There are sections of fat in the sides of your belly, it’s the first place men gain fat and the last place it disappears. And most times, even though you’ve put in hours on the treadmill, elliptical and the abs station, it could feel almost near impossible to burn out those little pockets of fat off your body.
Nothing is more vital in eliminating fat on your sides and back than nutrition, even though a change in your lifestyle and fitness schedule are essential for reshaping your physique.
Eating whole foods, nothing processed, packaged or chemically altered as your main source of nutrition is very important for losing any fat on your body. You can make a nutritional plan that will burn the stubborn fat in your sides and belly by focusing on vegetables, healthy fats anti-inflammatory roots and herbs, fruits, grass-fed meats, and eggs.
We’ve listed some top nutrition, health and lifestyle guidelines to help you burn fat.
1. Don’t cut carbs
One of the most common mistakes people make in their quest to lose weight is to completely cut off carbs. Give your body long-lasting energy and keep your metabolism stimulated by eating healthy complex carbs, such as sweet potatoes, oats, and black rice.
2. Focus on healthy fats
It may sound weird, but you actually need to eat fat to lose fat. But of course, there are different kinds of fat which can be quickly summarized as the healthy and the unhealthy kind. Research shows that another method known to decrease abdominal fat is by eating a diet rich in avocado, olive/coconut oil, nuts and fatty fish, which are full of healthy fats.
3. Eat organic food
Better health benefits can be derived by adding extra organic meat and milk to your diet when next you are at the grocery store. Research shows that organic meat and milk have about 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acid. Scientists suggest that eating grass-fed beef and whole organic cage-free eggs because both these contain conjugated linoleic acid, which has been shown over time to promote abdominal fat loss.
4. Be Mindful of Portion Size
Research suggests that complex carbs should be the size of your palm, proteins should be the size of your fist. Healthy fats should be about the size of a golf ball. Veggies should be two handfuls.
In summary, some of the foods perfect for losing belly fat include:
Protein Sources: Eggs, chicken, ground turkey, lean, lean cuts of steak, pea protein, salmon, tuna, tilapia, shrimp, all-natural chicken sausage, whey protein powder, tofu, hemp protein.
Carb Sources: Brown rice, Ezekiel bread, oats, wild rice, sweet potato, quinoa, whole-grain pasta.
Recommended: eat 3-4 servings a day.
Vegetable Sources: Some of the best vegetables for weight loss are spinach, kale, chard, watercress and beet greens. But feel free to eat whatever veggies you like.
Recommended: eat at every meal.
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