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Top 10 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat Fast

Updated on December 17, 2012

Countless annoying gimmicks which claim to be the best solution to belly fat are scattered in almost every corner of the internet today. Determining which of them is actually effective won’t be easy especially for those who have never tried losing weight before. To help you go around with this dilemma, here are the Top 10 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat fast. It’s a fact that losing abdominal fat can’t be done in a matter of days. In most cases, it will take years while other lucky and determined ones managed to reach their goals even just after a few months. Feel free to leave a comment if you think I missed an effective tip that can help anyone lose belly fat that is better than any included in this list. Have a good read everyone and I hope this hub encourages you to aim for a healthier lifestyle!

Swiss-ball Pike
Swiss-ball Pike
Swiss-ball Rollout
Swiss-ball Rollout

Regardless how many sit-ups you make before going to bed; it won’t get you any closer to a toned stomach. This claim has been proven by numerous studies and confirmed by millions of exercise enthusiasts across the globe. Crunches are not only ineffective but risky as well since it’s a known cause of lower back pain. There are far better abs routines to choose from which include the Swiss-ball pike and Swiss-ball rollout. These abs exercises don’t simply decrease your waistline but strengthen and tone the muscles. Through regular execution, you’ll eventually notice excess fat accumulated in your stomach fading away like magic day after day. Simply increasing your cardio workout’s intensity and duration might do the trick but it’s important to consider weight training as well.

Experts around the globe agree that resistance training offer better results when it comes to eliminating excess fat in challenging areas like the belly. It’s all about dedication and perseverance so pick the best abs exercise and make sure to allocate some for it in a daily basis.

There are several cardio exercises you can choose from!
There are several cardio exercises you can choose from!

Fat breakdown works more like an automobiles engines. The faster you go in a short period of the time, the more gasoline it will consume. A 2009 study also revealed that a 30 minute cardio exercise which involved intense routines end up with better weight loss results in the tummy area than a 50 minute workout following a steady pace. This is true even if the same amount of calories were burned in the process.

Killing yourself in a stationary bike just to achieve an intense workout is not advisable as well. You can still have a fun conversation with your gym buddies while working out without compromising the activity’s results. Enjoy every minute of it above all so you won’t have a hard time in strictly following your workout schedule. Majority of those who succeeded in trimming of their belly fat ended up with new friends as they consider their gym sessions not as an obligation but an opportunity to relieve stress and have a great time.

It's called beauty sleep for a reason.
It's called beauty sleep for a reason.

The direct relationship between sleep and weight gain has been proven by several studies. Individuals who only allocate up to 6 hours of their day for sleep end up gaining a few pounds more than those maintaining at least 8 hours of sleep in a regular basis. Snoozers are also less prone to obesity compared to those who usually wake up during the middle of the night.

Leptin and Gherlin are two hunger hormones which tend to carry out abnormal productivity if you lack sleep. If you sleep less than the required time, you’ll sooner or later feel hungry and satisfying it with a small amount of food is near impossible. There are several ways to improve your sleeping habit and guarantee that it won’t be interrupted. One of them is by maintaining the right temperature for sleep. It’s also a good practice to drink a glass of hot milk before sleeping since it can introduce relaxation.

A collection of dairy products.
A collection of dairy products.

Majority of us consider dairy foods as culprits of a strict diet. However, we failed to consider that consuming yogurt, cheese and milk can set forth positive effects to anyone’s weight loss endeavors. It’s a good practice to eat at most 3 cups of yogurt a day. Maintain this approach for at least 12 weeks and you’ll surely end losing more weight particularly in the abdominal area. This technique is proven more effective than those who take calcium pills in the same period of time.

More fat cells mean more belly fat. And probably one of the best way to avoid the accumulation of fat in this area is by consuming calcium-rich foods. Calcium interrupts the process of storing excess fat in the belly. Aside from Calcium, dairy products are also rich with linoleric acid, a compound that can also help prevent and get rid of stored fat in the abdominal area.

Foods rich in fiber.
Foods rich in fiber.

Losing belly fat in the least possible time is not about not eating foods high calorie content. In contrary, consuming the right kind of carbohydrates can help you solve this problem. Studies have been made to compare individuals who consume substantial amount whole grains such as brown rice, popcorn, dark brad, couscous, bulgur wheat, and cereal fiber to those who eat less of these types of carbohydrate source. The results affirmed that the mentioned carbohydrates sources can help you slash out inches of your waistline in a matter of months or even just a week!

