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What happened to good old, simple exercise and nutrition?

It seems now that everywhere you look, there’s a new ‘previously undiscovered’ ab exercise to target belly fat or the one exercise that you’re missing to give you toned arms.

The sad thing is that a large proportion of the population have no idea how to get into the shape that they want to be in.

They know that they’re overweight but don’t know what to do about it.

It’s no wonder!

Everywhere you look some gym owner or personal trainer is trying to stand out from the crowd by reinventing the wheel.

And when everyone is confused, of course, they’re going to look online and see that the reason they’re carrying some extra fat on their stomach is because they haven’t been doing the revolutionary new ab exercise.

Does this new exercise work though?

Often, the reason they’re carrying extra fat on their tummy has little to do with their choice of exercise!!

Here’s the crux of it.

For most people who are carrying a little extra fat, changing their diet is likely going to yield the greatest results. Not doing a different exercise.

But most people don’t want to hear this.

They much prefer the idea of the magic bullet, the ‘belly burning ab crunch’.

Which I appreciate…

It just doesn’t exist, unfortunately.

Gym owners and personal trainers shouldn’t be selling these or using them to make a name for themselves. This just adds to the confusion in the fitness industry!

Here’s the unaltered truth.

If you want to lose weight (not necessarily fat), you simply need to eat less than you burn. Either by eating less or moving more.

If you want to lose fat and look toned, you’re going to need to lift some weights in order to stimulate your body to retain what muscle you already have alongside eating a higher protein diet and eating less than you burn.

Next time you see the ‘belly busting burpee’, you’ll know to give it a wide berth and follow these 4 simple steps.

  1. Eat less than you burn
  2. Eat 1.5g of protein per kilogram of body weight
  3. Take part in weight-bearing exercises
  4. Watch the results come rolling in

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