Friday, October 8, 2010

12 Best Ways To Lose Stomach Fat Fast ...steps 1-6

We all have our problem areas, and few of us are ever really satisfied with our shape. However, by taking some simple steps we can improve our body shape, health and general well being. Not only is belly fat unsightly but it has been scientifically linked to many health problems such as bloating, heartburn, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and dementia. And you thought having a muffin top was the worst part! The good news is there are a number of ways to reduce belly fat, to feel more attractive and avoid those scary health risks.
Let me outline twelve steps to take for fat loss to take the belly down a notch!

1. You need to eat more meals and more often!
Don't get too excited because at the same time you need to reduce the size of your portions. Eating 5-6 small meals per day will first of all prevent you from binging or overeating at meal times and it also keeps your metabolism running as it is constantly burning up food.

2. Never skip breakfast ...
If you don't eat after many hours of sleeping your body goes into "˜starvation mode'. This is bad news for shedding belly fat as it slows your metabolism down in an effort to save energy and burn less calories. In fact a lot of dietitians advise that the best breakfast is a heavy one.
3. Carefully monitor the food you are eating ...
Try to eat more fat burning foods such as: brown rice, whole grains, vegetables, natural fruits, skimmed milk, lean poultry or meat, seafood and egg whites. I'm sure you already know all the ones to avoid as they are likely to be your favorites! The list includes: pizzas, burgers, deep fried foods, bakery foods, fatty meats and all products that contain lots of sugar.

4. Eat slowly ...
Get into the habit of taking smaller bites and chewing them slowly. By doing this you will avoid overeating and bloating.

5. Do the most effective exercise efficiently ...
Cardiovascular exercises are the ones that get your heart thumping and the fat burning, so cardio workouts such as brisk walking, jogging, aerobics and cycling are best for slimming your stomach. If you exercise before breakfast your body will burn the excess fat in your body as there is no food available to burn, making it the best time to burn off that belly fat.

6. Drink, drink and drink again!
Keeping your body hydrated is essential to losing belly fat as if you are dehydrated your liver won't function and the fat burning process won't be as effective. Drink lots of water and also hot green tea neutralizes the effects of fatty foods.