Targeting the tummy for fat loss is called 'spot reducing' this term actually refers to any exercise which is used to target fat loss from a specific area of the body.
Unfortunately it’s widely regarded as a myth, and so doing countless crunches on the matt will not target fat loss from this area (but may help tone those abs for when you do lose it!)
The spot reduction idea has been used by advertisers who are selling exercise related equipment which promise a dream body for little work.
If only you can get rid of fat in just a click of a finger, but the truth is it takes patience and dedication in both the fitness department and lifestyle including diet.
Everyone is different when it comes to fat and where it gets stored in the body. Men generally carry their weight in their mid-section and women often carry more around the thighs and hips; where we store our fat is determined genetically.
So, how do I get rid of my fat from my tummy? The answer is you make sustainable lifestyle changes towards a healthier body composition and your body will use the fat from your body as it requires.
Ok so how do i do that?
Many people can lose fat without counting calories, by making sensible choices most of the time and exercising some restraint over snacking out of boredom on the wrong foods. Most of the customers I speak to about diet will say , "i know what i need to be eating..." and for the most part this is true, we all KNOW what we SHOULD do.
Eat a healthy breakfast to provide sustained energy through the morning, reducing the chances of hunger pangs.
Eat balanced meals with slow release carbohydrates, lean proteins and healthy fats.
Eat a variety of fruit and veg through the day.
Reduce portion sizes
Avoid regular naughty snacking , but afford occasional treats.
Drink plenty of water
Keep a food diary: Quite often we don't realise or remember the slip ups we make in our diet.