There is a common myth that to lose belly fat, you need to eat bland food, do one million crunches everyday and ta daaa…you have abs. This is not how it works. To achieve that lean, toned look, you need to have a good balance between your exercise, nutrition, mental health and sleep.
These are all equally important in your fitness journey. If you exercise a lot but eat poorly, your results will not change and vice versa.
Here are five must-have apps to accompany you on your journey to burning that stubborn fat.
Chris Hemsworth’s app, Centr, is a great companion on your fitness journey. It provides you with daily plans for your workouts, wellness activities, and food plans making sure you’re on top of all aspects of your fitness journey.
Read all about the Centr app in our review here.
The Nike Fitness Club app is perfect for all different kinds of workouts for all different types of goals. Whether you’re just starting out, want to get lean, want to focus on bodyweight, get gym strong and more, this app has a wide range of exercises for you to pick and choose from to incorporate into your routines.
Of course exercising is a massive part of ridding that unwanted belly fat, but the saying goes “abs are made in the kitchen”. MyFitnessPal is a calorie and macronutrients tracker helping you to keep tabs on everything you’re eating and drinking throughout the day. With this app, you can regularly hit your calorie goals, check on your weight change and get closer to your health and fitness goals.
Another incredibly important aspect of fitness is your mental health and clarity. It’s key to take the time of day to rid any negative feelings by meditating and blocking the outside world to focus on yourself and what you want to achieve. Having a clear headspace while visualising your success can work miracles on your grind towards burning stubborn belly fat.
Sleep is one of the parts that seems to be neglected more often than not, when in fact it’s arguably the most important. At its simplest, sleep is recovery. When we sleep, our muscles recover from the strain and tension it was put under during exercise, so if we don’t get enough quality sleep our training suffers as a consequence. Sleep Cycle helps you track your sleep quality and wakes you up at an optimal time so that you feel rested and ready to kick the day’s butt.