11 Jun Getting Rid of Belly Fat
Getting rid of that stubborn belly fat can be one of the most, if not most, frustrating part of the weight loss journey…especially for women. That pouch and constant roundness just seems like it doesn’t want to go anywhere. Well, if you’re anything like us, you want to break up with that belly fat and have it move far, FAR away!
Sometimes it seems like that no matter what you try, it stays there and doesn’t budge. You try cardio, 30-day ab challenges, ab crunches, teas, apple cider vinegar, more water, waist trainers, sweat wraps, different diets…and still nothing. I mean, what else is there to do???
The simple truth is that your stomach becomes flat by what you EAT and DON’T EAT. Here are some areas to pay attention to and help you start to get rid of that belly fat.
WATCH THE SUGAR
For starters, if you want your belly fat to go away and stay away, you HAVE to watch your sugar (simple carbs) intake. If you’re consuming any one of the following foods more than one-two times a week, this is likely your problem:
- sugary coffee drinks (filled with flavoring, artificial sweeteners, etc)
- sugary teas
- white flours
- breakfast cereal
- condiments with hidden sugars (ketchup, dressings, sauces, etc)
- and other junk/snack foods (chips, cookies, cheesy snacks, etc)
WATCH THE SALT/SODIUM
Just as with sugar, sodium is a huge culprit in health issues, including bloating and stubborn belly fat. We are not just talking about table salt here. We are referring to the sodium that is in fast foods, restaurant foods, and packaged foods. Most of the foods that are pre-packaged in stores are jammed packed with sodium per serving …and, most people are having multiple servings. Eating out several times a week and filling up your lunch bag with packaged foods (salted popcorn, chips, canned soups, noodles, sodas, cookies, etc) can be keeping the stubborn belly fat around.
EASE UP ON THE DAIRY
For many (most) adults, being lactose intolerant and sensitive to dairy is a very real thing. Dairy causes bloating for many people, especially women. So, if you are a frequent dairy eater/drinker and find that you just cannot get rid of your stomach, try cutting out dairy (including that yogurt many people eat as a “healthy” food) from your diet for 21-30 days to see what happens with your body and belly.
EAT THIS, INSTEAD
We know, we know… it seems like you can’t eat anything, right? Well, there is so much more you can eat.
Getting rid of your belly fat is a matter of what you are, and are not, putting in your body. Cutting back on the simple carbs (sugars), especially those simple carbs that we named earlier, can help you start to get rid of that stubborn problem area. Replacing your meals and snacks with more lean protein (chicken breast, turkey breast, beef sirloin, etc), good fats (olive oil, avocado, walnuts, wild caught salmon, etc), and fiber (green leafy veggies, brown rice, black beans, berries, nuts, etc) is the key to getting rid of stubborn belly fat for good.
AND, YOU MUST BE CONSISTENT!
If you cut out the simple sugars we talked about for about 2 weeks, sure, you’re going to see a difference. However, if you just go right back to how you were eating before the 2 week clean up, then you’ll continue to have the stubborn belly fat. The most important thing you can do to help yourself get rid of your belly fat and keep it off is to BE CONSISTENT with your efforts to remove the culprits of belly fat by replacing them with healthier options.
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