When it comes to losing weight, an area targeted in particular is our belly. It is a goal of many to get a lean, toned stomach and reduce belly fat.
Here we have provided some habits, suggestions and changes you could take on to maintain, avoid or reduce any stubborn belly fat!
Green tea aids in fat loss as it helps mobilise fat from fat cells. This will release fat into the bloodstream and encourages the body to use it a primary energy source - therefore eliminating fat. Green tea is one of the most beneficial and healthiest beverages in the world.
To include Green Tea in your diet you can either drink or supplement it (green tea extract) . Although drinking the tea is beneficial, supplements can have a stronger dosage and are a easier and more convenient source to take. For you information, 1ml of Green Tea extract is equivalent to roughly drinking 8-10 cups of Green Tea.
Green tea also has the benefits of...
- When green tea extract is used during exercise, burning fat is increased.
- It boosts metabolism and assists the body more more calories each day.
- Acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body fighting off free radicals (toxins) in the body which could potentially harm and damage healthy cells.
- Green tea naturally contains high levels of caffeine which have been proven to increase the body's core temperature, aid in fat loss, therefore encouraging the body to burn more fat.
- Will help you keep regular in the bathroom. Green tea will promote the excretion or urine. Any supplement that encourages this body reaction is known as a diuretic which excretes fluid retention within the body. This will help with factors such as bloating and in results of a summer body, you will look more shredded.
A Green Tea extract supplement we have available is...
Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides. This encourages the body to use fat stored into energy production. Coconut oil also has the great benefit that it will not raise cholesterol levels.
Believe it or not, but eating healthy fats, such as coconut oil, actually enhances and aids in weight loss. Healthy fats will burn body fat, keep you fuller for longer, are great for for brain and joint function and adds flavour to your meals.
Keeping your fluids up provides many health benefits. In regards to fat loss keeping hydrated will..
- Aid in weight loss as it will assist in the break down of fat
- Increase metabolic rate
- Keep you regular in going to the bathroom, flushing out waste and toxins - detoxifier.
- Will helps with digestion and cure stomach acid problems
- Prevent you from feeling fatigued - so you have more energy, control calorie intake and burns fat
- Water contains no sugar, carbs or calories.
To ensure you are drinking enough fluids, it is suggested keeping a water bottle handy and available at all times to encourage drink flow.
So why not try our Spartan jugs? They hold 2.2L of water - this is equivalent to the recommended daily intake of fluid. We suggest you fill your Spartans Jug up with water at the beginning of the day and ensure you finish it by the end of the day. If you can drink more, that is a great effort.
Firstly, let us begin as to why sleep is a necessity. Sleep is needed as it....
- Stabalises blood sugar levels
- Reduces stress levels
- Builds your muscles
- Replenishes your body
- Cells repair themselves
- Will result in better moods
- Can aid in weight loss
- Rechargers your brain
- Can prevent disease
and provides many more benefits!
While you sleep, hormonal production, metabolism and nerve functions are happening. If you are not getting adequate sleep, these functions will not perform, meaning metabolism of fat cells could potentially be impaired and hence accumulate.
In particular, it is very important you learn to be calm, relax and chill. If you are in an unsteady state the secretion of the hormone, cortisol will rise. This will build up fat, in particular the belly.
Some products we have available for sleep are...
**Sleep supplements are not something to rely on or take religiously. They are available to assist if you really need sleep 'NOW'. If you are having trouble sleeping naturally, we advise you seek an expert or local GP.
You are What You Eat
Keep in mind, the saying is true, you are what you eat. What you eat will reflect on the outside. Remove the common misconception out of mind, that to lose weight, you need to eat like a rabbit. To lose weight you need to eat wholesome, generous, quality food portions of course keeping in mind nutritional value and balance.
For fat related problems, diet is the leading cause of excess and unwanted fat in the body. Junk and food with high amount of calories should be greatly avoided. Food rich in fibre and lean protein is rather recommended.
You may like to read our previous blog post 'Fat Burning Foods' containing food that will help burn your fat away.
In reality, diet is number one when it comes to fat loss and secondly, comes exercise. Physical activity should be performed regularly. Do something you love, enjoy and makes you feel happy! Whether it be cardio, weight lifting, group classes... just get moving!
Target Belly Fat
Fat loss will come from a conjunction of a healthy, balanced diet, a dedicated training program and a change in lifestyle, habits and thoughts. It is achievable. You just need to set a goal, focus and believe in yourself you can do this!
Remember, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Small progress is better than no progress and don't give up nor be hard on yourself.
Hopefully this article will and has given you a kick start!
Looking or wanting to speed up the fat burning process? You may like to consider implementing a fat burner (a fat loss supplement) into your diet.
Fat burners are thermogenics. They will help to assist the body to boost metabolism, decrease appetite, increase and support energy levels and promote the reduction of water weight within the body.
We ask you to keep in mind the common misconception, and it cannot be stressed enough, that a fat burner is not a magic pill. It is purely a supplement along side a very dedicated training program and a well balanced diet that will help and should ensure to show results.
Our top fat burners we currently have in stock are...
*If you would like to learn more about or how to choose the best fat burner for you, you may like to read one our latest articles 'Fat Burners: Choosing the Best One For You'
We also advise using Acetyl Carnitine into a fat loss stack to enhance results. Carnitine is a fat metaboliser that will convert stubborn fat cells into energy production..