How can you burn away the abdominal bodyfat? Not surprising news here but I'll enumerate the key points below:
- Perform cardio (preferably intervals or High Intensity Interval Training known as HIIT)
- Perform compound lifts (e.g., squats, deadlifts, pull-ups, overhead presses, bench presses, etc.)
- Eat a more "clean" diet consisting of lots of vegetables and whole grains
Vegetables and whole grains tend to be relatively high in fiber which improves insulin sensitivity. This means the body will more efficiently use glucose for energy rather than for bodyfat storage. Fibrous foods also reduce appetite so you'll likely eat less foods overall. Examples of fibrous vegetables include broccoli (no surprise here), carrots, beans, peas, cauliflower, soybeans, spinach, and sweet potatoes. Examples of whole grain foods include brown rice, buckwheat, popcorn, shredded wheat, whole rye bread, whole grain bread, whole grain cereal, and wild rice.
BOTTOM LINE: To get a flat belly, you've got to be more active by performing cardio regularly (along with weight training) and eating good lean foods that are high in fiber such as vegetables and whole grains. Eating right and exercising regularly are the keys to flattening your belly, not performing endless abdominal crunches (!)
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."