Have you ever tried one of those fad weight loss diets and wondered why it didn’t work?
You’re not alone.
There are many crazy weight-loss diets that give amazing short-term results, but within some time all that lost weight—and often some more—comes back again.
That’s why many think that losing weight is not any easier than climbing the Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen.
However, that is not the case.
Don’t get me wrong. Losing weight is tough. But it is equally true that it is not as tough as many people think it to be.
When it comes to losing excess belly fat, it is best to avoid these fancy diets, because they make you lose the good with the bad.
Instead, follow an easy and more realistic weight loss plan, one which helps you lose weight properly, maybe not quickly, but definitely more effectively so that the lost weight remains lost.
The formula to lose weight is simple is based on good science. All you have to do is…
- Watch what you eat
- Watch when you eat
- Watch how you eat
- Get some exercise
Tip # 1 – Don’t skip your breakfast
In case you’re trying to lose excess belly fat, it would seem that less you eat, the more fat you’ll burn, right?
However, that’s not the case. Research shows that people who eat breakfast are more likely to be of normal weight than those who skip it.
And it is not hard to understand why this might be so.
When you give your breakfast a cold shoulder, you are more likely to overeat at your next meals, causing your total daily calorie count to rise.
So, from today start having a breakfast if you previously avoided one. If you’re just not hungry in the morning, start with a smoothie or a liquid shake.
Eat smaller portions at the dinner and stop snacking after dinner. This will make you hungry in the morning.
Research shows that eating a couple of scrambled eggs and 2 slices of toast with low-sugar fruit spread is a much healthier option than having a bagel breakfast.
Eggs and avocado are also a smart option. Both keep you full for longer and help you maintain a stable blood sugar levels.
Most experts suggest consuming about 300-400 calories for breakfast, preferably within 2 hours after waking up.
Tip # 2 – Don’t miss your lunch
Many people eat a breakfast but skip their lunch to keep their daily caloric count low. But experts point that this strategy is just as self-defeating as the previous one.
When you skip the lunch, your system goes into the ‘starvation’ mode. In this mode, the body has only agenda—to conserve.
And your body start conserving fat, the very thing you wanted to lose by skipping the lunch!
Have something light for lunch, but do have it.
Tip #3 – Have something healthy in evening
It’s 4 pm and your stomach is growling and demanding fresh fuel. So what do you?
You grab something fried or sweet—and ruin your chances of losing excess belly fat.
Instead of your favorite, calorie-rich snack in the evening, have fruits, like pear and apple. Both are rich in fiber and promote satiety.
Tip #4 – Have a light dinner
Have your dinner early, no later than 7-8 pm, and keep it light. Ensure there’s 2-3 hours of gap between your dinnertime and bedtime.
Tip#5 – Eat mindfully
Did you know that people who rush through their meals tend to overstuff themselves?
You see, it takes about 20 minutes from the start of a meal for your brain to send signals of fullness.
Many a time, we are through our meals even before our brain gets the chance to tell us ‘stop, you’ve had enough’!
Tip#6 – Get some exercise
One of the best ‘how to lose belly fat at home’ tip is to exercise for at least 30-45 minutes 3-5 times a week.
I recommend you to try low-impact exercises such as swimming (if you’ve a pool), pilates, stationary cycling, or yoga.
All four burn quite a good number of calories, without any risk of muscle fatigue or breakdown.
So if you’d been wondering how to lose belly fat naturally, this is it. Keep the aforementioned 6 tips in the mind and see the excess belly fat melt away for the good.