If your stomach fat could have some one-on-one #realtalk with you, here’s what registered dietitian Lindsay Martin, MS, of Hilton Head Health, says it would want you to know:
1. “Spot-reducing isn’t a thing. Sorry.”
We all want Kourtney Kardashian’s abs, but it’s going to take you forever to get ’em if you just do 100 sit-ups a night and five-minute workout videos, according to Martin. More so than any “ab-specific” exercises, keeping track of what you put in your body is the number-one key to losing belly fat, along with de-junking your diet of refined carbohydrates and excessive sugar. Ab workouts are great and all, but they won’t do anything in the long run unless you stop making those 10 p.m. runs to the fridge.