Belly Fat Facts That Are Preventing You From Losing Weight
Belly fat makes it harder to lose weight, to the point of controlling it by intensifying hunger and cravings. The kind of hunger and cravings that are practically impossible to resist. Belly fat is also extremely sensitive to insulin, so if you're juicing or drinking all those crazy kinds of milk, you're doing nothing but feeding belly fat. And trust me ... it's never leaving. So, what can you do to get rid of that stubborn belly fat and take a pound a day off?
The two most important things you can do to burn off belly fat are, 1) Swap your diet to a thermogenic diet, which is a low-low diet (low fat, low carbs), and 2) Begin to do metabolic boosting exercises.
Diet is responsible for 90 percent of your weight loss success. Swap the fat-storing juice or protein shake you've been drinking for a belly fat reducing smoothie instead.
Most smoothies and juices are too high in carbs and sugars, so they are actually partly to blame for the belly fat (a.k.a. muffin top) hanging over your pants. Here is a simple belly fat blasting, delicious recipe that makes it easy to do. This specific smoothie recipe is low carb, low fat, and contains the right amount of the right kind of protein that helps to:
- Boost metabolism by 25 percent, so you burn more calories and melt fat
- Block cortisol levels from rising higher
- Kill hunger and cravings
Belly Fat Blasting Smoothie
Simply mix together in a shaker cup:
- (2 scoops) LynFit Complete Whey Protein (24 grams of metabolic boosting, pure whey)
- (½ cup) Black coffee
- Handful of ice
Do not add fruit, juice, or any type of milk. Remember, the #1 goal is to feed your muscles (they are your metabolic engines) and starve the fat, so it leaves.
BELLY FAT FACTOID: Belly fat is extremely sensitive to insulin fluctuations. Even one small strawberry can increase insulin levels. At the beginning of any diet, the primary goal is to lower these levels, so your fat cells release stored fat insulin while hormone levels decline, making it faster and easier to lose weight. If your body is resisting weight loss you may want to add LynFit Accelerator Advanced 2-3 times daily, as well as LynFit Cutting Edge for a thorough, systematic approach. This combination (LynFit Lose 1 Pound Per Day System) is five times more effective than dieting and exercise alone.
Metabolic Boosting Exercise
Exercise is definitely right behind diet in burning off belly fat. However, it's important to note that it must be the best kind of exercise that burns fat (metabolic boosting) because some types of exercise can actually halt weight loss. If you exercise too intensely, you increase hunger and cravings, making it impossible to stick to your diet. But, if you don't exercise or move at all your insulin levels won't decline, you're not increasing blood supply to your fat cells so you can burn it off.
Exercise improves blood flow, and it's that blood flow that the nutrients in your supplements you're taking are delivered.
Is it possible to do too much exercise? Absolutely! And it's vital that we stop trying to over-exercise to compensate for the wrong kind of diet. It's time to start thinking "movement" instead. The best way to begin doing this is to make sure you're getting in, at a minimum, 10,000 steps daily.
The most effective, yet simple, metabolic boosting exercise you can do is the Plank Crunch (begins at the 3:00-minute mark in the video above). It flattens Abs while not bulking them up. This move will also help to stretch out your back and keep it pliable. I recommend doing this move for one-minute straight, drill-style.
While doing this move, don't forget to:
- Exhale on exertion
- Pull your stomach in like you're trying to squeeze into skinny jeans
- At the top of the move, squeeze your Abs
- Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth
If you have a tight back or hamstrings, it can prevent your back from working properly so flexibility should also be a top priority for proper Ab function. Bend over and touch your toes throughout the day to keep them loose.
You can find more stretches and metabolic boosting movements in The Metabolism Solution, your one-stop source for melting fat and losing weight!
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- Lisa Lynn