The best ways to lose belly fat
So I like many others out there suffer from belly fat. I don’t tend to put of weight to badly everywhere else but have cursed myself trying to get rid of the love handles. Recently however I have been able to kick a few pounds and begin getting myself in shape. This was thanks to some great flat belly tips and changes that I want to share with you today.
1) Drink less fizzy/sugary drinks.
I have to admit this was a toughie for me as I enjoy a good Coca-cola and take lots of sugar in my coffee. However studies have shown that large quantities of sugar, mostly due to the excess of fructose in sugary drinks, can lead to increased accumulation of fat in the belly.
2) A good steak.
Eating lots of protein can be a great way to lose belly fat and keep it off, therefore steak, eggs and other high protein foods are a must. Protein also helps reduce cravings.
3) Cut the carbs.
I wouldn’t suggest cutting carbs altogether as contrary to popular belief cutting out any food group altogether can have adverse effects on your health. However significantly reducing your carbohydrates intake will help speed your metabolism as well as reduce appetite. This is a great effective way to reduce fat fast.
Fiber helps keep your digestive system flowing smoothly and also helps reduce water retention to keep you from holding weight. The best way to increase fiber consumption is to eat a large quantity of plant foods like vegetables and fruit. Legumes are also a good source, as well as some cereals like oats (think bran flakes.)
Chances are you won’t lose a lot without also having a good exercise routine. Aerobic exercise, exercises that work the whole body, like running, swimming, cycling and many more. Have been proven to help reduce fat very quickly. Ensure at least 5 hours exercise a week to see quick results.
6) Keep an eye on what you eat.
This sounds like a given, but in those quiet evenings when you are bored or watching the television it is easy not to focus on what you are putting into your body. Check the labels to see which foods have the most sugars for example
7) Eat little and often!
This trick is an olden but goody. It is scientifically proven that eating little and often causes your metabolism to work faster meaning food is worked through your system faster and fat burns more easily
8) Don’t starve yourself.
It is important not to eat too much, but if you eat too little or not at all for extended periods of time will your body return to an evolutionary defense mechanism of storing every bit of fat it gets. If you eat too little your body thinks it may not get food again soon so it enters ration mode, where it stores all the fat, uses it slower and causes your metabolism to slow.
9) Drink Tea or Coffee.
Don’t fret your diet does not mean you need to cut back of your cherished hot beverages, in fact drinking tea or coffee can actually boost your metabolism by a large margin.
Getting healthy regular sleep can ensure your visceral fat does not rise, just remember to also balance the exercise!