How to lose belly fat without dieting in 3 basic steps

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Can you even lose belly fat without dieting?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could drop the diet and lose weight?

Well, I can tell you right now that, you sure you can.

It all comes down to knowing how much you put into your body and how much you take out.

Everyone knows how calorie deficit works, I hope. But, let’s dig a little deeper on how to lose belly fat without dieting.

How to lose belly fat without dieting

Firstly, let’s define “diet.”

According to the Oxford dictionary:

a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.

“I’m going on a diet”

Dieting is restricting the food that we eat so we can go on a calorie deficit. When you go on a calorie deficit, you will lose fat.

There are 2 methods to be on a calorie deficit. The first method is to go on a diet, which we won’t be doing. This article is, after all, about how to lose belly fat without dieting. 

The other approach is exercising to reduce the calories you put into your body.

Exercising was the approach my sister did. She did a whole lot of training to lose 20 kg.

How my sister lost belly fat without dieting

Want to know what my sister did to lose belly fat without dieting? Let me tell you something about her that will make you go, WHAT!?!? 

And, I believe, you will think, “why can’t I?”

First of all, she has the biggest sweet tooth. Probably more so than I. 

She loves to bake cakes and make sugar-laden yummy things.

My sister also works a very sedentary job — a teacher. 

Moreover, she has 2 children that are adorable but exhausting to look after. 

Now, if my sister can look after 2 babies, be a full-time teacher, and eats a lot of cake, and loses 20 kg of weight, what’s stopping you?

Some people out there are making excuses not to train. Reasons like, “I don’t have the time,” “I have to cook for my kids,” “I’ll do it tomorrow.”

If you are one of these people and can’t lose the big gut, then there’s your problem right there. Stop procrastinating, and “just do it.”

Make the time

you have time

If you tell me that you don’t have the time to exercise for 1 hour, but you have the time to check your Facebook feed, Instagram, watch a little bit of Youtube, I will kick you in the face!

No, I won’t kick you in the face, but you should do yourself a favor and do it yourself and wake the fcuk up.

Sorry about the language but I guess I truly care. 

People won’t listen. 

It is your health, and it is everything.

I know someone who complains about not having the time to workout. When all that person does after work is to watch television for 4 hours.

You can watch 2 movies on Netflix, but you don’t have the time to do a little cardio for 30 minutes, then lift some dumbbells for another 30 minutes?

I had a full-time job lifting 5 to 20 kg of boxes all day. I was tired after work, but I would still go to the gym for 1 hour, 4 to 5 days a week.

So, you can always find the time. No matter how busy you are. A simple tip would be to create a schedule you can stick to, weekly. 

At first, it will be hard; you’ll be lazy and probably quit the first week, but…

Once you successfully keep going, keep showing up, it will become a habit. 

Train hard!

training hard

Okay, so here’s the tricky part that might scare you, you need to do some work. What my sister did to lose her belly fat was train hard — daily. 

She made time, she created her schedule, it became a habit, now she needed to put in the effort.

Don’t be soft in your 1-hour training. Put in your maximum energy to get excellent results.

Love your training

girl having fun training

If you don’t love what you are doing, you will not last. Just imagine yourself doing house chores daily. You’d go out of your mind.

It’s the same thing with training. Performing the same repetitive movements for an extended period is tedious.

So, choose a cardiovascular activity that will make your workout fun.

Making cardio fun is how my sister showed up 5 to 6 days a week. She did Zumba, grit, body combat, body attack, body pump, and boot camp.

Why is this time different compared to the past? 

Well, she loved it.

She also changed things up by attending different classes. Having her friends with her in some cases made it enjoyable. 

In addition to choosing a fun activity, train with friends. It’s never dull when you hang with the people you love.

Focus on yourself

man focusing on training hard

There are many people I have encountered that hate going to the gym because of their insecurities. 

They are embarrassed by their weight, scared they’ll look like newbies, and terrified of people watching.

Let me start by saying that your weight won’t go away if you don’t do something about it. Going to the gym will help. 

If you are scared to look like you don’t know what you are doing, don’t. Everyone started as newbies. Yes, even those muscle-bound gym rats. So, don’t fret, just do it.

Focus on yourself and not on others. People don’t go to the gym to look at others. People go to the gym to improve their physique and be healthy. Don’t concentrate on others; focus on you.


So, the answer to your question, “how to lose belly fat without dieting?” is all about your training. Also, the amount of effort you put into your workouts.

Walking around the gym staring at others is not going to help you. You need to focus on yourself.

You need to love your training; otherwise, you’ll quit in a week or even a day. Choose something you like, and if it turns out that you hate it, change. There are many cardio activities you could do.

Also, don’t half-ass your training; you’re only hurting yourself.

Last but not certainly least, make the time. 

I was doing labor work in my previous job, carrying 5 to 20 kg of boxes all day. Even though I was tired after work, I still put in the time to do a 1-hour session at the gym.

What’s your excuse?