As a fat-loss coach and someone who personally understands the ins and outs of losing weight, since he's lost 140 pounds, Carter Good posted this to his Instagram account to bust some myths about how to burn belly fat.
- "You need to be eating enough calories for your goals. If you're trying to lose weight, that means creating a calorie deficit and consuming fewer calories than your body burns."
- "You need to be following a well-structured exercise plan. If you want to get the most exercise 'bang' for your fat loss 'buck,' focus on strength training, and incorporate lifting weights."
- "You need to be patient AND consistent." Just as you didn't gain a ton of weight overnight, dramatic changes in your body composition won't happen in a few weeks or months.
Keep in mind that in order to get results that will last, the changes you make and the things you do to lose belly fat need to be things you can stick to for the rest of your life. That's why diet pills, wraps, creams, extreme calorie restriction, and crazy amounts of cardio don't work — they may work in the short term, but they're not sustainable.
Carter adds that "there is no 'secret' solution" to losing fat, building muscle, and maintaining a healthy body for life. You just need to work hard, stay consistent, have realistic expectations (this one is huge!), and have a "shit-ton of patience." Above everything, don't give up because "no matter how much you might struggle, if you refuse to quit, success is inevitable."