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Get rid of belly fat and get in shape for Christmas

Get rid of belly fat and get in shape for Christmas Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Belly and side fat can be quite frustrating, especially if you're struggling to lose weight.

Personal trainer Amanda Place shared tips on getting in shape before Christmas.

How to lose weight and get in shape quickly

Control your calories

Pay attention to your overall calorie intake. Even creating a small deficit can contribute to fat burning, including in the lower abdomen.

Limit processed foods

Processed foods typically contain a lot of added sugar, which can contribute to weight gain, especially in the abdominal area. The simplest way to do this is to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat, while excluding products such as chocolate, sweets, and cookies.

Cardio exercises

Regularly engage in cardio exercises to burn calories and promote overall fat loss. These include running, cycling, and HIIT exercises.

Strength exercises

It's also beneficial to include weekly strength exercises targeting the core and lower body.

Complex movements such as squats, lunges, and deadlifts engage multiple muscle groups, including the muscles in the lower abdomen.

Ab exercises

Don't forget about core exercises such as leg lifts, reverse crunches, and planks.

Pilates and yoga

Pilates and yoga exercises are designed to train and strengthen the core muscles. These low-impact workouts can contribute to improving muscle tone in the lower abdomen and overall flexibility of your body.