If you’re constantly doing crunches in hopes to rid of your belly fat, you’re going about things the wrong way. Here are 5 basic but fundamental tips that you can incorporate into your lives that will help you fight belly fat and keep it off for good.
1. Eat Whole Foods
Fuel your body with proper nutrients through all-natural whole foods you recognize.
We’re talking fresh produce, whole grains, and lean protein. For breakfast, have steel-cut oatmeal with almond butter and strawberries. And for snacks, instead of reaching for crackers or chips, nosh on fresh fruit and veggies.
2. Stay Committed
It’s very important to remain consistent with your exercise and nutrition. By exercising three to five days per week and eating healthy, you can help fight belly bulge very quickly.
Every body responds differently and in a different amount of time. But you can expect to see changes as fast as the first week of eating healthy and exercising consistently.
Monitoring your progress by tracking your weight, how your clothes fit, or with monthly photos will keep you on track.
3. Cardio + Strength Training
Eating clean, healthy foods is a huge step in the right direction, but if you want less belly fat, you need to burn calories and build lean muscle.
What type of workouts work?
Give cardio strength training a try. It’s a workout style where you use weights in your workout. You combine exercises with the weights to keep your heart rate in a cardio zone. The easiest example would be to carry 10 pound weights in each hand while you walk briskly (not run!) around the park for 20 minutes.
And remember, you don’t need to exercise all day long. Because these exercises are pretty intense already, keep it to 20 minutes.
If no one has told you this before, then hear it from me – too much of cardio is actually bad for you.
4. Avoid Processed Foods
Just like you should stick to only eating whole foods, the flip side is for you to avoid eating processed food. Even small amounts of processed foods will lead to excess belly fat.
If you’re serious about slimming your middle, say no to sugar, sodas, chemically altered fats, and packaged, fried, and preserved foods.
Basically, if it comes in a package and you don’t need to cook it, then avoid it.
5. Keep things simple
One of the biggest weight loss mistakes that many women make and thus not able to lose weight or belly fat is that they overcomplicate things.
With weight loss, always remember, simplicity is best. So, start with the above 4 tips and get going. Like I said, you’ll be sporting a flat belly in no time if you stick to them.
If you want a jumpstart to your weight loss effort, then check out the 1-Week Diet.
The 1-Week Diet is a weight loss program created by Brian Flatt, fitness trainer to the celebrities.
At the onset, you may think because of the name, the 1-Week Diet is a quick fix and a fad diet. But that is where everyone gets it wrong.
With the 1-Week Diet, there are no “gimmicks” or “tricks”. You lose weight by learning to use your body’s own natural bio-chemistry. Your body will then be conditioned to naturally jumpstart your metabolism and you’ll burn more fat at rest.
The 1-Week diet does not add more stress to your life with grueling cardio sessions and endless gym time (as I had said before, too much cardio is bad for you). It does not force you to cut out carbs, cut out fat, starve yourself or make you feel miserable.
With the 1-Week Diet, you follow a specific meal plan for 7 days with a list of foods that you should eat more of and foods that you should avoid. You can even continue to eat the foods you love (think ice-cream and chocolate cake), although it is not recommended that you binge on them.
Women who have been on the 1-Week Diet have reportedly lost up to 10 pounds in the first 7 days, and have continued to lose up to 29 pounds in a month.
If you’re ready to start transforming your body, life, and future in the next 7 days, click here to watch the presentation on the 1-Week Diet now.