Is Exercise Important to Lose Belly Fat?
For example, if you're strength training three to four times a week (reminder: compound exercises are great for burning fat) and doing cardio two to three times a week, you'll more than likely be able to expend those excess calories. "You can balance yourself out and not be subjected to weight gain," Rondel said.
Just to be clear: we aren't saying a calorie surplus is right or wrong. We'll let you and an expert determine what's best for you. We're simply stating that if you choose not to eat in a calorie deficit, you can still lose belly fat. You'll just really have to step up your fitness game. It's all about balance at the end of the day, right?
Cardio and strength training can help you lose belly fat and so can your diet. In Rondel's opinion, one isn't greater than the other but you should focus on both for optimal results.
If you're looking for nutritional guidance, we recommend speaking to an RD. You can also follow this clean-eating program and make adjustments as you see fit. For workouts, we're loving this four-week plan that will help you lose weight and build muscle.