5 Of The Best Tips For Getting Rid Of Belly Fat
Would you like to know one of the best kept secrets for getting rid of belly fat?
Surprisingly, it’s what many of the popular diet plans today don’t focus enough on – but YOU should if you want to get rid of belly fat fast and permanently.
Drum roll please….
Perhaps one of the best kept secrets for getting rid of stomach fat is to work WITH your body’s intelligence rather than against it.
As odd as that may sound initially, consider that most of us rarely do this.
Your body’s innate intelligence is naturally wired for survival.
It strives to always maintain balance…what medical experts refer to as “homeostasis”.
Here are 5 important tips to help you get rid of belly fat; they better exemplify what I mean by “working with your body’s intelligence rather than against it.”
1. Taking a ‘whole body’ approach is the best way to get rid belly fat that’s persistent.
If you’re interested in getting rid of belly fat specifically, you’ll really need to change your focus somewhat to that of losing all-over body fat.
I’m sure you’re aware that you can’t effectively spot reduce any one particular area of your body, or that you can’t control where on your body fat is ultimately stored, therefore a whole body approach is necessary in order to really achieve your weight loss goals in the long term.
2. Be aware of the effect that foods have on insulin levels and production.
Everything we eat creates an insulin response in our bodies to one degree or another.
Insulin is the hormone that’s responsible for fat storage, so understanding how our bodies react to this hormone is vital to losing belly fat successfully.
The Glycemic Index Chart was first designed and put together as a measure of insulin response (or blood glucose level) that’s created by the foods we eat.
It’s helpful in measuring the insulin reaction created by the foods and food combinations we ingest; something we unfortunately are not attuned to until we’ve packed on the excess poundage.
Your energy levels throughout the day plus any food cravings you’re experiencing are usually pretty accurate signals that you’re reacting to your bodies’ surges and drops in insulin.
Learn to pay attention to those signals – they’re telling you that something in your diet likely needs to change.
3. Focus on healthy eating habits rather than ‘quick weight loss’ diets.
Smaller, incremental weight loss will not only improve your long term health substantially, but will also improve the odds that you’ll be getting rid of stomach fat faster and be able to keep it off permanently.
Again, let me stress here that you want to take a ‘whole body’ approach.
Getting rid of belly fat that’s plagued you for years is only one of the side effects (and a good one I might add) of adapting cleaner and healthier eating and lifestyle habits that are sustainable long term.
If you add a ‘little’ to a ‘little’ and you do this often, over time that ‘little’ will become significant.
So it is with following a healthy diet plan that is tailored to your specific needs and taking care to listen to your body’s unique needs rather than jump on the newest celebrity weight loss diet of the week.
4. The best way to lose weight isn’t necessarily the fastest way to lose weight.
Don’t buy into schemes that promise you effortless, quick weight loss.
The majority of the quick weight loss diets you see advertised these days aren’t designed to be sustainable long term.
If anything they only serve to create possible future problems by seriously affecting your metabolism.
5. Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors.
Our hunter-gatherer ancestors survived on a diet consisting mainly of meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and berries.
Eat a wide variety of fresh, unprocessed foods in their most natural form.
That’s a challenge in today’s world of fast and instant foods, I know.
Finally, be sure to have a full medical check-up with your family doctor along with complete blood work so that you can spot and/or address any hormonal deficiencies or other possible problems that may be getting in your way or slowing down your progress.
Most importantly though, do listen to your body’s signs and signals.
Symptoms like fatigue, food cravings and even insomnia are how the body communicates and tells you that something may be awry.
I’ve touched on a few of the lesser known variables that can affect your ability to lose belly fat successfully.