9 Proven Ways to Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat
1. Eat Only If you are Really Hungry
In the modern world we are eating even if we are not hungry. It is a just a bad habit. We eat if we are happy or sad. All the time. It is one of the first habits you have to get rid of.
What have I done to avoid this bad habit? I just rarely buy those tempting things such as chips, chocolate, etc. It is hard not to eat junk if you open the kitchen cupboard or the fridge and they are stuffed with trash.
And when I crave, I have a glass of water or some fresh vegetables or fruits instead.
2. Sleep Enough
If you do not sleep enough, your metabolism slows down. On top of that, if you are tired your body needs compensation. And how we compensate ourselves? We start eating or drinking something sweet or munch on a packet of chips.
We also must not forget that if you are tired you will not be able to do your training session effectively, or even worse you are more willing to neglect it.
So, have at least 8 hours undisturbed sleep each day.
3. Have Breakfast Wisely
Breakfast is the time when you can eat without control. The problem is that most people eat foods that are full of sugar. They eat too many low-quality carbs.
Instead of that have breakfasts that are full of protein, healthy fats, and carbs. Eat ham, eggs, bacon with veggies. Drink milk and home made juices.
These foods contain all the nutrients you need and give energy for the whole morning. Furthermore, because of the protein your metabolism will be faster, and that leads to weight loss.
4. Your Dinner Should be 3 Hours Before Going to Bed
This was my biggest mistake. When we sleep, the metabolic rate is slower. If you eat just before going to bed, your body accumulates the additional nutrients and transforms it to body fat. If you go to sleep at 10, have dinner before 7.
5. Avoid Drinking too Much Alcohol
Most of the alcoholic beverages contain a lot of calories. If you like drinking beer or sweet cocktails, you should minimize that.
However, drinking a little bit of dry red wine can help with burning tummy fat, it has many benefits for the digestive and vascular system. It contains resveratrol that lowers the fat cell development around the waist and makes the metabolism faster. Drink a small glass of wine 3-4 times a week.
6. Get a Partner to Do Workouts and Diet Together
Doing exercises together is more fun. You can help each other to get the most from the training sessions. You can motivate each other by talking about your progress and sharing your experiences. You can also do a competition together on who lose weight faster or who can reach a training goal. It is easier to follow a healthy lifestyle together.
7. Eat Slowly
It has been proved that those who eat faster take in more foods than the ones who do not. Take time to chew your meals totally. It has positive effects on your digestive system, and the nutrients can assimilate better.
8. Drink Water
Cold water helps to increase the metabolic rate of your body. This way it burns more calories. Personally, I think there is nothing better than drinking mineral water. Get rid of those sweet, artificial beverages. Green tea is another alternative as it contains components that support fat burning.
An easy way to boost your metabolism is to have a big glass of lemon water in the morning.
9. Eat More than 3 Times a Day
It is a misconception that we should eat 3 times a day. If you want to lose weight, you need to eat 5-6 times a day. Of course, the portions must be smaller and should contain the beneficial nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
Eating 4-5 times a day helps to keep the level of your metabolism high. This habit also regulates your sugar level, and you will have enough energy for the entire day.
If you want to lose weight, look younger, achieve your ideal body and live longer, then avoid these five simple steps.