Many of us start to see changes in our tummies as we reach our mid 20’s. Those tummy fat begin to creep on a pound or two perhaps each year. More often than not, we start to go through those jeans-zipping challenge. As early as this stage, we start to look into the best and effective weight loss diet. Call it luck, but in my mid 20’s my tummy was as flat as can be. I never had to go through this kind of change till recently, when I started to bake every week and I now see a slight change. I’m aware of the repercussions, as abdominal fat is linked to both diabetes and heart disease.
What can I do then if I can’t take a strict diet and can’t stick to my walking/running regimen? I found out that the spread of abdominal fat can be slowed down with strength training. Lifting weights twice a week can slow the increase of ab fat. Thus, I religiously lift my 2 pounds weighted balls everyday while watching my favorite show.
I’m adding a caveat that while strength training can’t take the place of a cardio workout, lifting weights in as minimal as twice a week is a great way to achieve results.