Want to eliminate Stomach Fat? Do you feel stuck in a cycle of weight gain/weight loss? Make sure these 10 Steps are part of your daily routine!
Tip 1. Eat Smaller Meals Throughout the Day
Eating 2 or 3 larger meals per day causes the body’s metabolism to stall as it’s forced to process a higher number of calories. Eat 4 to 6 smaller meals each day and limit calories to no more than 300 to 400 at each sitting. Eat sensibly and avoid heavily processed foods in favor of natural choices including plenty of raw vegetables. Most important, never eat after 8 PM to allow complete digestion of your last meal before going to sleep
Tip 2. Develop an Exercise Routine
To be successful in any weight loss plan, it’s essential to incorporate an exercise regimen. It doesn’t need to be strenuous, but must be done regularly on most days of the week. Use a combination of strength training and cardio to make it fun, and be sure to train for 30 to 50 minutes each session.
Tip 3. Eat at Home – Dine Out on Special Occasions
Most dieters have no concept of the excess calories they eat when dining out. Most restaurant meals include twice the number of calories as a home cooked meal. For weight loss to be successful, you must be able to control the healthy ingredients and quantity.
Tip 4. Drink Green Tea
Studies confirm that drinking tea, especially the less processed green tea boosts metabolism when you’re resting and specifically targets the release of stored fat. Brew the tea yourself to avoid the sugar added to prepackaged teas.
Tip 5. Drink More Water
Some dietary advocates promote the idea of drinking as much as 3 litres. of water daily. While the majority of studies don’t confirm this, they do indicate the importance of drinking water through the day. Water reduces fluid retention naturally and promotes the release of toxins from the body.
Tip 6. Eat Slowly and Enjoy Your Food
Slow down when eating to allow your brain to send the satiety signal so you know when to stop eating. You should enjoy your food and chew each bite a minimum of 20 times to aid the beginning of the digestive process.
Tip 7. Cut the Sweets and Refined Carbs
All calories are not created equal. Refined carbohydrates and sweets are broken down immediately upon eating, providing an immediate surge of blood sugar and the desire to eat again in a couple of hours. Slow release calories from vegetable and protein sources require much more energy to metabolize and are less likely to be stored as fat.
Tip 8. Use a Smaller Plate
Most dieters don’t even realize that the average dinner plate has gone from 9” to 12” in size. This means that 40% more food fits on your plate, and studies confirm that if it’s on the plate, it’s in your mouth.
Tip 9. Avoid Sugary Soft Drinks
The best place to begin cutting calories is in soft drinks. Each drink packs 150 to 200 calories, and most people consume several each day. Replacing sugared soft drinks with a no calorie substitute will result in losing 1 pound per week without any other changes.
Tip 10. Make These Changes Your New Lifestyle
Following these tips with the thought of short term weight loss can be beneficial, but it’s important to develop a totally new lifestyle which incorporates most or all of these tips. Start by making these changes for 15 days, and be strict. You’ll find that it becomes much easier as you go on, and the scale will provide encouragement.
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