How to Get Rid of Belly Fat?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

It seems that the term "Belly Fat" is all the rage right now. Everyone wants to lose it, fight it or turn it into a six pack. So, I figured that I better jump on the bandwagon with a belly fat article as well. It seems that all ab workouts are not created equal and some exercises that do not target the abs specifically could still work very well in reducing the fat in that area of the body that we would all like to shrink.

In doing research, one of the main tips that I found time and time again is that higher intensity is better for the fat in the belly region. Apparently when two groups burned the same amount of calories, those who burned them in shorter periods with higher intensity had significantly less belly fat than the group who took the slow and steady approach. Giving yourself that extra push can increase the hormones that help burn fat while at rest. Ab fat may be very susceptible to this effect.

After having two children, I never expected to lose that belly pudge that did not want to budge for at least the first 3 years post babies. Now, I cannot believe that my abs are in better shape at age 40 then before I had children. I have higher intensity workouts to thank for my results. Give it a try. Push a little harder with each of your upcoming workouts.

Have a fitness question? Let me know and I'll answer it in a future post.

Coach Jenn of

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  1. The Jacobsen Family! said...

    Thanks for the tip! I prefer high intensity for less time anyway... With 3 kids, I just can't make time to put in hours working out every day!

  2. smilinggreenmom said...

    Great thoughts on this! As a former competitive swimmer, I know exactly what you mean about high intensity! It not only feels great (in the long term) but it does a world of good for our bodies! I have been desperately wanting to get back into the exercising mode and currently take Vidazorb probiotics because I know how greatly important probiotics can be for us! They have been shown to help with weight, digestion, immune boosting, and anti-aging/skin!!! So...with these and healthy lifestyle choices (plus exercising as soon as the kiddos start school) I am hoping to really feel great!

  3. Jennifer said...

    Thanks for the tip! I so need to those that baby belly flab!

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