If you are wondering how to get rid of stomach fat I have some news for you. Many articles, websites, and infomercials claim to be able to show you how to get rid of stomach fat, or fat on other specific parts of your body. The truth is, it’s not that simple.
The way that your body adds or removes fat is dictated by your genetic code. That is different for you than it will be for someone else. You might gain weight in your stomach while your best friend gains the most weight in her thighs. That is simply the difference between you and her.
So, how do you get rid of stomach fat then?
The answer is simple, though the effort to do it may not be. To get rid of stomach fat, you need to get rid of fat in general. Where on your body you lose the weight is up to your body. It is almost certain that you will lose the weight in the same manner you gained it. That means, if your first weight gain was in your stomach, that is likely the last place your body will hold onto your excess fat when you lose weight.
So, how do you get rid of fat in general?
First, you have to know the very basic lesson about how to lose a pound. Losing weight is simply a numbers game. Again, the science is fairly simple but the effort and dedication it takes to achieve it is not. You will have to really want it. Then, you have to really pay attention to what you eat and how you exercise, specifically in terms of calories. Don’t worry, after you do it for a short time you will get good at estimating and knowing the calorie content of most of your favorite things.
If you can count the calories going into and out of your body and create the proper balance between the two, you will lose weight. For every 3,500 calories that you burn over what you take in you can expect to lose one pound. That means you will get rid of stomach fat, but it will come off when you body dictates it should.
You mean exercise is not necessary?
Don’t mistake this for advice not to do those crunches or situps that you’ve been told will help your midsection. They will in many ways. In fact, they can help to give you a more athletic shape in your midsection which will build your self esteem. They will also build muscle which will raise your metabolism. But they won’t specifically target belly fat.
Rest assured, however, if you keep it up and mind your calories, you most definitely will get rid of stomach fat. It’s just that it may be first, in the middle, or last in your weight loss journey. Now you know that losing weight overall is how to lose stomach fat.