After the holidays or post-pregnancy, women desperately go on diets or sliming regimens just to lose belly fat. If you're one of them, you'll have to do more than just some dieting. To eliminate the irritating bulge that keeps you from fitting in your jeans, you have to work out and stop eating like a king all the time.
Many fitness experts recommend that you lower your daily food intake to 1,200 calories at least and 1,500 calories at most. But you can cheat on this and still get 2,000 calories per day by doing portion sizing-- dividing your full meals into smaller portions and eating six small meals daily instead of three. Make sure your food choices are healthy, though.
Then, engage in cardiovascular exercise two to four times a week. You can go for a jog, bike around your neighborhood, or swim in your pool. Of course, you'll have to work on strength training for your abdominal area. Try any or all of the following:
The twisting plank has many variations. This is just one of them. Start with your body in a push-up position, and with your arms straight under your shoulders and your fingers spread wide on the floor. Now, draw your right knee inwards toward your chest. Hold this position for at least two seconds. Then, return to your first position.
Afterward, bring your other knee toward your chest. Hold it for two seconds. Then, return to push-up position. Repeat all these movements at least five times.
Another exercise you could do is the squat thrust, which also works as a cardio exercise. First, position your body in a squat. Then, extend your hands flat in front of your feet and your fingers spread wide touching the floor. Then, jump with your both your feet kicking backwards thus placing you in a push-up or plank position.
Next, jump your feet back into their original squat position. Then, make 10 repetitions of the entire workout routine.
Doing a reverse crunch workout can also help you lose belly fat and tone your lower abdomen in particular. First, you have to lie down with a straight back on the floor, with legs together, your knees angled at 90 degrees and your feet above the floor. Also, you have to place your hands by your sides. After, exhale as you contract your abs and pull your hips upward towards your chest. Now, inhale as you go back to your first position.
Now that you know three abdominal exercises, keep in mind that they won't work if you're not consistent in doing them and if you're not complementing them with cardio and a healthy diet. So do any or all of these ab workouts thrice a week and keep the frequency of your workouts consistent. Give up at least 30 minutes twice each week just to run around. Then, cook yourself a healthy meal instead of ordering a fast food delivery. Do all these so you will really lose belly fat.
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