Well, don’t get me wrong. I am a fan of crunches and do not discourage you from doing a lot of it. however, crunches are not for weight loss, neither are they very effective to lose belly fat. Are you surprised? Crunches are very effective for building muscles in your upper abdomen, and that’s all. You cannot burn a lot of calories doing crunches alone. So, what is the most effective way to lose weight, and that thick layer of fat around your belly? Following are the tips to lose weight effectively, and without doing any crunches.
- Do Calorie Counting for 10 Days
Yes, do it just for 10 days. All you need to do is calculate your daily caloric requirement and eat 300-500 fewer calories than what you need to maintain your weight. There are many websites that let you calculate your caloric needs conveniently.
You might be eating more calories than required. If this is the case, it is virtually impossible to lose weight. And you can be only sure of this when you count calories. If you carefully count your calories for 10 days, you get a general idea about how much you need to eat; then, you can stop counting calories.
- Substitute Junk with Healthy Diet
Substitute junk food with healthy options. Substitute meat with beans and dry fruit, burgers with dressing-free salad and fruit, and sugar with honey.
Junk food contains a lot of calories in small packages. On the other hand, a healthy diet contains fewer calories in the same package and they also contain vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.
- Keep Yourself Active
Do things standing instead of sitting if you can, walk to your office or grocery shop if it’s not too far, dance when you have a couple of minutes free.
You can burn many calories by simply being active.