4 Simple Fixes For UGLY Belly Fat
By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Do you see the fit, lean, and trim version of yourself? Or do you see something else?
For some people – and there is a good amount of you – you probably see the lean and trim version of yourself.
But, for most people, when they look in the mirror, they see what they perceive as their “imperfections.”
They see the stretch marks…
They see the extra belly fat…
They see every tiny detail that is WRONG with their body – instead of focusing on what is right!
Are you one of THEM?
The Four Fixes You Need
In order to change some of these “imperfections,” there are FOUR fixes that you need.
They are all very simple changes to your DIET plan that will benefit you in the future.
Remember, it took years to get that pouch around your belly, or those love handles that hang over your pants.
But, if you start making SIMPLE changes to your overall lifestyle; that is, changing your diet and exercise plan, then you too can see those imperfections slowly, shrink away to nothing.
That’s why today, we are going to share with you FOUR fixes that can change your life forever:
The Four Fixes to Your Plate
Ultimately, what goes on your plate will end up in your mouth. And, if you are making poor food choices, then there is no way you’re going to strip away the fat.
You should always have these components on your plate:
Beneficial Carbs: Foods like fruits and vegetables are necessary foods that your body needs in order to burn fat.
They are low in calories and fat, which makes them perfect for busting extra fat stores.
And, they contain plenty of fiber (which will be discussed next), making them perfect fat-loss foods. Be sure you eat the WHOLE food version and not a juiced or sauced version.
Heartier Foods: Foods such as rice, quinoa, and steel cut oats are also much-needed foods for better fat loss. Not only do they provide some level of protein, but they are rich in fiber.
Fiber has been shown to boost fat loss. One way it does this: fiber-rich foods take up space in your stomach, which leaves less room for more food.
And, fiber delays the rate of digestion and absorption of food nutrients, therefore preventing the swings in blood sugar and insulin.
Lean Proteins: Foods such as eggs (yes that includes the yolks), grass-fed beef, and fresh-caught fatty fish are perfect examples of proteins that your body needs to burn fat.
Since proteins take longer to digest, you have a much better chance of staying full for longer periods of time.
Plus, current studies show that protein helps boost the satiety (fancy term for satisfaction) hormones that curb your appetite.
All this may force you to avoid nutrient-dense pastry foods that are void of nutrients and high in calories. These foods tend to go straight to your hips, butt, and thighs.
Fats: Foods that contain healthy fats, like olive oil, avocados, and coconut oils, are much-needed nutrients for burning greater amounts of fat.
Most people associate fat intake with body fat, which is a BIG misconception in the industry. In fact, if you want to avoid gaining fat, then avoiding sugar – and not fat – should be your very first step.
Fat is needed for maintaining the health of your cells and providing other nutrients that are needed for fat burning.
Take Home Message
If you want to fix the problem areas that you see in the mirror, then you need to take the right approach.
Eating the right nutrients – every time – may lead to less fat and greater gains in lean muscle mass.
This, in combination with a solid, well-structured exercise program could springboard you to greater changes in your body and “fixes” to those common trouble areas.
Start changing your body - and burning fat - today!
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