It’s not easy to lose unwanted belly fat, let alone get the elusive six pack with all the hard work, and so many variables involved. While genetics plays a part in determining where a person most easily gains and loses body fat, diet and exercise are the two primary factors in determining your current body shape. And the good news is that diet alone is responsible for 80% of your current shape. Exercise plays a secondary, though important, role.
It is commonly believed that the best way to lose belly fat is to starve yourself. Most people believe that if you are overweight, you are eating too much, and the answer is to restrict your calories. The vast majority will fail because they simply do not have the willpower to deny themselves with no end in sight.
But the truth is, there is no need to go hungry to lose those unwanted pounds. You see, weight loss is not a matter of cutting calories, but rather, cutting out the foods that cause you to gain weight.
The human body handles different foods in different ways, and people who are overweight generally eat a diet that the body can’t process well. Those foods include, highly processed man-made “white” foods, such as white flour and sugar. I think you know instinctively that your body handles a Little Debbie Nutty Bar differently than 4 oz of tuna. One is converted directly into fat, while the other becomes fuel and rebuilds the muscles of your body.
Learn to Replace
If you can find substitutes that keep you satisfied while eliminating things that cause you to gain weight like potato chips, fries, hamburgers, cookies, cake, donuts etc.,
If you’re like me, I crave something sweet. I satisfy that craving with protein and fruit. My go-to breakfast is a fruit smoothie made with a frozen banana, a handful of frozen strawberries or blueberries and enough milk to achieve the desired consistency. I often add a scoop of whey protein powder.
Whatever you crave, there are healthy, more natural substitutes you can make.
Eat Often, Never Allow Hunger
Eat healthy, and eat often. This is the best advice if you need to lose weight. You can lose unwanted body fat (you never want to lose muscle) faster than you ever thought possible if you can keep your body satisfied with high protein sources and fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the day.
Plan ahead and never leave the house without “snacks” to keep you satisfied every two hours.
Losing weight is easy if you know the tricks of the trade, but it does require making changes in your diet. But the good news is that you don’t have to starve yourself. In fact, if you ever feel hungry, you’re doing it wrong.
Follow the basic points here, and you’ll see the unwanted body fat melt away faster than you ever thought possible!