Summer is fast approaching and you know what that means….
The two most terrifying words in the English language for many people…
Yes indeed many people are carrying around excess belly fat, and although it can be hidden under colder weather gear, bathing suits and summer clothes are rather unforgiving.
The thing is, needing to suck in your gut on the beach is not the only danger of having excess belly fat.
Because it can also increase your risk of heart disease, kidney disease and even dementia
But the good news is you CAN say goodbye to belly fat and ALL of its dangers for good!
And hello to a nice flat stomach
Yup—you know what I’m talking about. The third most terrifying word in the English language to many:
But note that all exercise is not created equal, especially when it comes to getting rid of belly fat.
You see, while sit-ups are very good for strengthening your abdominal muscles, they don’t really do much to shrink your “pooch.”
To burn fat anywhere
in your body, you need to engage in cardio activities like jogging, running, kickboxing, cycling and swimming—activities that raise your heart rate.
Work in some interval training as well. Studies have shown that quick bursts of intense exercise followed by slower “resting” periods are very effective in stoking your fat burning furnace.
Get your doctor’s OK and get moving
to shrink that belly fat now.
Step 2- Eat for lower triglycerides
Fat accumulation anywhere on your body is a perfect illustration of your triglycerides
in action—they are your body’s main type of fat.
To help reduce your body’s accumulation of triglycerides and in turn deflate your spare tire, you need to know what causes elevated triglycerides to begin with, then do something
Here are the three main culprits:
- Eating too many refined carbohydrates such as white flour, processed grains, sweets, and other sugar-containing foods, plus
- Eating too many saturated fats, especially trans-fats, plus
- Having too few antioxidants in your system
So if you want hopes of slashing those triglycerides in your system and burning that fat, you’ve got to adopt a healthier diet of real
foods (that provide natural sources of antioxidants), nix the processed/refined garbage, and get sources of healthy fats.
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Step 3- Supplement with Omega-3 essential fatty acids
Omega-3 essential fatty acids can safely lower blood triglyceride levels by up to 65%!
Fewer triglycerides cruising through your blood means less of them available to add to your belly fat supply!
Plus Omega-3 EFAs are absolutely crucial for reducing arterial inflammation and supporting proper brain functioning—which are other concerns associated with excess belly fat.
The impressive resume of Omega-3 EFAs continues to grow, and that’s why supplementing with a fish oil blend like VitalMega-3
can be so helpful for SO many people!
The recommended 2 gel caps a day dosage give you 2,000 mg of pure top-grade fish oil, including 1,200 mg of triglyceride-lowering, anti-inflammatory, brain-loving Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Most people don’t realize this, but chronic stress can add to your belly.
You see, stress makes your body produce the hormone cortisol, which can deplete lean muscle and make your body hold on to fat in the belly region. It also enlarges your fat cells, allowing them to store more
Regular exercise like I mentioned in number 1 above is a great way to de-stress.
Also you can try counseling, therapy, yoga, meditation, prayer, deep breathing, acupuncture, massage therapy, hobbies, visualization, Tai chi, aromatherapy, biofeedback and hypnosis.
Even adopting a pet has been shown to help! So pay a visit to your local animal shelter if you decide this is right for you.
Now that you know all of the risks of your belly blubber, it’s time to get going, put the 4 steps I’ve outlined above in place, and get rid of that spare tire for good!
You just may end up helping to create a much healthier you as a result.
And of course you’ll look great in a bathing suit too!
To your health,
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