By adding fiber-rich foods in your meals, you’ll feel fuller without overeating. Fiber is also a known antioxidant which can cleanse your body from all sorts of negative compounds. However, always be reminded that anything in exaggeration will end up with bad results. The secret is to eat the right kind of food and keep their amounts enough to satisfy your hunger.

A photo that perfectly illustrates what late night snacks can do.
A photo that perfectly illustrates what late night snacks can do.

Late night snacks should be avoided as much as possible if you are really serious about losing belly fat. It’s not always about what you eat during late night snacks but the fact that no physical activities are expected afterwards to help burn off calories. In most cases, people who eat late night sleep right after. This will result to high sugar levels in the blood stream which will eventually turn into stored fat faster than the usual.


The best way to resist late night hunger is by following a low glycemic diet. Appetite often increases together with blood sugar levels. Be strict in keeping your diet and always remember that late night snacks are usually not for nourishing but to simply a bodily reaction to cope with emotional distress. Read a book or do worthwhile pre-sleep activities to keep your thoughts away from eating.

Don't be the next Junk Food Benny!
Don't be the next Junk Food Benny!

Storing junk food in your home will only make it hard for you to be successful in losing belly fat. Always remember that you are what you eat so resist from eating junk. Sweets, chips, and cookies maybe mouthwatering but they are teeming with sugar and saturated fat which are considered culprits of weight loss. In fact, addiction to junk food and sugar is regarded as the most common cause of belly fat today.

It’s easier to resist the temptation if they are simply not available. Why not stock up fruits, vegetables, and other healthier foods? Junk foods have high sugar content and are usually made out of refined carbs. Eating them will cause a boost in blood sugar levels which brings upon a negative effect to your metabolism while increasing your appetite.

Alcohol abuse will not only ruin your diet but your life as a whole.
Alcohol abuse will not only ruin your diet but your life as a whole.

What you drink is more important than what you eat if you are highly concerned in losing belly fat. It’s alright to occasionally drink alcoholic beverages but doing it in a daily basis will definitely worsen your case. This also goes true with foods having high sugar content.

It’s common for beer drinkers to have man boobs, belly fat, and a pear-shaped body particularly if they reach a certain age. Not only your figure, but your liver will also suffer from excessive alcohol consumption. The liver ends up working double time to clear away body toxins which will interfere in muscle buildup.

It’s not all about not drinking at all but drinking with moderation. Don’t get drunk and only do it at most two days a week. If you can’t comply with this, forget about boasting a nicely toned abdomen to your friends. Discipline yourself and constantly think of the wonderful benefits of having a healthy and fit body so you can keep on going despite all the challenges and temptations.

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Consider this to come up with a healthy diet.Strength TrainingA group cardio workout is fun and much more effective.
Consider this to come up with a healthy diet.
Consider this to come up with a healthy diet.
Strength Training
Strength Training
A group cardio workout is fun and much more effective.
A group cardio workout is fun and much more effective.

Men find it hard to get rid of belly fat mainly because it won’t be possible before eliminating your double chin and man boobs first. To successfully eliminate belly fat, minimizing your overall body fat is imperative. Various guides that can help you achieve this goal are teeming on the internet today making it hard to determine which ones actually work. To save you from the confusion, here are concise but proven effective ways to decrease your overall body fat and eventually get rid of your ugly bear belly once and for all.

  • Strength Training: By building and maintaining muscles, you can substantially increase fat loss and make dieting a lot easier. If you are clueless regarding where and how to start, consult a fitness expert and share your goals. He will surely come up with a strength training program that best fits your needs.
  • Follow a Healthy Diet: This is far challenging than what most of us believe. People who followed a diet filled with foods and drinks teeming with bad cholesterol for almost their entire lifetime will find it extremely hard. But then again, it’s still possible through hard work and determination. Eating your breakfast is also very important as well as drinking sufficient amount of water before and after every meal.
  • Maintain an Effective Cardio Workout: Jogging at most 15 minutes a day should do the trick. For faster results, ask a gym instructor about a cardio workout program that can help you lose burn great amounts of calories every day.

It's never hopeless!
It's never hopeless!

It’s not enough to simply look at the mirror to assess the situation. You might get the wrong impression that all the hard work and sacrifices you made for the past weeks are futile. Here are some effective ways to accurately keep track of your progress and be motivated as you slowly but surely achieve the toned abdomen you always dreamed of.

