Belly fat to 6 pack
By: Herve Doliska
Want to get rid of belly fat, but don’t know how? Well, did you know that it’s not just about your waist size? It’s also about your health. I will explain the different ways in which you can go from the unwanted belly fat to a six pack. Exercise, diet, sleep, and stress are the four factors that can help you make and be the change you want to see!!
High intensity exercise trims fat, including visceral fat. It can also slow down the build-up of visceral fat that tends to happen over the years. You will need to take part in 3-5 times of exercise a week for at least 30 minutes a day. Low intensity exercise is great and is better than no exercise. Raising your heart rate for 30 minutes at least three times per week definitely helps. It slows down how much visceral fat you gain. But to torch visceral fat, your workouts may need to be more intense.
If you are not active now, it’s a good idea to check with your health care provider before starting a new fitness program. They’ll probably be excited that you want to get started, and will check that you’re ready for it by performing a physical. It will help you determine what kind of exercise you are able to do, and what you probably shouldn’t be doing yet.
There is no magic diet for belly fat. But when you lose weight, on any diet, belly fat usually goes first.You will want to get enough quality protein in the daily diet – not only does it have a higher thermic effect than carbs and fat (so you burn more calories digesting it), but it also creates satiety so your hunger is satisfied longer. Plus it’s a building block for maintaining and building lean muscle… And remember that the amount of lean muscle you carry is one of the main factors for controlling your metabolism.
Think fiber! When it comes to carbs, make sure that almost all of your carbohydrate intake is from higher fiber sources like vegetables, fruits, and high fiber unrefined grains. Try to avoid refined sugars and refined grains as that is one of the main reasons so many people struggle with body fat.
Don’t be afraid to eat fat! Many people try to go way too low on their fat intake and this can negatively affect hormone levels in your body as well as causing more cravings. Try to eat enough healthy fats daily. Good sources are all nuts and seeds, nut butters, avocados, olive oil, organic meats and eggs, coconuts and virgin coconut oil. If you avoid processed foods, it becomes easy to avoid the two worst offenders in our food supply.
Getting the right amount of sleep helps. A restful amount of sleep (7 to 9 hours) leads to more calories burned both during daytime and at nighttime. Therefore, you need to have a restful sleep in order for you to burn more calories. Lack of sleep, therefore, can lead to weight gain and the unwanted belly fat.
Keep an active lifestyle to build more muscle mass and help increase metabolism. That way, the body can burn more calories even while resting. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages before going to sleep. It slows down your metabolism rate.
Stress happens. It’s what you do with it that matters. You probably already know that people tend not to make the best food choices when they’re stressed. And when you’ve got chronic stress, that can be a major problem when it comes to belly fat and weight gain. Get help, turn to friends, family, or counselors if necessary. Make time to exercise, as it is in my opinion one of the greatest and immediate stress relievers.