I'm after some advice. I'm not very overweight, but I have a 'tummy' I'm focused on losing. I'm male 33yo, 167cm (5'7") and weigh 65kg (it might sound not overweight, but too much of that weight is in the tummy!). I recently did 4 weeks of Lite n' Easy at 1200 calories (padding it out with coffee through the day and 'eat-out' dinner every few days, because I felt 1200 was fairly low for me anyway), and about 2 weeks into that I started going to the gym. I've now finished the diet and have been going to the gym for about 4 weeks. At the gym I do 30 minutes cardio one day (averaging over 75% heart rate) then weights the next day (with about 10-15 minutes cardio at the end).
I have kept my eating portions relatively good I think, except dinner is often my weak point, where I often have seconds. (But I've stopped eating after dinner).
With the extra exercise I thought that would be enough to lose the extra few kg's around my tummy - but it's not quite happening! Is my gym routine enough to lose weight & maintain it? or do I need to be doing more? Initially I was doing 30 minutes > 75% heart rate, but then the gym instructor suggested doing 1 minute 'sprints' followed by 2 minute 'walk' and repeat that 5 times. He said it gets better results quicker (but it seems to me that its a lower overall heart rate average). And reading through the forums it seems that many people do around an hour a day at a lower 'intensity'. Which is better?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! It's so hard to get these tummy kg's off!