  • Measure your Body Fat: You’ll need a fat caliper to do so. Accuracy is of less importance in this matter. As long as the measurement goes down in every try, you’re doing a great job. Seeing your improvement will definitely boost your moral and encourage you to work even harder.
  • Determine your Waist Line: If you follow effective ways to lose belly fat, noticing dramatic results in less than 2 weeks is possible. The joy while feeling your pants loose is mesmerizing especially for those who’ve suffered weight problems for many years.
  • Before and After Pictures: Take a picture of your back and side every week. It will show most of the changes and will excite you. These pictures are also good sources of inspiration and can save you at times when you are about to quit out of hopelessness and depression.

An amazing journey indeed!

One success will most likely lead to another one. This is why you should track your progress. It will keep you motivated and working hard to lose belly fat. I hope you find this hub helpful but don’t just sit there and continue with your usual daily routine! Regardless how effective these Top 10 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat fast are, they are all pointless without action. There’s no better time to start it but now!

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      JoeyRocker 2 years ago

      All these methods are very effective. The older we get the harder it is but still achievable. http://oldschoolnewbods.blogspot.com

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      dailytop10 3 years ago from Davao City

      Thank you for appreciating it. Have a good day!

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      Susan Ramsey 3 years ago from Killen, AL

      This is a great hub! Very informative and clear. Thank you for sharing this one! :)

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      Suzy Dorning 3 years ago from UK

      Great article, I find for me breakfast is the most essential thing

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      mochirajackson 3 years ago from Liverpool, United Kingdom

      Great hub - lots of useful information. It's amazing how many people still think doing 100 sit-ups a day will help them get a flat stomach! I will keep reading this for more inspiration. Thanks.

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      4 years ago

      This list does a good job disproving common weight loss myths, especially the bit about all fats not necessarily being harmful. Moderate meat and dairy consumption is not the issue, it's trans fats that are the main culprit for weight gain. If you're interested in learning about some specific exercises to help get rid of abdominal fat, or want to know more, find out here: http://watchfit.com/can-lose-tummy-2/

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      tsuprukblogs 4 years ago from Parma Heights, OH

      A well written hub that has great tips and information about obesity. Obesity is a problem in today's society so that is why I'm here to help. I'm an Expert in weight loss. I really enjoyed reading this Hub.

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      Avinesh Prahladi 4 years ago from Chandigarh

      Obesity is certainly one of the major health problems, the worst part is that it leads to various other health-related problems as well. I really appreciate the methods illustrated above and the pictorial presentation is really impressive.

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      Jmiller310 4 years ago

      This is great! Thanks for all the info. I'm doing most of it right but still working on my sleep. Thanks for making this list so simple and straight forward. There's just too much info out there and it gets confusing. Hi5!!

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      Brock123 4 years ago

      How long did it take you to get from point A to point B? I am just curious because I've been tying forever to lose weight and nothing works but you have inspired me to try this routine!

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      dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

      Glad to hear that. Thanks for appreciating my hub.

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      mikessdesk 4 years ago

      When I retired from an active work environment and started working on computers I soon found myself with a fat belly and at my age very difficult to remove it. Always looking for ideas to reduce the stomach and your article certainly was helpful and gave me several ideas to work on.

      Thank you

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      dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

      I'm glad you find it helpful.

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      lesliebyars 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your hub as it was full of great ideas. A good nights sleep is always essential either way you go.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Great tips! I didn't know that about calcium. Good for me as I love dairy. I've been trying to get myself motivated to lose weight. Maybe your hub will help! Oh, and the transformation in the video was amazing!

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      dailytop10 5 years ago from Davao City

      Thank you for those nice words. Yeah! I am a living proof of that weight loss method. I easily got rid of extra fat layers at my tummy by simple following a good sleeping habit added with exercise and a balanced diet. Good luck and have a great day my friend!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Fine tips here and wonderfully written dailytop. It is heartening to know that more sleep can help lose weight. Voted up and useful.

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      dailytop10 5 years ago from Davao City

      Thank you so much for those nice words. It means a lot to me. Have a great day!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      These are all excellent tips! I didn't realize that the lack of sleep can affect your weight. Good to know! My 6 or 7 hours of sleep may have to increase as well as my amount of exercise. Very interesting and useful hub. Voting up and more! :)