There is some debate among personal trainers and weight loss gurus on how to get a flat stomach. Some say the traditional way is the best and some say that they have found the ultimate weight loss method which ultimately ends up like any other weight loss fad. I also faced with a belly problem for a few years when I was younger. I solved it through the hard way by trying many weight loss programs until I get the right formula to get a flat stomach, which I am about to share with you right now.
I am not going to confuse you with many tips and theories but these 3 steps that I have personally use can help get you a head start and some visible results. First of all, you need to understand that in order to get a flat stomach, you need to get rid if the thing that is making it big. In many cases, it is body fat and water retention. Now, the main thing I want you to focus is getting rid of that body fat.
To lose one pound of body fat, you need to burn of 3500 calories. That is a lot of calories! You need patience and a plan to achieve this. So, lets say our target is to get rid of one pound if body fat per week, this means that you need to burn off 3500 calories per week. If you break it down, you need burn off 500 calories per day. My advice to you is that you need to try to achieve this by combining weight training, cardiovascular training and dieting. This may sound like a broken record but by even following this advice you can't get anywhere if you don follow it correctly.
So, lets dive into the 3 steps that I was mentioning so you can start losing body fat today! Step 1 To A Flat Stomach Work the treadmill at least 3 to 5 times a week. For each session, do for about 30 to 45 minutes. The heart rate that you should be targeting is 75 to 80 percent of your max heart rate. Forget about the bicycle and other fancy equipment. Focus on either the treadmill or the stepper. Step 2 To A Flat Stomach Try to do your cardio after your weight training session.
This is probably my best advice to you. After your weight training workout session, you body will have a very low level of glucose. Hence when your start your cardiovascular training, you will be burning body fat straight away. If that day you are not doing any weight training, try doing your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
The concept is the same. When you wake up in the morning, your body will be deprived of sugar because the glucose is used up for muscle recovery during your sleep. Step 3 To A Flat Stomach As I mentioned, you need to combine diet into your lose fat stomach program.
I am not trying to ask you to change your entire eating lifestyle. But this simple tip can help you lose that belly fat. The advice is to reduce the carbohydrates at night, especially before you go to bed. Lets set at 5 pm. So, 5 pm onwards, you would only eat lots of meat and vegetables.
You already have ample amount of carbohydrates in the morning and lunch therefore you wont kill yourself if you don't have some at night. The reason is that the sugar digested at night would be at no use. Your body calorie requirement is very low at night.
So don't eat for the sake of desire. This will help you get to your goals faster. By the end of this article, you can start using these three simple strategies. Pack your gym clothes and hit the weights and then the cardiovascular training. Tell your partner or mum or whoever is cooking to cut out the carbohydrates because you would not be eating them at night.
I have touched a bit on cardiovascular training and dieting. All you need to do now is to add in two times a week of weight training to get your metabolism up.
Tony Leong is a professional personal trainer. He is certified by the American Council on Exercise and has helped many people achieve their fitness goals. If you would like to download his step by step weight loss system for free go to Tony Leong Weight Loss