When most people think about their appearance the one thing that they are most dissatisfied with is their waist line. Most people would love to lose a few inches off their waist, and it seems like everywhere there are people who claim to have a product that will easily take off belly fat.
The reality is that belly fat is similar to every other fat you have on your body, and there is no way to spot reduce and easily lose only your abdominal fat. When your body needs energy to complete a task ,such a movement, it sends a signal to all the fat cells in your body to release triglycerides, the stored form of fats. This means that anytime you are using energy you are using fat from all over your body. This is why you cannot spot reduce. There is no way to get rid of just abdominal fat.
There is a way however, to get rid of excess fat everywhere in your body and improve your overall appearance. You may not see an immediate reduction in waist size but stick with it. Really the only way to lose abdominal fat is good nutrition, cardio, and strength training.
Your body needs a specific amount of calories each day based on your metabolism, lean muscle mass, and activity level. Simplified, if you eat more calories than this number, especially of low nutrition, high fat foods, your body will take that energy and store it for later. Your body is efficient at storing energy as fat and unfortunately for most people it goes on their waist in particular. However, when you eat fewer calories than your body uses up, your body take energy from the stored fat. Just eating less calories is not the only thing though, eating nutrient dense healthy foods is also important for weight loss.
In order to be able to eat less calories than you use it is important to exercise, meaning that you are burning more calories per day. Try doing cardio that you enjoy, whether that is walking, jogging, biking,or aerobics is up to you. This will not take fat directly off your abdominal, but it will increase the health and burn fat off your entire body, including your waist.
Doing full body strength training is important even though you cant spot reduce. Doing crunches wont make your abdominal smaller, but doing full body strength training will strengthen and build up your muscle mass meaning that you will burn more calories all the time. This will help your overall weight loss, because you can eat the same amount but create more of a calorie deficit. As you lose weight you will also lose inches around your waist and abdomen.
Strengthening muscles will also give make you look more toned .That way when you do lose fat off you body including your waist and abdomen you will have nicely toned muscles to show off as well.