Are you trying to get rid of Stubborn Belly Fat?

 

Are you trying to get rid of stubborn belly fat or just trying to lose 10 pounds to no avail? Stubborn belly fat is a total nuisance, we all agree on that. It not only makes your clothes feel tight and uncomfortable, but it can also be very harmful. It doesn’t matter if you look slim, people with excess visceral fat are at an increased risk of metabolic disease, type 2 diabetes or heart disease.

Breakfast is the meal that breaks your overnight fast. However, many people aren’t eating the right thing. Typical breakfast foods like pancakes, bagels, and fruit juice are carb bombs that spike your blood sugar levels, leaving you ravenous barely an hour later.

To make matters worse, we’ve been told that these highly-processed, high-carbohydrate foods are healthy. But in truth, they contain very little—if any—protein and healthy fat to counterbalance the sugar, and that’s why you crash and burn shortly after eating them.

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The takeaway:

The ideal breakfast is one that contains protein, fat, and complex, low-sugar carbs. Together, these nutrients work to provide you with the sustained energy you need to dominate your morning meetings, push yourself at the gym, or get some decisions made at that PTA meeting.

When you’re trying to lose weight, lunchtime might feel as if you’re in a war zone, especially if the only options are cafeteria fare or fast food. Watch your portions to control calories, and opt for whole, unprocessed foods as often as possible. That might mean packing a lunch to bring to the office or learning to recognize weight-loss-friendly options on a restaurant or cafeteria menu.

Make sure your lunch and all your meals include protein and fiber. These two nutrients are most likely to keep you filled up. Try to keep your calorie intake around 500 calories for lunch. Pay attention to portions to stay within your calorie intake.

Dinner may be more Difficult:

You may have breakfast and lunch covered when it comes to a weight-loss plan. Dinner can prove to be a little more difficult. Stress and temptation can sneak in after a long day at work. Building that perfect plate to satisfy your body and support your goals can feel like a guessing game.

Dinner should be satisfying, loaded with repair-oriented nutrients and including delicious recipes.
While people may associate protein with increased muscle mass and weight gain, adequate protein is necessary for weight loss because it helps you feel full for longer. High-protein foods also take more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them.

When we overindulge in carbohydrate-dense foods like rice, pasta, couscous, and bread basket offerings, excess fuel is stored in the muscles as glycogen. It’s surprising to learn that each gram of glycogen in the muscles also stores around three grams of water. When you reduce your carb intake, it tells the body to burn the surplus fuel and, in turn, eliminates this excess fluid.

Food Myths:

The idea that consuming dietary fat makes you fat is one of the most pervasive food myths out there. Consuming too many macronutrients in excess will result in weight gain. But a healthy fat on your plate adds a ton of flavor and helps keep you full. When it comes to healthy fats, a little goes a long way in delicious recipes.

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Final Thoughts on Stubborn Belly Fat:

We all know what we put into our mouths is important, and one of the most common reasons why people don’t lose weight is they’re not being realistic about what they’re eating.

It’s easy to miscalculate portions or even forget exactly what we ate. Some people find record-keeping helpful when they get serious about weight loss. It’s not necessary to sentence yourself to a lifetime of detailed journaling, but it can be a useful tool if you’re feeling stuck or frustrated.

This can be especially helpful in keeping protein intake at 25% to 30% of calories, as well as making sure fiber intake is in recommended ranges (25 grams a day for women and 38 grams a day for men).

Get rid of stubborn belly fat by eliminating sugar, cutting carbs, eating plenty of fiber and protein, and moving your body. Not only will you like what you see in the mirror, but your overall health will improve drastically.

I hope you found this article helpful. If you have anything that you’d like to share or any opinions on any of the content on my site, please do speak up. I look forward to your comments, questions and the sharing of ideas.

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28 thoughts on “Are you trying to get rid of Stubborn Belly Fat?

  1. This article is helpful to initiate change, but it lacks specifics. Like what breakfast food should I eat that is high in protein and complex low-sugar carbs?

  2. There are a lot of things I’m doing to get rid of my unwanted stubborn belly fat. I usually do exercise and water diet. I think it is very effective.

  3. I was guilty of eating lots of carbs and sweets before. I was able to eat carbs and sweets moderately but I am missing on the exercise part which is very important.

  4. It is really hard to remove that stubborn belly. No matter what I do I can’t rid of it. I can’t say no to carbs.

  5. It really is important to watch out for stubborn belly fat.This article enlightened me more, and it should help other people too.I would share this with a friend.

  6. It’s very hard to remove a stubborn belly fat. I already lost 5 kgs. yet, my belly fat is still there. It really needs a lot of exercise and appropriate diet to get rid of it.

  7. I also heard that eating a spoon full of peanut butter in the morning can help keep you full throughout the day. I think it actually works!

  8. This is eye-opening for me, since I don’t usually eat breakfast. And during the rare times that I do, I just grab the usual like cereals or bagels.

    1. Hi Stephanie, watch out for the bagels. I hope you’ll try to eat a healthy breakfast in the future. Check out our nutrition/diet menu for breakfast ideas. Thanks for sharing, Robert

  9. I have tried to eliminate sugar like sodas in my eating but find it difficult to do. I believe that increasing the quantity of protein and fibers in one’s diet not only can help to eliminate stubborn fat but makes one want to eat less and not be tempted to indulge in snacks and junk food.

  10. You are totally right about dinner being the most difficult part. I have managed to make better choices for breakfast (more protein and less cereal) and lunch (I either prepare my own meals or try to have something as little processed as possible). I have lost about 25 pounds, but I am struggling with the last 10 pounds for my ideal weight, and I’m sure dinner is responsible. My husband can eat anything and never puts own weight, and he loves unhealthy food for dinner. I end up eating the same as he does, which includes a lot of fast food… But I have been looking at other articles and recipes here and I am confident I will be able to make better choices for dinner as well! Thank you for all the information you bring us.

    1. Hello Vanessa, I used to be the same way as your husband. I could eat anything and not gain weight. Not anymore though. I find eating 5 to 6 smaller meals really helps me to eat less at night. Come back and give us an update on how you’re doing. Maybe you can get your husband to eat more healthily. Thanks for sharing, Robert

      1. Hi Robert! I will tell him that he may start to put on weight if he continues like this, because it would be much more helpful if I could cook the same things for both of us. I have seen a few healthy recipes here that I am hoping he will enjoy. I’ll let you know. Thanks again.

        1. Hi Vanessa, he will start gaining weight as he gets older. It’s a fact of life. The dinner recipe ideas on the website are all delicious and nutritional. I personally love them and eat them often. You’re welcome and thanks for the update, Robert

  11. I am but it is a hard thing to do as I get older but not impossible. The smallest way counts for me. A good example is drinking plenty of fluids.

    1. Hi Scott, it’s most important to eat healthy as you get older. I know first-hand that it’s not easy but that it’s very doable. You’ll be glad that you did. Thanks for joining in, Robert

  12. I used to keep a journal of my calorie intake for every meal. It was a bit tedious and I did feel like I was limiting myself, so on weekends I would binge and ruin all the progress I’ve gotten. I’ve since simplified things and just stick to the 80/20 rule. 80% whole foods, 20% everything else. I don’t over-indulge but I DO eat pretty much anything I want as long as 80% of my nutrition comes from nutrient dense, real food. I find that with this method, I am not losing fat as quickly but it is more sustainable in the long run.

  13. Didn’t know about the link between glycogen and water storage. It explains a lot for my weight gain/loss pattern. Thanks for the info!

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