A lot of men and women purchase electronic ab belts thinking that they will help them lose weight. Unfortunately their mistaken and will likely be disappointed in a few weeks when they don’t notice any belly fat burned off unless they make some other lifestyle changes.
Ab toning belts are designed to flex and contract your abdominals using electronic muscle stimulation. While the flexing does use some calories, like any exercise, it’s impossible to solely burn fat from one area on your body.
Spot Reduction Doesn’t Work
Whether you’re using an ab machine, doing sit-ups or any other ab exercise it isn’t going to burn fat directly offer your belly. When we exercise for fat burning (running, swimming, biking) we burn calories and in turn body fat, but it’s burned from all over not just one specific area of our body. The same goes for when we’re doing resistance or muscle training. We are burning energy, calories and potentially fat stores but we’re doing it all over our body not just in the specific area we’re working on.
Losing Weight While Using an Ab Belt
In order to maximize the results you get while using an abdominal belt you should pay attention to your exercise and diet habits. If you have a layer of belly fat over your abdominals then you won’t get the visible results you desire.
Most ab belt companies provide diet and exercise programs or guides to follow. While these are just a starting point watching what you eat, cutting out junk food and getting active 3-5 days a week are important aspects of not only a healthy lifestyle but also ensuring you get the visible results you desire using an EMS ab belt.