First of all, you want to have a balanced low-calorie diet. One suggestion is to “eat around the outside of the supermarket.” That is, don’t go into the isles where all the processed food is. Instead, eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a moderate amount of lean meat and low-fat dairy products. Bulk up with natural foods like whole grains and legumes.
One thing is certain. People with more belly fat tend to suffer from things like diabetes and heart disease more often than people with less belly fat. If you lose your belly fat, it’s no guarantee you won’t still have these problems. But losing weight no matter where you lose it on your body is a step in the right direction and can help you avoid poor health.
Processed foods and sugars are unhealthy foods. Sugars that occur naturally in fruit and whole foods are healthy sugars when eaten in moderation. Processed sugars like white table sugar, white flour which breaks down in your body like sugar, and simple carbohydrates are unhealthy sugars and starches.
Metabolic syndrome is a syndrome that involves high blood sugar, high blood pressure and obesity. People with a lot of belly fat tend to suffer from this more often. It’s not known if the syndrome is present first and causes the belly fat or his people who have more belly fat are more prone to the syndrome.
Finding ways to reduce calories for a short period of time is actually easier than you might imagine. For instance, making your latte with skim rather than whole milk saves 120 calories. You can live with that for two weeks, can’t you? Other swaps include eating air-popped popcorn instead of potato chips (saves 95 calories) and substituting ½ cup of sliced strawberries and ½ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt for your traditional “fruit on the bottom” yogurt cup (saves 105 calories). Make 4 to 5 of these substitutions a day and you’re on your way to lose baby belly fat
So while there may not be a diet to lose belly fat specifically, choosing a healthy eating plan that helps you reduce fat all over your body will certainly help you lose belly fat as well. Side to side twists done carefully so that you don’t injure your back can also whittle your waistline. You’ll look like you’re losing belly fat at a rapid pace. The truth is though, that you’re not losing belly fat. How do you lose belly fat? You need to do aerobic and fat-burning exercises like brisk walking, jogging, bicycling or aerobic dancing to burn fat off your entire body.
If you’re reading this article now, chances are you are in some sort of pain, whether physical and/or mental (being overweight, struggling with autoimmune disorders, thyroid disease, fatigue, brain fog) and want to change. Use this information, don’t just skim through it and store it in the back of your brain and say “that’s nice for some people”, motivate yourself to change…below is a bonus tip.
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