Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vanishing Belly Fat

After having kids I’ve been struggling with the battle of losing belly fat for years. Ok, maybe I’ve been struggling because I never really did anything to try to lose it. I knew it just wasn’t going to go away on it own, if I ask for one miracle this would be it, but unfortunately I’m not that lucky. We all know that in order to lose the extra fat you have to move around a little and hard as it is, you have to change your diet.

I got tired of wearing my favorite jeans without wearing them with a tight cute tee and holding my belly in just to button them up and then I had to zip them too. Holding your breath isn’t easy while trying to get into those jeans. I was getting older and I was just tired of covering up my ugly belly fat, I had to make a change.

Now what I’m about to tell you works for me, it might not work for everyone, but this is how I lost my stomach and I’m still losing it. My pants are much looser and I’m so comfortable wearing them that it inspires me more to get to my goals.

My number one way of getting rid of belly fat is walking. If you’ve read a few of my articles you will see that I mention walking in some of them. I love walking it’s so relaxing and so invigorating. As you walk you are constantly moving your hips and stomach. Constant movement like that leads to high heart rate, a boost in your metabolism which leads to sweat and burned calories. I walk at least three- four days a week, start off with doing 20 minute walks and work your way up to 40 minutes. One other thing when walking wear a stomach belt it will help you melt that ugly fat away much quicker.

I particularly don’t care for crunches, but I do them anyway. They help tone the muscles inside of your stomach which gives you that sleek, sexy and flat board stomach look. There are many ways to get a flat belly. Another method is changing your eating habits. You know that you have to cut the fat and calories from your daily meals to achieve greater results. Add more veggies, fruits and whole grains to your dishes; getting your daily nutrition is very, very important.

Dancing, I love dancing you move your whole body when you dance and it is so much fun! Doing sexy dance moves which have you to move your hips and to twist is a very effective way of getting that extra baggage off. Check out some of the dance workout videos or if you know how to move that body, create your own workout dance routine. Layoff the beer and the liquor which can make your metabolism unstable and make absorb unwanted extra calories. If you smoke, then stop. Smoking does a great deal of harm to your body; it decreases your appetite, effects breathing, your heart etc. If you don’t eat right and can’t breathe right how are you going to find the energy and the breath to lose weight and exercise?

Go for more grilled foods; leave the greasy foods alone they mean you no good! When grilling, the fat from the foods drips into the grill and makes the meats you eat healthier. Some people tend to forget that the beverages you drink have calories, sugars and fat. So beware and watch the calories from your drinks. Last but not least, stress plays a big roll in weight gain and weight loss. Stress harms the body in many ways so try to stay stress free it will help the body function more properly.

I hope this will be of great benefit to you it has for me. Love yourself and know that being healthy means living longer, looking better and having a more fulfilling life.


Anita C. McCants said...

Great Post!
Also deep breathing encourages
your body to burn fat. I've been
practicing deep breathing
everyday throughout the day
for about two weeks now, and
I can see a big difference
already. I also noticed that
I don't feel sluggish anymore.

Laura said...

I've been trying to get rid of my belly for...let's see...my daughter is now 13. But after 2 c-sections, having to have my uterus repaired & then a hysterectomy, I have no stomach muscles left. Plus, I really don't like to exercise.

AManda said...

I've recently started walking/jogging to lose some weight so hopefully it will work for me too