Fat loss happens in the kitchen… in the bedroom, on the meditation mat, and with strategic interval and strength workouts! The truth is, you can’t wish (or mindlessly do cardio) your way to a toned midsection. Conveniently, you can lose your stubborn belly fat in the comfort of your own home — no gym required! Hence, it’s possible to lose pounds through exercise for weight loss at home for a female.
The Workout Details
Prioritize interval cardio and strength training. For intervals, try Tabata. One Tabata is 8 sets of 20 seconds of intense work followed by 10 seconds of complete rest. This exercise should consist of high knees, bum kicks, burpees. Next, after you perform a 5-minute warm-up, do 4-6 Tabatas. Finally, give you body a few moments to cool down. This is just one powerful approach to exercise for weight loss at home for a female.
For strength training, think full-body multi-joint strength exercises like squats and lunges. For instance, consider AMRAP training (as many rounds as possible). Pick 3 or 4 full-body exercises — e.g., push-ups, squats, and band rows. Then, repeat 15 reps of each exercise as many times as possible in a set amount of time (say 10 minutes). To conclude, pick another 3 exercises and repeat for your next time block.
Nutrition And Stress Management
Zone in on nutrition. In terms of consuming healthy foods, think preparation, preparation, preparation. Furthermore, make healthy choices as convenient as possible. In contrast, make unhealthy choices as inconvenient as possible. Meal prep in advance. For example, think soups, stews, cut-up vegetables, and lean protein. In addition, consume protein-rich foods such as hard-boiled eggs and chicken. Purge your kitchen of crap so the future, less-restrained you have nothing to binge on.
Prioritize quality sleep and any activities that help manage stress — think yoga, Pilates, meditation, or journaling. Stress is the arch-nemesis of fat loss, especially abdominal fat. Plus, working your core with Pilates or yoga will help you stand taller. The taller you stand, the better your midsection looks!
Kathleen Trotter (MSc) is a fitness expert, nutrition and life coach, media personality, and author of two books including her most recent Your Fittest Future Self. Connect with her on social media at FitByKathleenT or through her website KathleenTrotter.com