Can you lose belly fat by belly dancing?

We are big advocates of belly dancing. Whether you do belly dancing in a gym or a home studio, belly dancing helps you lose belly fat faster.

Belly dancing can be used in place of or in conjunction with other weight loss programs. However, not everyone needs to get a belly dancing instructor to achieve a sustainable weight loss strategy.

When you do not have a trainer you can rely on, belly dancing can help keep up with the weight loss process by eating the right foods which are low in calories, low in fat, low in sugar, and high in protein.

We recommend that belly dancers that are trying to lose weight also begin doing cardio as part of their diet plan.

How do these belly dancing exercises work?

Belly dance training helps to improve abdominal fat loss by:

Strengthening your abdominal muscles – this will reduce belly fat and increase your abdominal size.

Improving your bowel movement. A belly dancer has a different digestive drive than anyone else. This ability to perform bowel movements without a problem enables abdominal fat to be shed. The belly dance workout will work together with your bowel movements to increase these exercises’ effect on fat loss.

Increasing your metabolism. When you do belly dance exercises, you burn more calories. This can lead to a weight loss of up to 1 gram a minute!

There are many additional benefits of doing belly dancing, such as:

The exercise also allows you to eat while performing for extended periods of time. This can boost your metabolism and help you burn more calories.

You may experience a temporary rise in libido. This may be a symptom of your metabolism getting up and running after belly dancing. It’s possible that the rising libido may eventually lead to a long term high metabolism.

How do we do belly dances?

To learn how to do belly dancing exercises, please read our comprehensive post: Tips for Improving Belly Dancing Exercises…

We have put together a video demonstration of several of these exercises here. Please practice the exercise before beginning the program and give us feedback if you make any mistakes.

How to perform belly dance exercises successfully with an instructor

If you’d like to incorporate belly dancing exercises into your home gym or home studio, have a class or a friend get in touch to offer you some suggestions. Our website has numerous articles, videos, and videos on belly dancing exercises, including:

A video introduction to belly dancing by