Looking to burn belly fat without exercise? Or, if you are like me, searching for additional ways to burn belly fat beyond traditional exercise. Here are some great ways to increase your metabolism without getting on an exercise machine, lifting a dumbbell or doing abdominal routines.
Walking has been heavily documented as the best thing for sedentary people to add to lose weight permanently. Find daily opportunities to walk more often to the corner store, around the house, or in place. It does not matter as long as you walk at least 30 minutes daily. Consistently increase your walking pace to 3.5 miles per hour.
2) Stand Up
Standing burns 33% more calories than sitting. Be sure to stand for a total of 3 hours daily to burn belly fat. Next time you find yourself sitting on the couch watching TV, Stand Up! For an increased effect walk in place as you watch TV.
3) Suck In Your Stomach
Yes, merely sucking in your stomach will tighten up your belly and strengthen the muscles underneath your future six-pack. Here’s what you do – Suck in your stomach as far as you can (Pull inwards, not squeezing). Focus on pulling in your belly button as far as you can. Hold for 5 seconds, keep breathing, and release. Rest for 10 seconds and repeat, this time focus on pulling in from the top of your belly. Alternate. You will feel the burn.
Start off with 10 reps twice a day. Over the next two weeks increase the frequency and the duration of sucking in your stomach farther and farther, more and more often, holding it longer and longer. In your car, at your desk, walking, remember don’t hold your breath. Eventually, you want to get to the point where you are doing it constantly and unconsciously.
4) Turn Off The TV
People who watch television for 3 hours daily or more are 60% more likely to be or become obese. Watch TV for an hour a day and find something else to do. Garden, clean, build something, whatever as long as you find yourself moving.
Did you know the number one method to eliminate waste from our bodies is exhaling? When you burn fat, your body creates a lot of toxins that must be eliminated. If you have ever had a science course you will undoubtedly be familiar with the fact that mass cannot be created or destroyed, only converted. When you burn wood, the mass of the wood is converted to energy and gas. The same thing happens when we burn belly fat in our bodies. We, in essence, breathe out all the fat.
If you sealed in a glass container that just happened to be sitting on a scale, and you lost 40 pounds, the scale would not show the weight loss. Why? Because the weight of all the fat loss would be trapped in the air of the sealed glass container. What I am trying to say is, breathe! Practice deep breathing exercises, short breathing techniques and any other breathing exercise that interests you.
6) Take a Bath
Do not worry. It is not as easy as it sounds. Here we are talking about cold water immersion. Water cold enough to make you shiver. Fifteen minutes of shivering is equal to jogging for 15 minutes. In their training, Navy SEAL’s are forced to sit in the ocean as waves crash over them for up to an hour. It is not warm water, instead 45-50 degree water. Due to the severity of this training, SEAL’s are monitored continuously for hypothermia. This is not recommended or endorsed.
Instead, there are two techniques endorsed to burn belly fat.
A) Fill a bathtub with freezing water to ankle height. Get in. Walk in place 2-4 minutes. It is much more bearable than what the Navy does, but yet still triggers an increase in your metabolism that lasts quite awhile.
B) Take a bath as usual but instead fill the tub as high as possible with water at room temperature, 70 degrees. The water should not feel warm, but rather cold. Get in, read a book, practice your breathing exercises, etc. for 30-60 minutes. Drink ice water to speed the effect.
After 10-15 minutes you will find your body slightly shivering. This is good, but do not push it. When your body tells you it’s time to quit, get out. There is no need to rush. In time you will be a pro at burning belly fat trough cold water immersion without risking your health.
7) Take A Steam Bath
Sweating is an excellent way of detoxifying. But, do not do this after your cold water immersion, the effect on your metabolism would have lost. You can artificially cause your body to sweat by taking a sauna or steam when your body is hot by fever, exercise or steam, your heart rate increases. Blood circulation increases to cool the body, perspiring takes energy, thus burning calories and releasing hundreds of toxins — another excellent method to burn belly fat.
Please, do not be mistaken. I am not recommending dehydration. I recommend drinking lots of water, even bring water in with you to stay hydrated. Make sure it’s HOT water, cool water will defeat the purpose. If you are dehydrated, you will not sweat as much, if at all.
Start with 10 minutes but keep 20 minutes as the maximum. No access to steam? No problem. Have a seat on your toilet, turn the shower on, HOT, with the door closed and the fan off. You can also put a sauna suit on to increase the effect. Drink lots of water. You could even walk in place to burn additional calories.