Our guest author today writes about a problem that many of us have (including me) – belly fat. Researchers say that it's more dangerous than fat on the hips or thighs so it seems that we all need to get rid of the stuff.
Losing belly fat may seem a difficult task; but the fact of the matter is, it is actually quite easy, provided of course one knows just what to eat. Simple science says belly fat can be targeted by creating a calorie deficit. When calorie intake is less than what the body requires for its functioning, then, the body makes up this difference by converting stored up fat into energy. This creates fat loss and is the ideal way to deal with belly fat.
It can be said that accumulated fat is a store house of energy waiting to be utilized by the body when required. Clever eating habits can create a situation where the calories consumed are insufficient to sustain the body. This smart tactic makes the body to start using fat reserves for its energy needs. When fat in the body is converted into energy; it automatically results in fat loss.
Fat in the abdomen can be similarly burned away by learning the secrets behind how to lose belly fat. The ideas behind a good lunch is not just to create a calorie shortfall but for it to be filling as well as nutritious. This means the body is not deprived of vital nutrients nor is it starved, while obtaining desired fat loss.
The idyllic lunch ideas are ones that are prepared at home, as this is the perfect way to monitor what goes into the meal. A great tip to remember is that lunch must be devoid of junk, oily and processed foods. It must be wholesome, cooked using fresh ingredients.
What could be good lunch ideas when eating out! There are many healthy lunch options to select from. Each of these options can create at least 100 calories deficit as compared to a standard meal.
Whole grain tuna sandwich without extra mayonnaise or cheese, served with a bowl of salad with a light olive oil dressing. Downed with a cup of green tea or fresh juice, instead of beer or other alcoholic drinks.
A jacket potato for lunch along with a grilled chicken sandwich is perfect. The temptation of topping the potato with sour cream or butter should be avoided and must be replaced with salsa instead.
No more french fries on the side with a burger. Instead a Cole slaw served with a regular burger is what one should be eating.
Drinks with added sugar or preservatives are a big NO; and should be substituted with fresh fruit juices or, better still, a whole fruit.
For lunch or any other meal whole meal breads are better than white breads. Fish and chicken are a better alternative than beef or pork. Fresh fruits are healthier than canned fruits or juices. These are simple changes that can be practiced during lunch or at any other meal to lose belly fat.