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How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

A pot belly, spare tire, love handles - call it whatever you want. The fact is that abdominal fat is anything but appealing and both men and women who have issues with their jelly belly would like to know how to lose their belly fat fast.

However, losing that stubborn belly fat turns out to be a difficult task. Surely, there are lots of commercials stating that their magic pills, oils or "super" gadgets will get you rid of your belly nearly overnight but such statements are ridiculous and fail to provide the promised results. Unfortunately, the hundreds of reps of sit-ups and all kinds of abdominal exercises are not the answer either.

So what is the best way to lose belly fat?

The secret to losing belly fat for good is in fact pretty simple and requires just a couple of steps and your consistence in following them in order to get you the flat stomach you want.

2 Steps for Losing Your Belly Fat Quickly and Effectively

1) Exercise properly to lose belly fat.

First, stop wasting your time on so many abdominal exercises and structure your workouts properly.

Many people make the common mistake of dedicating their workouts mainly to their abdominal area hoping to spot reduce their belly. However, this is certainly not the right way to lose belly fat. While it is true that direct abs exercises will provide for the overall tone and shape of the stomach area, the real secret to losing belly fat is to focus on big multi-joint exercises for the largest muscle groups of your body, such as legs, chest, and back.

Doing big multi-joint exercises will significantly increase your metabolic rate lasting for 24-48 hours after the workout. What is important, it will also increase the fat-burning hormones within your body. You will certainly not get this effect no matter how many exercises targeting solely your abs you do.

Now that you know the right way to lose belly fat, get your dumbbells or barbells and start working out focusing on big multi-joint exercises at a high intensity. This will be your first step towards a flat and well shaped stomach.

2) Adjust your daily diet to lose belly fat.

The second step towards flat abs is cleaning up your diet.

Nowadays you can find all kinds of diets promising to shape you body and make you fit - low-carb, low-fat or high protein, liquid diet, grapefruit diet, Atkins, south beach, etc.  The problem is that while these diets can make you lose some weight, in the long run they will only make you gain even more weight once you start eating normally. Moreover, any diet that goes short of 1 or more of the macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) will actually lower your metabolic rate and make you lose lean muscle.

It is important to understand that proper eating is a must if you want to lose your belly fat and that means that your diet should be well balanced and consisting of healthy natural sources of proteins, carbs, and fats.

For proteins choose foods such as lean meats, turkey, chicken, fish, egg whites, etc. Include plenty of fresh vegetables in your meals. Make sure that most of the carbohydrates you eat come from higher fiber sources like fruits, brown rice, oatmeal, high fiber cereals, etc. And don't avoid fat. Instead, choose good sources of healthy fats such as nuts and nut butters, seeds, olive oil, avocados, etc.

A well balanced diet will provide you with all the macro-nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs in order to speed up your metabolism and burn fat faster.

For more details about specific exercises and foods that burn belly fat fast, as well as more strategies for getting a flat stomach naturally, you can get a copy of "The Truth about Six Pack Abs" by Mike Geary. He is one of the most recognized bodybuilding authors and his book has helped thousands of men and women get rid of their belly fat quickly, effectively and for good.

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