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How to get rid of Belly Fat-Tips and Tricks

Updated on December 15, 2017

As the world is heading forward with each passing second, complexities and concerns are taking over. Be it a financial issue, emotional distress or fitness concern, we, writers, try our best to help people sort their problems through our writing.

Here, my goal is to target a fitness issue- the most discussed yet unsolved.

Belly fat issue, you guessed it right. well, the tittle is obvious enough to guess( not giving you credit ;).

Many people are victim to the belly fat problem. Most of them think that their life is almost over as they won't fit in their old clothes, nor the new ones would do any good.

The most stressing part comes when people around you start to criticize/question your physical appearance. 'What has happened to you? Hey, eat less. Hey, move your butt'. My stance for this situation is to ignore the type of people. Don't begin with your journey to weight-loss just because people pointed at you. Rather, do it for yourself. Know that people are always blurting comments, whether good or bad.

Alright, start fetching for a solution: Gym and eating clean. That is the only rule. Hitting gym thrice a week is great, or if you can do more, then voila!

The good part about gym is that you come across people of almost similar issue as yours. There's nothing to be ashamed of, workout buddies are always fun. Celebrate each time you people lose an inch or pound.

Keep in mind that the key is Confidence. If you do not possess confidence, even your designer clothes and jimmy choo's would do just as much good as a dead fish does, exactly nothing.

A quote says :

" All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure." - Mark twain

You see, life is not that complicated. Try to live it out. If anything bothers you, solve it. if it can not be solved, don't let it bother you.

Let us begin with the tips to lose belly fat.

Cardiovascular Exercises :

Cardiovascular exercises tend to cut belly fat. The most effective ones are listed below:

  • Running ( on a trade mill or walking track )
  • Swimming
  • Cross Crunches
  • Cycling
  • Rope Jump


Do you run daily? Does it effect your weight?

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Running :

Wake up early in the morning and go out for a walk. It doesn't matter if you're alone as it will only help you get your goal quick. If you sill feel the need of a company then take your dog along.

First Step: As a beginner. start with a 10 minutes walk. You'll notice that you are getting tired only in 10 minutes.That's because you're not used to it. Continue your morning walk for 10 minutes and after a week or 2, you will feel that you're no longer weary. That's it! Now get to the next step.

Second Step: Extend the time by 20 minutes. Repeat the step.

Keep on walking for 20 minutes daily.

Third Step: 30 minutes.

Now when you're done with 30 minutes walk, go a fit faster. It's time for a run. Keep on stretching yourself to the limit. There will come a time when you will be able to jog for about an hour and you will lose your belly fat at a much faster rate.


Do you swim? Does it help you lose weight?

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Swimming :

Know that each and every part of a human body works during swimming. A study says that 500 calories per hour can be burned by swimming.

Make a plan whenever you want to swim in day, evening or night. First, take your time to realize the depth and temperature of a pool before stepping in because many people start to panic when they get to know about the depth.

A fitness expert states that swimming is best in lukewarm water. The reason of not going with cold water is that it increases one's appetite.

If all is good, swim daily. Start with a short period of time-a couple of minutes. Be slow for a couple of days in the beginning and you're free to dive inn and swim the way you like!


Cycling :

Cycling is one of the best ways to reduce your whole body fat. Cycling not only burns your belly fat but also help you tone whole body. Daily/thrice a week cycling does wonders.

First Day: In the beginning, 10 minutes cycling is more than enough and does the work you need.

Second Day: If all is going perfect, extend the time to 30 minutes.

Third Day: 40 minutes!

Will you do cycling?

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Did rope skipping help you lose weight?

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Rope Skipping :

Yes! It is the most challenging and excellent way to reduce fat all over the body. As you jump, each muscle of your body works which leads to a flat, tone body.

First day: Start with 10 jumps at a time.

Second day: As you began to get comfortable with 10 jumps, add 10 more.

Third day: And, 10 more.

This way, your stamina will get strong enough that you will be able to do 10 sets 4 times, that means 40 times skipping a day. Success! You're going really good.

When you get used to 40, then add 10 more and keep on adding.

Happy skipping!

I too used to do skipping 100 or 200 times a day. It really does reduce fat.

What to eat and what not to :

Many people complain that they workout day and night but all in vain. Well the reason behind the failure of all your hard work is that you're not taking the right food.Yes, diet is the major part of workout. If you want to lose weight then you need to keep a sharp eye on your diet.

