There is a lot of information out there regarding the most effective methods to burn belly fat and lose weight. I will condense the ones I believe to be the most effective into these top 5 tips to help burn belly fat. Despite old school thinking they best way to burn belly fat is not to spend hours in the gym performing long, slow boring cardio. I will explain.

1- Increase meal frequency. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but the adage of 3 squares a day is long gone. A recent study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has showed that eating 5-6 times per day helped enable people to consume fewer calories per day which in turn lowers cholesterol levels as well as post meal insulin levels. Ramp up your meals with lean protein and fiber which are foods that burn belly fat and you will see a change immediately.

2- Use resistance based exercise for interval training. I prefer to use sprints when performing intervals because I have found them to be the quickest way to burn belly fat fast. You can use a bike with heavy resistance (no fast spinning here), bodyweight intervals, weight training intervals etc. You want to use resistance in order to help you maintain muscle mass.

3- When performing strength training workouts, use a wide range of repetitions. In order to achieve results fast and burn off belly fat, you need to keep your body guessing at what is coming next. For instance, one day I may perform circuits of heavy weights and low reps like 4-6. The second day I may perform a cross fit style workout with insane rep ranges, often times in the hundreds. You need to keep promoting muscle growth while trying to remove belly fat

4- Believe it or not, you need to focus on burning carbohydrate during your workouts not fat. How can that be? The title of this article is how to burn belly fat! Allow me to explain. In order to achieve maximum results in your attempt to burn belly fat, you need to continue to burn calories long after your workout is done. This effect is called “afterburn” When you train your body with heavy resistance and intervals; you are forced to burn carbohydrates in order to fuel the workout. The by product of this technique is the after burn. Your body actually burns more total calories and in turn more belly fat in the hours after your workout.

5-Perform synergistic interval workouts. Everybody wants results fast. Everyone wants to burn belly fat fast. The best way to do this is to do quick circuits, using heavy weights and actually get in and out of the gym in 40 minutes or less. This should inspire you to workout in this fashion 3-5 times a week.

In closing, I hope I have opened your eyes to some new ways to help you burn belly fat. It’s not as hard as you think, you just need to change the way you think. Good luck!

Brian Wisz is a NASM certifed trainer who specializes in extreme fat loss for his clients. He has been in the fitness industry now for over 5 years and enjoys watching people transform their lives. For more information please visit

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