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I'm not an expert on weight loss, nutrician, fitness, diets, etc. & don't claim to be. I just do a lot of research on the subjects, so I can bring you the best information I can find. You won't find a lot of hokey fad diet crap on this blog, just honest info you can use to become more healthy & fit. Hope you enjoy it. Terry

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Weight Loss-Stomach Fat-3 Tips

If losing stomach fat is your goal then here are 3 great tips that will help you get there faster and easier.

This article focuses on nutrition, as that's the first place you need to focus to lose belly fat fast. Of course, exercise is really important for a healthy life and should not be overlooked. But, ensuring you have a good diet is the starting point to losing stomach fat. I hope these tips help you get started on your path to achieve your goals.

1) Make sure that you consume healthy fats in most of the food that you eat. This is really important to help you control your appetite and the levels of hormones in your body that control muscle building and fat burning.

Healthy fats are contained in egg yolks, raw nuts., extra virgin olive oil, avocados, grass-fed meats and coconut oil, amongst other foods.

Try eating a handful of raw nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, each day about half an hour before meal times. This will curb your appetite while giving you some much needed protein, fiber and healthy fats. This has a dual benefit - it will mean you will eat less and have better nutrition - two benefits in one.

2) Make sure you get a high quality protein source with each meal. These proteins can come from grass-fed raw dairy and meats, as well as sources such as nuts and beans.

A good supply of protein will help to develop your lean muscle, if you are weight training on a regular basis, and will cause your metabolism to run at a higher rate. This will help you to burn off those extra calories much quicker and aid you in your goal of losing stomach fat.

3) Beware of your intake of processed carbohydrates. Examples of these are refined grain-based starches and refined sugars. [ breads, cakes, pastas, etc. ] Eating these on a regular basis can be a major contributor to the challenge so many people have with their stomach fat.

Try to stick to the natural sugars that you find in whole fruits and berries. [ frozen fruits & berries work as well as fresh ] These are really good, as the fiber will help to put the brakes on the creation of too much blood sugar in the body. Do stay away from processed fruit juices as they have most of the fiber removed from them and are mostly sugar. Not good if you want to lose belly fat. Home made juices, if you have a juice machine, are an excellent way to get the benifits of fruits, berries & veggies. You can mix fruits & veggies together, into a tasty & nutritious drink. A great idea for between meal snacks or to drink with your meals. You can make a big jug of juice each morning & have fresh juice all day. [ plus, you only have to clean the machine once a day ] Keep the juice in the fridge, just shake & serve.

Very often, when people begin to reduce their grain consumption, they find it easier to burn belly fat. If you are wondering if this will work for you, why not try it. Set yourself a target to cut out the grain for a trial period and see what happens. Do you notice a difference? Using these 3 tips, will make a huge difference in your weight loss & target that stubborn belly fat. Hope these tips are helpful for ya'll. Sometimes it's the little things that have the biggest impact.
As always, I look forward to your comments & suggestions. THANKS for visiting. Terry
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