Getting rid of stubborn belly fat can be one of the most difficult challenges this time of year. But if you don’t know what you are doing, you may not be able to lose the weight no matter how hard you try.
The basis for losing any type of weight is to eat a balanced and nutritious diet and exercise regularly. Essentially, you want to be burning more calories than you consume every day. That’s the simplified version though. In practice, the situation is a little bit more complicated than simply work out harder and eat less food.
While there are no hard and fast rules about how to eat healthy and exercise correctly, since everyone is unique in their own way, there are certain guidelines that can apply to everyone’s situation.
Guidelines to Help Reduce Stubborn Belly Fat
Eat Dietary Fiber
Dietary fiber is essential when trying to lose weight. The human body does not actually absorb dietary fiber. The fiber burns slowly and passes through your system in a way that helps your digestive system and boosts your metabolism.
The most important feature of dietary fiber is that it doesn’t count as calories since it is not absorbed by the body. That means when you’re counting calories, you should subtract those that come from dietary fiber.
Most people focus on cardio when they’re trying to lose weight. This is a mistake, because cardio improves your respiratory system, heart, and stamina. It is very hard to lose weight just by running. It is much more efficient to build muscle, which takes up less space than fat and will see you slimming down quickly.