How To Lose Belly Fat
How To Lose Belly Fat
Phoenix – 1. Exercise no more than 45 minutes a day to reduce excess cortisol, the hormone that stores belly fat. Dubbed the “stress hormone,” cortisol helps our bodies deal with stress and can have some positive effects in the short term. Long-term, however, elevated level of cortisol can have several detrimental effects, including increased abdominal fat.
When it comes to exercise, you want to get in 30 minutes a day, four or five days a week, but be careful about going longer.
“When you go over that 45-minute threshold, cortisol, which is a stress hormone in the body, elevates tremendously,” Damaceno explained. At the same time, testosterone levels drop.
“You’re doing the opposite of what you’re really trying to accomplish,” she said.
2. Drink two cups of green tea every day.
3. Eat good-quality lean protein. Go organic if you can.
4. Come in and have our physician order blood test to check all three estrogen levels — estriol, estradiol and estrone. “If you can adjust those three estrogens, you can make a big difference,” Damaceno said.
5. Consider taking a supplement with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Studies have shown that taking 6 games of CLA per day can decrease belly fat by up to 30 percent.
Bonus tip: Green coffee bean extract is proven to significantly lower belly fat. Dr. Oz featured the supplement on his show, citing “a staggering newly released study” that “triggered unprecedented excitement for a weight-loss study.” According to that study, participants lost an average of 17 pounds in 22 weeks by doing nothing more than taking this supplement.
The Top 10 Foods That Burn Belly Fat & The Top 10 Foods That Store Belly Fat
The most powerful way to lose belly fat for women is to eat foods that burn belly fat and increase metabolism. But just as important as the foods to eat are the foods to avoid.
How Do Foods Burn Belly Fat?
It’s so much easier to remember and motivate yourself to change your diet if you understand the reasons behind it I think.
Our metabolism is determined by the balance of our hormones, which are the master controllers of our mood, how our skin looks, cravings, sleep as well as all of the metabolic functions like how your body uses food as energy, where it will get the energy from, whether to store or burn calories and the list goes on and on… and on!
So the key to burning belly fat is to eat foods that balance the hormones that effect belly fat storage and belly fat burning.
Our amazing bodies evolved to store excess energy as fat for times when food wasn’t available. An incredible creation that kept our species alive BUT in this age of ‘Supersize’ fast food, that incredible creation is now the reason why we’re fat… our bodies are storing excess calories as fat for the times when food isn’t around, but we NEVER have those times!!!!
The main hormones that effect belly fat fall into the 2 categories:
Hormones that store belly fat
Hormones that burn belly fat
Hormones that store belly fat in women:
Estrogen (More specifically Estrone)
Hormones that burn belly fat in women:
The following lists of foods will decrease the production of the belly storing hormones and increase the belly burning hormones:
Top 10 Foods That STORE Belly Fat And DECREASE Metabolism:
It is as important to avoid foods and ingredients in foods that increase the bad hormones as it is to eat the foods that increase the good hormones.
Processed & Refined Foods
Artificial Colours, Flavours, Additives
Processed Soy Products
High GI Carbs
Saturated & Trans Fats
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Top 10 Foods That BURN Belly Fat And INCREASE Metabolism:
Cruciferous Vegetables – Broccoli, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage etc.
Green Leafy Vegetables
Beans – eg Red Kidney
Tuna & Salmon
Garlic and Onions
Pure Whey Protein
Just by following the foods to avoid and foods that burn belly fat list and managing your meals around that will dramatically improve your metabolism and you will burn belly fat without having to count calories and feel hungry.