Five reasons you’re not losing belly fat

If you’re unsuccessfully trying to lose belly weight, you’re probably doing it wrong. Here are some of the ways you can improve:

1. You’re eating the wrong variety of food

There are several fat-burning foods that can be added to your diet. Some of the most popular are nuts, low fat dairy, chili peppers, whole grains, lean meats, green tea and beans.

These foods can help give your metabolism a kickstart. You should also stick to a varied diet filled with fruits and leafy greens. That should be a core part of your nutrition. They’re full of vitamins and nutrients that meat and potatoes can’t give alone. We also can’t forget water, the core component of the human body.

Both our diets and our daily water intake add to our over all well-being.

2. You’re not doing enough cardio

Cardio respiratory exercise can be one of the more tedious parts of a fitness regimen––it’s certainly one of the my least favorite parts of my exercise regimen.

But cardio is essential in your ability to lose fat. It gives you endurance for other activities and can even give you a sense of euphoria and satisfaction.

Often we find ourselves sidetracked by the latest fitness crazes and we forget that cardio, along with a strength training and a healthy diet, is the key to losing the layer of fat hiding the abdominal muscles.

3. You don’t lift, bro

There are the people who spend countless hours doing cardio in the gym but can’t seem to see any results. The human body can adapt to a singular style of exercise. It’s important include strength training (also known as weight lifting) to your workout regimen.

Ladies: Lifting weights wont make you bulky! It gives your body contour and shape; and lets face it, curves are hard to come by. So get in the gym and start pumping iron, and the lean muscle you develop will help to melt that belly fat in no time!

4. You’re not using your legs

Use your legs. The legs contain some of the largest muscles in the body. Take a look at some of the athletes with the best physiques: rigorous use of the leg muscle is one thing they all have in common.

The legs, back and abs play a huge role in the development of the abdominal muscles. Without them, you can do as many abdominal exercises as you possibly can and still be unable to shred the last layer of adipose tissue. Get those legs pumping to burn the last bit of belly fat.

5. You’re not getting enough rest

The human body needs rest in order to repair from all the movement and exertion that occurs during the day. When you exercise, small tears in the muscle tissue begin to form. With the right diet and exercise these small tears help to grow and shape the muscles.

The recovery process starts with post-workout nutrition, but the majority of the body’s recovery process is done at rest. This is especially true for people engaging in any strength training or weight lifting exercises. Think of your body in the way you think of your cell phone; your phone operates at its best when it is charged to 100 percent. Without recharging it, there would be no way for you to use it.