The Best Way to Lose Belly Fat
"First, I hate to break it to you, but you can't spot reduce," Tiffany told POPSUGAR. "The idea is awesome, but it doesn't work that way." Instead of doing hundreds of crunches with the hopes of getting rid of belly fat (spoiler: it won't work), you should focus on training your entire body. According to Tiffany, "All exercise has a global effect," meaning exercise can improve your overall body composition, not just one specific area.
Pro tip: when weightlifting, you should do compound exercises because they give you the most bang for your buck. Compound exercises work multiple groups of muscles at once and, as a result, require more energy to perform. Because of this, you'll be burning more calories and fat with each move!
And although lifting weights alone can definitely help you burn fat and build muscle, Tiffany also recommends doing cardio to burn fat. If you don't want to spend hours in the gym (we definitely don't), Tiffany said to mix cardio into your strength sessions. For example, you can complete a set of deadlifts, then jump rope for 60 seconds afterward.