The Best Ways To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

(Last Updated On: June 7, 2017)

Everyone tries to get rid of belly fat for vanity sake. People are ready to go to some extremes just to look picture perfect. But what most do not know is that it is crucial to get rid of belly fat, especially the visceral fat. This is the kind of fat that surrounds your organs and is a predictor of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. The process is not easy so we do not want to get your hopes up. First you need to be really determined and you have to make some sacrifices. Nothing in life comes easy so if you want to get in tip top shape you will need to work hard and never give up. Here are some of the best recommendations you can follow to reduce your belly fat efficiently.

 

Reduce your calories intakes

 

Remember when we said you need to make some sacrifices to get rid of belly fat, well we will start from that. You need to cut at least 500 to 750 calories from starters from your diet. So forget about those late night binge eating. This small decrease in calories will help you lose at least 1 pound per week. When you try to lose weight, you cannot lose weight only in one part of your body, but you lose overall weight by decreasing your calories intake for starters.

 

Focus on proteins, fruits and vegetables

 

The best way to get rid of belly fat is the healthy way. You still need to have a healthy diet so you can do your everyday duties. You only need lower carbohydrates diet which will help you lose weight quickly. Include lean proteins in every meal, eat lots of vegetables and fruits too.

 

Limit Grains

 

Foods that are high in carbohydrates such as bread, rice and pasta should be limited. You cannot avoid all grains altogether, but instead you can choose the ones that are fill with nutrients and will keep you full for a longer period. In these cases you can choose oatmeal and quinoa.

 

Avoid Added Sugars

 

There are foods with added sugar during the manufacturing process like cookies and ice cream and there are foods which have a lot of added sugar likes juice, pasta sauce or crackers. By any means avoid these foods, they are unhealthy and they are the main culprit for excess stomach fat.

 

Drink water

 

Drink lots of water. Your body will be hydrates and will do all the normal functions and on the plus side, water is known to keep you full so you will eat less. Drink at least 10 glasses of water a day, and drink at least 1 glass of water before every meal and you will feel fuller faster.

Exercise a lot

 

Experts suggest you to work out in the morning, before your first meal. This way you are burning the calories that actually come from the fat instead of stored glycogen. You can choose the exercise you want and suits your lifestyle, like running or doing aerobic. But the studies have shown that high intensity interval training known as HITT is the best option for losing belly fat. This is a kind of exercise that is done in shorter periods but it works your body harder. You can exercise twice a week no more than 75 minutes for the best results.

 

Change your lifestyle

 

Stress is your biggest enemy. It increases cortisol, the hormone that causes the body to store body fat, it can cause you to binge eat out of comfort not out of hunger as it is supposed to be. We know that it is impossible to eliminate stress, but at least try to reduce it.

 

Sleep more, at least 7 hours every night. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your appetite. Turn off any electronic device at least 2 hours before you go to sleep.

 

Find a diet buddy, this way you both will keep each other motivated. Losing weight can be a long and stressful process so it is better to have a companion and someone you can share tips and tricks throughout your journey.

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Elena

Author: Elena

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