First, you have to make a plan.Take a diary and pen down all the things you eat in a day. At the end of the day, take a look at your diary. By doing that you'll be able to know what were those food items that made you gain loads of calories.

Here I will discuss some of the eating habits which will help you maintain a slim, smart and healthy body.

Eat less, eat slow :

Do you know that your brain takes 10-12 minutes to realize that your're full? When you're done eating, you think that you should eat a little more because you feel that you're still hungry. No don't do this! Because that's just a horrible prank being played by your brain.

When this thought appears in your mind then wait for 10-12 minutes before you go for another plate.

After couple of minutes,you will feel that you're not hungry at all!

You see,your brain needs some time to realize things.

Eat in a small Bowl :

Try to eat in a small bowl. Reason? Well the reason is that if the thing, in which you're eating has a small size, then it will obviously carry small amount of food.That means small bowl help us eat less which results in weight loss. Make sure to eat only one bowl, not more than one. If you're thinking of going for another bowl, as I have mentioned above, then I think you know what to do.

Cut down on fried things from your diet :

Get rid of fried stuff before it stuffs you with fat .All the nutritionists recommend to avoid fried food because you will be at higher risk of getting over weight.

Cut down on fast food :

Yeah, I can feel the same pain that you're feeling right now because I am a fast food lover too. I myself was so addicted to burgers and sandwiches that even the thought of quitting fast food gave me chills. I use to try hard not to eat burgers but always ended up eating one.

For me, it was nearly impossible but then I thought that nothing is more important than my weight and health. After failing again and again,I finally succeeded.

Now I am a healthy person with not a sign of fat in my body.

I wonder what would have happened if I hadn't stopped eating fast food.

2 glass of water before every meal :

Intake of large amount of water plays a trick on your brain.

If you don't have control over your hunger then this tip will help you eat less.

The trick is that if you will drink 2 glass or more before every meal, then the water will help you stay full and it will make your stomach heavy because of which your brain will think that you're full.

In this way you will be able to eat less and you will lose more weight.

See, it's a very simple and useful tip which will make you eat less.

Drink green tea :

Green tea contains lots of antioxidants which help you in losing belly fat as well as it maintains a healthy system inside.

An experiment was done on men and women to check whether the green tea loses belly fat or it's just a myth.The result cleared all the doubts as many people confirmed that their belly fat has really reduced by the intake of green tea.

However, you will have to drink green tea nearly 5 times a day which means 5 cups,in order to see results clearly and quickly.

If you think that it's fine with you to take 5 cups of green tea a day, then you're on your way. So go and get your belly fat reduced. You will certainly see the difference in just a few days.

Divide your meal :

Instead of eating large amount of food, go for FIVE mini meals.

The disadvantage of taking large amount of food at a time causes your stomach bulge out. If you want to hold your breath in order to make your tummy look slim, you won't be able to do that because you have eaten so much food.That's why it is better to take five mini meals instead of going for a large helping.

Oh, how can I forget chocolates, ice creams and carbonated drinks/soda?

Chocolates, ice creams and carbonated drinks or any kind of dessert, is very dangerous for your weight. In order to get a flat tummy, you'll have to quit all these things.

Ice creams and chocolates have lots of fat. If we talk about dessert, then it depends on which type of dessert you're eating. You have to take care of it by yourself. If you think that the dessert you're eating contains sugar then leave it right there.

Carbonated drinks are a kind of sugary water which can cause very bad effects on one's health and can increase weight. A research shows that soda builds fat around waist. People who take soda on daily basis, suffers from waist fat.

Try to avoid these type of things.

Confidence boost-up quotes for the victims of over weight:

"A great figure or physique is nice, but it's self-confidence that makes someone really sexy."

Vivica Fox

"My self-confidence didn't come from my appearance, it came from other things that I did. But certainly not my appearance." —Ron Perlman

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” Bernard M. Baruch

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.” ― Tyra Banks

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” ― Carlos Castaneda

“I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.”― Michel deMontaigne

I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power.” ― Jason Mraz

Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” ― Cynthia Kersey

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Self-consciousness kills communication.” ― Rick Steves

Because of the self-confidence with which he had spoken, no one could tell whether what he said was very clever or very stupid.” ― Leo Tolstoy

I'm young as morning and fresh as dew.Everybody loves me and so do you.” ― Maya Angelou


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      renee21 2 years ago

      There are awesome tips in this hub! Great job! Voted up!

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      Sara 4 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks for the appreciation!

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      Francesca27 4 years ago from Hub Page

      Thank you so much for writing this hub! You did a great job.