Contrary to popular belief, there are very few great ways to lose inches only from your stomach area. It would be great if you could do a few hundred crunches and have a killer six-pack, but that’s not how it works. In reality, in order to lose inches from your stomach, you have to work your entire body.
Your body is like a machine, except it uses food as its energy source instead of gasoline. Whenever you eat food, picture the calories entering your body, and focus on burning those calories in order to melt those pesky inches from your waistline. Just like a machine, the more finely tuned it is, the better it becomes at burning those calories. If you exercise on a regular basis, you create more muscle, which in turn, helps you to burn more calories, even if you’re doing nothing besides sitting in an office chair or curled up in your bed.
In order to create the appearance of losing inches from your stomach, you can target that area using resistance training. This will help in two ways.
1) You will burn calories, thus losing inches of body fat throughout your entire body, including your stomach.
2) You will build bigger stronger stomach muscles, which can be more easily seen through the layer of fat that covers them.
On top of regular exercise, the biggest secret to losing inches from your stomach is your diet. Portion size is extremely important when trying to lose inches from your stomach, or anywhere else for that matter. Most people eat too much at each meal, more because they enjoy the food, than because they actually need it. You should eat 5-6 small meals per day, instead of gorging yourself on fewer large meals.
Finally, make sure you eat healthy foods. Replace those chips and chocolate bars with nutritious fruits and nuts, and blast those inches from your stomach! Avoid saturated fats, white sugar and white flour. Instead, replace them with fish, chicken, honey, whole wheat and multi grains.
By supplementing bad food choices with good, incorporating a regular exercise regiment and eating smaller, more regular portion sizes, you’re sure to melt those inches from your stomach and feel better about yourself in the process. All it takes is determination and know how, and you’re well on your way to a trimmer, healthier you.