Why Fat Loss Is Easy: Advanced Tips to Burn Belly Fat

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Diet, Fitness, Nutrition | Posted on 20-06-2012-05-2008

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Why is it EASY to burn belly fat? If it were so easy, wouldn’t everyone be able to do it? Well, everyone IS able to do it. Take a look at the amazing transformation stories you see in magazines. They are just everyday people like you and I…the only difference is the commitment they made to following advanced fat loss tips.

Fat loss is easy once you realize how hard it is. Once you understand that you can’t get the body of your dreams from walking an extra flight of stairs each day, you’ll realize that you have to get serious about your nutrition and strength and interval workouts. Once you do that, the fat will come off fast!

If you want advanced results, you must use advanced fat loss methods. End of story. There are no magic pills or potions.

Here are 3 more tips that will help you burn belly fat and breakthrough your fat loss plateau…

1) Eat 8 times per day.

In the past 5-10 years, it’s become common knowledge that we should all eat smaller, more frequent meals. In fact, one study from 2005 showed that doing so helped reduce cholesterol and burn more calories than eating 2-3 meals per day.

And so for our advanced fat loss approach, we’re going to bump that up to 8 meals per day. Here’s how you would do that:

Breakfast
Mid-morning snack
Lunch
Afternoon snack
Pre-workout
Post-workout
Dinner
Evening snack

With each meal and snack (except pre- & post-workout) focusing on lean protein, healthy fats, and fiber-rich vegetables and fruit (for pre- and post-workout, stick with 20g protein and a half-serving of fruit).

Start your day immediately with 2 cups of water, 3 fish oil caps, and 20g of lean protein, and then have your a fiber-rich breakfast. This meal will help dictate your blood sugar for the rest of the morning and into the afternoon. So if you blow it on breakfast, you’ve might actually have blown it for the entire day.

(And if you workout at other times of the day, just adjust the schedule and move about the pre- and post-workout meals).

2) Eat more fiber-rich vegetables at each meal.

This means broccoli with your omelet, spinach at lunch, and peppers and asparagus at dinner. Other ways to get more green include snacking on raw pieces of broccoli and peppers all day. Aim for 8 servings of green, fiber-rich vegetables over the course of the day.

This is no time to be a child and tell me you don’t like vegetables. Listen, if you can pay your taxes and show up to work on time, you can eat more vegetables.

3) Eat only protein, healthy fats, & fiber between meals.

Here’s a sample snack plan:

– 20g lean protein (from a quality protein shake or 1/2 chicken breast

– 1/2 – 1 oz almonds (22 almonds in an ounce)

– cut up pieces of broccoli or an apple

– And enjoy some Green Tea at this time as well, in addition to a glass of water.

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So those are some tips to take your fat loss plan into the advanced stages.

Now obviously, if you are struggling to just not eat at McDonalds today, then we won’t expect you to follow this plan precisely. But if you set your mind to it, you can make incredible changes in your body.

As I recently said to a client…

“Remember that you are eating for the long-term. Think about what you are putting into your body and the effect that your nutrition will have on your body over the long term. Think about how much better you will feel (immediately) and how you’ll have more energy and be able to think better just by eating better.”

“Think about the positives of eating whole, natural foods rather than the synthetic, artificially preserved foods that are far too common in our diets today.”

“Try and make a small improvement in your eating everyday. You will thank yourself for it tomorrow.”

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men’s Health and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training for Fat Loss have helped thousands of men and women with weight loss and fat burning in less than 45 minutes three times per week. Turbulence Training for Fat Loss workouts help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment. Craig’s bodyweight workouts for fat loss help you lose fat without any equipment at all.

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