Ring Ring…. You just got the call. The results from your Dr check up are in. Your blood sugar is a little high. Cholesterol is through the roof. By the time you get off the phone you are scared to even eat. Yep. I got this call, and chances are you have too. Isn’t it amazing how much better you feel after you lose a few pounds and a couple of inches of your waist? Need to know how to lose belly fat fast? Here are some proven tips to get you on the right track.
Try to cut out all sugary beverages. Studies show that sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to a 60% increased risk of Obesity in children. Know what? It bad for adults too. When the excess sugar hits your liver it is converted to fat. It also spikes your blood sugar levels which will later make you feel sluggish. As a rule, walking a mile will burn 100 calories for a 160 pound person. So that can of soda you just drank that brags that it is only 140, calories just ruined your workout.
Eat More Protein
I am a carnivore. I love protein. Eating lean cuts of meat like fish, chicken, ground turkey, lean ground Beef, and pork Tenderloin. Vegan Options would include Quinoa, edamame, beans and rice will help kill those hunger pains. If you keep your protein high enough it is actually pretty easy to stay on a good eating plan. Sorry, put that fryer away. Use the “Three B Rule”, Bake, Boil or Broil.
Lower Your Carb Intake
Did I mention to avoid sugar? Avoid white things. Things like potatoes, white bread, pasta and white rice almost instantly converts to sugar. Choose whole wheat options like whole wheat bread or pasta and brown rice. Keeping your carbohydrate intake low and your protein high forces your body to burn fat for energy.
Eat Foods Rich in Fiber
The best way to get more fiber is to eat a lot of plant foods like vegetables and fruit. Legumes are also a good source, as well as some cereals like oats. Fiber can slow the movement of food through your stomach and small bowel, and slow down the digestion and absorption of nutrients. You will feel full longer and decrease your appetite.
Cardio Exercise is Very Effective in Reducing Belly Fat
You can’t avoid exercise. You have got to get moving. You don’t have to send hours in the gym. Just 30 minutes of cardio training 3 or 4 times a week. Cardio training need to be enough to get your heart rate up and make you breath a little heavier. If you are looking on how to lose belly fat, cardio is key. If you are keeping your carbohydrates low, and burning calories with exercise, the inches will start to come off your waist.