Ab workouts won’t help you lose belly fat
There are some misconceptions people still follow, that if you want to lose belly fat, you should do ab exercises. But studies have clearly shown that there’s no point in targeting a specific area of your body to try to burn fat because this technique is ineffective. Ylu should remember that, based on the way our body functions, when you work out, you do lose fat, just not necessarily in the places that you want to.
Exercising alone won’t give you visible abs
You will have a very hard time to get that coveted ab by only doing exercises, unless you eat healthily. You’ll still likely have a layer of fat covering the abs, and therefore, while you might already have a 6-pack from exercising, they just aren’t as visible as you’d like them to be. It’s definitely possible to lose fat by exercising, like by adding cardio and resistance training, which for example has been shown to help lose weight, but it just may not be enough.
An important fact that you should keep in mind is that, it’s much easier to reduce your caloric intake through diet than to try to burn off all the fat you’ve gained by eating a lot of unhealthy food. And that’s why the best way to lose belly fat and finally get defined abs is by combining a healthy diet with exercise.
Check what you eat
Your diet has to be very healthy if you really want to lose weight. This means eating nutritious ingredients, whole foods, healthy fats, like avocados and nuts, incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet, and aslo including products that are high in lean protein, like chicken and fish in your diet. Foods that are low in calories, like non-fat yogurt and lentils, can also promote weight loss. However, you're recommended to avoid refined grains, trans fats, and added sugars. In other words you should try to limit snacking on chips and cookies, and eat less sweet food in general
It’s important to observe how often you eat
Beside quality and quantity of food, how frequently you eat can also be an important factor. Studies suggest that overweight people eat less frequently than people who are able to maintain a healthy weight, which is 4 times a day. Another limited research also suggests that it’s better to eat at least 3 times per day because it helps control the appetite and makes you feel full.
In general, frequent eating can help you curb hunger and prevent overeating. And when you’re hungry, you might be more likely to choose unhealthy foods that are high in calories. Additionally, when you have more meals, there’s more of an opportunity for you to choose something healthy every time you decide what to eat.
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