Losing stubborn belly fat is easy if you follow a few simple steps. First, get rid of your treadmill. I know this sounds silly, but it’s just getting you out of breath, and it’s not getting you the results you want, or you wouldn’t be reading this article. Let’s be completely honest, most of us want a flat stomach and washboard abs, but no matter how hard we workout at the gym, our stomachs are usually the very last things to lose fat. That can get pretty discouraging pretty quickly, especially if you’ve been running on a treadmill or riding a bike like a lion is chasing you. Being out of breath and fat isn’t the point of a workout, losing weight is. So why can’t we lost that belly fat faster? Isn’t there a better way?
Yes there is a better way, and I can tell you right now, it doesn’t involve boring cardio, hours on a treadmill, or swimming like Michael Phelps! The best way to lose belly fat is really quite simple. Build more muscle. If you want to lose more fat in a shorter time than you ever thought possible, you need to focus on building muscle.
"But I don’t want to become the Incredible Hulk!"
I’m not talking about spending hours in the gym pumping iron like Arnold until you are able to throw a bus, I’m talking about building compact lean muscle mass. This kind of muscle isn’t bulky, but rather sleek and toned, and every pound of it you pack onto your body will help you burn about an extra 60 calories per day. And that’s if you just lie around all day and do nothing!
When you workout to build lean muscle, you can avoid long hours in the gym and that horrible torturous treadmill and focus on resistance exercises that you can control. These kinds of exercises allow you to go at your own pace and work at a weight that will challenge you but not overwork you. When you do this, and take your time, you will be able to get in and out of the gym 5 times faster than those treadmill junkies, and you won’t have to be bored during a workout again.
What’s more, working your entire body with resistance exercise will have your body burning belly fat much faster than if you just do boring cardio. This is because you will be building lean muscle, and lean muscle forces your body to devour stored fat. This means that while you will still be losing fat from other areas of your body, you will also start to notice a huge change in your belly as well, provided you are watching your diet.