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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Tips And Tricks To Loose Weight

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Myth #1: All Carbs make you fat.

Carbohydrates, also known as “carbs,” should never be avoided, but it is important to understand that not all carbs are alike. Carbs are your body’s primary energy source and play a crucial role in your body’s overall health. Carbs are an important part of a healthy diet, but there’s much discussion about the “good” and “bad” carbohydrates.

 

So how do you know which is which? Carbohydrates can be either simple (“bad” carbs) or complex (“good” carbs) based on their chemical makeup and what your body does with them. “Bad” carbs are generally foods with refined carbohydrates, which means during processing, the essential layers of the whole grain kernel are taken out (fiber, vitamins, and minerals) and what is left over is a plain starch or white flour and added sugars. “Good” carbs are used to describe foods that use the “whole grain kernel”. Continue reading “Tips And Tricks To Loose Weight”

What Your BMI Doesn’t Tell You

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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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4 Tricks T Get Yourself Motivated

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Are you struggling with self motivation? Having a hard time getting yourself to your regularly scheduled workouts? Finding more and more reasons to cheat on your healthy diet?

 

A healthy dose of motivation coupled with determination will get you almost anything in life. So how do you know if you’re genuinely motivated?

 

  • Motivation will tell you to get out of bed for an early workout.
  • Motivation will nag you to put down the doughnut.
  • Motivation makes passing on fries a reflex.
  • Motivation makes a sweat drenched workout exciting.
  • Motivation constantly reminds you why you do what you do.

 

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