Here are the basics of any good weight loss program for belly fat loss. Consider these 5 “Pillars” of belly fat loss for losing belly fat success:
Pillar #1: Stick to five 400-calorie meals per day.
Here’s an unpopular fact: there’s a strong correlation between the calories you consume and how much you weigh. (Crazy, eh?)
However, this is the most important part of belly fat loss since it’s what you actually consume on a daily basis. If you’re going to lose belly fat, you need to regulate what you eat. You need to know what’s being consumed and what it’s doing for your body.
Pillar #2: Make sure you consume Monounsaturated Fats with every meal.
Not all fats are created equal. Yes, you want to avoid some fats like Trans Fat. To scare yourself, go ahead and Google “why is trans fat bad?”. I’ll leave that one to Google to tell you.
So what about good fat?
Those would be the monounsaturated fats.You’ll find monounsaturated fats most prevalent in these foods:
Oils (olive oil, almond oil, sesame oil, flax oil, etc)
Nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc)
Dark Chocolate (yes, this is everyone’s favorite among these)
Monounsaturated fats have a whole slew of healthy benefits, but one of the most attractive ones is that they help promote fat loss.
Pillar #3: Eat slowly.
Fact: when you slam your food, it doesn’t last as long nor is it as filling as it could be. Eating fast doesn’t curb hunger as well as eating the same portion slowly, which can lead to over-eating or feeling unfulfilled, resulting in over-eating later.
Instead of rushing to be the first one done with your plate, take your time. Eat your food slowly and you’ll feel more satisfied with the same amount of food (as opposed to eating it faster and not feeling satisfied).
Pillar #4: Drink lots of water.
This should be a staple of your day-to-day lifestyle anyway, so it should go without saying that water needs to be the main liquid you consume.Not only is water essential to a healthy body and hydration, but it can help fill you up (odd as that sounds).
In addition, drinking water periodically helps curb your appetite throughout the day, making it easier to stick to a balanced diet with proper nutrition. Case in point: for belly fat loss -drink more water!
Pillar #5: Prepare meals in advance.
Most people don’t fall off the healthy band wagon because they want to, but because they plan poorly (or don’t plan at all). Remember the age-old saying: “Fail to plan, plan to fail”. The anonymous creator of that saying couldn’t have been more right when it come to belly fat loss.
To be successful with any belly fat loss meal plan – dietary or otherwise – you need to prepare foods in advance. When I know I’m working in the morning, there is a very slim chance I’ll allow time to pack a proper meal plan to eat throughout the day before I leave, so I make sure to do it before I go to bed. That way, I just get up and grab the bag out of the refrigerator and I’m good to go.