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How to Lose Belly Fat Super Fast

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author image Frank Yemi
Frank Yemi has been a professional writer since 2007, and has contributed to several health and fitness magazines. He has worked as a medical fact checker and sports nutritionist in the United Kingdom. Yemi holds a Bachelor of Science in medical physiology, as well as a Master of Science in applied sports nutrition.
How to Lose Belly Fat Super Fast
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When it comes to getting a flat stomach, crunches may help you get developed abs, but you have to burn through the layer of fat first. Losing belly fat fast is achievable by choosing healthy low-calorie foods and regular cardiovascular exercise. A common misconception about losing belly fat includes starvation diets, which causes stress and can increase your belly size. By incorporating quick and intense cardio exercise with a healthy diet, you will see your belly drop in inches.

Short and Intense Exercise

Step 1

Warm up for five minutes on a stationary bike or a treadmill. Exercise at a moderate pace to get your heart rate up and get blood flowing in your muscles. Warming up before exercising decreases your cardiovascular risk and helps prevent muscle-related injury.

Step 2

Increase the intensity of your workout to a vigorous level. Keep up an exertion level of 7 or higher for one minute. As a guide, sprinting is an exertion level of 10 while moderate jogging is about a 5 or 6. High-intensity interval exercise is done by pushing yourself to a sub-maximum level between 80 to 95 percent, according to the American Council on Exercise.

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Step 3

Slow down and maintain a moderate pace for two minutes. Moderately jog or cycle to recover from the intense interval of the workout. Continue alternating for 25 to 30 minutes, depending on your fitness level. Perform this exercise two to three times a week to reduce your belly fat.

Controlling Your Eating

Step 1

Create a calorie deficit through your diet. Eating fewer calories than you use makes your body use the fat storage in your belly to provide energy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a calorie deficit of 500 to 1,000 calories daily for 1 to 2 pounds in weight loss. To lose belly fat fast, aim for at least a calorie reduction of a 1,000 calories daily.

Step 2

Read nutritional labels to choose healthy food products. Avoid food high in sugar, calories and saturated fat by searching for high percentages on the food labels. Consume a balanced diet of lean protein, nuts, seeds and complex carbs such as vegetables and fruits.

Step 3

Avoid reducing your calorie intake too drastically. Eating too few calories is counterproductive because it slows down your metabolism. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that your caloric intake never drop below 1,200 calories per day for women and 1,800 calories for men.

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