Have you ever felt like you’ve been putting in the work but still can’t lose your lower abdominal fat and love handles? Do you feel like no matter what you do or how much time you spend at the gym, your stubborn belly fat never seems to go away?
I used to be in the same position.
I felt like no matter what I did, my lower back and belly fat were always the first to come and last to go. I could get my arms and chest and back to look the way I wanted them to, but not my abs.
The Truth About Getting Rid of Your Stubborn Belly Fat: Genetics
There are several reasons for that and one is genetics…so thanks Mom and Dad. But honestly, if you struggle with holding belly fat, it will always be the first place you gain and the last place to go. The same goes for any other body part that tends to hold weight. So pay attention to your body to figure out what you’ve been genetically blessed with (hmph!) and start figuring out how to develop the most patience for that place.
(Patience first, grasshopper.)
Secondly, one of the major shifts that happened to me was that I realized I needed to lose 5-10 more pounds in order to get rid of the excess belly fat. So, it wasn’t a matter of hyper-focusing on ab workouts—hate to break it to you but you can’t spot reduce your belly—it was a matter of losing more fat. All the ab muscles in the world aren’t going to do you any good, i.e. make you look like a boss because of your six-pack, if your body fat percentage is still too high.
The Truth About Getting Rid of Your Stubborn Belly Fat: Your To-Don’t List
Ultimately, we all have a tendency to obsess over our abs with endless to-do lists of cardio, cutting calories, and complex ab workouts, but more often what we need is a TO-DON’T list. That’s why on this week’s episode of the Million Dollar Body podcast, I’m going to tell you exactly what you SHOULD NOT be doing when you’re trying to drop your stubborn belly fat and what you should be focusing on instead.
- Which types of ab workouts you should be doing and how often
- The nutritional tweaks you need to make if you want to uncover your six-pack
- Which trends/fads are absolute bull$hit when it comes to losing your belly fat
- How you can hack a leaner look by focusing on your shoulder-to-waist ratio and what the golden ratio is (Seriously, you don’t want to miss this tip.)
If you’re ready to knock off the stubborn belly fat that haunts you in your dreams AND in real life, and you’re seriously ready to play hard ball, this podcast episode is for you!