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Belly Fat Workout for Vegans (+ Effective Video) 📱

Way to go! You’re now on to the belly fat workout for vegans.

A common challenge for vegans is the worry of getting enough protein.

Protein is important for a wide variety of health reasons.

One of those reasons is that protein is needed for healthy muscles.

You know what else is needed for healthy muscles?

Doing workouts that engage ALL your muscles – which is exactly what this workout does.

Buckle up, and let’s get moving, and then go eat some rice and beans after 💃

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Belly Fat Workout for Vegans: How this Workout Works

It’s important to note that the way a workout is structured is just as crucial as the individual exercises themselves.

Without the proper knowledge of how to combine exercises, it can be tricky to create an effective workout.

As a Personal Trainer, I’ve done the work to select the right exercises and arrange them in a specific order for optimal results.

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This workout is designed to elevate your heart rate, target your major muscle groups, and make you SWEAT.

These factors work together to prompt your body to easily burn fat during and after your workout.

Keep in mind that consistency is essential in achieving your fitness goals.

You’re welcome to use the free workouts here on my blog or try a free trial for a more efficient experience.

When you start a free trial, you get access to real-time guidance from me and perfectly organized videos.

Let’s get started :D!

Exercises in this Workout for Belly Fat

Belly Fat Workout for Vegans Exercise 1: cross taps

cross taps exercise demo
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Quick tips to do cross taps correctly.

  • make sure to use a light touch when tapping your foot
  • make sure to keep your back straight
  • breathe as you move avoid holding your breath
  • focus on keeping your core engaged during the exercise
  • start slow to get the movement, then you can increase your speed
  • keep your chest up (don’t hunch your back)
  • keep your hands moving for that extra burn


Belly Fat Workout for Vegans Exercise 2: jog punch

jog punch exercise demo
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Quick tips to do jog punch correctly.

  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart, with your toes pointed forward. Your knees should be slightly bent.
  • As you punch, extend your arms as far out as is comfortable for you One common mistake when performing a jog punch is to let your elbow stick out too far. Keep your elbow in close to your body, and imagine that you are punching a target at eye level
  • As you punch, drive your shoulder and torso forward to add more power to your punch. Your arm should be fully extended at the moment of impact (with your imaginary object)
  • Like any exercise, the jog punch takes time and practice to master. Start slow and focus on getting the technique right before adding speed and power


Belly Fat Workout for Vegans Exercise 3: macarena hops with low impact modification

macarena hops with low impact modification exercise demo
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Quick tips to do macarena hops with low impact modification correctly.

  • Make sure to keep a slight bend in your knee don’t let them be stiff Move lightly on your feet; try to be as nimble as you can
  • Keep your back straight and chest open as you bow slightly forward
  • When you straighten up to bring your feet together, make sure your feet touch (full range of motion)
  • Keep your hands on your waist throughout the exercise to help maintain proper balance


Belly Fat Workout for Vegans Exercise 4: commando kicks

commando kicks exercise demo
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Quick tips to do commando kicks correctly.

  • Fully extend each arm as you throw each punch Aim to extend each arm parallel to the ground as you punch
  • Raise your leg as high as you can as you kick
  • On your standing leg, make sure that you keep your foot firmly planted on the ground as you kick
  • Keep your core engaged as you do commando kicks


Belly Fat Workout for Vegans Exercise 5: power hops

power hops exercise demo
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Quick tips to do power hops correctly.

  • Always keep your neck and back straight, only bending as you move into each hop
  • As you bring one leg up, be prepared to bounce on the other foot to create speed
  • Bring your knee up to meet your elbow
  • Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and try to retain that distance throughout the exercise Keep your core engaged as you do power hops


3 Belly Fat Tips for Vegans

If you love salads, do this…

Salads are hands down the simplest, least complicated vehicle for cutting calories while getting nutrients into the stomach.

That being said, try making your salad at home.

It’s cheaper, and gives you more control over the crouton, dressing, and cheese levels.

You can also get higher quality stuff when you make it at home – organic greens and such.

Replace Simple Carbs With Complex Carbs

Simple carbs, such as cookies and cake, are quickly digested and can cause a spike in your blood sugar levels.

Complex carbs, on the other hand, take longer to digest and can provide your body with sustained energy.

Examples of complex carbs include brown rice, quinoa, and oats.

Enjoy sweet treats in moderation

It’s completely natural to want to indulge in a treat now and then.

Whether it’s a sweet dessert or a salty snack, allowing yourself to enjoy these foods in moderation is key.

When choosing a dessert, be sure to opt for one with natural, whole ingredients like fresh fruits, nuts and honey.

Avoid refined sugar and opt for natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup or dates.

