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8 Fast Ways to Lose Belly Fat

8 Fast Ways to Lose Belly Fat
Losing belly fat is a goal for many of us, but it can be very challenging and difficult, especially for those who have struggled with it for a long time. The midsection is one of those areas of the body that seems to be resistant to every type of weight loss effort that we make, and because of that a lot of people end up giving up the hope that they can achieve a toned stomach. But with enough effort, patience and consistency, you can lose your gut and tone your stomach, and it doesn't take as much time as you might think. Below are 8 fast ways to lose belly fat that you can start implementing as soon as today.

Method #1 - Cut the carbs

You've heard it before a million times but it doesn't take away the significant of the point - if you're trying to lose belly fat (and weight overall) you need to cut the carbs in your diet down significantly. It doesn't mean that you need to eliminate every single carbohydrate, that's not the point and that can actually be dangerous. But by getting rid of problem foods like grains, starches, sugar, and liquid calories in the form of soda and juice, you will be giving your body a break from the constant insulin attack that it might be under, and it will give it a chance to restore a normal hormone balance and for your exercise efforts to start cutting into your excess fat and burning it rather than burning off the 130 calorie soda you drank earlier.

Method #2 - Try a round of the HCG diet

We're going to suggest the HCG diet of course being a HCG diet company, but it really is without a doubt one of the best ways for you to lose midsection weight very quickly, and most importantly you will lose it without losing too much muscle mass. The HCG diet is a proven method for specifically targeting belly fat because it unlocks the ability for your body and for the HCG hormone to burn abnormal fat, and you'll see real results within just a few days of the diet. There are very few diets that can provide the same results if any, so if you've struggled with belly fat now might be a great time to try a round of the diet.

Method #3 - Avoid liquid calories

Just as you should limit your carbs above, you need to take it a step further and be sure to eliminate any source of liquid calories. Liquid calories come in many forms so you have to be extra vigilant about it; for example, that cappuccino or mocha at Starbucks is definitely not as innocent as you might think. Just one grande mocha at Starbucks packs a whopping 360 calories, and many of those calories come from carbohydrates and fat. This is a dangerous combination that can easily result in weight gain and midsection fat, so you'll want to avoid drinks like this as well as juice, soda, and any other source of liquid calories.

Method #4 - Decrease your calorie intake by about 20%

A big part of overcoming your belly bulge is to control your appetite throughout the day. The HCG diet is so effective at reducing belly fat and other types of abnormal fat in your body because it forces your body into a ketosis condition where it metabolizes abnormal fat. You have to continue to do this when you gain weight when you're not on the HCG diet, and you definitely don't have to restrict your calories down to 500 per day, nor should you for safety reasons, but if you reduce your calorie intake slightly by about 15 to 20% below your recommended daily maintenance levels, you can shed some of your excess midsection weight.

Method #5 - Get more protein in your diet

The simple act of eating more protein can help you with Method #4 which in turn will help reduce your belly fat. Eating protein can work in several ways to help you lose weight. A study in Denmark found that consuming animal protein was linked to a significantly lowered risk of belly fat gain over a 5 year period of time [1]. The study also found that vegetable oils and refined carbohydrates were linked to belly fat gain, just as the HCG diet protocol teaches, and consuming fruits and vegetables also led to lower body fat.

Method #6 - Get more fiber in your diet

Just like protein, fiber can help you with satiety and reduce the total number of calories that you eat each day. By eating a lot of fiber rich foods, you can slow down the rate of food digestion which in turn slows down the rate of nutrient absorption. The result of eating more fiber is that the foods you eat give you a longer feeling of fullness, and overall your appetite will be lowered. One study found that eating 10 grams of soluble fiber each day resulted in a 3.7 percent reduction in midsection fat over a 5 year period of time, so ability for fiber to spot reduce belly fat is a real one [2].

Method #7 - Try high intensity interval training

As discussed in the previous article, high intensity interval training is an excellent short duration workout that you can use to reduce belly fat and other abnormal fat in your body. The exercise can help you lower belly fat through several effects: by lowering inflammation levels, help you balance your hormones and boosting your HGH production, increasing muscle mass while burning fat, and burning more calories than other workouts. There are even more health benefits and fat burning benefits of high intensity interval training; overall it's an excellent workout to change your body and get rid of excess fat in a very short period of time. It's also a lot more convenient than other types of exercises that you might find.

Method #8 - Drink a lot of water

If you're trying to lose midsection weight, you're going to need to stay hydrated because it helps you control your appetite, just like an increased protein intake and eating more fiber rich foods. Filtered or spring water is best, and carbonated water can work as well, just make sure that it is only sweetened with non-calorie sweeteners. Be sure that you are drinking as much water as you possibly can at every opportunity. It's a good idea just to keep a jug of water with you; that way you can always stay hydrated and be sure that you are also drinking some water at the start of your meal, as you're a lot more likely to consume fewer calories during your meal if you do this, and every little bit counts.

These are only a few of the fast methods that you can use to burn belly fat, there are really many ways that you can target abnormal fat including intermittent fasting, cardio exercise, spacing your meals out, drinking more coffee and green tea and more. You really need to incorporate as many of these methods as you possibly can, because the battle to lose belly fat is ongoing and you have to be consistent with it and focused. If you can adopt some of these healthy lifestyle habits and most importantly be conscientious about what you're eating, you'll very likely start to see results and start to lose the stubborn belly fat that may have been plaguing you for a long time. Keep motivated with your goal to lose belly fat and don't stress out when you fall of the wagon, and you can get the body that you want.


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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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