If you are trying to lose weight, it is important to know that this excess weight will comprise of both body fat and muscle. You should aim to lose weight from fat, and not muscle, whenever possible. There are certain areas of our bodies where this fat may be stored, one of these is our stomach or belly area. In this article I want to discuss the best ways for burning belly fat.
Like all sensible weight loss programs, success is going to be achieved by a combination of attention to your diet, combined with exercise. Fortunately you will be relieved to know, with the application of a few techniques the amount of exercise can be as little as forty five minutes three times a week, and you will still achieve satisfying results.
Unfortunately no matter what you have heard, if you want to lose weight you are going to have to do some sort of exercise. However it is not necessary to do 20 or 30 minutes of cardio vascular exercise every day like some say. More and more it is becoming apparent that prolonged cardio exercise can actually be counter productive when you are trying to burn fat and lose weight.
Rather than prolonged cardio on a exercise bike, or treadmill, you should use what is known as interval resistance training. As the name implies this is exercising against something that provides resistance, that is lifting weights, pushing against weights, etc. You use different types of exercise for the upper body, the mid or torso, or the lower body.
Unlike the traditional cardio, these training exercises should be performed slowly and deliberately. Plus they should only be done two or three times per week, and during your workout you should minimize rest between each exercise. This ensures you raise your heart rate and get a cardio workout too, without any high impact on your joints. By doing this you will help to prevent muscle mass loss and promote fat loss. Burning belly fat can be concentrated on with mid torso resistance exercise. Comprising of exercises that target the abdominal area like sit up or leg raising type.
Changing from the usual type of aerobic stamina routine to the resistance type will improve your rate of success, and you will find them a lot easier to maintain over a longer period of time. This is good because as we all know success will come with a consistent lifestyle change, rather than a week or two of exercise and then giving up.
The best healthy weight loss tip I can give you is to avoid fad diets, and follow a sensible diet and exercise program. Set yourself realistic goals. Do this and you will lose weight healthily, and more importantly maintain it once you have lost it.