This week Ella Segal discusses
“I just need to lose my belly fat.” This is a common request heard by trainers. Women are often concerned about losing their figure, and men are often concerned about losing their size.
The fact is, you cannot isolate weight loss. You can do all the sit-ups and crunches that you want to, but those exercises alone won’t help you lose that belly fat. Losing weight has to be a full-body endeavor. Meaning that you have to exercise your entire body so that you can burn all the fat that your body has stored. It may be most noticeable around your belly, but fat gets stored all over your body.
To get at this fat, you need to put together a plan that involves a healthy diet, intense cardio and moderate to serious weight training.
The first thing that you have to do is reduce (and eventually eliminate) the foods and beverages that put the fat on you in the first place. This is not easy and requires discipline, but when you eat healthy you feel healthy and then you become healthy.
Cardio should be 30 minutes a day at least 3 times a week. Build as you go, and remember that sweat is a direct result of your body burning calories. So if you’re not sweating…
Weight training is important for fat burning, muscle building and tightening your body. It’s not about body building, it’s about tightening those loose areas around the body.
It’s not just about losing the fat, it’s also about looking good afterwards. That means that you have to tighten up from head to toe.
You can’t focus on a single area to lose weight, but with hard work and dedication you can lose fat, get healthy and look great. For men this means that you’ll look great and you won’t miss that unhealthy girth that you’ve been carrying around. And for women, your figure will look much better with a slimmer waist line.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me or one of our other trainers to help you put together a plan that works for you.