Belly fat Watch
Visceral fat (or "belly" fat) is the first fat to form, and the last fat (along with thighs) to be lost (for evolutionary reasons).
The only way to lose it without losing weight is through diet and exercise. No grains, no processed food, no junk food, no sugar. (Eat all the vegetables except white potatoes and eat all the fruit, lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts you like to keep your maintenance weight).
Two of my favourite fat burner exercises are 'burpees' and 'mountain climbers'. Star jumps or 'jumping jacks' are a good one too as a warmup.
Some resistance training too will help you tone up and keep your weight as lean mass rather than fat. Consider some dumbell squats and romanian deadlifts etc.
Thank you, although this is why I am confused, I'm a healthy weight and am quite fit. I can't afford to lose any more weight as I'm petit and as I said at a healthy weight. I already do squats and work my legs, glutes and core when riding. I walk a lot with usually 10000 steps a day and some days (like Friday) 25/30thousand. I am going to start doing resistance training and will definitley conside using dumbells too. Thank you for your response
Cut out sugar and any processed food and consider adding those two 'fat burner' exercises I mentioned to your regime. They have me sweating after just 5 minutes.
As long as you're doing resistance training and eating enough protein (lean beef, chicken, wild salmon) you won't lose weight. You'll use the visceral fat to burn for energy and then proteins in return will give you lean mass.
Other than that if you're a healthy weight I say don't worry about it too much. A little bit of pudge never hurt anyone, especially in winter! Good luck!
Haha thank you! Any other suggestions for protein that I could add into mainly a salad/fruit and sandwhich diet? I don't have the time to prepare my own food so I end up snacking on things like that and try to avoid eating meat/fish.
I go to the gym everyday and really push myself so my diet is quite limited I'm not the best person to ask for advice there , I just know what not to eat (grains, sugar, junk).
My breakfast for example when I get home (I go to the gym at 4AM and get home at 6AM) is bison (or waterbuffalo) steak with broccoli, carrots, spinach, 3 eggs with a side salad made with walnuts, red cabbage etc.
Oh god now I'm hungry
Other than that increase your calories (slightly) and do some form of cardio twice a week like a 15-20 minute run, in addition to some resistance training - they key elements to this working though are time and patience it takes a while.