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What You Need to Know to Lose Belly Fat

Sep 30, 2015 03:59PM ● By Roy Gutierrez

Do you want to get rid of some belly fat. And you can’t help but be on the lookout for that magical exercise that will give you flat abs once-and-for-all. Sorry to burst your bubble, but all the ab crunches in the world won’t make a dent in your belly bulge if your lifestyle is not healthy.
This isn’t a cutting edge discovery. In fact, by now it’s common knowledge that spot reduction is a myth. And yet, time after time, I’m asked to reveal the exercise, or exercise machine, that gets rid of stomach fat. There is no such magical machine or exercise.
The magic is found in altering your diet and exercise routine to promote fat loss from your overall body, including—but not limited to—your midsection. Here’s how to really get rid of that belly fat.

Flat Belly Tip #1: Cut Out Processed Foods. You know how Disneyland has the FastPass tickets that allow you to cut to the front of the ride lines? Consider processed foods as a FastPass ticket to belly fat. I wouldn’t be surprised if future studies show that the over-processing, chemical additives and high fructose corn syrup pumped into processed foods add fat specifically around your belly. If you want to lose pounds, stay away from sugars, sodas, chemically-altered fats, processed, packaged, fried and preserved foods.

Flat Belly Tip #2: Eat Fresh, Whole Foods. Once you’ve cut the garbage out of your diet, fill in the void with fresh foods such as:

• Green veggies

• Whole fruit

• Lean, high quality meat

• Colorful veggies

• Whole grains, in moderation


While these foods may seem boring at first, stick with them long enough and you’ll grow to love the unadulterated flavor of real food. Eating a diet filled with the foods listed above will give your body all the nutrients it needs to shed pounds and lean out.


Flat Belly Tip #3: A Consistent, Challenging Exercise Program. The absolute best way to fight the battle of the belly bulge is with a consistent, challenging exercise program.

Consistent: You should exercise 3 to 5 times each week.

Challenging: If you want to see results, then keep your body guessing with new exercises and varied intensity.


Roy Gutierrez has been a fitness coach/personal trainer for more than 20 years. He believes achieving your fitness, weight management or athletic goals is a "one step-at-a-time" process, starting with a positive mental attitude to learn about acquiring good health first. If you are interested in post-rehabilitation, senior or general fitness, weight management with nutritional guidance, body conditioning, sport-specific athletic training or bodybuilding, Gutierrez’ exercise programs are specifically crafted to match your personal situation and goals, getting you into the best shape of your life.


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