In order to lose that stomach weight, we’re going to have to lose overall body weight. And for that, try a diet plan, exercise and you should lose 20 pounds in a month. Here you’ll find the best exercises to tone your stomach and build up muscles.
The Two-a-Day Diet to Lose Stomach Weight
With this meal plan, we’ll be looking to eat two meals a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, and then a snack to tide you over until you can get to bed. More than the time you eat, however, is what you eat. We want to make sure that every meal you eat here is loaded down with all those essential proteins, carbs, vitamins and minerals so that you stay in optimal health. Each meal you eat should consist of:
- Plenty of protein
- Complex carbohydrates
- Vitamins and minerals
- Fresh fruits
It should be cooked using a healthy method – not deep fried or pan fried or any other method that adds calories. For the vitamin/mineral part, you can certainly pop a supplement with each meal. It’s easy, cost effective and you’ll be receiving more than enough nutrition to keep you healthy since we’re cutting back on food intake.
For proteins, the sky is the limit
For your carbohydrate intake, try to avoid all refined/ processed carbs, including:
- White flour products
- Any sweetened type of snack or drink
Go with complex carbohydrates that you find in most fruits, veggies and whole grains. A basic meal should be broken down into four parts:
The mix should be 25% (50% fruit/veggie in any event) for each, but blend it however you like.
For example: If you’re only eating a piece of meat and some leafy greens, make sure you eat 50% greens, 25% meat, and add in another 25% of the meal in complex carbohydrates.
If you’re only eating some whole wheat crackers and tuna, then you have to throw in your other 50% of fruits and/ or veggies. Try adding an apple and/or some peas.
Eat two meals like this per day, one in the morning and one in the evening. For your snack, we’re looking for something very low in carbohydrates – even complex carbs. Try something high in protein and/ or high in fiber. Eat your snack a few hours after your evening meal, but it should be a few hours before you sleep. If you sleep at midnight, then do not eat your snack past 8pm – save a 4 hour buffer.
The meals should be relatively small. We do not want to exceed 1,800 calories per day with both meals and the snack combined. The well-rounded nutrition, the cutback on food and the elimination of bad carbs will be enough to help you shed 20 pounds in a month.