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 you feel really uncomfortable, not just in your clothes but in yourself, and that’s a whole lot worse. 

Feeling bloated is something we all suffer with from time to time, and 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 usually just temporary water retention or gas which is much easy to dispel than actual fat.

 

Kicking Belly Fat to the Curb!

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Either way you want rid of this bloat 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 that unsightly fat into kingdom come. So without further ado let’s get stuck right in.

 

STARVATION DIETS:

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Firstly, and I know you may not want to hear this but losing fat WILL require you put in some kind of effort. I never have and never will advocate those dangerous diets where you eat half a grapefruit a day, or some other similar 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 normally again you will pile it all back on (and often more). This kind of starvation diet will mess up your blood sugar and your metabolism, both of which will only serve to make you fatter in the long term.

 

MAKING LIFE LONG CHANGES:

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

 

Creating Healthy Habits

neural pathways in the brain

Creating these new neural pathways through doing and learning new things will also help you to create new healthy habits: it literally all starts in your brain. It may sound boring and like hard work, but it’s a simple process and really the only way to get the body you desire long term.

Building new neural pathways will in turn 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’ll need a plan, and one where you start seeing results fast, but also in a healthy way.

If you follow these tips and strategies immediately you could get a flatter stomach within days, as the extra fiber, antioxidants, and petrochemicals will help to clear out your system quickly. You will also see the effects in your skin, eyes and energy levels.

 

4 WEEKS TO A FLATTER STOMACH

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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 noticeable change in your appearance, not to mention your confidence, within 4 weeks – and you will start seeing a flatter stomach within days, just what you wanted to hear I know 🙂

 

No Calorie Counting

This diet is simple as it requires no calorie counting, and you won’t go hungry; however you should stop eating before you feel too full (which puts the digestive system under huge strain). When you start eating good quality, high fiber, low sugar, and nutrient dense foods your body will tell you when it has had enough and you should listen – this bit is very important!

 

Inevitable Slip Up’s

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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, which will be the kiss of death for your plans of a healthy slim body.

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

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I have deliberately not added any animal products onto this list for the simple reasons that is a plant based website; plus 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, which will also give your system a break.

If you feel you can’t do this 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

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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 as they are clogging up your system and ultimately being stored as fat. Cutting these foods out really isn’t as hard as it sounds and next up I will be giving you replacements that should not only keep you satisfied, but help you break that 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 as even as possible 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 very  important is an under statement.

If you think you will find sugar hard to quit then find out how I over came my own sugar addiction here.

 

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.
  • Avocado’s – if you eat an avocado a day you will keep your blood sugar more stable, feel full, AND reduce,your cravings for sugar and high carb foods all in one go. They are that good!. If you don’t like avocado’s then whizz them up in a smoothie with a ripe banana and cocoa powder – it tastes just like a chocolate milkshake… honestly. 
  • 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 which is a major problem when losing weight. Muscle burns more calories than fat on your body, so the more you have the better. See here for a full list of plant based proteins and try to eat them with every meal or snack
  • Specific fat burning foods – these include cinnamon, broccoli, berries, grapefruit, and super food powder, but read the full list here.

 

3. BELLY FAT BLASTING EXERCISE

Best Exercise for 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 per day, AND you can do it anywhere that you have about a square meter of room. In front of the TV or listening to music is great 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 and effectively, and hula hooping is also great for toned sexy 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 and really gives your abs a really good workout; plus it burns about 600-800 calories an hour… say what!? Seriously – you can feel this exercise literally shaping and toning you whilst you are grinding away at it and that feels FANTASTIC. It is definitely my go to 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 plain 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.

 

 

Diet Supplements:-

Don’t balk at this as I don’t promote the use of dangerous and unnatural diet pills; there are however some that can be effective in giving you that extra weight loss edge, but only when used alongside a healthy diet and exercise pan. Look at them as something that can compliment your weight loss efforts, especially in the initial stages when you really want to see noticeable changes in order push you into carrying on.

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In my post best weight loss pills of 2018 I have reviewed and chosen a handful of natural supplements that have actual scientific research behind them, plus the testimonies of lots of happy customers. These two things are crucial in anything that I recommend my readers, and you can trust I have done the hard work for you. 

 

I would love to hear your own testimonies or experiences of anything to do with weight loss, diet supplements, or indeed anything related to this post; so feel free to go ahead and leave your comments below. Thanks.

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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.

18 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.

Eli · 22/09/2018 at 1:26 am

I really like your post and it reminded me of those things I did before that I seldom do now, like exercising and my former diet. Hula hooping was good but no adult hula hoop available here now, so can’t do it anymore. Cutting out sugar and bread was my former diet but with kids and a husband who love them, I need to provide them somehow. This made my diet worst for me since I’m the one cooking and baking, and I prefer homemade food to assure healthy foods on my table. However, I believe I can find a way for that. Thanks for this article.

    Stefanie Taylor · 22/09/2018 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Eli, I know how hard it is to lose,weight with a family demanding certain foods. At least you ate doing lots of home cooking so you have control over what goes into your food, which is the main thing.

    It’s a shame you can’t get the weighted hula hoop, you can usually get them on Amazon. It’s such an easy exercise to fit in around a family. Anyway I hope you can find an alternative. I actually think investing in a kettle bell is a great thing to do as you can use it at home and there are literally hundreds of differnt exercises you can do with it if you look online. Also, it’s an all over body workout.

Kristi · 22/09/2018 at 3:27 am

Oh no! Not my biscuits! Really, I just learned how to make the most awesome biscuits….. but I guess I can save them for special occasions. I love avocado though and I think I will have to get me a hula-hoop now. That actually sounds like a fun way to lose weight. Thank you for sharing this!

    Stefanie Taylor · 22/09/2018 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Kristi, I feel bad taking your biscuits away from you now lol. Perhaps you could make your own healthier lower fat versions, just a thought. I often make my own treats because I can control the amount of sugars and fats. Good alternatives to these that you can use in baking are coconut oil, fruit puree’s, dried fruits, xylitol, date syrup, dark chocolate, coconut flour, mashed banana. The list is endless with a bit of imagination.

    And yes, hula hooping really is an awesome fat blaster; just give it a try!

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