The Best Ways to Lose Stomach Fat
If you are trying to lose stomach fat and need extra determination, you should know that studies have shown fat to be full of toxins. Abdominal fat is even worse because it surrounds areas that are critical in the normal functioning of the body. Visceral fat has even been linked to metabolic disturbances!
So by losing stomach fat you not only are making yourself look better, you quite possibly are adding weeks to your life. That should give you all the determination you need.
But losing weight is hard, right? Well, it can be. The key is to keep yourself determined and consistent. Do this and it will be GREATLY easier.
That being said, you need to have the foundations of a successful fat loss program down before you start. Below I have listed the 3 three things that I think are key to losing belly fat quickly, safely, and efficiently.
1) Eat 5-6 Meals A Day and Emphasize the Protein
If you did not know already, eating 5-6 smaller meals a day is infinitely better for fat loss than eating 3 large meals a day. This is because every time we eat, our metabolism goes to work digesting the food. The more we eat, the more our metabolism is increased, and the more calories we burn! Cool, right?
You will get the maximum benefit out of eating 5-6 meals a day by emphasizing protein in your meals. Protein is harder for your body to digest than carbs or fats. That means that it takes more calories to digest protein! Additionally, protein builds your muscles, which also increase your metabolism.
To make this work properly, eat 5-6 SMALL meals a day, spread out about 2-3 hours apart from each other. Make sure to have a little bit of protein at each meal, and keep the sugars and carbohydrates low!
2) Exercise Properly
If you want to lose fat fast, then those 30-60 minute workouts on the treadmill are not going to help you very much. The best way to lose weight is by using a variety of cardio. 20 minute high intensity sessions are much more effective than those overly long cardio sessions. If you do not know what a high intensity interval session is, check out my other articles where I explain what it is and how to do it.
But the bottom line is that these 20 minutes high intensity sessions can be up to 9 TIMES as effective as regular cardio, which is huge.
Also, you really should be trying to do at least 2-3 weight lifting sessions a week. The weights do not have to be heavy, but it is important to push yourself. Weight lifting hugely increases your metabolism. Furthermore, the food you eat will be going to muscle repair instead of fat storage if you weight lift.
3) Supplement Correctly
If you really want to lose stomach fat fast, you should really check out some basic supplements. At all times you should have at the very least a multivitamin and fish oils. You should also check out CLA and Green Tea supplements to really rev up your fat loss. These are both natural supplements that will make losing weight so much easier.
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a healthy fat, which has been shown to decrease fat (particularly in the abdominal area) in test subjects. Green Tea on the other hand gives your metabolism a boost so you can burn more calories through the day.
Source by Rob Ottolia