There are are all kinds of diets and exercises that promise to melt away belly fat and yet, nothing seems to work in the long run. Take a look at these 10 belly fat secrets that don’t work and steer clear of them in your weight loss journey.
#1. Running a mile burns 100 calories
Such kind of estimates are based on controlled studies and don’t necessarily apply to everyone. You will burn calories and lose weight depending on your metabolism and other body features. Everyone’s body doesn’t burn fat at the same speed; remember that before you treat yourself to pizza after walking a mile.
#2. Nuts are fattening
Usually people shy away from eating nuts due to their high fat content. But it’s the quality of fat in nuts that’s important. They keep you feeling full, are good for your health and will not lead to a bigger belly. So snack away, but in small portions.
#3. Crunches can get rid of belly fat
Ab crunches are good to train your muscles but that’s about it. They will not burn fat. In fact, it is not possible to lose weight only in certain areas. In order to get rid of belly fat, you must combine cardio exercises with strength training which will reduce the overall fat on your body and train your muscles.
#4. Eating everything is okay if I am exercising everyday
Exercising everyday is great but if you are targeting toned abs, eating mindlessly will not work. If you are serious about building good muscle then you will have to give up on fatty foods and opt for proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.