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How to Lose Belly Fat Fast With Belly Fat Exercises

Updated on June 21, 2018
Belly fat
Belly fat

Belly Fat

Checking the scale is a good way to check your weight but it does not just weigh the fat. So it is not the best way to tell how much extra fat you have. You can lose fat without losing weight and you can lose weight without losing fat. Being overweight means you have extra fat weight. Weight loss and fat loss are not the same thing. Focusing on weight loss can make it harder to lose the fat.

Checking your belly fat is a good way to tell if you are overweight. If you can grab a big handful then you may want to get rid of it. Excess belly fat is bad for your health. While exercising you can target specific muscles. You can workout your belly, arms, legs, back etc. However you can not target fat. Targeted fat loss also known as spot reduction is not possible. Get rid of belly fat by burning calories and building muscle. The fat will come off all over your body.

You do not need to be heavy to have a lot of belly fat. Skinny fat people may look skinny but they still have a lot of belly fat. Being skinny fat is usually the result of a lack of muscle. Not eating enough, not exercising enough or even exercising too much can result in a lack of muscle. Losing weight can be unhealthy for a skinny fat person that wants to get rid of fat. Sometimes the best way to lose fat is to gain weight. If you are skinny and have trouble building muscle you can learn how to build muscle and gain weight.

Ab Exercises

Ab exercises like planks, sit ups and ab rollouts work your belly muscles. They are good if you want strong, good looking abdominal muscles or abs. The focus is on building muscle and getting firmer. You are strengthening your core. When you do ab exercises you can feel your abs. Ab exercise are often a lot harder to do than they look. Be careful not to push yourself too hard or you will have really sore abs.

While ab exercises are good for building muscle they do not burn a lot of calories. By themselves they are not good for getting rid of the fat the covers the abdominal muscles. Planks are one of the best exercises for strengthening your abs but they are one of the worst for burning calories.

Push ups and planks can firm up your abs.
Push ups and planks can firm up your abs. | Source

How to Lose Stomach Fat

There are no exercises or diets that target belly fat. You can only try to reduce your body fat. Get rid of belly fat by burning calories, building muscle, drinking more water and by eating less junk food. The fat will come off all over your body. Dieting can help you lose belly fat. So can exercise. But they work better together. Consuming fewer calories does not always work because it can cause you to burn fewer calories. Consume fewer calories by eating healthier and drinking healthier. Eat as much food as you need. Snack if you get hungry between meals.

You can lose weight by not eating. It works for a little while because you are burning more calories than you consume. However when people do not eat enough they look terrible and feel terrible. Their metabolism slows down and they lose muscle. Your body will try to store more fat. That is why people that try to quickly lose weight by skipping meals usually end up gaining more fat. Lose belly fat by doing things that are good for you.

Belly Fat Exercises

Any exercise that burns a significant amount of calories or helps you build muscle is a belly fat exercises. You just need to be active. Even playing a Wii sports game could be considered a belly fat exercise if it gets you moving. I have lost belly fat by playing sports games on the Wii. The best exercises are the ones you will actually want to do on a regular basis. Be more active than you are now and challenge yourself. Try to do a little more each week until you get the results you want.

When I wanted to quickly lose fat so my summer clothes fit I started by playing Wii sports games the first week. The second week I started walking more. The third week I added a weekly run on an elliptical trainer. The fourth week I started lifting some weights while I watched TV. I kept adding to my exercise routine and reducing the time I spent watching TV while sitting down.

Running, biking, swimming, jumping rope, boxing punches and a lot of other cardio exercises can firm up your abs. So do strength exercises like push ups, pull ups and dumbbell curls. The best exercises for losing belly fat while toning your abs work more than just your abs. I recommend riding a bike outside. You can lose belly fat while building muscle.

Exercise Ideas for Fat Loss

Strength Training
Cardio
Other
ab rollout
walking
kayaking
leg raise
biking
canoeing
push ups
running
yard work
pull ups
swimming
house work
plank
roller skating
dancing
side plank
elliptical trainer
sports
calf raises
jumping rope
motion controlled video games
dumbell curls
boxing punches
nature photography
squats
step ups
paddle boarding
yoga
jumping rope
surfing
Build muscle and burn calories. Increasing your muscle weight helps with fat loss.

How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

Lose belly fat fast with belly fat exercises. Challenge yourself to reduce the amount of sedentary entertainment by 50%. Be more active in your leisure time during the week and on the weekend. Pick activities that you will want to do and try to keep it interesting. Gradually increase the duration or intensity of the activities. To speed up the fat loss build muscle. Increase your strength, speed and endurance so you can burn more calories.

Measure your success by checking your stomach fat, seeing how your clothes fit and by paying attention to how you feel. Taking pictures can help you keep track of your progress. Expect it to take 1 or 2 weeks to lose a significant amount of belly fat. Do not be discouraged if your weight increases while you lose fat.

Lose belly fat fast by being more active and building muscle.

Source

My Results

I started doing intense cardio workouts 2 times a week to get in shape. My strength and endurance improved and the workouts burned a lot of calories. After a few weeks I could burn over 1,400 during a workout. You can see the results in the before photo. That was after 2 months. Working out a few times a week was not enough to lose fat quickly.

There are lots of different reasons people become overweight. A lot of those reasons are the result of a sedentary or inactive lifestyle. Do you eat because you are bored? Do you crave junk food? Being more active can reduce your cravings for junk food and it can reduce boredom. A lack of exercise can lead to poor eating habits. It is easier to eat healthy when you exercise regularly and exercise burns calories. Being active is also a good way to have more fun.

I like to keep things simple and I knew that I was not getting enough exercise. So I focused on being more active by reducing the amount of sedentary entertainment. Each week I lost fat. I could tell because my summer clothes fit better. I did not check my weight on the scale. After 2 weeks I could do up my shorts without sucking in my stomach but they were still too tight to wear. After 4 weeks my shorts fit. They were not too tight to wear but I still had some extra belly fat I wanted to get rid of. After 6 weeks most of the fat I wanted to get rid of was gone.

Focusing on being more active by reducing the amount of sedentary entertainment on a daily basis helped me lose belly fat quickly.

Before & After

Before, when I was doing weekly workouts. After I challenged myself to reduce sedentary entertainment by 50%.
Before, when I was doing weekly workouts. After I challenged myself to reduce sedentary entertainment by 50%.

© 2018 Michael H

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