beer-belly22How many of you missed sweet summer? Lounging lazily about the beach or pool with a drink sure is a luxury and my favorite thing to do. As summer approaches, the guys can’t wait to get in there swimwear but it’s not so easy for all of us. The famous beer belly prevents us from getting into our swimwear and gets in the way of enjoying summertime. You have probably read a hundred articles on weight loss, but you only need to know this one thing that you probably already know. The belly isn’t going to lose itself and it takes a ton of will power to lose it. So step up and lose the beer belly. Here’s how:

 

1. Start burning fat

Weight loss is directly linked to burning fat and burning fat is directly linked to weight loss. Let this be your mantra and guide you. According to experts, at least invest 75 hours a week in aerobic exercises and should be done rigorously. By rigorous, I mean the hardest your body can take. Once you get out of breathe and your heart starts racing, the level is achieved.

Get a gym membership or a DVD to guide you. If you can spare a budget for weight loss, then a personal trainer is your best option. If not, then take up jogging and home exercises. There are apps available on play store that can help you too with your exercise routines. Works with both, Android and iOS. You can view workout videos and exercise tips both that will help you tone up.

2. Get on your bike

Everybody knows biking can play a big role in your quest of losing weight. It works the abdominal muscles and targets the beer belly directly. So this is what you need to do. Cycle hard for five minutes straight and then slow down for three minutes. Whether you get on the road or use a stationary bike is entirely up to you. It will also tone your legs so you are getting at that perfect beach body.

3. Work your abs at every opportunity

losing weight needs real commitment and you need to seize every opportunity. Always be on the lookout to do some simple abdominal exercises.

Here is something you can try. Lie on your back on the floor and put your feet and legs in the air and cycle on an imaginary bike. To increase level of difficulty, put your hands behind your head and lift your shoulders. Crunches are also a great way to lose belly fat.

4. Change your lifestyle

you could hire a trainer, go on a strict diet for a couple of months and lose your belly but once you go back to your old lifestyle, the belly and fat will crawl their way back in. Lifestyle change is a serious part of losing weight and has to be maintained for as long as, well, forever. You have to keep moving about and limit your alcohol intake. Watch what foods you put in your body and quit smoking. If you are thinking about a crash diet then you need to know all that’s going to do is put your body in starvation mode and drain you of all your energy. Switch to fruits, vegetables and lean meats and take 20% fat of our calorie allowance. More importantly, say no to junk foods.

Ever heard of stress eating? When you are stressed, your body produces cortisol which results in the hunger pangs. These hunger pangs make you reach for that cake or pizza. So to lose weight you need to take care of yourself. Get enough sleep, be relaxed or learn some relaxation techniques and stay hydrated.

Sure reading this has made you want to give up, but trust me the six pack will be worth it.