So you want to lose belly fat. You probably want to see results as soon as possible; you’ve probably even seen the articles online or magazine coverlines that promise a flat belly in days or with just one move. If these claims sound too good to be true, that’s because they are.
In reality, losing belly fat takes time. Although you probably won’t completely transform your physique in two months, you can see progress in just a matter of eight weeks. Eric Bowling, an NASM-certified personal trainer at Ultimate Performance who helps clients with weight loss, told POPSUGAR you can achieve “drastic and tangible improvements” in eight weeks.
If you’re specifically looking to target your belly, we have some bad news: you can’t spot-target fat loss. That means you can do crunches or planks all day long, but you won’t specifically burn belly fat. Instead, you can lose body fat overall, including from your belly. And by avoiding certain belly-bloating foods and with some strategic exercise, you will inevitably see results in your belly.
Keep reading to see some of our best expert-backed tips for shedding fat and seeing results in just two months.