Excess belly fat is something that plagues millions of us from around the globe. No matter what race, creed or culture we are, we’re all susceptible to putting on belly fat if we don’t carefully monitor what we eat.
Before we discuss how to lose this belly fat, however, we should go over a few common misconceptions about belly fat loss and weight loss in general.
For starters, you should never be lured into any trap that states to specifically target belly fat. Like it or not, targeting a specific area of your body, outside of surgical liposuction, just isn’t possible. You can do ab crunches and sit-ups until you’re blue in the face, but unless you’re losing fat in general, you will not witness any belly fat decline.
Another misconception is that quick fat loss can be sustained. This isn’t true. While it is true, though, that you can quickly drop weight by shocking your system, your metabolism is going to eventually balance out, and you’ll be at a plateau, so to speak, and will have to push past it.
Now that the myths are out of the way, let’s talk about how we can quickly some lose belly fat.
Losing the Belly Fat
When it comes to the battle against the bulge, many people want to know how to quickly lose belly fat. Well, you’ll have to attack the fat in your body in general and avoid anything that’s said to be “specific.”
For instance: implementing a total weight loss plan while targeting your abdominal muscles is the overall best approach. While you’re losing the weight, your muscles are being toned. So when you finally do shed that belly fat, you’ll look ripped.
We can accomplish this by eliminating carbs from our diet for a few weeks. This will give your system a shock and help you to lose 10 or more pounds in body fat. How? Well, when you eliminate (drastically cut down is a better term) carbs, your body loses its #1 preferred fuel source, and this results in fat reserves being burned for energy.
With this type of diet, you don’t necessarily have to monitor your calorie intake, but you still want to watch your portion sizes and meal times. For instance, you want to try to eat four to six smaller meals per day, while making sure that you’re not eating any high-carb food, like: sugars, processed flours, pasta, bread, corn, sugary fruits, potatoes, carrots, and other foods high in carbohydrates.
Keep your food choices aimed at high-protein, moderate fat (monounsaturated is best, like you’ll find with olive oil and fish) and low carb. This means plenty of meats, eggs, and veggies like squash, broccoli, leafy greens, etc.
If you can successfully cut down on carbohydrate intake significantly, and if you’re also staying active, you should be able to lose around 10 pounds in the first week, and an additional 5 pounds for the next two or three weeks. You’ll have to tweak the diet over the long-term, but for losing belly fat fast, this is a good way to go.