If you struggle with the “mommy tummy,” don’t worry – you’re not alone. Here are five tips to help you lose that pesky belly fat – even if you’re not a new mom!
Unfortunately, you cannot expect to lose belly fat by doing countless sit-ups and crunches. Research shows that spot reduction (the idea that you can target specific body areas for weight loss)
Your body burns calories constantly, even when doing everyday activities. You can use this fact to your advantage by increasing your NEAT or non-exercise activity thermogenesis. NEAT refers to the number of calories your body burns whenever you move throughout the day. Examples of NEAT include:
– taking the stairs instead of the elevator, – parking your car further away from the store, – fidgeting around in your seat if you have to sit for prolonged periods, – doing housework.
Adherence to a healthy diet is vital for losing weight (and keeping it off). While increasing your daily movement is essential for burning calories, decreasing your caloric intake is far more significant for losing fat.