There’s a common myth rampant among the majority of people who work out known as spot reducing fat.
This means that you target specific places on your body where you want to lose some fat. For example, you wear waist trainers or rub ointments on your belly in order to lose fat in only your belly or only your thighs or some other place.
The question is, is it really possible to lose fat in only one place or is it just a myth?
Let us begin by looking at how fat reduction work.
Firstly, it is important to note that your body doesn’t necessarily want to burn your belly fat.
Fat is so hard to break down because it’s stored as triglycerides. To use the fatty acids, your body first has to cut the glycerol molecule from the fatty acids. From there, the fatty acids travel within the blood stream to the muscle cell, where it gets turned into energy inside the mitochondria.
Drugs that promise to reduce fat do work, only that they work so slowly that you never really notice any real change.
Now let discuss how to actually lose belly fat.
Before you begin the process of losing fat anywhere on your body, you have to know that it won’t happen overnight. You also have to burn more energy than you consume. You can’t eat ‘amala and ewedu soup and go directly to sleep, you’ll never achieve anything.
Here are some ways you can actually burn belly fat.
1. Pump up your muscles
While you may not be able to reduce your belly fat, toning your muscles is a great way to make sure that your body stays proportional.
2. Do some workouts
You’ll be surprised at the wonders that workouts can actually do for you. Even if you cant manage to workout daily, take some martial arts classes or at the very least, make sure to go for a walk often, it helps.
3. Eat healthily
Throw out the pizzas, the boxes of ice creams, the shawarmas at least for a while. To do this, you don’t need those types of distractions.