At Last, The Secret To Lose Stubborn Abdominal Fat Is Discovered!
To lose stubborn belly fat fast you will require a little bit more than just diet and exercise, you got to be slightly more sneaky with how you approach it.
In this post, I am going to reveal 5 stealthy ways that will see your belly fat shrink a lot faster; you will be shocked as this will be the lazy person’s dream come true.
It should come as no surprise, fat around the stomach is a nightmare to shift, jeez, I smell a chocolate bar and my buttons start popping on my shirt.
Lose Fat With These 5 Tips Now!
Tip #1 – Sleep
Probably the most under talked about aspect of losing weight, did you know that grabbing 40 winks of quality sleep will help shrink your belly?
I told you that this is the lazy person’s dream, the key isn’t more sleep, it’s the quality of sleep you’re getting each night.
Most adults don’t get the recommended 8 hours sleep and this is having a massive impact on your weight and more than likely responsible for the bulging gut and here’s why…
When you’re sleep deprived your body doesn’t function properly in the production of hormones, in fact, three hormones are probably causing you weight loss agony.
Crush The Hormones Lose The Belly
The 3 hormones that are running wild when you get a poor night’s sleep:
Leptin: Known as the “satiety hormone” and tells you when to stop eating, lack of sleep stops the production leptin so as you can imagine your going to eat a lot more without the manufacture of leptin.
Grehlin: This hormone tells you when to eat, and unfortunately you produce more when you sleep, this hormone makes you crave for food more often.
Cortisol: Again lack of sleep makes your body produce more, this hormone is known as the “stress hormone.” More stress less sleep, thus continuing the cycle of leptin and grehlin!
An awful combination of hormones the cortisol will keep you in a vicious cycle of eating more food and a lot more frequently.
If your not sure on how to get a great night sleep then pop over to my other post it has some fantastic tips for grabbing some pillow time, lose belly fat whilst sleeping
Tip #2 – Drink More Water
A study has shown that drinking 1.5 liters of water a day can boost your metabolism by 30%, further more, drinking .5 liter of water before a meal can reduce weight by 44%.
Did you know your body can’t tell the difference between hunger pains and thirst? its true and more than likely the confusion will lead you to the cupboard rather than the tap!
Drinking more water will see you eating a lot less and on top of this you will feel way more energetic, bonus, now you can use this energy to exercise!
Tip #3 – Swap Your Exercise Routine
Don’t be fooled that running all them miles will see you buying smaller clothes next time you’re out shopping, sure exercise will help you lose weight but you will plateau.
Your body is extremely clever and will quickly adapt if you’re doing the same exercises over and over, usually, it takes about 4 weeks for your body to get used to any one program but there are some sneaky ways around this.
HIIT Training Is Superior to Continuous Cardio
High-intensity interval training trumps continuous cardio in virtually every aspect, for weight loss HIIT will see you burn more body fat in less time and the benefits last 109% longer.
After a HIIT session you will burn calories up to a whopping 48 hours, some experts even say 72 hours, regardless of which one is true continuous training is a measly few hours.
Using HIIT will free up so much time and you can really mix it up making it harder for your body to adapt.
Want to know more about HIIT? Check out my HIIT post
Build Muscle To Eat Your Body Fat
Strength training is a fantastic strategy to lose weight around the stomach, not only are you going to lose weight with strength training you will also tone your body up! Essentially you will have a killer body once you rid yourself from the body fat.
Building muscle can put a lot of ladies of strength training, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say weight lifting? Big muscle bound men?
Honestly, this isn’t something you should fear, and here is why –
- Muscle don’t appear over night takes a long time and dedication to achieve big muscles.
- Woman lack in the male hormone testosterone that is a key player in developing big muscles.
- Strength training doesn’t have to be just lifting weights, in fact, lifting weights every day can be very tedious and boring and if not dedicated will probably get demotivated.
When it comes to strength training try using your own body weight, its free! not only is it free but it will give you some jaw dropping results.
If you want to add some resistance to your workout then the equipment is usually a fraction of the price of say a treadmill or exercise bike my favorite is suspension training.
How Does Strength Training Aid Weight Loss?
The easiest way to explain weight loss through strength training is like this, whenever you put a stimulus on the body you force it to adapt to become better the next time you perform that activity.
So when you force the muscles to do something their not capable/used to your they have to become stronger and leaner, basically the muscle rips and tears (in a good way) and then it has to repair, thus repairing bigger/leaner/stronger than it was before you did that activity.
The repair process requires energy/nutrients, energy/nutrients are calories so to speak so your metabolism is fired up burning calories at a greater rate, eventually dipping into fat supplies with continued activity.
The second part of the weight loss process is once your muscles have become bigger/stronger/leaner they require more energy (calories) to fuel them (think of a car and lorry and gas consumption) if you’re in a calorie deficit then your body will go to the next energy source… FAT
Why not try some strength training with a few simple squats, press ups, and burpees.
Tip #3 – Stop Dieting
This may seem odd but think about the word diet and what it means to most people, how often do people succeed? what about the type of diet is it, is it practical? there are so many ways to fail on a “diet” and you probably have failed already, I have many of times.
What if I was to say to you-you can eat what you want and still lose weight? call me a liar again? Well, you can and the secret is MODERATION.
If you fancy a chocolate bar or a sugary drink that’s fine, have one, you only live once and life is meant for enjoyment, the amazing thing is if you do strength and HIIT training like previously mentioned then you can indulge in some guilty pleasure from time to time.
Before starting any diet ask yourself this question, can I keep this up for the rest of my life? if the answer is no then don’t start, sure you will lose weight but as soon as you stop and you will stop it will slowly creep back.
What you should be focusing on is a “lifestyle” change, lifestyle changes are much easier to adopt you have set it you are in control and ultimately you can change it if it isn’t working.
The key to losing weight through a lifestyle change is consuming fewer calories and burning more of it doesn’t have to be complicated, look at the times you eat and the food you eat to keep you fuller for longer.
Tip #5 – Enjoy The Journey
This is by far the most important tip of all! Enjoy what you’re doing it shouldn’t feel like a chore, you are in control of this journey if you don’t like something change it if you don’t know something learn it.
What I hear a lot is I don’t like exercise, bull shit it’s virtually impossible not to like exercise it’s like an addictive drug, in fact, it is an addictive drug but this drugs side effects are good health, Good body, Sound mind and much more.
What you don’t like is the journey, the struggle the ups and downs, do you know what you will like, the positive remarks from friends and family, the money you will save, the better quality of life you will have and overall happiness. exercise is hard but being overweight is harder.
These 5 sneaky tips on how to lose stubborn belly fat fast are easy to get started, stop making losing weight complicated.
drinking more water, sleeping soundly, exercising the clever way and enjoying the journey will help you lose the stubborn belly fat fast.
Do you have any top tips, let me know by commenting below.