to get rid of stomach fat: Eating Healthy
Getting rid of stomach fat requires you to overhaul your diet plan. A few things to keep in mind and keep out of your body as much as possible:
  • Fats. Particularly saturated fats and trans fats. They’re simply not good for you. There are good fats out there, but you don’t need to worry about them as you likely get enough of them in your daily diet.
  • Calories. Ah, the golden goose as far as nutrition is concerned. You’ve undoubtedly hear about how you must cut down on your calories to get rid of stomach fat. Well, it’s absolutely true. Losing weight in its most simple formula goes a little something like this: take in fewer calories than you normally do and you’ll lose weight.
  • Sugar. So sweet and so bad for you. Candy, soda, sweetener all have way too much sugar for a healthy diet. Here’s a tip: if you drink coffee and use a flavored creamer, avoid dumping more sugar into your coffee – there’s already sugar in the sweetener.
  • Sodium. Puzzled about this one? No, sodium by itself doesn’t make you gain weight. But the more sodium you consume, the more water your body holds. Water weight can make your stomach look more bloated than it actually is.

How to get rid of stomach fat: Selecting the right foods.
So what kinds of foods should you eat and avoid? Junk food, soda, candy, pre-made meals (such as skillet meals), fast food, excessive amounts of salad dressing – things that contain a lot of the above. Foods that you should eat include lean meats, eggs, fish, green vegetables (without dousing them in butter or salt), berries and small amounts of peanut butter. That, by all means, is not an end all list. But it’s a start.

By Working out
Some say overhauling your diet is the easy part, because working out sure isn’t. I realize that you’re only trying to shave off stomach fat, but you can’t focus on your stomach area only. If you do, you’ll find that your body is severely unbalanced.
A workout that targets your entire body will accomplish two things: it will make you lose weight in your stomach area and it will balance your body. That means you’re going to need to do cardio exercise in combination with push-ups, and crunches in combination with resistance training.

If you’re not familiar with a variety of workouts, try Insanity or P90X. Insanity is a 60-day workout program that focuses primarily on cardio – which is what will trim down your midsection. P90X focuses on a balance of cardio and resistance training, although it can be altered to focus more on cardio.
However you want to go about your workout, you must make sure you’re targeting your entire body. Losing stomach fat involves so much more than just the occasional run or the occasional ab crunch.


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