Teenagers often suffer the most from self-image issues. If they feel like they are fat or even chunky, it may affect every area of their lives. Teen girls often have it the worst, and it can be hard to enjoy your life if you think you have a bit of extra fat around your belly.
But before you worry too much, try the following things to burn belly fat at any age:
Be More Active
The best way to lose belly fat is to be more active. This means spending more time playing sports, walking, running, lifting weights, or doing things that keep you moving around. Get off your phone, get out of bed, and get out the door to enjoy some active activities.
Eat More Protein
This may sound overly simplistic, but the truth is that it’s the smart way to go! Not only will you consume fewer calories, but they will be high quality calories that will promote muscle-building. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn naturally. Definitely the smart way to go.
Don’t count to the point of obsession, but monitor your calorie intake to ensure you’re eating fewer calories than your body needs. A rough estimate is enough, especially if you’re working out or doing exercise regularly. Bonus: Read food labels to see the nutritional value of what you’re putting in your body.
Don’t be content to run the same distance or lift the same amount of weight every day, but push yourself to do more and go longer and harder. That’s the best way to burn more calories, train your body, and lose weight!
You may think that lifting weights is not for teenaged girls, but the truth is that strength training–when done right–is the best weight loss tool around. Spend time lifting weights, focusing on building lean muscles with a lot of endurance rather than bulky muscles that have a lot of strength. You don’t need to spend more than 30 minutes per day lifting, focusing on one muscle group at a time. It’s the best way to burn fat!
Don’t become obsessed with a “no carb” diet, but make it a point to eat as few carbs during the day as possible. It will take time to get accustomed to a low carb diet, but stick with it for a few months, and you’ll find you are making great improvements and seeing serious weight loss results.
Eat More Fiber
The more fiber food contains, the more filling it is! Fiber-rich foods include whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, and veggies. These are all the foods you want to eat A LOT of, along with healthy proteins and fats. If it’s not on this list, avoid it!
Find Ways to Cut Down
Do you really need to add Ranch salad dressing to your salad when you have Balsamic Vinaigrette? Are you really hungry enough for that second serving of pie? Should you be eating that pudding cup when you can snack on yoghurt or fruit? Find ways to cut down on the food you eat and make the healthy choices, and you’ll see weight loss in no time.
Drink More Water
Drinking more water can be a key to weight loss. Not only will water help to hydrate your body for your workout, but it will prevent your body from detecting thirst as hunger–a very common problem! The more water you drink, the fuller your stomach will be, and the less likely you will be to overeat.