Burn Belly fat Fast - 3 Quick and Easy Steps

If you would like to burn belly fat fast then there are 3 quick and easy steps you should put into action right away if you want to see results.

Let’s face it, having excess belly fat is not only bad for health reasons but also can make us feel really uncomfortable, not just in our clothes but in ourselves and that’s a whole lot worse. 

feeling bloated after eating certain foods is normal

Feeling bloated is something we all suffer with from time to time – sometimes it’s simply just the short term effects of over indulgence, maybe over Christmas or a holiday. But bloating is different to actual belly fat because it is normally just temporary water retention or gas, and so this is much easy to dispel than actual fat.

 

Kicking Belly Fat to the Curb!

Either way you want rid of this bloatedness or belly fat as soon as humanly possible, and would love to see yourself with a toned flat stomach right? While I cannot promise miracles there are some simple strategies you can use, both short and long term, to help blast unsightly fat into kingdom come. So without further ado, let’s get stuck right in.

 

STARVATION DIETS:Starvation diets don't work

Firstly, and I know you may not want to hear this, but it WILL require you put in some kind of effort as I never have, and never will advocate those dangerous diets where you eat half a grapefruit a day or some other extremely low calorie and dangerous program.

When you go in for these kinds of extreme diets any weight you may lose will be mostly fluid, and also quite alarmingly, your body will be triggered into starvation mode where fearing it is living in times of scarcity will decide to hold on to that fat more tightly. Yikes right? Exactly what you don’t want!

These diets ONLY work in the very short term, or rather they appear to work, but as soon as you start eating again you will pile it all (and often more) back on. This kind of starvation diet will mess up your blood sugar and your metabolism, which will only serve to make you fatter in the long term.

 

MAKING LIFELONG CHANGES:

For long term weight loss you will need to start doing things a bit differently, such as learning to make little tweaks and changes for good. Learning new and better ways of doing things creates new neural pathways in the brain, and ones which will serve you better than the old pathways.

 

Creating Healthy Habits

Creating these new neural pathways by doing and learning new things will also help you to create new healthy habits. I know it all sounds boring and like way too much hard work, but this really is the only way to get that body that you desire.

This in turn will start to change your current belief system (one that obviously isn’t working for you) about yourself and food. But to kick start this process you need a plan, one where you start seeing results fast but also in a healthy way.

If you follow these tips and strategies immediately, you can get a flatter stomach within days, and then you can just keep going from there. The extra fiber, antioxidants and petrochemicals will help to clear out your system quickly, especially if you are unused to them.  

 

4 WEEKS TO A FLATTER STOMACH

get a flatter stomach by exercise and fat burning foods

 

Here are my 3 healthy steps that should not take up too much of your time, and they cost minimal cash. If you are strict with these 3 steps then you should see a noticable change in your appearance, not to mention your confidence, within 4 weeks – and you will start seeing a flatter stomach within days – which I know is what you wanted to hear.

 

No Calorie Counting!

This diet is simple as it requires no calorie counting and you will not go hungry, but you should stop eating before you feel too full (which puts the digestive system under huge strain). When you start eating these quality, high fiber, healthy fat, low sugar and nutrient dense foods your body will tell you when it has had enough and you should listen. This is very important!

 

Inevitable Slip Up’s

You will get a feel for things as you go, but don’t beat yourself up if you have a slip up, just forget about it and move on instantly. DO NOT make the mistake of waiting until the next day or week to start your diet plan again, if you do you will never break this unhealthy cycle and this will be the kiss of death to your slim body plans.

In fact it was only when I finally, after many years of diet failure, learnt the simple rule of moving on from a slip up instantly, that I started to have a breakthrough in my weight loss so this really is my NUMBER 1 TIP!

 

BURN BELLY FAT FAST – 3 QUICK AND EASY STEPS

I have deliberately not added any animal products onto this list for some simple reasons, 1. This is a plant based website, and 2. I personally had my best results on a plant based diet due to the anti inflammatory effects of plant foods. So I suggest to get the most out of the next 4 weeks you treat it like a much needed detox to give your system a break.

If you feel this would be too much for you, then of course feel free to use lean meats and dairy as your sources of protein, but I cannot guarantee the same results.

