Why your stomach can’t get flat-what no one wants to hear
It seems like no matter what people do, they cannot get rid of belly fat. Exercise burns only so many calories, which is why exercise doesn’t always work to eliminate unwanted belly fat. The real reason why belly fat is so hard to get rid of is that a low bodyfat percentage, usually in the low teens or, from some people, the single digits, is what it takes to get that stomach really flat.
Not all of us have the same body types, which is why some people hold fat only in their mid-section, and people like Kim Kardashian, hold fat in their buttocks and thighs. For example, a man who has a large stomach and thin legs isn’t a thin man with an extended belly; he’s an overweight man that doesn’t use his legs much. He needs to go to the gym, squat with weights to build muscle in those quads, eat better, and eat fewer calories.
The truth that no one likes to hear is that, for a super flat stomach, calories need to be reduced. The human body just doesn’t need many calories for survival. I’ve found that tracking what I’m eating, and what time I’m eating, really gives me a clear picture of what I’m doing right and wrong.
You can order my tracking worksheets, which are $9.95 for a 3 month supply, (click here for info: https://www.thehighfivediet.com/products.html) or you can use a free on-line tracker like My Fitness Pal, just make sure NOT to log in your activities in that app, because it will deduct food calories, which gives a skewed picture of calories eaten, burned, and how much is left so people end up eating more than they should.