Tips On How To Get Rid Of Belly Fats

Belly Fat

Belly fat is the worst…and these days it’s harder than ever to get rid of. With social pressures and modern conveniences constantly in your face, it’s no wonder that your waistline continues to expand.

While losing fat, and losing it quickly, can feel impossible, I’m here today to give you a 3-pronged approached to shrink your belly fat once and for all…

#1: Eat Well

It may seem obvious, but everything you put in your body has the potential to go to your belly. The top offender for belly growing is sugar. This means if you want to slim down around your waistline, cutting sugar from your diet is going to help you fast track your way to your goal. Don’t think this means just avoiding chocolate cake at birthday parties. It means giving up the three tablespoons of sugar you add to your coffee, saying no to soda, and skipping sports drinks. Get your sugars from whole fruits for a natural sugar high.

At the same time, you’re cutting sugar from your diet, you’ll need to fill your belly with other foods. One of the best options is lean protein. It helps you build muscle (extra muscle = extra belly fat-burning ability) and keeps you full for a longer amount of time. Of course, it also gives you extra energy that helps you take care of business in the gym.

#2: Work Out Well

Speaking of taking care of business in the gym, if you’re going to really shed belly fat, you’re going to have to commit yourself to exercise. No more excuses and no more halfway doing it. You’ve got to go all out. But before you set up shop in the corner doing 3.7 million sit-ups, you should know that as helpful as it is to have a strong core for overall health, burning off belly fat by targeting all exercises directly at your abs won’t work.

Instead, you’ll need to put in a full-body exercise routine that gets your heart pumping. That means on top of a solid foundation of weights and other strength-training exercises, you’ll want to pile on plenty of high-intensity cardio exercises.

#3: Track It All

Getting rid of belly fat is a daunting task, and even when it’s going well, it can feel remarkably slow. By keeping track of your progress and your daily intake and outtake of calories, you can better determine what’s working and what’s not and have a better perspective on your actual progress.

Tracking isn’t just good at seeing where you’ve been. It’s also useful for setting goals. Run for 20 minutes yesterday? Go for another couple of minutes today. Or better yet, if it took 20 minutes to run two miles yesterday, try running an extra tenth of a mile in the same amount of time today. Keep piling new challenges on top of yourself, and that fat that has clung so tightly to your belly through the years will soon be dropping off of your frame.

Even the best exercise routine in the world is fruitless if you throw away your results with sloppy eating. Remember to keep your meals lean by avoiding processed carbs, packaged foods or fried items. Fill up on lean proteins and fresh vegetables and reward yourself with organic, seasonal fruit. That, my friend, is lean living!

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Never Crave for Naughty Foods Again

Young man at home on a unhealthy diet

You wake up each morning with every intention of eating “good” today.

You’ll skip the drive-thru line on your way to work. You’ll refuse to get fast food with co-workers at lunch. You’ll boycott the vending machine in the mid-afternoon. And you won’t even think about having dessert after dinner.

But then your cravings kick in…

Your friend drops by with a big fluffy muffin and a latte for breakfast. A group of co-workers invites you to that greasy spoon down the street for lunch. The cake is passed around at the mid-afternoon staff meeting. And after dinner, your honey surprises you with a bowl of your favorite ice cream.

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Having High Cholesterol?

Corpulent Woman Having Addiction to Unhealthy Food

These days it takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor off your back.

The good doc is going to pester you about your blood pressure and cholesterol levels—apple or not. And who can blame him?

According to the American Heart Association, 105.2 million adults have borderline to high-risk blood cholesterol levels. In addition, nearly one in three adults suffers from high blood pressure. And these numbers grow every year.

And what’s even scarier is that 82% of those at high risk are unaware of their condition.

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Tips On How To Shop In A Smart Way

Grocery Shopping

These steps will give you the knowledge and know-how to navigate the supermarket aisles and select the healthier snack and meal options.

STEP ONE: Shop the perimeter first

  • Pick Plenty of Produce – Make sure to choose a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables (Deep green, yellow, red, purple, and blue!)
  • Make a stop at the meat, poultry, and fish counters – Shop for the lean cuts of meat. Look for “round” or “loin” when shopping for beef, and “loin” or “leg” when shopping for pork or lamb. Make sure the beef is labeled “lean” or “extra lean.” Try Canadian Bacon or Turkey. Go skinless with your chicken, and select fish high in “omega 3’s” such as salmon and tuna.

 

STEP TWO: Don’t forget the Dairy

  • Choose 1 percent or skim for milk and yogurts (Go Greek!)
  • Go for “reduced fat” or “part skim” for cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream
  • Try “lite” margarine or whipped butter
  • Tofu is low-calorie and high in protein

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What Your BMI Doesn’t Tell You

BMI

Body mass index (BMI) has been used as the standard for recording obesity statistics since the early 1980s.  Further, this method has been used consistently in most clinical and behavioral studies and is the key measure to assess weight loss programs.

 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics, two-thirds of the United States are overweight, and one-third is obese. Obesity is a prevalent public health problem in the United States and has been surging in the past 20 years. Excess body fat can lead to many different co-morbidities and chronic diseases.

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