In this time you will also learn to cook and eat new foods, which in turn will start changing your taste buds and help ensure that you don’t slide back into old habits. 

 

1.CUT OUT SUGAR

Cutting out sugar will help to burn belly fat

I know this is an obvious one, but it is SUGAR not fat that is making you fat, and by sugar I mean all refined carbohydrates including white bread, rice, pasta and flours.

These foods are JUNK,they are clogging up your system and being stored as fat. Cutting these foods out really isn’t as hard as it sounds as next up I will be giving you replacements that should not only keep you satisfied, but help you break the sugar cycle that’s keeping you from losing weight.

This diet works by keeping your blood sugar stable and is full of low GIycemic foods that will help to achieve this. Keeping blood sugar stable will stop you from laying down fat stores, and also slash your risks of type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and many more diseases, so to say this part is super is important is an under statement.

If you find sugar hard to quit then this post will be a fantastic help to you as it contains all the tips I used to overcome my own sugar addiction ‘Quitting Sugar in 6 Easy Steps.

 

Here are the foods you need to stop eating for the next 4 weeks (ideally for good if you want long term results):

  • Confectionery – including cakes, chocolate, biscuits, sweets or anything containing refined sugar, glucose, sucrose, fructose, honey, or other syrups.
  • White rice
  • White flour
  • White Bread
  • Sugar in general
  • Fruit juices
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Fast junk food

 

2. ADD IN ALL THESE GOODIES

Healthy fruits and vegetables

  • Whole fruits and vegetables…in ABUNDANCE, and eat them as raw  or lightly cooked as possible for their live nutrients and fat burning enzymes.
  • Avocados – if you eat an avocado a day you will keep your blood sugar stable, feel full, and severely reduce cravings for sugar and high carb foods. If you don’t like avocados then whizz them up in a smoothie with a ripe banana and cocoa powder – it tastes just like a chocolate milkshake, honestly. Find out more here on other ‘amazing reasons to eat avocado’
  • Healthy fats (very much in moderation when trying to lose weight) – these include extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, grape seed oil, walnut and flax seed oils.
  • Nuts and seeds (again, in moderation, no more than 30g per day) – such as Brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds.
  • Protein – such as legumes, tofu, soy beans, nuts, seeds and protein powders. Protein needs to make up a big part of your diet as it will fill you up and help reduce cravings; it will also help to keep you from losing fat instead of muscle. See here for a full list of plant based proteins.
  • Specific fat burning foods – These include cinnamon, broccoli, berries, grapefruit, and super food powder. 

 

3. BELLY FAT BLASTING EXERCISE

Hula hooping burns belly fat

Hula hooping -This is another crucial step , and you don’t need to join a gym or even leave your own home if you do this one crazily effective exercise for about 20 – 30 minutes a day. AND you can do it anywhere that you have about a square meter of room. In front of the T.V. is fine as it will help the time pass faster and alleviate boredom.

You really need to purchase an adult sized weighted hula hoop as it will help you tone up more quickly – don’t forget hula hooping is great for getting abs whether you are a male or female.   

 

HULA HOOPING AND STOMACH TONING:

Hula hooping burns belly fat faster than any other exercise I have tried as it really gives your abs a fantastic workout, and burns about 600-800 calories an hour. You can feel this exercise literally shaping and toning you and that feels FANTASTIC. It is definitely my go to belly fat burner.

For a more in depth review of how I sculpted my stomach flatter than its ever been with a weighted hula hoop please visit my page ‘Best Belly Fat Burner’.

Hula hooping may take some getting used to, and it may even take you a while to be able to keep the hoop up, but as with everything you just need to practice and you will master it pretty quickly.

If for some reason you really don’t take to it, or just don’t want to hula hoop, then to get the flat stomach you desire you must do some form of exercise, preferably weight bearing and as frequently as possible if you want to see results in 4 weeks.

 

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Stefanie Taylor

I have studied nutrition for many years, and have since discovered that a plant based diet has been the most beneficial to my health and body. I have more energy and zest for life than I have ever had and this website is dedicated to helping others who wish to know more, and start out on this lifestyle.

14 Comments

Clark · 26/12/2017 at 1:16 pm

Hi Stephanie, thanks for this informative article. Fruits and vegetables is probably something that I can add more of to my overall diet.

