Men’s magazines are riddled with images of hot studs with absolutely no fat on their bodies. Yeah, sure, those guys look hot but is this a realistic picture? A lot of men suffer from the same problem as women, which is an excess amount of belly fat. The ‘dad bod’ is totally fine though, so no worries. However, if you’re looking to shed those extra few pounds, potentially get yourself a hot girlfriend, or even date a cougar, here are some tips for getting rid of that pesky spare tire.
Say No to Crunches
Doing a bunch of crunches every day will not make your stomach any leaner. That’s a complete myth. Yes, it will make your abs stronger but it won’t burn any of the fatty tissue that has built up around your belly. Spot reduction does not help in losing any fat in specific areas of your body, so stop wasting your time.
Stick to a Healthy Diet
Around 70% of how your body looks comes from what you eat. So stop spending hours on end at the gym. Instead, grab a shopping cart and fill it with foods rich in nutrients. To eat in a healthy way, you need to incorporate a balanced diet. Proteins, carbs and fats make up the macronutrients your body needs to be able to function daily. If you skip any of these categories, your body will not be able to fuel itself properly.
Stay Away From Alcohol
If you’re dreaming about losing belly fat, forget about alcohol. It’s very hard to get rid of all the empty carbs that enter your body when consuming alcoholic beverages. An occasional beer or glass of wine won’t hurt, but for the most part, stick to drinking water, squeezed lemon or tea without sugar.
Don’t Starve Yourself
It would seem logical that if you don’t eat enough, your body will lose weight. Wrong! By eating less than the recommended daily calorie intake, you actually starve your body, which in return will hold on to anything you consume, literally.
So try to eat several times a day and never go below your recommended daily calorie intake. If you go to the gym as well, be sure to make up for the calories you burnt off by eating a little bit more that day.