Belly Fat

How to lose a pound of belly fat

First, we want to point out that losing a pound of belly fat isn't easy. It is easy to lose a pound of weight if you know what you are doing, but there is no way to explicitly target your belly. This means you may shed pounds elsewhere on your body, but your belly stays the same. That being said, it is unlikely that this will happen. When your body sheds fat, it tends to be fairly even across the body, so you will notice a change in your belly sooner as opposed to later. These tips will help you.

The Secret to Weight Loss

There are a lot of guides out there that claim to teach you how to lose a pound of belly fat. Most of them are long and convoluted. They make it seem as if weight loss is a mystical process that is out of the realms of the average human being unless they follow this 'one cool tip'. It isn't. In fact, weight loss can be summarized as the following:

Burn off more calories than you take in.

It really is that simple. As long as you burn off more calories than you eat, you will lose weight. Since most overweight people also eat more calories than they need to each day, a quick diet trim is likely all it will take to shift a pound or two off the belly. Of course, there are ways to speed it up, which we will come to in a second.

Before we do that, there is one more thing we need to say about this whole calorie thing. Firstly, every person has a certain number of calories they need to consume daily for their body to 'work'. After all, eating, breathing, digesting, etc. all require calories. You will still lose weight if you eat fewer calories than this and don't move. It's not strictly recommended, but you will shift the pounds. Your base calorie requirements will depend on your sex, age, fitness levels, weight, and current height. There are various calculators online that will help you work this out.

Secondly, there are 3,500 calories in a pound. This means you need to create a 3,500-calorie deficit to lose a pound of weight. You can generally accomplish this over a week or two.

Your Diet

If you want to lose a pound of belly fat, you must start focusing on your diet. If you cut out those sugary treats, we promise you that you will be most of your way towards trimming your belly fat. Even cutting out the cream in your coffee will work; it wonders here.

One mistake people tend to make when it comes to dieting is eating too little. Your body still needs nutrients. If you eat too little, you risk sending your body into 'starvation mode,' which slows down your metabolism and makes it even more difficult to lose weight. If you are hungry for excellent and filling food, foods that contain microcrystalline cellulose will be satisfying without as many calories as you'd think. It can be found in some ice cream and other desserts, commonly in 'reduced fat' products.

Many people report that cutting back on alcohol and cigarettes also has an impact when it comes to trimming belly fat.

Cardiovascular Exercises

Since we are not really looking to build muscle and shift some extra poundage, doing a bit of cardiovascular exercise each day will work wonders. You don't even need to do much. As little as 30 minutes of cardio daily will cause weight to fall off you like there is no tomorrow. This is assuming that you stick to a proper diet. There are plenty of cardiovascular exercises you can do, and none of them will require a gym membership:

Running, Walking, Cycling Swimming

You can also play sports. If you are walking, you should bump this up to an hour or two just to lose the same number of calories you would with the other activities, such as the lean belly breakthrough.

Targeting Your Stomach

We know that we said that you can't 'spot target' your stomach to lose weight. This is true. However, you can give it a little boost, and toning up the muscles there may help you to gain the appearance of looking smaller.

Again, you do not need to do anything drastic. A few sit-ups (maybe 20 every few hours) will work. If an exercise targets your stomach, you should be good.

Honestly, that's all there is to it. Take in fewer calories, burn more, and your belly will look like you want it to before you know what's happening!