    Stefanie Taylor · 26/12/2017 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Clark, thanks for reading and I’m glad you found the article informative. I think most of us could do with eating more fruit and veg, it’s just a matter of making the effort to do so. It’s totally worth it!

RN Didi · 26/12/2017 at 11:52 pm

Never thought of hula hooping as an exercise to lose belly fat fast! But it’s a good one that I’m thinking to incorporate into my exercise routine.

I’m trying to get rid of all refined sugars for 2018. Its fairly easy not to buy anything with refined sugars on my side, but my husband has a deep sweet tooth, any advice to help us both quit that sugar addiction?
Thanks!

    Stefanie Taylor · 27/12/2017 at 10:25 am

    Hi there, yes you really should give hula hooping a go as it is fantastic, and you don’t actually feel like your’e exercising as it’s just so much fun.

    As for giving up sugar, I know how hard that is and my boyfriend is a sugar monster as well ha ha. But I am gradually cutting him down by adding Xylitol or Stevia as a sweetener to tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and other baked goodies. And you can also add ripe mashed banana as a sweetener to these things as well.

    Another great banana use is for making ice cream. Just slice really ripe banana and freeze then whizz up in a high speed blender with a dash of milk and maybe some frozen blueberries if you want blueberry ice cream. I t really is delicious as the bananas really take on a gooey texture. I have tried adding other fruit but nothing works as well as the blueberries.

    Hope this has given you some ideas and please feel free to get back to me with any other questions. Thanks

Katrin · 27/12/2017 at 2:05 pm

I loved hula hooping in my childhood, but never did it since then… and I really had lots of fun doing it. One thing which works for me very effectively as a quick workout without going somewhere is a mini trampoline. Did you ever try this?

    Stefanie Taylor · 28/12/2017 at 10:33 pm

    Hi Katrin, you should definitely start up hula hooping again as its just so much fun! And, yes I had a trampoline as a kid and absolutely loved it.It has never occurred to me since then to do it again, but what a great idea. It would also be a fantastic, minimum impact (good for joints) workout. Thanks for the great idea, I may even try this out and do a post on it soon. Keep your eyes peeled.

penelope · 31/12/2017 at 3:55 pm

I love the idea of hula hooping! I can see how that would strengthen abs really quickly. And, thanks for the reminder that there are no shortcuts, we’ve gotta get rid of that sugar if we want a slim belly.

    Stefanie Taylor · 31/12/2017 at 9:59 pm

    Hi Penelope, yes hula hooping is so good! I think I love it so much because it is great fun and kind of reminds you of your childhood, and yes sugar really is the enemy of our bellies. The more we can cut it out the better, in fact you might also enjoy my post as I believe this has some really helpful tips and advice.

sarah · 24/01/2018 at 2:19 pm

Great post that advises about getting rid of belly fat. It is a common problem especially for mums after giving birth to many babies. Great read and I will share it with others for sure.

    Stefanie Taylor · 24/01/2018 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Sarah, glad you enjoyed it. Yes excess skin and belly fat can be a problem for mothers after child birth, but hopefully by adding a lot of these fat burning foods along with exercise, there may be some improvements.

sarah · 28/01/2018 at 11:29 pm

Hi, what a great article with such easy steps about reducing belly fat. As always, this article of yours is also very very helpful especially for busy mums who don’t have enough time to workout and want to get rid of belly fat. Great article!

    Stefanie Taylor · 29/01/2018 at 11:21 am

    Yes Sarah, I know belly fat can be a problem for most of us but it can be relatively easy to get rid of if you know a few simple hacks. Just a few small changes here and there can build up to a big change over time. I am glad this article has helped you, and thanks for reading.

sarah · 01/02/2018 at 10:39 pm

Such a nice article about very common problem, the solution you have provided here about burning belly fat is really easy along with some useful tips and diet to follow. Very useful article and a “must read” for people who want to burn their belly fat.

    Stefanie Taylor · 02/02/2018 at 11:07 am

    Hi Sarah, yes it certainly worked for me which is why I thought I should share the information. Belly fat is something that many people seem to struggle with as it seems to be do stubborn. Mine is for sure, but I lost it easier following the advice in my post.

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