Control your daily calories. If you do not know these, you stand little chance of being consistent or within a sensible calorie deficit, which is required to cut fat (and keep it off long term).
Exercise the whole body
Complete full body movements like squats, deadlifts and press ups. These burn more calories and allow more weight to be used, so are far more effective than crunches and leg raises.
Go big with weights
Lift heavy, as building muscle increases your metabolism, because you need more calories to fuel the body even when sedentary.
Avoid fat burners, detox and tummy teas. Legal fat burners ineffective and a waste of time and money, while illegal ones can be effective but are extremely dangerous (even fatally in some cases).
Enjoy your exercise
Choose cardio you enjoy, and make it more intense each week. This makes it more likely for you to complete it and ensures your body doesn’t get used to the effort level – helping make your CV more worthwhile and effective for fat loss.
Max Bridger is a personal trainer and co-owner of LDNMuscle Ltd.