Do you have stubborn belly fat, and no matter how you try it does not seem to go away? I have extensively studied this subject and discovered the very best ways to know how to lose belly fat quickly.
It is not as simple as just working over your abs, as it has mostly to do with diet. Here are my simple guidelines for burning stubborn belly fat and getting that fine waist you want:
Increasing protein intake is the best way to start crushing fat. A high protein diet helps to increase your metabolism and maintains or builds muscle mass (depending on fitness levels). When you eat protein your body burns more calories instead of eating fat and carbohydrates. You can cut calories in order to balance the increase in protein. I recommend you consume less carbohydrates, I do not recommend cutting carbohydrates completely (as your body needs carbohydrates in your diet). My favorite hyperprotein foods are chicken breast, salmon, eggs, turkey breast, nuts and hemp seeds.
More Good Fats, Less Bad Fats
Consuming good fat burns unwanted body fat. Here’s why:
Our bodies need fat to survive, so we need to consume them. By increasing our good intake of fat, the adiponectin hormone in our body burns fat by increasing our metabolism and the rate at which fat is broken down. Good fats also increase testosterone in men who can also burn belly fat (Check out our article Naturally Stimulating Testosterone Production).
Good fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats of olives and nuts (as well as nut butters). Saturated fats found in coconut oil, egg yolks and cheese are the saturated fats you want in your diet because not all saturated fats are equal. Protein should be your number one for macronutrients followed by fat. Be careful not to exceed your calorie intake as fat is 9 calories per gram vs. protein and carbohydrates (which are 4 calories per gram).
There are two types of fibers: soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber helps food pass through the digestive system. Soluble fiber helps to burn fat and reduce our LDL (bad) cholesterol. The recommended amount of fiber is 30 to 40 grams per day. You can find soluble fiber in vegetables, fruits, nuts and oatmeal. Discover my top 10 high-fiber superfoods and fat burning foods.
Drink green tea
Green tea is packed with antioxidants that help burn belly fat. Among these powerful antioxidants is a called epigallocatechin gallate, which boosts your metabolism and increases fat burning in our bodies. Green tea also contains a good amount of caffeine which is a fat burning stimulant. Caffeine in green tea is much lower than a cup of coffee, about 25% of the amount, making it a better alternative. Cut out drinks containing caffeine and include more green tea in your diet, you will see the difference!
Bodybuilding exercises burns more calories than cardio and continues to burn calories even when you are resting after your workout. Be sure to include weight training in your fitness with cardio.
Do not believe that targeting abs will rid the belly fat! Working on abs 6 days a week will only have toned abs covered by belly fat. Respect a good diet and fitness routine and belly fat will disappear.
Get enough sleep
Sleep plays a big role in losing our belly fat. It is important that you get 7-8 hours of sleep each night. When we sleep, our body recovers from our workouts that allows us to rebuild our muscles. If you sleep less than 7 hours, you will lose muscle. Sleep also gives us the energy needed to do more effective workouts, causing more burned fat and more muscle gained.
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