Archive for November, 2011
Losing belly fat can be confusing. And with so many different weight loss fitness plans and diets, sometimes it can be tough to tell the facts from fiction. As you move into a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and exercise, keep an eye out for these top 10 myths of losing belly fat.
1. Sit ups and crunches will help you lose your belly. It might seem to make sense that if you want to lose belly fat, then you should do exercises that involve your stomach. But this is not true. Fat loss training should involve full body movements that get your heart rate cranked. And sit ups, crunches, and other typical “ab” exercises do not move the body through a great enough range of motion to garner this effect. Abdominal exercises may give you strength in your core area, but they will do little to actually [...]
When you are trying to lose belly fat, it can be frustrating when you think you are doing everything right but the scale just won’t seem to budge. If you are experiencing frustration with your weight loss efforts and you are not sure what you are doing wrong, check to see if you are making one of these four fat loss mistakes.
1. Relying on grain based carbohydrates.
If you’re diet consists largely of bread, pasta, cereal, rice and other grain based foods, it is going to be challenging to lose weight. Don’t believe the old government endorsed food pyramid that promoted grains as the base of your diet. Most of your carbohydrates should be coming from vegetables for optimum weight loss. If you decide to keep the grain based carbohydrates in your diet, be sure to keep your portion sizes small.
2. Staying within your comfort zone when [...]
Without a doubt, diet is the most important component to weight loss success. It is also the source of the most confusion.
With the latest celebrity diet fads constantly gleaming from bookstore shelves and glossy magazines, it’s no wonder you are confused about how to eat for fat loss. If you are feeling unsure of where to start, refer to this Beginner’s Guide To Fat Loss Nutrition to get you headed in the right direction.
Eat real food.
Real food grew from the ground or had a heart beat at one time. If you set it out on the counter, it will spoil in a relatively short time. If it has an ingredient list, there will be no more than a few items listed and you will be able to pronounce and recognize all of the ingredients. Real food likely does not come in a box or wrapper. So [...]
Not knowing where to start, can be the biggest hurdle to getting started. And with all of the workout choices available when you are trying to lose fat, it’s easy to get lost in the options. Use this Beginner’s Guide To Fat Loss Workouts to get you started and keep you on track.
Train at home or go to the gym?
Whether you choose to go to a gym or do your fat loss training at home, you can still have effective fat loss workouts. You don’t need any equipment for exercise, but many people enjoy using free weights or cardio machines. The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter where you workout, it only matters that you select an environment that you will use consistently.
Start with the basics.
You don’t need the intricate moves of an Olympic Weightlifter to get started losing fat. All you need to do [...]
Losing belly fat does not have to be complicated. Any effective weight loss program is going to be comprised of these four simple steps:
1. Eat real food. Regardless of the type of diet you follow, it’s most important to eat food that is not the result of extensive processing. Nearly all food items that come in the flashy and colorful packaging of a box or a wrapper should be avoided. Taking a look at the ingredient list on the food item is the best way to determine if it is “real food”. The less ingredients listed, the better. As an example, a bag of raw almonds will simply have “almonds” listed in the ingredients. And the best foods for losing belly fat – fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish – won’t even have ingredient lists.
In addition to eating food that is not processed, it is also important to [...]