There are a lot of detailed and dense fat loss programs out there. And there are simple ones like Jorge Cruz’s The Belly Fat Cure.
Where do you start?
Well here’s some simple tips for a simple “Lose Belly Fat” program that you can make yourself. It’s not complicated…you’ll not believe how easy these tips are:
So why would you use these tips anyway?…the short answer is that after some years following the usual cut 500 calories a day diet or the “exercise more with lots of cardio” workouts (that didn’t really work as I expected or hoped) I found out how to lose my last stubborn bits of belly fat with these types of tips.
So to lose belly fat you could start with these:
1) Seek the Truth (STT)
Now this doesn’t mean going on a magical quest or becoming a Buddist. What it means is that before you try that fad diet you’re aching to try because you just know it’ll work (like all the others)…or you’ve slapped down a weeks wages on gym membership…
Before all that take 2 minutes and start making a record of what you eat, when you eat and how you exercise. Just a short set of bullets.
Why? Well because you need to see the patterns in how you eat and work out. To start your lose belly fat program you need to know where you are right now.
And think about this? You might not need to change much to start losing fat effectively. Whereas if you went straight into that diet you’d actually be making it TWICE as bad!
Okay now what?
2) Fill The Gap (FTG)
Wax on. Wax off…no …you want to start filling the space between meals with food. So as you take your log you’ll find out how you eat.
So do you eat a large breakfast, hardly any lunch (hello Mr Salad) and then have a feast of a dinner? If so you aren’t keeping your food intake steady over the day so that your blood sugar levels stay steady also (in as much as they can do). This helps your body make use of the food you eat now rather than store it for later.
So work out how you can fill the spaces. Some recommend eating 5 or 6 meals a day. For me I’d recommend you just try eating an extra meal/250 to 400 calories snack at around 4 pm. I sometimes call it the 4th meal at 4 which for some is a bit confusing. It’s your 4th meal as you normally have 3 (or you should!) but it’s not the actual 4th meal of the day. That’s still dinner!
3) Smooth the surface (STS)
So once you eat more meals you still have to cut down on what you eat. A good rule of thumb is to reduce by 10% of your recommended calorie intake for the day. Use your STT log! Then spread out your food over the day. Smooth the surface!
STS!!! And here’s a little extra tip. Take a few weeks to change how you eat. Spread slowly and use small steps until you are eating more regularly and in smaller meals.
So, these are just a few simple ideas but you can see how powerful they can be.
STT – Seek The Truth
FTG – Fill The Gap
STS – Smooth The Surface
But what about exercise? Well I haven’t covered it yet...
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