Whether you’re headed to the beach, prepping for a special occasion or just want to jump-start weight loss and a healthier lifestyle, you can set the foundation by blasting belly fat in one week.
And while it is unlikely you reach your major transformation in a week, you will be setting the groundwork to a road of successful weight loss. You will kick start your metabolism and reduce tummy fat.
Here at The Healthy Mommy, we are all about healthy weight loss and a healthier and happier you.
Read on to learn about the steps you can take this week to help you shift some of that tummy fat.
Losing belly fat
Belly fat can actually be dangerous for your health and for most people, figuring out how to lose that tummy fat is often the hardest part of their health and weight loss journey.
How much belly fat (or any fat for that rather) you lose and how quickly is dependent on a few factors, including age, fitness level, blood pressure, and body fat start weight.
BMR is another important factor. This is your Basal Metabolic Rate and is a measurement of how many calories you burn when you’re at resting state. It is normally measured in the morning.
If you don’t know your BMR – You can use The Healthy Mommy’s BMR calculator on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app.
5 Ways to lose belly fat
1. Try HIIT workouts
Performing exercises of higher intensity for shorter periods of time and short rest breaks in between is a quick and easy way to burn belly fat and increase your metabolism.
HIIT workouts burn the same amount of calories in half the time as long, endurance-based workouts.
You can try squeezing 3-4 HIIT workouts into your exercise regime this week to help blast belly fat.
Try the HIIT workouts on the28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app.
2. Avoid added sugars
A high intake of sugar has been linking to many health conditions such as obesity, dental cavities, high blood sugar, diabetes, and belly fat!
To blast belly fat, it’s time to cut out that added sugar. This includes anything processed such as soda, most packaged sauces, confectionery, processed cakes, cookies, ice cream, and pastries.
You can learn more about how to reduce your sugar intake here.
3. Blast your bloating
A bloated tummy is often confused with a fat tummy and is very often diet and food-related.
According to research, an improvement with bloating can be seen when small tweaks are made with your diet, also when a probiotic containing Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis is taken on a regular basis.
You can either consume probiotics through food like yogurt or other foods that boost levels of good gut bacteria or if you prefer, you can take daily probiotic supplements. to keep your digestive system regulated and reduce a bloated stomach.
Apple cider vinegar is also a great way to help get rid of bloating and support digestion.
4. Eat foods rich in fiber
Eating fiber helps keep your gut healthy and helps to keep you regular. Like probiotics, fiber can also help with bloating.
Studies show that fiber can also help you to lose that belly fat.
When considering this, it is important to know that not all fiber is created equal. It is that soluble fiber that may be particularly effective at reducing the harmful belly fat.
Soluble fiber is found in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some fruits and vegetables.
The best way to get more fiber is to eat a lot of plant foods like vegetables and fruit. Legumes are also a good source, as well as some cereals like whole oats.
5. Clean up your diet…entirely!
The good news is that many of the foods you choose to eat affect your stomach area, and you can choose to eat foods that will help reduce bloating and inflammation rather than hinder it. For instance, here are 9 foods to ditch to get rid of tummy fat.
By following a healthy meal plan, such as the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Meal Plan, you’ll be taking a crucial step towards getting rid of tummy fat.
Are you ready to become a Healthy Mommy?
Our Challenge is designed by moms FOR MOMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.
The Challenge is home to customizable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises moms can do AT HOME.
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