How to Lose Abdominal Fat to Achieve a Flat Stomach
Posted Jan 29 2010 5:09pm
The goal of a large percentage of dieters is to lose abdominal fat to get that much desired flat stomach and the good news is that it is completely achievable. To get rid of that extra fat we need to focus on two different areas, diet and exercise. During this particular article we will explore both components and help you on the way to lose abdominal fat and achieve the flat stomach.
When it comes to dieting and losing fat the basic concept that you need to keep in mind is that in order to lose weight it is essential that you are burning off more calories than you consume. If you are taking in way too many calories then the end result is extra weight and for most of us it is collected in the abdominal region. Now the good thing is that in the last decade it has become mandatory for all food items to list the nutritional values on the back of the product and we will use this to our advantage. To get you started I want you to track every single thing that you put into your body over the next few days to give a clear picture of what your diet contains and how many calories that you are consuming. Once this is done you should see a number of items that can be easily replaced such as pop for water and cookies for carrot sticks. By creating this list it should give you an indicator of where your extra calories are coming from and which need to be changed. By making such simple changes your calorie count will drop and as long as you stick to it the weight will begin to drop off along with the abdominal fat storage.
Now that we have our bodies in the right state it is time to focus on attacking the abdominal fat to achieve the flat stomach look. Most people have this silly notion that they need to spend countless hours on a treadmill in order to get the most out of their exercise program which is completely false. When it comes to exercise the higher intensity that it is the more it will pay off. A well used program calls for people to go half speed for a minute that followed by a minute where they are going full out than back to the half speed and then finally back to the full intensity. If you are repeating this five times in a row your body is going to respond much more quickly than getting an hour workout on the treadmill. The majority of fitness trainers stress to do an exercise that focuses on the whole body such as running, cycling or even boxing. The best part is that you can do this from home and soon you will see the results of the abdominal fat disappearing and a flat stomach emerging.
To lose abdominal fat to achieve a flat stomach does not have to be difficult but what it does require is commitment to stick to your diet and get in three solid workouts per week. If you are able to stick to this plan for the next ten weeks your abdominal fat will soon be history and you will have achieved the flat stomach look.