Belly fat, including the one under the belly or belly button, is very difficult to shake off, especially as most of those who try to escape from this problem end up doing crunches or abs in excess without getting any results.[expand title=”” trigpos=”below”] It is not enough to do abs to get rid of belly fat. The exercises that target this problematic area must be accompanied by a proper diet.
Those who want to get rid of the fat on or under the belly should know that both sports experts and nutritionists have found that excess crunches do not lead to a thinner waist but the other way around, it thickens it. This happens because abs only increase the muscle mass found on the belly area, without melting the fat around it. On the other hand, crunches help tone the muscles and pull the skin in its normal position, thus avoiding a flabby skin if you do achieve weight loss, so you do not want to give them up, altogether.
Both nutritionists and fitness experts say the best way to get rid of belly fat is to focus on a proper diet combined with exercising regularly.
A proper diet to get rid of belly fat mainly consists of protein and foods that are rich in antioxidants (tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit, green beans), which are to be consumed at lunch and dinner and food such as oat cereals, to be consumed in the morning.
Also, dieting in order to melt belly fat involves eating less and more often, at least 6 times per day.
It is also recommended to do as much cardio, as possible. Cardio exercises produce an improvement in metabolism and burns fat at a cellular level, making the cells which are over-saturated with fat to be used as a source of energy, therefore melting the fat away.
Therefore, in order to get rid of belly fat, or the fat under the belly, a balanced diet is required in 80%, while 20% is cardio exercising, and absolutely avoid overdoing abs.[/expand]