Let's get something perfectly clear:
Your body gradually burns fat all over your body. This includes your belly, thighs, butt, boobs, back, and between organs. You cannot "spot reduce." The only way to remove fat from one area of your body is with surgery. Above all, anything claiming that it targets belly fat is snake oil.
Ever notice how a lot of "belly fat burning" devices and supplements look like this?
It's always product, diet, and exercise. Really, it's diet and exercise that helps you lose fat, with the product they are selling having a negligible influence on total fat loss.
So, to get rid of belly fat you need to diet and exercise. I bet you've never heard that before.
You need to eat at fewer calories than you burn. How many calories do you need? A good rule of thumb is ten calories per pound of body weight: if you weigh 180lbs, you need 1,800 net calories a day to maintain your weight.
However, if you just cut your food intake, your body will adjust and lower your metabolism. You will feel like doing less until you quit losing weight. Exercising will force your body to maintain its metabolism, and in turn burn fat stores. This is where the "net" part comes in: exercise increases the total calories you need per day.
The best fat burning exercise is cardio. Even if you don't have access to a gym, you can always run. If you're stuck in an office, try a compact exercise bike: these let you pedal while you sit at your desk. Some circuit training will also help burn fat: the key is to keep your heart rate up. Ab exercises will increase the size of the abdominal muscles, but aren't large enough by themselves to cause fat burning during exercise.
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