Belly fat loss can be very hard to do using conventional dieting and is usually one of the last areas you lose weight. I know I can’t stand it when I gain weight around my midsection.
Luckily there are several things you can do to speed up belly fat loss. Here are several tips that will help you to reduce the size of your belly quick.
Think Fiber – Consume 25 grams of dietary fiber daily. Fiber binds to fat in the intestines so it is excreted instead of being absorbed. One gram of fiber will block the absorption of about seven calories. One great source of fiber is beans. Just be careful, some beans are high in fiber but also high in calories. Check the labels.
Probiotics – Increasing the good bacteria in your digestive tract helps to eliminate bloat and speed up the breakdown of nutrients. Yogurt is a good source of probiotics.
Coconut Oil – Did you know that coconut oil can increase your metabolism by up to 60%. It also helps to annihilate harmful bacteria and yeast in your digestive tract.
DHEA – The stress hormone cortisol causes us to pack on pounds of belly fat. The supplement DHEA helps to control the hormone cortisol and can help cut belly fat by 10%. You can get DHEA supplements at most grocery and drugstores.
Green Tea – Start sipping on green tea every day. It is loaded with antioxidants and increases your body’s fat burning capabilities, especially that stubborn abdominal fat. Need to sweeten it? Try adding lemon, lime or orange to it. Another alternative is to add the sweetener Splenda to your green tea.
Dairy Foods – Research has shown that eating three or four servings a day of dairy foods help reduce your midsection. Eating and drinking calcium dense foods like yogurt, cheese and milk will help fight the belly fat bulge.
Selenium – This cancer fighting mineral also helps to lower belly fat. If you are not getting the recommend 55 mcg a day of selenium from food then add it to your diet by taking a good quality selenium supplement.
Orange Fruits And Vegetables – You can help trim your waist by replacing refined carbs like white bread and sugars with orange fruits and vegetables. Orange fruits and vegetables contain many antioxidants like vitamin C and beta-carotene. Both vitamin C and beta-carotene help ward off stomach fat.
As with all dietary recommendations and changes, please consult your doctor and make sure any changes or recommendations you plan on using are safe and right for you.