The lower belly pooch is one aspect of their body’s that many women want to change. Part of a great bikini physique, can be that v-cut shape that sits towards the lower portion of the abdominal muscles. But how does one get rid of the pooch and burn enough fat fast to flatten the lower abs and reveal that v-cut? Here are some quick tips.
How do You Lose the Lower Belly Pooch?
Figure Out Your Natural Meal Frequency
All the time! No, just kidding. However, one important aspect of losing fat that gets overlooked, is ways to make it easier on yourself to stick to the set amount of calories you’re allowed each day.
For some folks, they like to use the ‘grazing’ method, eating six or so smaller meals throughout the day. While I’ve done this in the past, it never felt satisfying, nor conducive to my own personal feeding windows.
For example, the six meals a day, felt like too much effort for me too stick to it consistently. I just wanted to lose belly fat, not have to plan out, and stop my day six times just to eat.
I found that I could balance things out better by eating a bit for breakfast, more at lunch, and then a big dinner (which was my post-workout meal). Things just worked better and I could stay within my calories to boot.
Everybody is different and while the five or six smaller meals a day is popular, it’s not necessary. If something works better for you, use it. Getting into shape is about making it a part of a sustainable lifestyle, which is unique to you.
2. Increase Protein Intake
Protein helps to build and repair muscle after the tough workouts, that we all know are coming to bust this lower pooch fat. Protein is essential for developing a hot bikini model type of body.
Your protein sources shouldn’t be fast food burgers rather you should derive your protein from chicken, fish, and lean cuts of steak or pork. Don’t forget your legumes, either.
Lentils, beans, and nuts are high in protein and other nutrients like iron. There are plenty of plant based protein options for those who don’t consume animal products.
Nonetheless, it is imperative, to get the protein intake up in order to gain that lean muscle, keep hunger pains from being too intense, and helping to shred the body weight in fat.
3. Processed Carbohydrates Must Go!
All sorts of donuts, muffins, pastas, and random snack foods need to be cut back if not eliminated. Now, the occasional treat is fine…for example, a weekly cheat meal. But the main problem comes in when these types of foods, are consumed on a regular basis.
There’s usually little nutritional value and a high caloric punch associated with processed carbs…which makes it hard to stick to a set range of daily calorie intake. Think about it: imagine wasting 25% of your calories for the day on some snack food, that’ll leave you hungry an hour later. It becomes almost impossible to stay within an acceptable limit.
Get your carbohydrates from vegetables and whole wheat grains or oats. Here are some good tips for your carbohydrate intake while cutting: Eat the most carbs of the day when you first wake up and right after your workout. Both times make sure you also have a good source of protein.
Also, eliminate carbohydrates after 8-9 PM. This one is a pretty great trick to help burn fat. For some people, their schedule won’t allow them to eat a meal after this time period before bed anyways. For others, with a bit of a later schedule, try to keep the carbs out before bed (except green veggies).
4. Up the Cardio Intensity
A lot of people either do some BS cardio workouts, putting forth little effort, and burning few calories. While other women, do insane 2 hours sessions, for no good reason.
Intensity is one way to burn the fat fast while not having to spend much time in the gym. One could do 15-20 minutes of higher intensity cardio and not get bored.
As you get closer to bikini season, adding extra days into the cardio workouts can be a must for the final weight loss. The lower belly fat pooch takes time to put on and so it’ll take plenty of time to burn off, also. I have always like to up the cardio to 4-5 days per week.
It’s usually a slow build, until the final few weeks have high intensity workouts 4-5 days per week. These workouts will generally be in the 30-45 minute range.
At the start of the fat loss journey, it can be slower walking or walking on an incline workouts, before sprinkling in the intensity. Then, later, the intensity is added for more days.
If you need a full program laid out for you, I have had great success with Visual Impact Cardio. Anytime that I need to lean out, I come back for another cycle.
VI Cardio is a program designed by fitness trainer, Rusty Moore. It is an ebook that gets emailed directly to you, so you can get started right away.
There are three levels from Beginner to Advanced and they all work great. The upper levels are super intense, but the beginner program, will still shred the fat and get rid of the pooch.
It’s available to buy and try for 60 days with a money back guarantee. You don’t ‘need’ it to get lean, but it’s an amazing tool to have, and is an easy to follow step by step guide…so check it out if you’re interested.
5. Training Your Abs
Unveiling the v-cut shape in one’s lower abdominal area, comes about mostly through diet. It takes losing enough fat in order to reveal what’s underneath…it’s the old ‘abs are made in the kitchen’ saying.
However, training your abs will add the muscle density and that ‘toned’ look, once that pooch has been removed with the rest of one’s diet and workouts.
You don’t need to train everyday in order to see results. Heck, it’ll probably limit your gains if you try to train abs that often. 2-3 times per week is all that is needed. Do a wide variety of exercises, that hits all the different parts of the muscle group, and not just the lower part.