Belly Fat Is Dangerous

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Carrying fat around your belly is not only unattractive it is unhealthy.  This flab around your belly may increase your risks of diabetes, heart disease or stroke.  Losing belly fat can be harder than losing fat anywhere else in the body.

In order to get rid of the flab it will take a combination of exercise and dieting.  Opt for some type of exercise for at least 30 minutes most days.

Drinks lots of water each day – at least a minimum of 8 glasses of water.  You may add a splash of lemon or lime if you do not like plain water.  Water helps you feel fuller and flushes out impurities from your body,  It also flushes excess fat and reduces bloating.  You may also have beverages like tea or coffee (without sugar)

To lose weight rapidly it helps to reduce your consumption of carbohydrates. In fact, greatly reducing or eliminating white carbohydrates from foods such as bread, pasta, white potatoes, rice and fried foods with breading will help speed weight loss.

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Instead plan  your meals around protein foods such as eggs, meat, poultry and fish.  Include non-starchy vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers, spinach, etc.  Add some good fats like olive oil and nuts.  Include some dairy and a little whole fruit.  You might also want to include some legumes such as black or red beans or lentils.  Most people achieve good weight loss when they keep their carbohydrate grams below 100.  If you find you are doing well at this level of carbs, but feel you want more carbs in  your eating plan,  you can try adding more in increments of 5 grams at at time as long as  you continue to lose weight.

Start your day with a good size breakfast.  If in a hurry try a protein shake.  If time allows try scrambled eggs made with one whole egg and several egg whites.  Include some vegetables in the eggs (think spinach or broccoli) and top the eggs with a slice of cheese.  Add a sausage link and you have breakfast.

For lunch perhaps a large green salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing topped with grilled chicken breast.  For dinner perhaps a small side salad, asparagus spears sautéed in olive oil,  cooked carrots and grilled or baked salmon.  Snacks may be a hard boiled egg. Several nuts, some olives or a piece of cheese.  Perhaps a plate with apple slices and slices cheese.  There are any number of meals and snacks you can fix when you are following a low carb plan.

You need to realize that losing your belly fat and keeping it off is not a matter of going on a diet.  Rather it is making the decision to change your lifestyle so you will continue being more active and continue choosing foods that will not make you gain back your belly fat.

Consult your health care professional before beginning any new diet program.