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 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.
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.
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
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
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 acheive 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
- 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 -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.