Hey, my name is Erin and I'm a former U.S. Junior Olympic certified swim coach and personal trainer. And fitness is my passion so, I can not wait to share it with guys.
Alright, the question I get asked most as a trainer is, "How do I lose my belly fat"? And I am here to tell you no matter how much training you do, it is 80% diet, 20 % training. Really the 80/20 Rule applies. I don't care how hard you work, there is no way you're going to see your flat abs and all of your hard work unless your diet is clean.
And what do I mean by clean? Well, it means staying away from processed foods. It means watching your carbs. That doesn't mean stay away from all carbs. Carbs are good because it's energy, but as Americans we tend to eat way too many carbs. It's just easily accessible. We don't need that many carbs, especially not simple carbohydrates, which the body processes really quickly. And if you don't use it for energy, it turns to fat ultimately.
So, try to get fresh fruits and vegetables with every meal. Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day. So, take your body weight in pounds, divide it in half and whatever that number is that the amount of ounces of water you should be drinking each day.
So, it's generally a little bit more than eight cups. That eight cup rule is good, but the more water you can get the better. Especially, if you're working out a lot. So, the water is going to wash all of the toxins out of your body, that's important for getting rid of fat. Take a look at our ripped abs workout or any of our core workout, the bikini ready workout, which are great and you should absolutely do them and they will help.
But, without a clean diet and without proper rest and proper hydration, you're never gonna see the results that you are looking for when you are trying to flatten your belly. Another culprit that people often overlook is salt. Salt is fine, but eat it in moderation. If you have an event coming up or you're going to the beach, or you want your belly to look particularly flat one day, really monitor your salt. Because sodium does bloat you, especially if you're a woman and your hormones come into play.
Another key to having a nice, flat belly and keeping the fat off is variation. So, just like you change your makeup and you change hair products every so often because your body gets used to them, your body...