Stomach fat. Almost everyone has it, and though some have more than others, everyone wants to get rid of it. Even relatively thin people can have that annoying little pooch protruding over low-rise jeans or bathing suits. So what's the best way to get rid of stomach fat?
First of all, let's dispense with a few myths with regard to stomach fat. You can't spot reduce it away. Hundreds of daily crunches or sit-ups alone won't do it. Those electronic stomach stimulators only reduce your bank balance. The home machines you use to twist and turn not only won't get rid of stomach fat, you can actually wind up with a wider waist than before you started! Is it hopeless? Are we doomed to carry extra pounds around our middles forever? Absolutely not! There are ways to win the battle of the bulge, and you're about to discover a few of the most successful methods for getting rid of stomach fat.
Liposuction will get rid of stomach fat, by actually removing the fat cells from the body. But not everyone is a candidate for liposuction, it can be costly, and there are, of course, risks involved. While this method works for some people, it really should be considered a last resort after other methods have been tried.
A better way to get rid of stomach fat that's highly effective, but often over-looked is through dancing.
Dancing can provide an excellent cardio workout, and certain dances will accelerate the process of getting rid of stomach fat. If you've ever seen competitive Latin dancers, you've seen some of the flattest stomachs on the planet. Learning Salsa, Mambo, Samba, Cumbia, Merengue or Cha-Cha is not only exercise, (try it if you don't believe it!), it's exercise that's really fun to do! For the ladies, if Latin dancing is not your style, you might consider learning belly-dancing. There are many DVDs readily available so any of these dances can be learned in your living room, at your own pace.
Without question, the most efficient way to get rid of stomach fat is to turn your entire body into a fat-burning machine. Incorporate strength training into your daily routine. By doing so, you can rid yourself of fat anywhere it's accumulated in your body. The best way to do this is to increase the amount of muscle throughout your body. Muscle tissue uses more energy (burns more calories) than any other tissue in the body, even at rest! And muscles continue to burn calories, even after you're finished working out. With an increase in muscle tissue, fat seems to melt off your body, yes, even that stubborn stomach fat. This doesn't mean you need to have muscles like a body-builder to benefit from their fat-burning capabilities. Even a small increase in the ratio of muscle to fat will go a long way in helping you rid yourself of stomach fat. And you'll be amazed at the changes you'll see in the rest of your body! For expert advice on getting rid of stomach fat, you won't find a more reliable source than Tom Venuto, champion bodybuilder who tells the truth about weight loss and strength training. Check out what he has to offer about building the body of your dreams!
Like anything worth having, getting rid of stomach fat takes some effort. The good news is you CAN do it, it doesn't have to take forever, and the results are definitely worth working for!