Jillian Michaels is one of the most famous fitness experts in the world, mostly thanks to her time on the hit weight loss series, The Biggest Loser. Jillian herself is always in phenomenal shape and she’s helped countless others to get in their best shape, too. Needless to say, she knows what she’s doing! So when it comes to advice about diet and weight loss, you know she can be trusted.
Jillian recently revealed what she believes are the two most important components of losing weight – specifically that stubborn weight that hangs around your midsection. What exactly did she say are the two best ways to get in better shape? Surprise, surprise: diet and exercise. It’s not as simple as that, though. We all know that a healthy diet and exercising leads to weight loss, but Jillian says it’s important to focus on the details of these two things. There is a specific way to eat and a specific way to exercise that will have you getting fit and trim in no time at all. Check out the two best ways to blast belly fat according to Jillian!
Dieting To Lose Weight Around the Midsection
When it comes to diets, there are endless options out there. It seems like there’s always a new trendy diet that people are following, like the keto diet, for example. While some of these diets can definitely help you to lose weight, Jillian says there is a certain diet to follow if you want to target belly fat specifically.
Jillian says that to blast belly fat, you should eat a diet high in healthy estrogens. It turns out, low estrogen/high testosterone can lead to weight gain around the midsection! For this reason, eating a diet that is high in healthy estrogen is perfect for helping you to avoid belly fat. The only problem is…who knows what food is high in estrogen? No need to grab a nutritional guide; we’ve got you covered!
Foods that are high in estrogen include:
- Fermented soy
- Dried fruits
- Sesame seeds
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Bran cereals
Start incorporating more of these foods into your diet to see belly fat melt away in no time! Also, avoid foods high in sugar and trans fat – these lead to major weight gain around the mid-section!
Exercising To Blast Belly Fat
People who are looking to reduce belly fat tend to think that workouts targeting the midsection are the way to go. This isn’t entirely wrong, but it’s also not entirely right. Ab exercises like crunches and sit-ups are great for toning your midsection and strengthening your core. However, you’re not going to see major results if there’s a layer of fat around that core. You need to follow a workout routine that incorporates your entire body, which will help you burn more calories and lead to overall weight loss.
Cardio, like walking and running, is a great way to improve your overall fitness and burn calories. Weight training is also a great way to improve your strength and burn more calories. You may feel like lifting weights would only benefit your arms, but it will lead to increased calorie burn and overall weight loss – including in the midsection.
A full fat-burning workout will include:
- Ab exercises
You don’t need to workout everyday. This full routine can be done five times a week. You can also dedicate certain days to certain parts of the routine. For example, four days a week, you can focus on cardio. Three days a week you can focus on weightlifting. All the while, you can still do those ab exercises, like crunches and sit-ups. Once you begin losing weight, you’ll see the fat melt from your midsection and those ab exercises will create a flat, toned stomach!