It does not matter how old you are,you can lose weight. If you are willing to live with some discipline, you can start losing belly fat. You are never too old (or too young) to make changes to your lifestyle that will make you healthier.
You could have just recently gotten out of shape or battled being overweight your whole life. The tips in this article will make your goal of losing belly fat a reality.
Kids Losing Belly Fat
Kids need more fats in their diet than adults. It’s a crucial part of brain development, among other things, and so going with all skim milk and a vegetarian diet may be counterproductive, as they need dairy and other protein sources to build muscle and a strong skeleton.
So with kids, the focus should be on reducing access to junk food, building habits of healthy activity, and managing portion control. If you can control these areas, and keep the television turned off, your kids will be healthy.
Teens Losing Belly Fat
For teenagers, there are some changes taking place that you will need to be aware of. Because of growth spurts, it is difficult to limit food as much. However, teens love junk food — and they love video games. It can be a challenge to keep them as active when Hide and Seek isn’t fun anymore.
So, place limits on times for video games and televisions and link rewards (such as allowance money) to activity. This is a time when your kids are very self-conscious about their worth and appearance. Focus on health rather than looks.
Adults Losing Belly Fat
Too many adults lead a sedentary lifestyle because of their work. They have to spend too much time sitting at a computer instead of moving around. Break your food into five different segments — three meals and two snacks.
Eat every two to three hours while you are awake. Make sure that your plate has 50 percent vegetables, with the other half split between protein and carbs. Also, you need 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise, 4 times a week. With some strength training sessions built in too.
If you’re retired and you’ve never been a runner. Training for your first marathon might be a little beyond what is possible. However, you can still get out there and start moving. There are Couch to 5K classes in most major cities that will help get you out there.
When you find yourself grazing in the pantry all day because you are retired and a little bored. Limit yourself to set times for meals and snacks — and watch those portions.
Here’s the bottom line — if you take in more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. If you burn more calories, your weight will go down. There aren’t any gimmicks around it.
If your weight is within a healthy range, you will be happier and live longer. It does not matter how old you are, follow this advice to start losing belly fat,today.