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How to Lose Belly Fat for Men

Sheetal Mandora Oct 06, 2020
No doubt, excess belly fat doesn't look flattering and can be a reason for being less confident about yourself. So why wait any longer to make a positive and healthy change in your life? Read this story to know how to lose belly fat for men and get in shape quicker than you realized.
In order to lose weight or extra fat from any part of your body, diet and exercises go hand in hand. You can't achieve your goal with restricting yourself to just diet foods or workouts alone. Plus, it's not so easy to just lose belly fat, as in target a particular area and burn the fat there.
Accumulation of fats on the stomach can occur on account of various reasons, the most common ones being - tendency to binge, eat wrong kinds of food (fast food and junk food), very less physical activity, natural aging process, and stress.
Weight gain, especially on the stomach, can lead to some serious health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart diseases. For desired results, you will need to get rid of body fat all over your body. With this drastic change, losing belly fat becomes quite possible.

Lose Fat the Right Way

Even though cosmetic surgery is the quickest way to eliminate belly fat, the best technique is exercise. It may not be the most loved method, but at least it helps reduce belly fat without the use of plastic surgeries and diet fads.
Compared to women, men have higher tendencies to hold fat around their waistline and reducing this bulge around the stomach becomes quite necessary. There are three different, effective approaches to trim the fat around your stomach: eating healthy foods, cardiovascular exercises, and abdominal exercises.
In the coming slides, we will go over few helpful tips. Of course, there's work involved, but not impossible.

Eating Healthy

Include negative calorie foods such as cucumber, apples, and tomatoes in your diet for losing weight. Researches have shown that in order to digest these foods, the body has to burn much more calories compared to those that are found in these foods. The best way to lose stomach fat for men is to take a balanced diet.
Your diet should be low in carbohydrates, however do not completely eliminate them from your diet. Simply reduce the intake of processed carbohydrate foods like pasta, white bread, white flour, bakery items, etc.
Incorporating whole grain foods, brown rice, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, lean poultry and meat, etc. can really do wonders to your health.
Changing your lifestyle for the better is the key technique on how to lose belly fat for men. Eating junk food, aerated drinks, too much of tea and coffee, and taking unnecessary stress at work or school can add up. But there are certain foods that burn fat fast.
Only working out and eliminating foods from your diet won't help. Plus, since when did eating become a bad thing? We all need to eat the right kind of food in order to gain energy to perform our day-to-day tasks. Remember, all you require is a proper diet.

Cardiovascular Exercises

To lose excess fat, cardiovascular exercises are a must. It is a myth that by doing only abdominal exercises, you will be able to lose excess fat. Abdominal exercises do strengthen your abdominal muscles. However, for losing the fat on your belly, you need to perform cardiovascular exercises every day, for about half an hour. By doing the correct exercises, you will also lose weight from all over your body. And that is why and how you get ripped abs.
Many cardiovascular workouts performed at home can burn more calories than running on a treadmill in the gym. The cardio exercises will help you get rid of that extra flab around your waist and tone you entire body. If you have a treadmill put it on 10-15 degrees incline and walk.
If you can't, then go for jogging and running. If it is possible to go to a pool, then perform swimming workouts. But, if you need a cardio workout at home, then consider doing jump rope workouts. All these workouts help to burn amazing number of calories, and thus, will help you shed off fat fast, and improve your metabolism.

Abdominal Exercises

The trick is to understand that there isn't just one best exercise. Which is why incorporating certain exercises is essential to learn. Following are such exercises that will take you one step closer to your workout goals.
Ab Twists
• Place a stability ball on the floor and carefully lie on it.
 • Rest your shoulder blades and neck on the ball and bend your knees.
 • Plant your knees on the floor so that the ball won't roll away.
  • Raise both hands towards the ceiling and join them in a namaste gesture.
  • Breathe normally and twist from your waist to the left.
  • As you twist, bring your hands on the left side as well.
  • Hold the position for 5 seconds and come back.
  • Now repeat it on the right side as well.
  • Perform this exercise 15 times on each side.
Bicycle Crunches
• Keep the exercise mat on the floor and lie on it over your back.
• Rest your hands behind your head, bend your legs, and press your lower back in the floor.
  • Open your elbows wide, pointing on both sides and lift your knees off the floor to rest at 45º angle.
  • Now begin cycling slowly in the air with both feet.
  • Simultaneously, try to bring your elbows as close as you can to your knees.
  • Alternate the movement of your knees with the elbows.
  • As you're working out, breathe normally and keep your chin lifted.

Oblique Crunches
• Keep the exercise mat on the floor and lie on it over your back.
• Keep your knees bent and come over to the left to rest on both knees.
• Your hands will be behind the head as you are on your side, over the mat.
• As you exhale, press your lower back in the floor and lift your shoulder off the floor.
• Push yourself as far up as you can and hold the position for 2-3 seconds.
• Inhale and come back to the starting position.
• Repeat the steps 15 times on both sides.

Some Tips to Remember

Well there is no alternatives and shortcut; a healthy exercise and diet regimen is the key. But the more early you start it, the better it is for you. It is proven that you can shed belly fat faster compared to older people and as you age losing belly fat becomes more challenging.
Given below are some of the tips that would help you prevent the belly fat...
  • Avoid smoking, drug abuse, and excessive consumptions of alcohol as it adds to the problem.
  • An active lifestyle would help you increase your basal metabolic rate in the long run.
  • Try to live a stress free life as, according to some studies, stress can contribute to belly fat.
  • Understand the risks associated with belly fat and motivate yourself to lose the same.
  • Drink at least eight glass of water and keep your body well-hydrated.
These were the specific techniques and exercises that will help you reach your workout goals. Follow these tips the right way. Remember to give yourself and your body some time before you expect the results.