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How to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat & Get Flat Sexy Six Pack Abs the Right Way

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Though constantly traveling the world, Julia Williams is based in Chicago and has been writing since 2006. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She is also a licensed fitness instructor, specializing in Pilates since 2003 and has written hundreds of articles on exercise and health.
How to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat & Get Flat Sexy Six Pack Abs the Right Way
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Extra fat around the belly can be stubborn and hard to shed. However, with the right diet and exercise, you can lose it the right way and get the six pack you’ve always wanted. Since you cannot choose where to shed fat, focus on reducing calories and adding exercise to burn fat all over your body. Eventually, you will lose the fat around your belly. And by focusing on ab exercises, you'll have a six pack to show once your stubborn belly fat is gone.

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Step 1

Reduce your calorie intake by 500 calories each day. In order to lose one to two pounds per week, you need to reduce your diet by 3,500 calories each week, or 500 calories each day. Stick to lean meats, vegetables and fruits. Skip sugary drinks, desserts and fried foods.

Step 2

Add cardio to your weekly routine. Perform 150 to 300 minutes of moderate cardio each week. Include biking, swimming, running, dancing, rowing or any activity that gets you moving.

Step 3

Do the standing bicycle. Stand up, placing your feet together. Lift your left heal off of the floor. Bend your knees slightly. Tighten your abs. Raise your left knee toward your right elbow. At the same time, bring your right elbow toward your left knee. Bring your knee back down and your right elbow back to the starting position. Repeat 20 times on each side.

Step 4

Complete the plank. Lie flat on a mat on your stomach. Place your hands flat on the floor directly under your shoulders. Lift your body up onto your toes and hands. Tighten your abs. Keep your body in a straight line. Hold for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Perform stability ball knee tucks. Lie on your stomach on a stability ball with your hands and feet on the floor. Walk forward with your hands until your knees are on top of the ball. Keep your arms straight. Tighten your abs. Bend your knees and bring them into your chest as you roll the ball forward. Straighten your legs and roll the ball backward. Repeat 10 times.

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