Body fat is very much like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location.
When you want to get rid of some extra flab (Don’t we all?), most of us know exactly where we want to focus on.
We’re talking about that huge slab of fat down there covering your stomach.
Belly fat has been called by many names, sometimes deemed derogatory. Love handles, jelly rolls, spare tire, the pooch, beer gut, middle-age spread – whatever you call it, people spend a huge amount of time and money trying to get rid of the extra fat down there.
Often, it’s just for cosmetic reasons. Most people invest a lot into getting a flat tummy with a six-pack they can flaunt in the summer. But there are other, more pressing reasons why it’s time to prioritize trimming down your belly bulge.
These are the health reasons. We aren’t getting any younger by the day. As we age, the dangers of having too much fat around the stomach area manifest themselves in the form of various health problems. These include hypertension, heart attack, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
The good news is there are many scientifically proven ways that can help you get rid of that belly fat and keep it away for good. The bad news is there is really no clear-cut method to go about all this.
Basically, most people will need to go through trial-and-error to figure out the easiest, fastest way for them. Even the world’s hottest fitness models continue to experiment with how to keep their bodies trim and fit. And because everyone is different, what works for you may not work for others at all, and vice versa.
So don’t despair if you don’t see your belly actually shrinking the next day. Most of the time, any combination of what I call The Essentials will eventually bring you visible results. You only need to figure out how to put the basics together to get the most out of them.
The key here is to resist the temptation posed by those flashy ads for vibrating ab belts or so-called fitness gurus claiming their method is the only one that works.
Slapping on a vibrating belt around your waist will contract your ab muscles, but that won’t melt away a single pound of fat. And anybody who says he’s got it all figured out and everyone else is being stupid is not even worth listening to.