Also, be mindful of portion sizes.

Eating too much sugar and fat can lead to increased belly fat, so it’s important to stick to smaller portions.

Enjoying a sweet treat every now and then is perfectly fine, as long as you’re conscious of what you’re eating and how much.



Belly Fat Workout for Vegans Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is there a specific time of day that’s best for cardio exercises for losing belly fat?

The best time of day to do cardio exercises for losing belly fat is as follows.

If you’re a morning person, do your workout as soon as possible after you wake up. Your goal is to get your workout done before 11am.

If you’re a night owl, do your workout right before dinner. So for example, if dinner is at 6:30pm, do your workout around 5:30pm

If you are neither a morning person nor a night owl, do your workout around 1:30pm

These are the best times for you to workout because they are based on your biology (chronotype).

If your schedule does not allow you to exercise during the time that is biologically best for you, try to identify things you can deprioritize.

For example, maybe you’re a morning person and book club is at 9am. You might want to consider deprioritizing book club so you can exercise.

Perhaps there is another book club that meets over lunch. That kind of thing.

If there truly is no hope to exercise at your ideal time, then pick a time that is close to your ideal time even if it is not perfect and stick to it.

You will have the most energy, highest motivation, adherence and consistency when you use this approach to exercise timing.

Can you combine cardio with other types of exercises to target belly fat more effectively?

Yes, it’s a wonderful idea to combine cardio with other types of exercises.

Specifically, you also want to be doing certain resistance and isometric exercises as well.

For example

1. Planks –

This is an isometric exercise that targets the core muscles, including the abs, obliques, and back muscles. Planks help you develop strength in your core. And massively increase the results you get out of your other exercises.

2. Crunches –

For those that don’t naturally have the “abs gene”, we actually have to do situps and crunches to develop those muscies.

When you hear someone say they got abs by cleaning up their diet alone, just know you are listening to someone that genetically doesn’t store a lot of fat on their belly like the rest of us.

3. Squats –

Surprised to see this on here? Dont be. Squats target the glutes, hamstrings, and quads, which are some of the biggest muscles in our bodies.

When these big muscles are strong and developed, they increase our metabolism. Which means we burn more calories just by existing.

Don’t sleep on squats even if your main goal is to get rid of excess belly fat.

4. Deadlifts –

Same logic as squats. This exercise targets the back muscles, glutes, and hamstrings. These are also massive muscles in the body.

Combine these kinds of exercises with cardio + correct eating and you’ll be on your way to your dream belly.

How will I know if my cardio routine is helping me lose belly fat?

So you’re doing jumping jacks, sweating salty water, and out of breath.

But is the work you’re doing actually paying off? How will you know? Fair questions.

This is how to know if your cardio routine is helping you lose belly fat:

1. Duration:

I feel like i’m coming straight for your neck with this one but hear me out.

The FIRST way to know if what you’re doing is working is to ask yourself “how long have I been doing this for?” If the answer is anything less than 3 times a week for 4 weeks, you are worrying about the wrong thing my bestie lover gorgeous queen friend.

Focus on getting to that level first. You’ve got this. You can do it.

2. The dreaded scale:

If you’re losing weight overall, then you’re losing belly fat too.

The speed at which fat comes off the belly is determined by genetics. Some people lose fat from their face before they notice a change in their belly fat. It’s just the way it is.

The scale is not a perfect measurement though. Sometimes, the scale says you’ve gained weight but it’s just water…or new muscle from working out.

So take anything the scale says with a grain of salt.

3. Waist measurement.

You can take measurements of your waistline with a tape measure every 3 weeks to see the change.

If you’re losing belly fat, you should see a decrease in your waistline measurements.

This one is a toughie for me because i don’t trust myself to measure exactly the same part of my waist each time. Plus, how tight exactly should the tape measure be?

If this works for you, go for it. I personally don’t do this method because when i tried it, it definitely brought out the crazy in me 🤣🤣🤣

4. Clothes.

This is by far my favorite way. Are your pants (trousers for you Brits) feeling looser? Can you breathe in that dress? Bingo! Your belly fat is shrinking for sure.

What are the most effective cardio exercises for losing belly fat?

When it comes to losing belly fat through cardio exercises, there are a few exercises that are particularly effective.

These exercises help to increase the heart rate, burn calories, and reduce overall body fat, including belly fat.

1. Jumping Jacks (or Step Jacks):

Doing jumping jacks or step jacks is a great way to increase cardiovascular endurance and burn calories. The step jack is a low impact modification which is easier on the knees.

These exercises can be done anywhere, making them one of the most accessible cardio exercises. Incorporating jumping jacks or step jacks into an overall workout of about 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can help to reduce belly fat and body fat overall.

