Are you desperate to lose your belly fat but you can’t shift it? Let me show you how.
Have you tried going to the gym? Tried to cut down on fat? Or maybe you have become so frustrated you have considered fat burners?
It can be confusing what to focus on, diet or exercise? and what should I eat? and what exercise should I do?
I have 3 simple strategies for you to follow that will help you lose your belly fat
1. Avoid sugar
Avoid sugary foods and sweeteners like beer, wine, biscuits, chocolate, cakes, fizzy drinks, sweets.
It is difficult to cut this out completely as its nice to have a treat in the evening or during a long work day. Cut your intake by half. Then you are more likely to be able to cut down.
Consuming a lot of these types of food causes weight gain.
Sugar makes your body store extra belly fat.
The more sugar you eat the more insulin your body releases, the more belly fat you’ll store.
Eventually, the more insulin your body creates the more stubborn fat you have, which is hard to get rid of and more importantly you are at risk for diabetes.
So bear in mind when you eat sugar you will burn some of it, and the rest goes to your liver which gets turned into fat.
So the equation is as simple as this.
Eating sugar = Belly fat.
Reduce your intake by half and over time try to reduce it more.
Still give yourself a treat at the weekend, a beer in the evening or a piece of chocolate cake.
You have to live your life but you can live it healthier.
2. Eat More Protein, Eat Less Carbs.
Protein is essential for our body and fat loss. Adding protein into your diet is the best way to boost your metabolism combined with eating fewer carbs is a very effective way to lose fat.
When you cut down on the carbs you eat, your body can get rid of the water under the skin.
Having too many carbs makes your body hold a lot of water, especially around your belly for men.
This is why men who consume a lot of carbs daily feel bloated.
Eating dietary fibre found in vegetables and beans improves your digestion and increases the absorption of nutrients. The result is you will feel fuller for longer and have more energy from the nutrients from the veg.
To lose belly fat, eating the right food is key combined with exercise.
Keep all your meals high in protein and vegetables and cut down your carbs consumption.
Having cottage pie? Have less mash and more meat
Having curry? Have more meat and less rice
Having roast dinner? More meat less roasties
3. Move More
Exercise is the best thing you can do to have a healthy life and avoid disease.
If you don’t have time to exercise or you find it too difficult go for walks. A long walk with the family around Formby woods and the Sefton coastline. Or 3 x 10min brisk walks a day.
To reduce your belly fat don’t do reps of sit-ups or an exercise targeting your core thinking that you might lose fat in that spot, this doesn’t work
To start losing fat, weight training and cardio are the best options.
If you would like to discover more about the right diet and exercise to lose your belly fat and build muscle get in touch, and we can chat about how I can help you.