Whatever it’s called—belly pooch, flabby belly, spare tire—we all hate it and we all strive to get rid of it. Not only does it zap our self-confidence, it additionally increases our chances of developing diabetes and heart disease. If you’re looking for the best way to rid yourself of that annoying mommy belly, then look no further than the below tips.
1. Go for cardio.
According to many fitness trainers, if belly fat is your target of choice, cardio is the best option to shoot for. Although weight training is important to shape muscles and rev the metabolism, cardio helps to burn the layer of fat covering the abdominals and causing that mommy pooch. For best results, shoot for 30-60 minutes of moderate cardio (anything more than just a stroll) 4-6 times a week.
2. Eat mindfully.
You might think you’re eating healthy by throwing down a muffin for breakfast or munching on pasta for lunch, but these foods can contain partially hydrogenated oils and enriched flours, two major contributors to belly pooch. What’s worse? Studies have shown that eating foods that contain trans fat, like crackers, pasta and baked goods, can actually redistribute fat from other areas of the body directly to the belly.
3. Load up on good fat.
That by good fat, we mean MUFAs!. MUFA is an acronym for Monounsaturated fats, also widely known as MUFAs; and packing your daily diet full of foods high in monounsaturated fats like olive oil and nuts actually helps to burn off belly fat while keeping your ravenous appetite totally satisfied.
4. Drink more green tea.
According to a study conducted by the University of Alberta, people who drink green tea on a regular basis, (about 1½ cups a day), have been shown to lose almost 16 times more visceral fat (aka belly fat) than those who do not. The reason? Green tea contains a group of fat-burning antioxidants called catechins.
5. Get enough sleep.
Want to get rid of your mommy pooch while sleeping? While burning the midnight oil can be great for your career, it’s destroying your body. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep a night can actually disturb the biorhythms of your body. This disturbance can cause you to crave sugary and fattening foods. Losing sleep can additionally raise cortisol levels, causing insulin sensitivity.
6. Cut out sugar.
In addition to getting proper rest, avoid sugar whenever possible and replace those calories with protein, veggies and whole grains. With diet being 80 percent of the solution to blasting belly pooch, eating the right combination of foods is imperative to success.
7. Increase your protein intake
Did you know that almost 30 percent of the calories in each gram of protein that you consume is burned in the digestion process? On the contrary, only about 8 percent of calories from carbs are burned during digestion! So what does this mean? Pumping up the protein and reducing carbs, especially the bad ones, can help your body burn fat simply by eating!
8. Don’t forget dairy.
According to a study conducted by the University of Alberta, the consumption of calcium is linked to an astonishing decrease in belly fat. The study showed that consuming fat-free or low-fat dairy three times a day can actually slow down the body’s ability to produce fat. While the study doesn’t condone filling up on full-fat choices, it does suggest that tossing in a bit of Greek yogurt, cottage cheese or even cheese sticks in their lower-fat forms, can help you lose nearly 10 pounds of belly fat over a 12-week period.
9. Try this 60-second immunity ritual that burns 1 pound of belly fat per day…
“All this by a 60-second immunity ritual?” I asked.
I met an old friend for lunch last month and I was super impressed with how she lost 72 pounds in 3 months.
She said, “It’s not so much about the 60-second immunity ritual but more about how it releases fat-blasting molecules that signal your brain and body to burn off pounds and inches of trapped fat quickly and naturally.”
Even though I was skeptical, I’ve been struggling with my weight over the last few years, so I gave it a shot and watched the same video she did.
Well, it’s only a couple weeks later and you know what they say about how “you can’t transform your body overnight”…
They’re right – it actually took me 14 days to lose 19 pounds.
Now it’s my girlfriends asking ME what I’M doing differently 💅
Imagine your body being beach ready before Memorial Day.
Imagine enjoying the foods you love: pasta, wine, or even a dessert — completely guilt-free.
And imagine feeling good and living your life without obsessing about every single calorie you eat…
All while knowing your health is being protected by one of the most powerful natural healing rituals ever discovered.