How to burn belly fat WITHOUT dieting: Do these eight exercises

They say abs are made in the kitchen – but there is another way to tone your tum.

If you’re finding it too difficult to swerve unhealthy treats, you can burn belly fat by working up a sweat.

High intensity interval training is a great choice for slimmers as it burns calories in a short amount of time.

Here are eight moves that will help to kick-start your weight loss transformation.

hand walk outs

GIVE US A HAND: This exercise will work your core (Pic: GETTY)

Eight exercises to burn belly fat

1. Hand walkouts

This move a sure-fire way to strengthen your core and tone your tum, as it requires a lot of balance.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Standing up straight, bend your body forwards and touch the floor

2. After reaching this position, slowly begin walking your hands forward

3. When your body resembles a high plank, hold for a few seconds

4. Using your balance, walk your arms back until you are in the same position as step one

2. Burpees

Burpees are one of the most intense exercises out-there – and they pretty much work the entire body.

To carry out the movement, pull off these four steps:

1. Begin in a standing position, before squatting with your hands on the ground

2. Kick your feet back into a plank, while keeping your hands on the ground

3. Return to the squat position

4. Jump up with your hands in the air, before repeating

star plank

REACH FOR THE STARS: STAR MOVE: This plank requires to move your legs further apart (Pic: GETTY)

3. Star plank

If you’ve mastered basic the plank, why not give this tricky variation a go.

The technique is said to improve your balance, as well as strengthening the arms and abs.

Here’s how to do a star plank:

1. Get yourself into a press-up position

2. While keeping your back straight, walk your hands and legs out away from your body

3. When you resemble an X-shape, you’re in the correct position

4. Hold this pose for 30 seconds before resting

woman abs

TOE THE LINE: Instead of sitting up straight, touch your toes with the opposite arm (Pic: GETTY)

4. Toe touches

This move will help you burn belly fat, as well as improving your flexibility.

Here’s how to do toe touches:

1. Lie with your back on the floor and your knees bent, like you would when doing a sit-up

2. Lean forwards, taking your left hand and touch your right toe, before moving back to the starting position

3. Do this same on your other side, this time touching your right hand to your left toe

4. Repeat for 10-15 reps on each side, before resting


ABS-OLUTELY FABULOUS: Use dumbbells to tone your tum (Pic: GETTY)

5. Dumbbell side bend

Looking to build a six pack? Don’t forget to tone up your sides.

Do this to target your obliques:

1. Stand with your feet at shoulder width apart

2. Place a light-medium weight dumbbell in your right hand

3. With your back straight, lean to one side so the weight drops towards your knees

4. Resume starting position

5. Repeat for 10-15 reps before switching the weight into your other hand and doing the same on your left side

flutter kick

LEGSTREME WORKOUT: This HIIT move will leave your tummy feeling tender (Pic: GETTY)

6. Flutter kicks

As well as blasting stomach fat, this move helps to tone the lower body.

For the best results, tense your abs as you follow these steps.

Here’s how to do a flutter kick:

1. Lay flat on the floor, pressing your lower back into your fitness mat

2. Keeping your arms to one side, extend your pins into the air

3. Begin fluttering your legs, moving one from the top to the bottom and vice versa

4. Keep this up for 40 seconds, before resting for 20 counts and repeating.

bicycle kicks

CORE BLIMEY: This move requires a lot of abdominal strength (Pic: GETTY)

7. Bicycle kicks

This tricky exercise is an effective way to strengthen your ab movement – here’s how to do it:

1. Lie flat on the floor

2. Extend your legs into the air, while putting your arms in sit-up position

3. Carry out the motion of pedalling a bicycle

4. Hold your abs tight and move the opposite elbow to meet each leg as it bends

leg raises

RAISE THE BAR: Challenging yourself to exercise more will yield the best results (Pic: GETTY)

8. Leg raises

This exercise is good for building your upper body strength and core muscles.

Follow these simple steps to carry it out:

1. Lie down flat on your back

2. Stretch your legs straight out, before squeezing your toes, knees and heels together

3. Lift your legs up straight to a 90 degree angle over your hips and lower back down, without touching the floor

4. After carrying out this motion slowly, repeat