the fastest way to burn off the fat from your belly is with a combination of weight training and aerobic exercise.
For the study, researchers compared the effectiveness of two exercise and diet programs. Subjects taking part in the study were assigned to one of two groups.
Group one followed a diet based on the traditional food guide pyramid (50-55% carbohydrate; 15-20% protein; less than 30% fat). They also did cardiovascular exercise 4-6 days per week at 50-75% of their maximal heart rate. Each workout lasted 30-60 minutes.
Group two followed a diet that was higher in protein and lower in carbohydrate and fat. Their exercise program consisted of alternating days of resistance and cardiovascular interval training six days per week.
And the result?
Subjects in group two (remember, these were the people who lifted weights, did more intense cardio, and ate more protein) lost twice as much fat overall than subjects in the first group. They also gained 2 pounds of muscle while the cardio-only group actually lost muscle.
In other words, subjects in group two lost almost twice as much belly fat as those in group one