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Burn Belly Fat

These 3 steps will get you on the path to a flat stomach!

Are you tired of having a spare tire around your midsection? Start by following these 3 tricks to jumpstart your belly fat blasting routine.

Drink More Water

What you eat is going to have the largest impact on your midsection. A healthy diet trims down dangerous fat around the waistline.

Limit your intake of “empty calorie” foods. These kinds of foods don’t give a lot in terms of energy or satiety but tend to take a big chunk of your daily calorie allotment .

Next time you crave a quick fix like candy or a cookie, drink a glass of water! 

During a randomized trial published in the journal Obesity in February, scientists at Virginia Tech followed a group of overweight subjects age 55 and up on low-calorie diets for about three months. Half the people were told to drink two cups of water before every meal. At the end of the study, the water group had lost an average of 15.5 pounds, compared with 11 pounds in the other group.

Incorporate Interval Training

Interval training is a great way to burn lots of calories in less.  Interval training involves varying the level of intensity during the course of your work out. Studies have shown that mixing up the intensity of your workout can increase your calorie burn for the same length workout by as much as 30%!

Try these fun interval combinations:

  • 30 second sprint + 15 second jog
  • 20 jumping jacks + 10 lunges
  • 10 sets of box jumps + 15 bicep curls

The great thing about interval training is that you will burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time so you won’t have to spend hours working out. Also, it’ll help to boost your metabolism so your body is burning more fat even at rest.

Full Body Weight Training

Of coursedoing crunches will help to develop those ab muscles but you don’t want to just stop there. Incorporating a full body strength training routine will not only give you a lean, toned appearance overall but will also help to boost your metabolism so you can more effectively burn belly fat.

The more muscle you have the higher your metabolic rate and the faster you’ll be able to burn off that fat. So if you aren’t doing so already be sure to incorporate a full body strength circuit 2-3 times each week that hits the major muscle groups.

  • Becky Fox (beckyfox)

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