It’s summertime is yet to come and I imagine you’re reading this article because you’ve about to throw away those baggy jumpers and you want to get rid of the belly fat, well you’ve come to the right article because I’m going to tell you with the help of science, how to get rid of belly fat.
Now what I won’t be doing in this article is, telling you to do something extreme like a thousand sit ups a day from a pole hanging, upside down because well it’s a little difficult and also my tips are actually better.
However if you do mix exercise with my tips then the results will be even better. So, before we begin, please remember that belly fat can also be a sign that your health is at risk of other conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, so not only is getting rid of your belly fat going to make you look better it’s also the make you healthier.
So I guess it’s a win-win situation.
Now dietitians recommend that if you eat 500 less calories than your daily requirement every day, you’re going to be losing about 0.45 kilograms every 7 days which is about 1.8 kilograms every four weeks which is pretty incredible to say you’re gonna be losing that much weight without doing any extra exercise just by eating less food.
Now you’re probably thinking that “I already know this”. Everybody knows this eat less food — lose more weight which you are correct but here’s how you do it properly.
According to a study done from Oxford University, which leads me on to:
Tip #1: so to do this you’re going to have to get rid of snacks between meals you’re going to be having three meals a day and no snacks between them if you do snack, you’re probably not going to hit that target of 500 calories less than your daily requirement.
Tip #2: It’s all about portion size, so you don’t need to change what you eat but you are gonna have to change your portion size and I’m going to tell you all about that next. So in the study, participants were told to eat no more than a fist sized portion at each meal so what does this mean? This means that you can only have a daily intake of three fist-sized full of carbs, two palm-sized portions of lean protein and two cupfuls of vegetable or salad.
The participants could also have two fist sizes of fruit and they could also have two servings of fat or oil covering the tip of the thumb. Now participants could also have 200ml’s of skimmed or semi skimmed milk or if they didn’t want to have milk, they could have two pots or two 125gram pots of natural low-calorie yogurt.
Tip #3: Now in the study, participants were told that they could eat their usual foods, which is great. You can do that too but remember if your usual food consists of high sugary foods or high fat foods like fast food for example, then you’re gonna need to avoid it.
Now when it comes to the results of this study, it’s pretty incredible. But before we go there, there was also another group in this study, who didn’t change their diet but instead did 10-minute abdominal workouts every day for six weeks and it had a great result. There was a two centimeter reduction in their waistline but the clear winner of this study was our group the diet control group so after six weeks there was a reduction of 5 centimeters in the waistline which is incredible.
There was also improvements in health parameters like blood pressure, blood glucose and lipids. Now just imagine for a second if you were to mix the abdominal workout group with the diet control group which is our group.
Just imagine the results now.
Please remember if you have thought about getting unlicensed diet pills because it might seem like a quick fix solution. Just remember this that the contents are unknown, unproven and untested. Also 2 in 3 people have reported serious side effects from them.
Try these tips and share your experience in the comments section.