How do you get a flat stomach?

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How do you get a flat stomach?

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Hey guys, so I am what is considered skinny fat , meaning I look skinny but I am not toned. I weigh 135 and I'm 5'4. I started going to the gym again and I was wondering what exercises were good for reducing stomach fat. I've realized that numbers going down on the scale does not equate to losing fat in the places I want to. Thanks!

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Pistachiyo wrote:Hey guys, so I am what is considered skinny fat , meaning I look skinny but I am not toned. I weigh 135 and I'm 5'4. I started going to the gym again and I was wondering what exercises were good for reducing stomach fat. I've realized that numbers going down on the scale does not equate to losing fat in the places I want to. Thanks!
To get rid of fat you need to lose weight. More cardio and watch what you eat. Abs are made in the kitchen etc. I personally do high carb vegan and I've had great results with weight loss.

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Pistachiyo wrote:Hey guys, so I am what is considered skinny fat , meaning I look skinny but I am not toned. I weigh 135 and I'm 5'4. I started going to the gym again and I was wondering what exercises were good for reducing stomach fat. I've realized that numbers going down on the scale does not equate to losing fat in the places I want to. Thanks!
Your bmi is ~23, which means you've got some room to lose a little bit of weight. All that requires is a calorie deficit. Alternatively, strength training will increase muscle which means if you stay at the same weight, your body fat % will go down and that will help achieving a flat stomach.

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so coming from someone who has been on a weight loss journey losing body fat for the past 5 years... (btw i am not super fat, i was just a bit chubby but found it super hard to lose weight and maintain it, and now i am toned)

1) you can't spot reduce fat however, your tummy reflects your diet. you need to calculate your BMR and multiply in your activity level (you can find these calculations online easy) and stick to that amount of calories. it means you will be in a deficit but, you will be eating enough to function and perform well in your workouts. start using something like myfitnesspal for just a few weeks so you can get the hang of your calorie intake and be able to eat intuitively in the future.

2) to lose body fat the best formula is a combination of WEIGHTS + HIIT TRAINING!!!!! pls don't stand on a cross trainer for 1 hour doing cardio. it won't work. muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so it will literally be using your own body fat as fuel to sustain itself while you're sat around doing fuck all. it is the most effective and sustainable exercise method for weight loss. by HIIT i mean either a circuit which you complete 3-5 times through or, do a heavy weights session then hit the spin bike for 10 sprints (30 seconds sprint, 30 seconds rest). you can also do sprints on the treadmill (pls be very careful) and the rowing machine, it's whatever floats your boat really!!

3) also i have to say, tummy fat is the LAST thing to go. it is the easiest to gain and the hardest to get rid of because it is so stubborn... just be persistent and work hard. it will eventually go but it won't be a super quick process, you'll have to be patient.

4) pls don't do loads of crunches, although core strength is super important when lifting weights, doing loads of abs won't make your tummy flat... don't neglect them but also don't do like 100 sit ups a day in the hope of a flat tummy.

5) don't be discouraged by all these girls who have a super flat tummy, there is also a genetic component to abs/flat tummies which you can't really help, so just be realistic with your goals and put in 100% effort to achieve them

good luck hunny!!!xxxxxxx

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Try Pamela Reif's weekly workout plan on her insta, it worked for me

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