Our guest author today discusses a topic that is near and dear to my heart – belly fat. No matter how thin I am, I always have a slight tummy bulge. It seems to be the LAST darn spot to thin down.
Have you been struggling to learn how to lose belly fat? If so, there is most likely a problem with your weight loss program or your exercise regimen. When getting on with your weight loss goals, you should know what it takes to really succeed. Sometimes we just try things that are popular and join programs without thinking through our options. This can be a bad habit for you and you will certainly not get that flat stomach. But you shouldn’t worry because there are a lot of options on how to lose belly fat and there will always be a way that suits you. Remember that you don’t have to waste time on something that doesn’t work for you. Here are some basic guidelines on how to remedy your belly fat.
What Is Belly Fat?
Belly fat is basically caused by your unhealthy diet or inactivity level. You should know that whatever you do will show in your body. This means that we are all responsible for our weight and size. This can be a good thing since we also know that we can do something about it. The process that created a fat belly is reversible.
Work on "The Formula"
The formula for losing stomach fat involves two factors, which are your diet and activities, and adding them together to get a slightly negative calorie count. This means you either decrease your food intake (or calorie intake) or increase your activity level. But why do one at a time when you can do both? In losing belly fat, it is better to conquer both worlds of diet and exercise.
Conquering Your Diet
Diet modification will mainly involve correcting the usual food items that we eat. We don’t notice this much but the average Americans actually eats 80% of unhealthy food items of a day’s food intake. This means that our meals are mainly composed of empty calories that we usually get from fast food items, sweets, sugar, junk food, sodas, beer, alcohol and other high calorie content foods and drinks. We don’t always have the power to change everything at once. What you need to do is to conquer it slowly. Every day change something and every little action counts.
Introduce Healthy Food Items
Start introducing healthy food items gradually. These food items are vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, sources of healthy fat and more. It helps if you discover one new food item a day and add it permanently or casually to your meals. You may start with your favorites. Vegetables and fruits should be taken daily for about 5 to 6 servings. Instead of our usual sodas, drink water instead.
It pays to prepare your food items at home and save your budget and weight. This is a broad concept and to help you navigate through this, you can check out some healthy diets out there with abundant recipes – like the Mediterranean
To do this, you will have to plan something fun and exciting for you. Of course if you are not a person who loves to go the gym, then don’t go. The secret to losing belly fat is through consistent exercise and physical activities. Be active and do 40 minute of a daily routine of jogs or sports.
Do It Your Way
These simple tips are just the main stepping stones to a healthier life. Take the first step and you’ll realize that you have already remedied your belly fat without trying all that hard.