There is an old saying, “Keep things simple stupid.” This saying is critical to you naturally losing belly fat. Pills, supplements, shakes, and other products marketed by companies, media, and others could make you lean. But only because they are jammed down your throat at nasium…leaving tossing your cookies as the your only choice next to bulimia.
The simplest and most natural way to lose belly fat is called proper diet and exercise. This is where the “Keep things simple stupid” saying comes into play. A balanced low calorie diet is key to any type of weight loss. This is also where the “outter edge of the grocery store” is critical. In other words, it is vital to shop around the perimeter of the supermarket. This is where fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and low fat dairy products can always be found. Natural foods like grains and legumes are also typically never absent from these areas of the store.
Shopping on the grocery store’s outter edge should help you save calories. Here are a couple of examples:
Instead of eating a cups worth of potato chips, you can consume two cups of air popped popcorn. This will reduce your intake by nearly 100 calories.
Rather than consuming prepackaged fruit contained in strawberry yogurt, eat a half-cup of sliced strawberries with half-a-cup of fat free vanilla yogurt. That’s the difference of more than 100 calories. This is just the beginning of transforming your body from someone who looka likw they drink a six-pack of beer into a person who has a six-pack of abs.
Exercise, along with disciplined eating habits, is also critical. Health experts and sites like Doul Aura Health recommends exercises that boost heart rate. They suggest working out at least five times a week. This could simply involve walking 50 minutes a day. One study shows dieters who walked this length of time, three times per week, lost nearly twice as much belly fat as those who cut their calories with no exercise.
Once you’ve increased endurance and are up to the task of more strenuous expercise, you can aim for moderate to fast walking, jogging, cycling, or using cardio machines at your gym. 45 minutes of medium intensity should do the trick. One popular routine that everyone should try is warming up for three minutes, then picking up the intensity for three minutes. Two of those three minutes should involve sheer intensity, pushing yourself with maximum effort. Follow that by slowing the pace for three minutes, then bumping the intensity back up maximum level for another two minutes. Repeating this cycle for 45 minutes can result in burning as much as 500 calories. A two minute cool down period should be included at the end of the session.
Now that you know that simple dieting and excercise are the keys to losing your belly’s outter edge, you should have no problems achieving your goals. Some of you will have ups and downs during this process. The key, like anything in life, is to stay the course and remain consistent throughout the longevity of your journey. You’ll be very proud of yourself when all is said and done.