I’m in maintenance for my weight. I’m 5ft and range between 107.5-110lbs. I work out usually 3-5 days a week doing HIIT, P90X Tabata, etc. Most of my work outs consist of the short 25 minute HIIT though. My question is, how do I get rid of the last layer of belly fat?? They say abs are made in the kitchen. But everything I read says to eat lots of protein, healthy fat, and carbs and small meals throughout the day. Well obviously that’s a no go. I believe I am fat adapted. I don’t necessarily want abs, just visible definition in the stomach.
The truth is abs absolutely have a genetic component. Some people will not see them unless their body fat is quite low, whilst others lucked out a bit more.
If you’re at your goal weight, I’d encourage you to continue to eat Keto-and use core strengthening exercises. The HIIT would be helpful as well.
Unfortunately we can’t spot reduce (damn!!) so just keto on and work those core muscles. Abs typically pop sub 18% body fat for most ladies (some might be higher if they’re ‘blessed’) so time, patience and consistency is key. But ladies do need to maintain some bf for health and hormones. I hover at 17% (and have abs), but when I dipped lower I encountered a few issues so put some back on.
I’ve trained in some form or another for over half my lifetime (nearly 44). Nowadays I lift heavy, throw kettlebells around, HIIT 3-4x a week, kickbox, yoga and run (prefer fast 5ks, 10ks and half marathons but can (and will) run fulls for charity ( got London in April). It’s always been a major part of my life ( even throughout 2 pregnancies lol ). It wasnt until I ditched carbs though (5 years ago) and then went keto 3 years ago that it truly showed that I workout. Results are definitely 80% nutrition 20% gym.