exercises to reduce belly fat

These exercises to reduce belly fat will target that stubborn overhang around the midsection… but there’s an important caveat!

Good for you taking the time to read this article.

It is important to be aware that there is more to reducing belly fat than simply trying to tone up that area.

A keen awareness of what we eat along with how much we move in a day both play a major role in keeping our overall fat in check.

Belly Fat + Your Diet

To be really serious about your diet, you may try keeping a food diary of what you are eating for a couple of weeks. It helps you to pay attention to how much healthy food you are putting into your body compared to empty calories.

Moderation is key!

Foods to cut down on for a period of time include:

  • Sugar and sugar sweetened drinks
  • Unhealthy fats
  • Too many carbohydrates
  • Processed foods (chips, fritos, tortilla chips…and I love them all so this is the hardest for me!) 

Read the labels on the foods you choose to purchase.

Get back to more of the basics of protein, veggies and fruit and watch your portion control. Opt for healthier snacks like nuts, seeds, fruits, and veggies.

Exercising To Lose Belly Fat

You can’t just spot-target your midsection with the moves in this video. Incorporating cardio and other types of exercise is crucial.

Stay active throughout your day with some walking, swimming, biking, strength building exercises, cardio, etc. This will help rev up your metabolism causing you to burn away extra fat.

And remember, muscle burns more calories than fat, so be sure to be using those weights, resistance bands, medicine balls, etc. at least twice a week. 

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Don’t just exercise once a day. After several hours, add in a walk, some stretching or even chores around the house count.

We offer so many options for free right here on this site! Remember, sitting too long is our enemy.

Just like good health is a journey, so is reducing belly fat. Take a measurement of your waistline before you become more dedicated to the above healthy habits and hopefully you should begin to notice a difference in about three weeks.

I’m cheering for you, so keep me posted on your success!


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