Waist fat is the most stubborn fat in our body. Trying to find the best way to burn waist fat can leave us frustrated and left hopeless at times. Commercials, infomercials, advertisements, and salesmen try to sell you their easy workout plans to combat the fat in your waist area. The truth is that most of these are gimmicks but there really are some simple secrets that you can get in this article – for free! Understanding the best methods to burn the most fat is essential if you want to burn fat in your waist, thighs, and love handles.
So let's start quickly with why you (and I) have fat in our waist and love handles before we get to the easy workout plan to burn this fat! Your body stores fat all over but the biggest "sting cells" for fat are around your waist – your stomach, rear end and thighs (no surprise!). These areas are simply the easiest and largest places for your body to store fat. When you eat your food is digested through your stomach and what is not burned off from activity is stored here because it does not have to travel far – for example to your outer limbs.
There is no way to "spot reduce" fat in any one area of your body. Let me repeat that last sentence. There is NO way to simply reduce your body fat in one area of your body. Your waist fat (or any other fat) is simply a representation of your overall body fat. To burn waist fat, belly fat, any fat you need to burn fat through your entire body. So without further ado, an easy workout plan to help you burn your waist fat.
- Do not waste your time with crunches! OK so crunches, sit ups, etc are not a waste of time. They are actually great at building muscles in your abdomen, but they do very little to burn fat. Many of us are programmed to think that doing 1000 crunches a day will get you a six pack in no time at all. The fact is it will help to enhance a six pack, but showing off your ab muscles has more to do with burning the fat around your waist than building the muscles in your abs.
- Be a morning person. Eat in the morning, workout in the morning, and be active in the morning! The benefits of this are almost limitless! Your largest meal (proportionate to your others) should be your breakfast. Not only does this get your body (and your metabolism) kick started early, but eating in the morning allows your body more time to burn off the calories. If you eat a huge dinner and go to bed a couple hours later, those calories can just sit and almost literally turn to fat overnight. Also, getting proper sleep is essential to burning fat – and any workout plan – and the more active you are early in the day the more likely you are to sleep more at night.
- Lift weights. Yes, even if ALL you want to do is lose weight, lifting weights is necessary to burn fat! If you are new to weight training, consult a personal trainer or other fitness expert for workout advice.
- Cardio train in intervals. Every good workout plan includes cardio training. Basically, the more you sweat the more fat your burn. Cardio training in intervals – switching back and forth between max effort and moderate effort – has proven to be the best cardio method for burning fat. Whatever your cardio of choice is running, biking, swimming, or whatever, do it in intervals!
Take these fundamentals of an easy workout plan to start burning your waist fat today!