One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘how do I get rid of my belly”?
Let us hit you with a little bombshell, it can be one of the places that takes the longest and last places to come down. There isn’t a single latest fad diet or weight loss pill that’s going to help shift your belly fat super-fast. It’s also one of the places where most men hold the largest percentage of their body fat.
If you think the quick fix is a low calorie carbohydrate diet, then think again. You might get the satisfaction from seeing the scales come down initially, but you won’t lose anywhere near the amount of body fat that you’d hoped for. This is why you see people who have lost a large amount of weight, yet they’re still complaining that their body fat is high and skin has a ‘loose’ look.
One of the most valuable tools is body fat measuring. You can record what your belly fat reading is and track your progress. If the numbers are coming down, you are heading in the right direction. If you see scale weight flying down, but the body fat readings aren’t moving, this is a sign that you might need more food, especially lean protein.
Yes, as mentioned above, keeping your calories too low for extended periods of time, won’t end with a positive change to your body composition. With fat loss, your goal should be to retain muscle tissue but burn excess body fat. So the real trick to losing belly fat is not total body weight-related alone, it’s also tracking actual fat loss.
We know so many of you wanted to hear about a rapid weight loss hack – sorry to disappoint you! Remember you can’t rush it. What took a while to go on, will also take a while to come off!
Here are some key tips to consider:
1. Optimise your sleep – ideally 7 hours each night
2. Strength train at least 3 times per week – aim to get stronger as well as performing the exercises correctly and effectively
3. Have regular body fat and scale weight assessments – this allows you to see if you’re losing actual body fat
4. Be patient – aim for 1-2lbs weight loss per week
5. Aim to eat between 0.7 and 1 gram of protein per pound of lean body weight.
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