Thursday, September 23, 2010

Foods That Melt Belly Fat

Lots of people are looking healthy foods that can "melt" belly fat. I mean, how great would it be to be able to simply eat large amounts of some belly fat-melting food and watch as the pounds and stomach rolls fade away?? Unfortunately the whole fat-burning foods and "negative calorie" foods idea is way overblown. No food, all by itself, is going to get rid of all your belly fat problems.

That being said, there certainly are a few foods that can speed up fat loss, from your abdominal area and your entire body as well. Lean meat is probably the #1, most powerful fat-fighting food out there. Protein is a "hot burning" macro-nutrient because it requires so many calories just to digest. Lean protein, and especial lean meats, boost your metabolism without adding a bunch of unwanted calories in the form of carbs or fat. Protein has the added benefits of lowering appetite levels and stabilizing blood sugar/insulin levels, both of which help to melt off that stubborn belly fat.

High-fiber vegetables are another great fat-loss food. They fill you up yet contain a relatively small amount of calories. They're also packed with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that can help to optimize your metabolism and speed up overall fat loss, not to mention improve your health and protect your from disease (very important if you have too much deep intra-abdominal fat!). People who eat more vegetables and raw fruit tend to have much lower levels of belly fat. So eat more of these healthy foods if you want to lose belly fat naturally!

Probably the most surprising of all the foods that melt belly fat is omega 3 fatty acids, otherwise known as fish oil, krill oil, and flax seed oil. This vitally important fat is found in very low amounts in the typical Western diet. Yet it's a proven fact that omega 3 fats are necessary for all kinds of important body functions. Most important for people with too much stomach fat, omega 3's can speed up the metabolism and help to minimize hunger and food cravings.

So there you have it: 3 "belly fat melting" foods that are both delicious and useful. Just eat more lean meat and protein, more fiber-rich vegetables, and more omega 3 fats. As long as you're doing effective fat-burning exercise on a regular basis you should have no problem getting rid of that ugly, stubborn, and dangerous belly flab!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Fastest & Simplest Way to Lose Your Stubborn Belly Fat FAST!

Looking for a fast, simple, and healthy way to lose your stubborn, ugly, dangerous belly fat? Then you'll like this short post. Below I'll show you one of the fastest and simplest methods for burning belly fat. You can use this method anytime you want. It's not exactly "easy" but it's not that hard either. And it's certainly easier than starvation dieting or being miserable with your flabby belly rolls all the time!

You must use the tips below in combination. That's the secret to shedding your extra abdominal fat as fast as possible. OK ready? Then let's get going...

5 of the FASTEST Tips to Get Rid of Your Belly Fat

1. Drink water... a lot of water. Drink about a gallon of pure water per day. This is a proven technique for boosting the metabolism, suppressing hunger and food cravings, increasing energy, and shedding several pounds quickly. It's one of the best and fastest methods for getting rid of stomach fat quickly.

2. Eat a "clean carb" diet. Eat a diet that includes only "clean", 100% unprocessed carbs. These include whole fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, large seeds (non-grain seeds), nut butters (like natural, no-sugar peanut butter), and -- if you must have starch -- whole brown rice. Cut out all sugars and processed carbs, especially wheat/grain flours. This will lower your blood sugar and insulin levels, helping to create an idea belly fat-burning environment inside your body.

3. Eat protein 6 times a day. Eat a small amount of high-quality protein 6 times per day, spaced out about 2 to 3 hours apart. This will stabilize blood sugar, insulin, and energy levels while minimizing hunger and food cravings. Protein is the "hottest burning" macronutrient so it will also help to boost your metabolism throughout the day. You can eat your protein solo or in combination with clean carbs and/or healthy fats.

4. Do a short, high-intensity, full-body workout every other day. Do a 15 to 20 minute workout that involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by rest periods (aka "interval training"). Choose exercises and workouts that involve all or most of the major muscle groups in the body. 15 minutes of pushups, squats, and inverted rows can burn more belly fat than 40 minutes of steady-pace jogging. Plus you'll have a stronger metabolism for hours and even days after the workout is completed!

5. Sleep. Almost everyone in the world needs at least 7 hours of quality sleep per night. If you don't get that much your body will produce hormones that make it nearly impossible to shed tummy fat. But if you do get 7-8 hours of sleep per night you'll have much more energy, less hunger, fewer food cravings, and a faster metabolism!

So there you have it: one of the fastest, simplest, and BEST ways to lose belly fat. Just drink more water, eat clean carbohydrates, "graze" on protein throughout the day, do a quick, intense workout every other day, and get enough sleep to set up the ideal fat-burning environment inside your body. Try these tips for a week and you'll see that your stomach fat begins to melt away.

Good luck and get going!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Any 3 Minute Legs (Scam) Reviews?

OK so here's the deal: I saw the "3 Minute Legs" infomercial on TV for the first time late last night and I want someone to prove to me that it's not the dumbest fitness machine ever created. I mean dang! How can they sell this crap on television?? Please provide any reviews in the comments section below...

This "exercise machine" is apparently designed to help you slim down and tighten up your lower body. You know: butts, legs, thighs, hips, etc. How does it do that? With squat and lunge motions, 2 of the absolute best exercise movements in existence -- and not just for "lower body reduction".

But here's the 2 major problems with this scam product:
  1. It makes squats and lunges less effective by supporting your body weight and decreasing resistance. Why the heck would we want to do that? If anything, we'd want to make these movements a little bit more difficult by adding some resistance (like weights, resistance bands, or even a heavy book balanced on your head!).
  2. 2. It costs money. Why would someone pay money to do two of the best FREE exercises known to man?
Bodyweight squats and lunges are great if you want to boost your metabolism, burn fat, lose weight, build lean muscle, tone and tighten your lower body, and basically improve your entire body. In fact the bodyweight squat may be the single best exercise known to man! But don't waste your money on this incredibly dumb product.

If you really wish to make squats easier just hold onto the back of a sturdy chair or something similar while you do them. It will be significantly easier to balance and you can use your upper body strength if you need some assistance. If you do this type of "assisted squat" on a regular basis you'll soon build up your leg strength and stamina and you won't need a chair for help, much less the 3 Minute Legs gadget!

Don't agree with me? Then please share your own reviews and opinions of the 3 Minute Legs device. I'd love to hear why it's not the biggest piece of "fitness" crap ever and a huge rip-off. Thanks!! :D

Oh I almost forgot, here's a video of the 3 Minute Legs commercial:

That's just hilarious.