I get asked at least a few times a week “how can I lose belly fat?”. I am always very honest with my answer that we cannot spot reduce, but there are ways to lose belly fat or bloat plus overall fat loss will help with a smaller tummy. Here are a few tips to help decrease overall body fat which includes belly fat.
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Here are my “decrease tips” for how to lose belly fat.
How To Lose Belly Fat
Decrease Sugar Intake
Sugar is found in many of the foods that you eat daily. From breakfast cereals, to coffee drinks, to protein bars, to energy drinks…more items in your daily diet contain sugar than you’re aware of. All of these sugar calories add up quickly and translate into many pounds gained.
Make it a habit to read the ingredients and the sugar count in the foods you are eating. Pay special attention to breakfast items, yogurts, protein bars and any item that is packaged. Avoid eating foods that contain added sugars as a part of your daily diet.
DECREASE BAD SNACKING
In recent years snacking has been named one of the best ways to maintain your metabolism, in order to burn fat all day long; and while there is truth to eating small, high protein-high fiber meals frequently, WHAT you snack on is crucial.
If you’re hungry between meals then eat a small amount of protein and fiber, such as a hard boiled egg with cucumber, or a packet of tuna with celery.
Having that drink with dinner (or two, or three…) can quickly become a fast and steady habit. It’s easy to justify the drinks because you had a long, hard day and you deserve it. The alcohol takes your mind off of your troubles and loosens you up for a good time. However, all those alcohol calories are basically sugar, and all that sugar is going straight to your belly. (Beer belly, anyone?)
Alcohol = fat storage mode. Nix the daily alcohol consumption.
DECREASE Couch Time
This one is kind of a no-brainer, right? If you aren’t moving your body in a consistent, challenging way then you’re going to store body fat. Plain and simple. An effective, invigorating exercise routine is the ticket you need to decrease overall fat.
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