Even small decisions can have big consequences.
That’s why simply making small but significant lifestyle changes in several areas can combine to put your fat burning furnace on steroids. Start practicing the smart lifestyle moves below and you will enjoy a healthier life, as well as less belly fat.
1. Cut back on alcohol
Wine, alcohol and beer are full of empty calories and carbohydrates which can lead to fat gain.
2. Stay active
Whether it’s walking, jogging or aerobics, just get started. Start small, like 10-15 minutes. And eventually you’ll be building up to 30 minutes each session. Getting your heart pumping is a great way to burn fat throughout your body.
3. Eat smaller meals
Eat less food, more frequently. Figure out your healthy daily caloric intake. Then spread it over 5 or 6 meals and snacks. Every time you eat you crank up your metabolism, so when you eat sensible amounts of foods more frequently, you can’t help but burn more fat.
4. Start strength training
Did you know that strength training exercises, like lifting weights or body weight training, can burn fat and calories for up to 72 hours after your workout is over? Just 20 or 30 minute sessions of strength training 3 to 5 times a week can really ramp up the amount of belly fat you lose.
5. Get more rest
Adults need 7 to 8 hours of rest each and every night. When you don’t get enough rest, your insulin resistance is thrown out of whack, and you begin storing fat.
6. Drink plenty of water
Are you getting the 1 gallon of water your body requires on a daily basis to work properly? Water helps flush your body of toxins and waste, and when you are properly hydrated, you store less fat.
Start today and you will feel and look better, and add years to your life.