Monday, February 9, 2009

7 Steps to Losing Belly Fat Fast

Want to get rid of your belly fat fast? If you follow the 7 steps below you can lose weight from all over your body and greatly increase your chances of losing your belly fat first.

Here we go...

1. Set your goals.

Create a simple, powerful, short-term goal statement and spend time each day visualizing success. Focus all your energy and actions on making that vision reality.

2. Build momentum.

Set some mini-goals or "objectives" for each day. Each day that you achieve all your objectives draw a line through the day on your calender. See how long you can make that line.

3. Boost your energy.

Increase your energy and boost your metabolism naturally by taking the following actions:

-- get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night (people who don't get enough sleep tend to have more belly fat!)

-- drink lots of water and sugar-free teas all day long

-- avoid simple sugars, refined flours, and bad fats... pretty much 99% of processed foods

-- avoid alcohol... limit your intake to one glass of red wine per day

4. Jumpstart your belly fat loss.

Jumpstart the fat loss process by doing a 1 or 2 day juice fast where you eat nothing and drink only pure spring water with fresh lemon juice squeezed into it. This will help to alkalize and detoxify your body, boost your energy, reset your metabolism, make you feel a lot better, and even help you lose a few pounds.

5. Eat a paleo diet.

The best diet for losing belly fat fast is one based around "paleo" foods: mainly lean meats and fish, eggs, vegetables and raw fruits, and nuts and seeds. Avoid all processed foods, even whole grain products. Also avoid "white" starches: white potatoes, white rice, etc. Try to get 50% of your daily calories from raw foods. After you've lost at least 10 pounds of belly fat start to cycle/rotate healthy starches (whole grains, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, quinoa, etc.) back into your diet.

6. Do interval workouts.

2-5 times a week do short, intense workouts based around intervals: short bursts of high-intensity activity followed by brief active rest periods. Sprints is a great example of HIIT. Full-body strength training is another effective form of interval-based, belly fat-burning exercise.

7. Take 3 supplements.

The best diet supplements for getting rid of belly fat fast are: whey protein powder, omega-3 fats, and a good multivitamin. Whey protein shakes are great post-workout meals and make a perfect breakfast as well. Omega-3 fats are vital to good overall health and they've been shown to help your body reduce its belly fat stores. A multivitamin helps to cover all your nutritional bases so that your metabolism functions optimally and burns fat as fast as possible. It may also help to reduce food cravings.

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