How To Lose Belly Fat Fast

Want to know how to lose belly fat fast? When surveyed, most Americans, regardless of age or gender, report they want to lose both stomach fat and lower belly fat. These are perceived as the places that most fat is deposited.
There are several reasons why most of us need to lose weight in our stomach and waist areas. We often feel stressed out by all the demands in our lives. Our diets are poor. We eat junk food on the run and we don’t get enough sleep. All of these conditions cause tremendous physiological and emotional stress. Stress causes the hormone cortisol to rise and this hormone triggers the body to deposit fat around our waists.

So the first part of the best way to lose weight is relax. Try meditating; deep breathing; stretching; taking time off – even for just 10-15 minutes from your daily demands.

Now we will focus on the primary objective for this article: How to lose stomach fat fast. You’re on the right track thinking abdominal crunches will help lose your belly fat but here’s a tip to get the most benefit from this exercise: Before you roll up into a crunch, pull your navel in toward your spine. Keep your abs sucked into your spine throughout the movement. This activates the obliques and you gain maximum benefit form the crunches.

Make sure your regimen includes working the lats (midback muscles). These muscle groups are important for twisting and bending. Do three sets of “double twists”: Sit on the floor with your knees bent and hands clasped just above thighs. Keeping your back straight, lean back slightly, tighten abs, lift feet off the floor, and balance. Rotate your upper body to the right, bringing your hands as close as possible to the floor, while dropping knees to the left side (twisting motion). Return to center and repeat. Do this 10 times to the left, then to the right side.

Single arm and leg exercises also strengthen the core muscles and are key to losing belly fat fast. A kneeling side kick is a great example. From a kneeling position,lean to the right andplace the right hand on the floor directly beneath the shoulder. Extend the left leg out to be parallel to the floor. Point your toes. Place your left hand behind your head. Contract your abs, bend the left leg and pull your left knee towards your chest. Then straighten out your left leg and repeat 15 – 20 reps. Switch arms and legs and repeat.

Lastly, add leg lift-type crunches to your regimen to lose belly fat fast. Try the :reverse crunch”. Lie down on the floor/exercise mat. Keeping your torso down, lift your legs. This targets your lower belly fat region, under which lie your rectus abdominus muscles. These crunches also simultaneously target your upper abs, so you’ll be blasting away the upper stomach fat, too.
Commit to doing this simple 15-20 minute exercise plan at least 3 times a week. Couple it with a low-calorie diet and better yet, add some fun cardio workout, like a walking program and watch the fat melt off of your entire body, in addition to losing belly fat.
We get only one body. Take good care of it and it will reward you with improved health, tons of energy to burn any fat away, and extend your lifespan.