Throughout the years I have come across a lot of false information to "loosing belly fat" or just "losing fat" in general. There has been so many myths that I have come across. For example: myth 1) don't eat after 8pm because the body stores the food and causes fat.
That's so un-accurate!
If anything, not eating after 8 is causing your belly fat. Your body needs a certain amount of calories a day, and if it doesn't get the full calorie intake then your body goes into starvation mood, thereby storing all the food that you do eat double the amount because it's afraid that you are going to starve it again. You may not be starving your body on purpose, and maybe you don't even feel hungry, but the fact is that you are indeed hungry and your body needs the nutrition and calories.
If you aren't hungry, go for a light snack like a granola bar, or even a banana.
Loosing belly fat is the hardest thing, and it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and effort.
There is NO easy way out. You have to stick to a strict diet, maintain your calorie intake everyday, get at least 7 hours of sleep, and most importantly workout on cardio.
Diet- Dieting is the hardest part. Of course knowing that you are on a diet you want all the food you can't have. Not every diet has to be the worst time of your life though. There are several different diets out there for everyone, but you have to be EXTREMELY careful as to which one you choose. Depending on your age and weight you need to have a certain amount of calories a day. If you have to little calories you could be causing your body damage, and gaining weight instead of losing it. I use My Fitness Pal™ Which is an app for your iPhone or android. It's so simple, just add in your information and it tells you how many calories your body should be having a day. All you have to do after you set it up is enter your meals into the food diary and it counts your calories. You can also add all the exercises that you have done that day. Losing weight is about burning more calories then you took in. Which brings us to our next point, cardio.
Cardio- Cardio is the number one most effective way of getting rid of fat. You stay lean and burn the calories. Cardio is short for cardiovascular, which is your heart. Cardio workouts get your heart rate up and the blood moving, therefore causing you to sweat and feel your heart rate rising. It's not a bad thing for your heart rate to rise in this case. When your heart rate is up, and you are sweating you are burning calories and shedding the fat. "Your sweat is the body fat crying" is a quote that I have stuck with me from time to time. When ever I start feeling like giving up I just keep repeating that into my head. Staying motivated while your body is tired and wants to stop running, walking, biking, ect. is a very challenging thing. You just have to stay focused and not listen to your head, because it's just your body telling you to give up. If you need to stop, stop, take a water break.. stay hydrated. It's not illegal to stop in the middle of a cardio session. It's important that you know when to stop. You should never push yourself to the point where you feel fatigue or dizzy. Once that happen you should stop working out and drink plenty of water. Always bring water with you while doing cardio workouts. Your body depends on water, and it's important to make sure you drink a lot of it. I usually drink 1-2 gallons of water a day.
A few helpful tips for loosing the fat, just make a few new life style changes and you're good to go:
-Drink at least 1 full gallon of water a day.
-Cut out all soda! Soda is full of bad sugars and carbohydrates. It's also filled with a lot of sodium.
-Cut out all fast food.
-Cut out all greasy food.
-Cut down on the intake of sweets you have in a week.
That's all the tips I have for now, keep checking back to see more weight loss secrets and healthy new recipes, and remember:
everyone's body is different, and no one has the same results. Some people have a fast metabolism, and some don't. Some people can shed the fat quicker, and some can't. It doesn't mean you aren't working any harder, or any less harder then the next person.
Stay inspired, and stay motivated!