By TNT Bureau
Nov 29, 2017: When it comes to losing fat around our belly, we tend to listen to any advice and follow anybody with the hope that the advice given must be tried and tested. But we have to be aware that all these advices may be just plain wrong. Many of these advices and suggestions are neither scientifically proved nor have been tried and tested by the advisor. Here are five facts that you must have heard from several people as being the best ways to lose belly fat. But these facts are wrong and are just misguided beliefs.
1. Crunches and sit ups are most effective in getting rid of belly fat
Not only your friends but even trainers say that crunches and sit ups are very effective in losing belly fat. But it is not correct. Crunches and sit ups may tone your abdominal muscles, but you have to burn off the fat that covers those muscles. So it is most important to do exercises that will burn the fat around your belly. These exercises can be resistance and cardio training. It is also important to control the amount of calories that you consume every day.
2. You can eat anything if you are exercising regularly
Despite exercising regularly you need to keep a watch on the calories that you need to burn, because the calories you are burning can be replaced with unhealthy foods. As a result, no matter how much you exercise, you will not cut down on the belly fat. To lose the fat around your belly you need to cut down fatty, saturated and fast foods, white flour, sugar and salt and eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.
3. No need to watch what your drink
It is very important to keep a watch on what you drink as well as on what you eat. Losing fat around your belly is not just about cutting down on eating high calorie foods. Alcohol and carbonated soft drinks are very high in calories and increases fat. Water is one of the few drinks that has no preservatives, no sodium, no calories and you can drink as much water as you want without adding to your caloric intake.
4. You need to workout for hours at the gym everyday
This is totally wrong. You do need to do exercise regularly, but it need not have to be at the gym. You can workout at home as well. It is not at all required to spend hours in the gym every day. In fact, exercising for 10 minutes a number of times every day is as effective as long workout sessions.
5. Long cardio sessions must
It will not reduce your abdominal fats if you just spend hours on the running machines or exercise bike. The most effective cardiovascular exercise that will help to lose fat is to do interval training. Switch between high intensity exercise and low intensity recovery periods. That will help effectively.
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