2. High Knees:

High Knees is another great cardio exercise that can be done indoors or outdoors. It also has a low-impact modification which you will typically see in my workouts.

High Knees are a little easier on the joints and can help to burn a significant amount of calories. Like jumping jacks, high knees – when incorporated into a well designed 30 minute workout, five days a week, can help to reduce belly fat and body fat too.

3. Squat Jacks:

Squat Jacks is a form of cardio exercise that does double duty. It not only helps burn calories in the moment, but also helps strengthen the leg muscles so the muscles there continue to burn calories when you rest.

This type of exercise can help to burn calories, increase cardiovascular endurance, strengthen muscle, and build overall endurance, making it a powerhouse exercise to add into your rouine.

These are just 3 easy to remember, solid exercises that are extremely effective for reaching your goal of burning belly fat.

There are many other exercises that are also effective and you will see them featured in lots of my workouts.

Remember that with exercise, variety is also important. So spice up your routine with jumping jacks, high knees, and squat jacks – but don’t get stuck in a rut with them.

Are there any other lifestyle changes I should make in order to optimize my results?

Yes, there are many lifestyle changes you can make to get better results when losing belly fat.

You already know about diet and exercise – so I won’t bore you. But did you know about these other changes?

1. Chill out. Listen, this one is HILARIOUS for me to say. I am literally the most non-chill person I know. But alas – stressing out about every little thing makes your body pump out cortisol.

Cortisol tells your body that you are clearly in danger and fat needs to be stored around your belly to keep you safe.

So, if you’re a little stress ball, you better start doing some woosah when people cut you off in traffic.

I personally find breathwork to be helpful. Scented candles and a warm shower also do the trick. Forget all these people talking about cold plunges. I need my mirrors MISTY when i shower 😂

2. Sleep. Yes, it’s true. Not sleeping = pump cortisol = belly pooch. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night so even if something happens to disrupt your plan, you will at least get 7 hours (if not the full 8).

3. Drink waterrrr: it will help flush out toxins, reduce fluid retention, and make your belly appear flatter. Yes, it will also have you running to the bathroom every 5 minutes and run up your toilet paper bill. But it is a small price to pay.

Pee up, ladies!

The standard recommendation is to aim for at least 8-10 glasses of water per day. However, i’ve noticed some of us are more thirsty than others (no pun intended).

Pay attention to your personal thirst level and hydrate accordingly.



Workout Options (Belly Fat Workout for Vegans)

There are two workout options for belly fat in this post.

Regardless of the option you choose, please be sure to do a thorough warm up and cool down.

Here's a good multi-purpose warm up that most people can easily do.

  • 20 sec jumping jacks
  • 20 sec squats
  • 20 sec lunges

Do twice.

For your cool down, I recommend doing your favorite gentle streches for at least 5 minutes.

Belly Fat Workout Video (Option 1):

Do you want to try a follow along belly fat workout?

Simply press play on the video below.

It’s only 10 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: Toning & Weight Loss Home Workout \\ Train Arms, Booty, Belly

Belly Fat Workout (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced belly fat workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Belly Fat Workout for Vegans: Workout Outline

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  • Belly Fat Workout for Vegans-cross taps exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Vegans-jog punch exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Vegans-macarena hops with low impact modification exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Vegans-commando kicks exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Vegans-power hops exercise
 
Disclaimer: This or any other exercise program may result in injury. Always consult your doctor / physician before beginning this or any other workout or exercise program. By performing any of the exercises in this program or on this site, you agree to the full disclaimer and assume ALL risks of injury from doing so. Koboko Fitness is NOT responsible or liable for any injury or loss you may sustain by participating in this workout or any exercise program. Read the full disclaimer here before you begin.

Workout Instructions (1/2)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 10 second break between each exercise.

  1. cross taps
  2. jog punch
  3. macarena hops with low impact modification
  4. commando kicks
  5. power hops

Workout Instructions (2/2)

Once you complete all the exercises above as explained, take a 1 minute break, then repeat the exercises as follows

  1. power hops
  2. commando kicks
  3. macarena hops with low impact modification
  4. jog punch
  5. cross taps

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your belly fat workout for vegans workout is complete!

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A few things to note:

  • Whenever there are 2 exercises shown side by side, one is a lower impact modification. Always go with the lower impact version if you are a beginner or have not exercised in a long time.
  • If I show an exercise that you do one leg (or arm) at a time, do the leg (or arm) shown for 15 seconds. Then do your other leg (or arm) for the remaining 15 seconds.

It’s easier for me to show you how to do it with just one arm or leg in this post. But if you’re doing my full-length follow along Premium workout videos, I always show both sides of every exercise.

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