My Top 5 Tips To Lose Belly Fat
I know, you’ve tried everything and nothing works.
If you follow the tips in this post, you won’t struggle anymore. This is what works!
So maybe you already know that even with a little bit of excess belly fat, your chances of dying early are greater.
This is serious! I know you are at the age, as I am, where we are thinking more about aging well and living a long, healthy life than getting bikini ready. So, I’m about to give you my top 5 tips to lose belly fat…again, and again, and as many times as you need.
Tip 1: Limit the amount of sugar you eat.
This is easier said than done as sugar is in EVERYTHING. It’s why we American’s as a whole are more and more obese.
Sugar = Belly fat.
A really good way to check how much sugar affects your body and mind is to eliminate it for 21 days. My clients and I are currently on a sugar detox and I get questions daily about Yes and No foods. It’s challenging because it can feel like a scavenger hunt to find food without added sugar or sweeteners unless you’re willing to make your own food at home with real, whole food ingredients.
If you want to get on the list for the next 21-Day Sugar Detox, click the link below for more information.
Tip 2: Stop counting calories.
The ingredients are more important than the calories.
You may come across a low calorie food thing and think it’s healthier than a real whole food that has more calories. This is not how your body works. For example, a low calorie food thing like a Think Thin® bar has 150 calories with these ingredients:
Vitamin A, Calcium, Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Maltitol, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate Liquor, Calcium Carbonate, Dairy Oil, Lecithin, Vanilla, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Glycerin, Peanut Butter, Peanut Flour, Natural Flavor, Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Lecithin Emulsifiers, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Niacin, Iron, Zinc, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Copper, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Iodine and Vitamin B12.
Your body says, “NO” to this pile of ingredient things. This “food” is not good for you.
Instead, choose something real. For example a full fat, coconut milk smoothie has 541 calories with these ingredients:
Water, coconut milk, almonds, banana.
Your body says, “YES, finally something usable and recognizable to make this body look and feel beautiful.”
Click here for my favorite smoothie.
Tip 3: Remove grains.
Dr. Mercola, founder of the worlds #1 Natural Health website, says that wheat is the #1 inflammatory food out there. For more information as to why grains are so bad for you, check out Dr. Mercola’s article here: The Awful Truth About Eating Grains.
You may even be intolerant to grains and not even know it. Many people are. Try eliminating grains for 21-Days and see what happens to your gut and belly when you reintroduce them back in to your diet.
Tip 4: Stop doing traditional cardio.
This kind of exercise, when your goal is to lose weight, actually contributes to the hormonal response of holding on to body fat. It increases cortisol among other stress hormones, and while you burn some calories in the process, it keeps your body under the assumption that because of this stress, body fat is needed for reserves and survival so it uses sugar (in the form of glucose) as fuel.
Instead, you should be doing High Intensity (for you) Intervals for your cardio. This style of training, simply put, is a string of short cardio periods followed by a short rest periods for an overall short period of time. No more hour long cardio sessions! Click here for a video example of High Intensity Intervals.
This kind of cardio elevates your metabolism for up to 2 days after your workout. That burns the heck out of your belly fat.
Tip 5: Don’t be afraid of lifting weights.
Safely lifting heavy weights not only creates the hormonal response to burn body fat, it also keeps your body burning calories all day long.
The hormonal response of lifting heavy weights is that of increasing the Human Growth Hormone (HGH). The signal is growth, which is healthy for muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and causes your body to use fat as fuel rather than sugar.
The really cool thing is, you can lift heavy weights in a way that mimics everyday movements while using your abdominal muscles so you are stronger and healthier in everything you do. What’s more is that it takes less time than a typical hour-long workout.
Click here for a video example of a Weight Training Workout for Beginners.
If you liked these Belly Fat Burning tips, then you should sign up for my free report “Trick Your Hormones in to Fat Burning Mode with One Simple Tweak.” Click here to get your copy.
I hope you enjoyed this post today.
Strength & Love,