5 ways to attack that stubborn belly fat!

July 29, 2009 at 1:38 pm 2 comments

Hey, I exercise regularly and I think I eat pretty healthy so why cant I lose the fat off my “muffin top”?

Are you checking your fluid intake? belly-fat

Water is essential for hydration. A properly hydrated body will burn the fat. Did you know that you can also hydrate by drinking green tea? Unlike coffee and black tea which are known diuretics (leech water from the body) green tea has come up trumps again as not only a source of antioxidants but another healthy way to increase your fluids.

Are you still eating processed cereals?

It is no wonder that by 9 am you are ravenous. Most if not all boxed cereals are high GI which means that the energy from them is not sustainable. Stick to low GI foods like a slice of whole grain bread with poached egg or a vegetable omelette or for non- egg eaters 2 Tbs of plain yoghurt with nuts and fresh fruit.

Are you still doing long boring cardio?

By now you would have heard me talk about intervals and they really do work. Nothing burns the fat faster than interval training. Did you know that you can even do intervals without a treadmill, bike or rower? Just come along to my 2 week trial fit camp to find how much variety you can get with exercises.

Have you been exercising but not doing any resistance training?

If you want to really boost your body’s fat burning ability then start a program of strength training whether it is body weight or some kind of weight you will see results almost immediately.

Are you eating often enough?

The most neglected time of day for the average person is between lunch and tea. For some people it can be between 6 to 8 hrs that they don’t eat and there is nothing like starving the body to slow the metabolism. Around comes dinner time and you are so hungry you eat more than your share and feel over full. Then you sit down and watch tele with all that potential energy and then crawl into bed. Do yourself a favour and have some fruit or yoghurt in the afternoon. Even celery and nut butter or carrots and hummus..

Remember the best results come not only to the informed but to those who apply that information.

Tim James

Certified PT

Australian Kettlebell Instructor

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sit Up Shut Down  |  December 23, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I read several blogs on this topic now and yours is very informative. This is great post with precise measures needed to finally get rid of that stubborn belly fat!

  • 2. Tim James  |  December 27, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Thank you for stopping by!

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