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Secrets For a Flat Stomach!Developing a lean, flat stomach takes time and patience, especially when it comes to those last few kilograms in those hard to lose places. There is only one way to lose fat in the so-called ístubborn areas,í and that is with the correct combination strength training (with a extra focus on mid-section), cardiovascular exercise (short, hard workouts), and stable blood sugar (keeps you from adding additional fat and makes it easier for the body to use body fat for fuel).

Spot Reduction is a Myth - The first thing you need to realize is that it is impossible to íspot reduceí fat from one specific part of the body. Fat loss occurs systemically, meaning that you canít control where the fat comes from. When you burn fat for energy, you will draw it from all areas of the body, and the first place you tend to put it on will be the last place it comes off.

Cardio, cardio, cardio - Doing all the abs exercises in the world will do nothing if you have a layer of fat covering it. Doing strength training, or lifting weights, would help, but not as much as aerobic exercise. If you want to add some ab exercises in after the cardio, thatís great, but be sure to work your whole torso, not just the upper abs ó that includes the lower abs, lower back and the muscles that wrap around your sides.

For example, Walking, jogging, bicycling, elliptical exercise and stair climbing are all great fat burners. Most give up early in the workout. During the first 10 minutes of aerobic activity, glycogen (stored carbohydrates) is the primary fuel source. Because you donít burn significant amounts of fat until glycogen stores are depleted, the key to maximum fat loss is to work out aerobically for 30-60 minutes continuously per session.

Diet Ė Its best to stay away from fried food and too many sugary desserts. Abdominal fat loss is a 50% exercise, 50% nutrition combination. Regardless of how much you workout, if the number of calories you take in is greater than the amount you burn, youíll still put on abdominal fat.

Eat Small Meals Regularly - You should try and spread your calories out into five small meals a day instead of 2 or 3 big ones so that you donít overeat in one feeding.

Give it Time Ė If you want to have a flat stomach in 3 weeks, forget it. Losing fat takes time, and itís unhealthy to lose too much weight too fast. Gradual weight loss is healthier, and more likely to be sustained over time. Go for a lifestyle change, something you can live with for the rest of your life, or you will just yo-yo. Itís a marathon, not a sprint.

Feel free to share your tips and stories in the comments section below!

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Posted by giberson, on 27-02-2012 18:31, , Guest
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Posted by jpbrody, on 12-06-2011 07:54, , Guest
Yaaawwnn. Okay tips, long known, long overused. Same girl, different dress.

Posted by Dianarose Fark, on 13-03-2011 03:52, , Guest
Very practical advice.Great tips... useful!

Posted by satbir yadav, on 23-12-2010 19:04, , Guest
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Posted by saleem m shaik, on 09-12-2010 10:38, , Guest
THANKS Great tips fr make flat stomk

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