The belly is the one area that most of us would like to trim down when we start an exercise regime. The mistake that many people will make is that they think if they join a gym and start doing 100 crunches a day that they will have ripped abs in no time. Even worse are these contraptions you can buy that you strap to yourself that will supposedly give you ripped abs without doing a single thing. I will admit that I tried one of these and it felt like I was getting punched in the guts and getting shocked at the same time! Exercise is important to shedding your belly fat, but here we have the low down on how you can get the abs of your dream.
How To Shed Your Belly Fat : Heart Pumping Exercise
Now if you want trimmed and rock hard abs then you have to work for it in the gym. There can be no resting for ten minutes in between using machines. You need to do at least and I mean at the very least 30 minutes of exercise at least five days per week to really make a difference in shedding that belly fat. Hit the cross trainer, hit the treadmill, hit the bike, hit yourself! Just make sure you are working as hard as you can. You can go for walks and stuff like that. But if you really want shredded abs then you have to work for them in the gym. Once you start to shed that fat you can then start with the crunches and other ab exercises to define them.
How To Shed Your Belly Fat : Having The Right Diet
A six pack is made in the gym not the kitchen is a popular saying by many personal trainers. There is no magical combination of food that you can eat which will shed just your belly fat. So just make sure you are on a good diet and for most people it will be their belly fat that starts to go away first. Also make sure you are getting enough fiber. 10 grams of soluble fiber each day even without making changes to your regular diet makes you build up less visceral fat. If that sounds a lot of fiber look at it like this itвЂ™s just a couple of apples or maybe a half cup of beans.
How To Shed Your Belly Fat : Getting Enough Sleep
People who are looking to get healthy and change their bodies often fail to realize just how important getting a good nightвЂ™s sleep each night is to getting the body of their dreams. The same goes with trying to shed your belly fat. A ton of studies have been done on how sleep effects a personвЂ™s body fat. People who get between 6-7 hours of good solid sleep per night gain less visceral fat over a period of five years than people who are heavy sleepers and spend more than 8 hours in bed and those who get only 5 hours of sleep a night.
How To Shed Your Belly Fat : Reducing Stress In Your Life
We all get stressed from time to time. It is in how we deal with our stresses though that make the difference. When you are stressed you are more likely to make bad decisions such as eating that microwave pizza you have in the freezer or missing out on your workout in order to watch TV. Reduce stress by hanging out with friends and family, playing a sport or whatever it is you do to blow off steam. And I will tell you another way to get rid of your daily stressвЂ¦ Hit the gym. Use your bad day to go and power an intense workout that will help get those abs in shape!