Belly fat can be embarrassing. Many people are ashamed to go to the beach because they are sick and tired of everyone staring at their "flabby" appearance. What those people don't understand, and what I am about to share with you, is that it is easier than you think to flatten your belly!
There are very specific steps that should be taken in order to remove unwanted belly fat. I am going to break it down into 3 easy diet related rules that you can follow in order to help trim down your waist. Let's get started!
Rule #1 - Fatty foods make fatty bellys!
One of the main reasons that people put on extra flab in their belly is their diet. If you are eating a lot of fatty foods, overeating, or just generally not be aware of your diet, you are probably one of the people I am talking about. It is important to consider your diet when trying to slim down.
Fatty foods in particular are one of the major culprits of belly fat. Your body can only handle so much and foods high in trans fats can put a serious strain on your system. Especially considering the relatively non existent amount of exercise people are doing, fatty foods can be a killer! So the first rule that you must follow is to stay away from overly fatty foods as much as possible. This mainly applies to fried food.
Rule #2 - Large meals = large waists!
Many people don't realize how much food they actually eat at one meal. To be honest, when we go to a restaurant, we don't inspect the portion size, we just eat it. But most restaurants today are serving HUGE portion sizes and this is a weight loss no-no. You may have heard this before, but it is important to eat many small meals throughout the day.
I recommend 6 meals, with the three main meals being between 400-500 calories, with the snacks in between equaling 200 or so calories. This will keep your metabolism busy and help you burn fat in the long run.
Rule #3 - Don't sweat the sweet stuff!
It's important when changing your diet to consider this: If you give up everything you like overnight, you will fail. Period. You need to take a day out once a week and indulge your sweet tooth. If you are really serious about consistent and sustainable weight loss, sometimes you just have to cheat. It's OK, I won't tell.
The best advice I can possibly give is just to take it one day at a time. The change isn't going to happen overnight and on occasion, you might get discouraged. Just try to understand that changing your body and lifestyle is a process and over time, it will make a HUGE difference in your life. Just try to focus on each day and following the guidelines you set out for yourself.
Losing weight, especially flattening your belly, is easier than you think. It simply requires that you look at your diet a little differently than you have in the past. By controlling portion size, eliminating fried and overly fatty foods, you can trim inches off your waist in no time at all!
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