Monday, November 24, 2008

The Answers to Lose the Belly Fat Very Quickly

You know, when one actually considers the vast amounts of money spent on weight loss supplements and various other weight loss programs, it's almost unbelievable that so many people are still struggling to lose the belly fat. On the other hand, there's a perfectly natural way to shed up to 5lbs of belly fat in as little as one week.

To be honest, I was also desperate to lose belly fat at one point in my life and while I may not have tried all the different diet pills, I certainly made up for it by reading everything I could find on the subject hoping to stumble across the perfect secret.

While on my quest to get lean, I came to notice a few points which I feel are stumbling blocks for so many others on a similar quest. Firstly, radical diets are just plain wrong and in many cases, even dangerous. Secondly, most of the much touted exercise programs offer little true benefits because they either do nothing at all, or they require such an enormous effort that the average fatty won't bother.

Finally someone told me about interval training and what they told me, changed my life. Why? Simply because there is no other form of exercise comparable to interval training when it comes to shedding fat. In fact, unlike steady state cardio which causes your body to burn fat for thirty minutes, a single interval training session will have your body burning fat for up to forty hours and if that's not impressive, then I don't know what is.

If anyone reading this has doubts then just consider the results of a study which was conducted at Tremblay in 1994. Using two groups of volunteers, one group was put on a steady state cardio program while the second group was put on an interval training program. As you've more than likely already guessed, the results were overwhelming. Those on the interval training program had lost nine times as much subcutaneous fat compared to those who had been doing steady state cardio.

What impressed researchers even more, was the fact that the interval training had actually altered the participants' metabolisms in a permanent way. In other words, even after the study had been completed, their bodies remained more efficient at burning fat, you get to lose the belly fat without doing extra work.

If one considers that those initial studies took place back in 1994, it stands to reason that over the years; techniques have been refined, thus making interval training even more effective than it was back then. Obviously, results will depend on the level of training you do as well as the intensity of your training. For beginners starting off with a twenty minute training session and doing this three times each week, they can expect to loose about 2lbs per week

Proper interval training is known to be extremely intensive so if you're unfit, please ease into it slowly. After just a few weeks you'll be able to increase the level of intensity which of course means more rapid fat loss. Above all, whether you only need to shed one or two pounds or whether you need to half you size, interval training is the most effective way for you to lose the belly fat which has been haunting you for years.