How To Burn Belly Fat

What exercise burns the most belly fat?

The exercise that burns belly fat the quickest would be high intensity cardio. For long term results, and to maintain your fat loss, strength training (or weight training) will be more effective as it raises your metabolism.

What is the best and fastest way to get rid of belly fat?

Perform high intensity cardio 4 x/ week and strength training 3 x/ week. Combine this exercise routine with a high protein, moderate fat, low carb diet where you’re taking in 500 calories less than what you burn in a day. If you really want to step up your fat loss, you can go the intermittent fasting route.

We suggest the Carb Manipulation protocol to keep the carbs low.

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The solution to belly fat is a calorie-controlled diet + high-intensity cardio combined with strength training (weight lifting). Cardio burns calories which helps you lose weight overall, while strength training works on building muscle tissue which increases your metabolism and keeps the calories coming off for longer periods after the workout session has ended.

How can I reduce my belly fat without exercise?

Exercising is ideal, however if you cannot workout for some reason, we suggest combining a low-carb diet with an occasional intermittent fast.

Why am I not losing belly fat?

Why am I not losing belly fat? It is possible that you’re not losing weight on a calorie deficit, but rather on a maintenance level. If your weight is staying the same, this means that you are actually consuming enough calories to maintain your current weight and may even be in a surplus.

A small amount of fat loss is not necessarily indicative of fat loss, as you can lose muscle or water weight along with body fat.

If you’re losing weight but only on your stomach, this is more than likely due to lack of abdominal work; if your lower abdomen is strong and exercised, the excess fat there will be used for energy during exercise or burned off by your metabolism when at rest, resulting in a slimmer waistline.

It is also possible that you are losing fat but gaining muscle at the same time, which may appear as belly fat loss if it is being replaced with muscle.

Muscle mass weighs more than fat so you’ll see weight loss without necessarily leaning out—this isn’t always necessarily a bad thing because muscle weighs more than fat and is more compact, so they take up less space.


  • Mike Collins CPT- ISSA. Specialist in Performance Nutrition. Expert Fat Loss Consultant. Founder of MCNewsletters- Weight loss for Women, and co author of the Black Book of Secrets, Dirty Little Book of Dieting, and Man on a Mission. Has held the World Championship Title of Fitness Professional for 23 years. Got hooked on turning ordinary bodies into extraordinary bodies in the gym at night, while working his way through school. Now he observes the nuance and distinctions that generate success and slings insight straight to you from his laptop while eating pizza in Brooklyn or fish tacos in Sausalito. Easily Bribed w/ Tickets: U2. Baseball. Football. Basketball. Tennis. ✈ NYC ✈ Nor Cal ✈