Lose Belly Fat with these 5 Simple Tips!

by Mari Ann on July 29, 2010

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I know. You desperately want to lose belly fat. That’s why you’ve tried so many different diets over the years. You know, the diets that are designed to “burn belly fat“.

Let’s face it, most diets are impossible to stick to long-term. They’re designed to get weight off quickly, but are not something you can live with. And, once you go off the diet, the weight comes right back. Usually even more than you lost in the first place! So, there you are… worse off than before.

It doesn’t matter which diet you try…The cabbage soup diet, low-fat diets, The Atkins Diet, The Master Cleanser. These crazy diets cause two things to happen (just ask Jodie, who actually TRIED the Cabbage Soup Diet before finding The MARI Method :)

1. You manage to lose some weight
2. You start feeling deprived and eat everything in sight!

Then, you end up feeling discouraged and, sometimes, even like a failure! But, I have some good news for you: it is possible to lose belly fat quickly and KEEP it off! When you follow the five simple steps that are below, you could easily lose five pounds a week. In some cases, even more.

Tip #1 Stop Eating Junk Foods! Just think about it – they also call heroin “junk”!. It’s because the stuff’s just not good for you! Instead, learn to eat and enjoy real food. Real meat, not “processed” mystery meat. Real veggies and real fruit. Not some kind of juice that’s had all the good stuff removed leaving you with flavored sugar.

Tip #2 Cut the Carbs! Face the facts. Your body is not a bank, it’s more like a chemistry lab. Calories alone do not really matter. Cut out empty carbs and grains – especially white grains. Eat high quality protein such as grass-fed beef, hormone free chicken, wild-caught fish, farm raised eggs. Carbs you’re eating should be the kinds that are packed with fiber, such as berries, green veggies, and organic apples (with the skin)..

Tip #3 Added Sugar? That’s the Booger! You need to become fanatical about reading labels. If a product has added sugar, put it back! Check the label on sodas & fruit. These things are loaded with sugar, especially fructose. And, this is exactly what is causing your excess belly fat. The sugar in beverages can add up quickly, so don’t drink them if you are serious about losing your fat stomach. Also, be aware that most “fat-free” products are LOADED with sugar. They remove the fat, and then use sugar (or high-fructose corn syrup) to replace the flavor. And, another huge source of hidden sugar is sauces! An otherwise healthy meal can become a “belly fat nightmare” by the addition of a sugar laden sauce. So, beware the sauce!

Tip #4 MILK WATER, It Does a Body Good! Strange as it may seem, if you don’t drink enough water, your body ends up retaining fluid, and making you look bloated. How much water is enough? Take your body weight and divide it by 2. Now, that number, in ounces, is the amount of water you need a day. Water is also great at helping suppress your appetite and keeping you regular, so drink up.

Tip #5 Exercise in Short Bursts! Even though some diets try to tell you that you don’t need to exercise – don’t believe them! The best way to lose weight is to speed up your metabolism, and one of the fastest ways to do that is through burst exercising. Plus, developing an active lifestyle will help you keep the weight off once you’ve lost it. Exercise also helps keep your elimination system working, which helps get rid of bloating. This, in itself, can give the appearance of losing belly fat.

Common sense warning: If you’ve not exercised in a while, or if you’re under a physician’s care, check with your physician before beginning any new exercise program.



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Linda Menaugh at 10:53 pm

Great info, thanks!!

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