- But unsure of how to do it?
- Frustrated by the lack of progress from the effort you put in?
- Have you read conflicting information about the best training plans and diet to lose belly fat: HIIT? Increased cardio? Low carb? Low calorie?
The web lacks clear information for losing belly fat.
There isn’t a scientifically proven way to burn fat in specific areas of the body. No amount of sit-ups or abdominal workouts will help you lose fat to reveal your toned stomach.
As fat cells are broken down and used as energy, they will be taken from anywhere from the body.
You cannot ensure that ONLY fat cells from the belly area are burned.
A 6-week study (in which 24 participants were asked to perform regular abdominal exercises while maintaining a healthy balanced diet) produced no significant evidence of reducing fat in the belly area.
And the products you see on shopping channels which claim to deliver you great looking abs fast are a complete waste of your time and money.
So how do you reveal your toned stomach?
Firstly it’s essential to have a basic understanding of how your body burns fat.
In its purest form; fat loss is determined by the number of calories you consume vs the number of calories you burn. If you consume fewer calories than you burn it will result in fat loss. Low carb diets for fat loss?
Food is fuel for your body. Just like petrol or diesel, your body can utilise different fuels to work – carbs or fats.
Low Carb Diets for Fat Loss
If you consume a low carb diet, your body will turn to fat as its energy source. However, the low carb diet isn’t a sustainable long-term system for burning fat and can have detrimental effects on your health as the body ‘needs’ both carbs and fat for optimal health.
A good fat loss program will ensure that you are consuming the correct amount of carbs, fats and proteins to keep your body in a metabolically flexible state. Meaning the body will have the ability to switch from one fuel source to the next; from fats to carbs and carbs to fat. When executed correctly (while consuming the correct amount of calories), you’ll have the ability to lose fat on either a high carb or low carb diet.
How do you lose fat from the belly area?
The most effective way to lose belly fat (and fat across the whole body) is to participate in a quality full-body training and nutrition program that’s designed to burn fat sustainably.
Our programmes will take you through a series of nutritional phases designed to keep the body in a metabolically flexible state. Combine that with a (limited cardio) strength training regime, and you’ll be burning fat while building lean muscle mass in no time.
The result? A visible reduction of belly fat, revealing your already existing ab muscles underneath.