How to Lose Belly Fat Naturally
Belly fat may be stubborn…but it’s not completely immune to the fat-burning effects of catecholamines.
What that means is when you gradually reduce your overall body fat percentage, you will lose belly fat…it’ll just be slower than you’d like.
Just to make this clear…
Your primary goal when you want to lose belly fat is to simply reduce your body fat percentage.
The bottom line is if you’re a guy over 10% body fat or a girl over 20%, you’re going to have a fair amount of belly fat to lose if you want to have skin-tight abs. That look requires 7 to 8% body fat in men and 17 to 18% in women. There’s just no way around it.
And that’s why you don’t necessarily need to do anything special to lose belly fat.
Maintain a moderately aggressive calorie deficit, balance your macronutrient intake, use weightlifting to preserve (and even build) muscle while you lose fat, and you’ll eventually have that washboard stomach.
That said, there are a few things you can do with exercise and supplementation to help your body better mobilize stubborn fat cells and thus lose belly fat faster.
By way of example, here are results from a cut of mine. I started around 10% body fat and was holding a noticeable amount of fat in my obliques and lower abs:
And after following my advice for about 8 weeks, here’s how I looked at 6 to 7% body fat:
As you can see, a large amount of the weight I lost was belly fat.
And here’s how I did it…