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Friday, August 31, 2018

7 Surprising Ways to Get Rid of that Stubborn Belly Fat

Are you struggling to get rid of stubborn belly fat? Unfortunately, for many men, the last place they lose weight and the first place they gain it is in the gut. Even less fortunately, is the fact that the stubborn belly fat can contribute to numerous health concerns.

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So, you’ve tried fad diets and 200 crunches per day and nothing is happening except a sore back? These strategies are not going to provide you the long-term results you are seeking. A fad diet of only grapefruit juice is not going to stick. You are going to eventually vomit when you hear the word “grape”. Crunches aren’t any better. As many times as spot weight loss has been touted, weight loss cannot be targeted without lipo. 

What are your options?

Eat Healthily

The best strategy to get rid of stubborn belly fat is to eat a healthy diet. Your diet should be high in protein, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other good fats. Think natural foods with the fewest ingredients and packaging. Head to the outskirts of your grocery store to get your food.

Limit Alcohol

The next strategy to get rid of stubborn belly fat is to limit alcohol. Long-term alcohol use adds weigh to your gut and gives you a pear shape. Why? The reason is your liver gets overwhelmed with processing the alcohol and struggles to process other foods and nutrients into your body and other toxins out of your body. This struggle eventually ends in weight gain.

Reduce Carbohydrates

Reducing your carb intake can help you to lose weight. Carbs increase energy momentarily. However, then, your body crashes. After the crash, you’re more tired than you were before. How do you solve this fatigue? You eat more carbs. The more carbs you eat, the more weight you gain.
Eat More Protein

Instead of carbs, you need to eat more protein. Protein is lower in calories than high sugar and processed foods. The great thing is that you can eat more protein, and avoid weight gain, but not feel healthy.

Eat More Fat
When people attempt to lose weight, they try to cut fat as well. However, your body needs fat to provide you with energy. Additionally, your brain needs good fats to help function properly. Most importantly, you need to eat good fats and not the fats from refined sugars.

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Exercise

The next tip to get rid of stubborn belly fat is to exercise. By keeping your body active, you will work off calories. The reduction of calories will be what leads to your weight loss. Remember you cannot crunch away your belly fat. However, by participating in an exercise routine, you will lose weight all over your body. Instead of crunches, you might want to choose an aerobic exercise that results in more calories being burned than crunches. Aerobic exercises that you should consider include cycling, walking, jogging, and swimming. You should aim to exercise 45 minutes for 5 days a week.

Stop Processed Foods

Processed foods are horrible for your overall health. They cause our liver to have to work overtime to process the toxins in the processed foods. In addition, processed foods cause you to pack on the pounds and even can increase your risk of cancer. By dropping the processed foods, your body will be able to process foods better, absorb necessary nutrients, and help you drop the pounds.

In Conclusion

It can be a struggle to try to get rid of that stubborn body fat. Don’t get discouraged. When you get discouraged with your progress, that can lead to giving up. Your overall health is too important. Keep fighting off those pounds.

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