How to Get Rid of Stomach Fat

Ben Greenfield
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How Can You Get Rid of Stomach Fat?

In the Get-Fit Guy episode How To Get A Flat Stomach, I give you some good flat-stomach exercises.

Quite often, I hear complaints from people who are generally fit, but just can’t seem to get that flat tummy, so here are a few more tips to get rid of that last little bit of flab around your waistline:

1) Be sure you’re using all 3 pillars of exercise, in this order of importance:

  • weight training

  • high-intensity cardio intervals

  • long, slow, fat-burning sessions

Weight training alone or cardio alone is often not enough to erase that last bit of storage fat.

2) Control stress and get adequate sleep. Often, bloating and inflammation are a primary cause of a puffy stomach. Use stress-reduction techniques, and try to sleep 7 to 8 hours each night whenever possible.

3) Eliminate or significantly moderate the big 3: sugary starch foods; processed, packaged foods; and alcohol. I’ve witnessed these simple changes produce visible stomach fat reduction in just 2 to 4 weeks.

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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology; personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), an advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta. He has over 11 years’ experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, and as helped hundreds of clients achieve weight loss and fitness success.