Hey guys, in this article I’m going to share with you 7 steps to lose belly fat fast.
Eat Fat-Burning Food
We know fiber helps cleanse the colon. It helps you detox and really helps you stay fuller longer. So you’ve got to get fiber in your diet.
Protein is what you’re gonna turn into muscle, and muscle actually burns body fat and what keeps your metabolism elevated.
You want to switch your body from being a sugar burner to a fat burner, so consuming a diet where your body’s actually burning more fat and you’re eating a lower amount of carbs is typically better for the body.
Get plenty of herbs in your diet, things like turmeric, cayenne pepper, ginger, basil. These herbs actually contain compounds that activate fat-burning things within your body. For instance, cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a compound that’s thermogenic that actually helps you burn body fat.
Avoid Sugar and Grains
If you’re consuming a lot of sugar and conventionally, especially, processed grains, your body’s going to store those as body fat. Sugar is hidden everywhere.
Fruit juices, wheat bread products, white bread products, pasta, potato chips, all of these are processed. They’re high in sugar or really quickly digestible carbohydrates. You want to get those things out of your diet completely.
Fasting has been used for thousands of years to support the body in burning fat and burning it fast, and so one of the popular forms of fasting that there’s a lot of research behind today is intermittent fasting.
Now, most of us eat right when we wake up in the morning and even do a snack before bed. With intermittent fasting, you’re typically eating in-between, like, in maybe a six-hour window.
You’re giving your body a larger period of time to cleanse, to heal, for your organs to function, specifically, and it actually allows your body to release more human growth hormone, which, in turn, can help you burn body fat. So again, intermittent fasting can be a great way to burn fat as well.
That stands for high-intensity interval training, also known as burst training, or Tabata workouts also fall into this category.
HIIT training is exercising like a sprinter rather than a marathon runner. Just think about sprinter. If you’ve seen some of those gold medalist runners, they’re very lean. I mean, it doesn’t look like there’s an ounce of body fat on them. A lot of people today get on the treadmill, they go at a slow, steady pace. Think about what a marathon runner looks like. Most of them actually do store some belly fat. They don’t have this ripped six-pack. Versus sprinters, they’re so toned, they’re so defined. You want to exercise like a sprinter rather than a marathon runner or do a combination of some weight training with burst training or a high-intensity interval training, hands down, the best way to burn fat.
One example of this could be getting on a bike maybe in a spin class, and you go really hard for 30 seconds, you go easy for 30 seconds. Or going to your local track or on a treadmill, you’re running for a minute, you’re walking for a minute. Those are some examples of doing that high-intensity interval training that works for burning fat fast.
Emotional stress will absolutely cause cortisol to increase, which, in turn, can lower melatonin production and human growth hormone, which will cause you to store body fat.
A great thing to do is go out in nature and go for a walk. One of the things I do is I go to my local park and go for a walk out in nature every single day. That’s stress-relieving. You can also get out a sheet of paper. On one side, write down all the things that are stressing you out. On the other side, write down all the things that bring joy to your life that you love doing. Schedule in the things you love. Take these things that are causing stress, and find ways to get them out of your life. By doing so, it actually helps you burn fat in a hormonal manner.
Get more sleep
I saw a recent medical study that showed if you are getting less than seven hours of sleep a night, or six hours less as well, what happens is your body stores more body fat. You’ve got to get plenty of quality sleep.
Go to bed earlier is really one of the keys to doing that. I recommend going to bed the very latest 11:00, and by doing that, you’re going to put your body in a state to where you’re going to get better-quality sleep.
Medical studies have proven getting eight hours of sleep a night of quality sleep can absolutely help you burn fat and lose bad belly fat and weight.
Try ketogenic diet
Every time you wake up in the morning, you look leaner and more fit because your body has been burning body fat even while you’re sleeping at night. That’s the key to the ketogenic diet.
You’re eliminating almost all carbs from your diet, and you’re consuming lots of fat, a small to moderate amount of protein, and a little bit of fiber, and that’s really it during your diet.
You also, during a ketogenic diet, you want to get a lot of coconut oil in your diet, a lot of avocados, a lot of healthy other fats and oils like wild salmon in your diet, a diet very high in fat. By doing that, it’s going to help you burn fat and lose weight.
Add metabolism boosters
I actually believe one of the best metabolism boosters is bone broth. Bone broth contains certain types of amino acids that support metabolism. You can actually get bone broth in a protein powder form into a bone broth powdered protein in a smoothie every single morning that’s great.
Also, certain herbs like capsaicin, which is found in cayenne pepper, has a thermogenic nature.
Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, which is great for blood glucose levels. Ginger is very warming to the body. It can help burn body fat as well.
And also doing adaptogenic herbs, such as holy basil and ashwagandha, and Rhodiola is great for rejuvenating the adrenals and thyroid, which, hormonally, can help you burn fat and lose weight.
So again, add in more herbs to your diet, add in some bone broth. By doing that, that’s going to help take your metabolism to another level.
Legs + core workout
Now, in terms of exercise, this is important. You want to do some weight training, and you want to do some core workouts, where you’re working your core. But actually, the most beneficial type of workout for burning belly fat is working your largest muscle groups, such as your legs and your back muscles. You really want to burn fat, do lots of body weight squats, so heavier weights or moderate weights, but lots of squats, lots of deadlifts, lots of lunges.
Working your legs in weightlifting actually is going to help you burn fat and then also doing larger muscle groups. Like, your back has really large muscle groups, your lats, your rhomboids, so doing pulldowns and pullups or rows. Those exercises are all great.
Workout on an empty stomach
Probably the best time to work out is you wake up first thing in the morning and you work out and then you eat after your workout. But again, working out on an empty stomach, especially first thing in the morning actually can help raise human growth hormone, which is amazing for anti-aging, but burning fat all the time. So again, if you really want to lose weight, work out on an empty stomach.