How to lose belly fat without a single abs exercise

We all dream of getting the perfect curves at the right place and a flat belly, but we just dislike working our abs!

Vahdaneh Vahid
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Let’s face it, we all dream of getting the perfect curves in the right place and a flat belly but we just dislike working our abs! Well, the good news is you don’t need to.

Follow my advice on how to flatten your tummy without doing a single sit-up.

Lift weights

Weight training is extremely powerful when it comes to changing body fat in the mid-section. As resistance training builds muscle, this increases your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories all day.

The more compact muscle you carry, the more fat you can lose because muscles are working hard even while you are at rest. Performing resistance-training exercises does not just have to be limited to using heavy equipment in the gym.


It can involve your own body, kettle-bells and resistance bands, which are easy to carry and allow you to train outdoors or in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a 30-minute weight-lifting session two–three times a week to see the benefits.

Improve your posture

A good posture is not only physically attractive but will also help you achieve a flat belly. Often, slumping and slouching accentuate your stomach, and over time, as you sit with a slouch continually, you will notice a little paunch. Standing up straight will immediately reduce a few pounds, making those abs look flatter almost in an instant.


Foam-roll and stretch, three-four times a week, releasing tightness and tension at the anterior chain (front side of the body). These involve, the chest, front of the shoulders, upper abs and hip flexors.

Perform more exercises that involve targeting the muscles in the posterior chain (back side of the body).

These involved the back, glutes and hamstrings.

Reduce stress

When you are worried and worked up, your body produces stress hormones and steroids. These directly affect your digestive system and, in turn, lead to bloating and constipation.


A stressed body and mind also induce the production of cortisol a (hormone), that adds a fatty layer only at the waistline as it attempts to protect the vital organs. Give yourself time. Make sure you unwind every day.

Attend evening yoga classes, consider trying to get to bed at a reasonable hour, listen to calming music and do some deep breathing to help relax you.


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