Welcome to ShrinkMyMidsection.com where I want to share some information on how to shrink your midsection.
Do you want to shrink your midsection? Of course you do right?
That was a dumb question. Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be here.
For most of us who are overweight, we seem to have the most fat on our midsection. And when someone wants to lose weight, the main thing they really want to do is lose midsection fat.
I’d like to tell you a story.
My spouse keeps telling me to get rid of all my jeans I never wear because they are too tight or don’t fit me at all. I keep telling her (and myself) that if I could just lose a little weight and get rid of a few inches from my midsection that I would have a whole new wardrobe.
She just tells me to “Keep dreaming hunny”. (Shhhh… don’t tell her I said that Ha ha)
The problem with midsection fat is that it seems almost impossible to get rid of. Doesn’t it? It sure seems like it for me. Well, in my studying and searching for help on how to lose midsection fat, I learned a little bit about our bodies and midsection fat.
Turns out our bodies actually need fat. Yeah, sucks for us, but it is important for our body. Our body has a layer of fat around it that acts as insulation keeping our body warm. Our body also uses fat to protect our internal organs. Kinda gross, but important.
Fat is also our body’s natural anti-starvation tool. When our body gets hungry and we don’t feed it anything, it gathers up some of those fat cells and starts to chow down. Since our body is very smart and likes to be prepared, it stores extra fat just in case it needs it some day. And this is where we run into our midsection fat problem.
Sometimes when we don’t eat healthy or we make our body think it’s starving, our body starts storing extra fat. And guess where one of its favorite places to store fat is. Yep, you guessed it. The midsection.
When I learned all of this I was thinking to myself, great, my body wants all this fat here. How am I ever going to get rid of it?
I found out that you and I can get rid of my midsection fat, but it is going to take some work from us in a few different areas. Mainly two. They are:
Diet and Exercise.
I can hear you agonizing already.
Did he just say diet AND exercise in the same sentence?
Yes, yes I did. Let’s talk about them a little.
Diet and How to Shrink Your Midsection
Now, when I say diet, I’m not talking about living off of cabbage juice for two weeks, or only eating cottage cheese (uuuckk, I hate cottage cheese), or any of the other weird stuff people have tried (that never seem to work) to lose weight.
I am talking about eating a proper diet. Good nutrition. The food pyramid. Balanced meals and snacks (yes, you can eat snacks) during the day. Drinking proper amounts of water. Things we learned in elementary school but have forgotten (or tried to forget) over the years.
Exercise and How to Shrink Your Midsection
Our bodies need energy to work and it gets a lot of that energy from the fat on our bodies. Ever heard of calories? Colories = energy.
If we have more fat than our body can use it gets stored in places like our midsection. We talked about that already.
Exercising helps our body to use more of that fat as food. When we do exercises our muscles have to work harder and when they work harder they need more energy. And guess where it starts looking for food. Yep, all that extra fat hiding on your midsection.
Your body will take that fat and convert it into calories and eat it all up. So doing exercises is an essential part of losing midsection fat and will help kick your weight loss into high gear.
A Word About Your Abs and Crunches/Sit Ups
Many people, especially those from the product infomercials you see late at night or on the weekends, will tell you that in order to get rid of your midsection you will either need to do thousands of sit ups/crunches or buy some special abs workout machine. They want you to think that by doing this you will get those awesome looking 6 pack abs that those high paid models have.
This is a bunch of nonsense. Doing abs workouts will help to shrink your midsection. Your midsection will start to shrink and get firmer, but you will never see those abs that are forming until you get rid of the fat that is on top of them. In order to do that you will need to lose weight by implementing a healthy diet plan and exercise. Preferably a cardio or aerobic exercise program that works the whole body. Focusing on exercises that work your core will be better for you than just doing abs exercises.
Now, they won’t tell you this, but almost all of those abs machine products come with a comprehensive diet plan. You most likely won’t hear about it on the infomercial, but they will include it with the product because they know that you will not have success without it.
There’s a free video that I want to share with you. It will give you some great tips on some things you can do starting today to start losing midsection fat. Just enter your name and email in the form below and you will be sent straight to the video.