After deliver their baby, most women will start to ask around this question: how to lose baby fat? If you have experienced this situation, youll know that with a little research effort such as typing some words in Google or buying several fitness magazines, you will have tons of answers. The problem is more than half of them are junk information that merely served as promotional purpose for certain fitness products or gadgets.
No healthy diet will exclude exercise from its program because it is almost impossible to burn fat without exercise (you can do it with a fasting diet, but youll get many negative side effects from it, especially if youre nursing). However, you will never achieve flat tummy if you let the media brainwash you about this; spot reduction and cardio that youve seen at late night infomercial are no more than tricks to promote their products.
Logically, if you can shed fat by put a fancy gadget around your tummy or arm, youll meet someone with flat stomach and flabby arms or vice versa; but in reality, you never meet such person, right? The question how to lose baby fat cant be answered that easily; you cant expect a tool to do all the hard work for you; it just not works that way.
If spot training wont work, then how do you remove the baby fat? Youll never lose the fat if you aiming for certain spot, but you can do certain exercises to remove all the excess fat on your body simultaneously. That is how you remove unwanted fat and that is why you wont meet someone with flat stomach and flabby arms. For flat stomach, your aim is achieving 16-18% body fat.
How to do that? This lead to the second manufacturers hype: cardio. Youll find the fat burning zone in every treadmill and you are expected to play along with that. Regular cardio and the fat burning zone are offered as the best method to attain flat stomach, but is it really make sense that you can gain such magnificent result with exercise that you can do while watching movie? I dont think so, and the majoritys results have proven it.
The real answer to the question how to lose baby fat definitely is not cardio, but resistance training. This is not the type of exercise that you can do half-heartedly or while doing something else, but the result will be worth the effort and time invested. Compared to standard cardio exercise, an effective resistance training session can burn a lot more calories; not only that, your metabolism will keep elevated long after you finished your workout. A recent research even shows that your metabolism will stay elevated for more than 36 hours after youve done with your training. Another benefit from resistance training is the lean muscle that you develop will raise your resting metabolic rate, thus youll burn fat all day long, even when youre doing nothing. Can an aerobic class gives you that much? I dont think so.
Stay away from any overpromised methods and tools, including gadgets and pills; forget about fat burning zone, throw away that spot reduction mindset, and start put your effort on resistance training. By doing the right thing, youll get rid of that baby fat (and other excess fat all over your body) in no time.