Carbohydrate is the primary fuel for sport. Carbohydrate foods when digested break down into glucose/sugar. These are a vital fuel for all body’s tissues, including the brain.
First of all, it’s important to stick to eating a few hours apart to keep the metabolism ticking over.
Ideally, you should be trying to exercise between 60 and 90 minutes a day, however if that’s not possible, you can get an intense 30 minute work-out in at some stage during your day.
Working your abdominal region with sit-ups is a good toning exercise; however, it’s not a brilliant method for losing fat deposits around your stomach and other areas of your body.
You should be aiming towards working all areas of your body, as it’s another good way of building your metabolism. You should find a total muscular routine that you feel comfortable with, upper and lower body.
The best way to get rid of your belly is by working the transverse abdominus (muscle behind your abs) instead of the rectus abdominus (six-pack region).
An easy exercise that works the transverse area is when you suck in your stomach. Seems too easy, but it works!
Suck in your belly without taking a breath. You will feel tightness in the area. Do this regularly for five second intervals.
When focusing on your stomach, you should work the transverse area more than the six-pack region. However, it’s good to combine both, so after you work on the transverse you can then perform some short sit-up exercises to maximise your workout.