1) Don’t Diet
At least not in the traditional sense. When you restrict your calorie intake too much, your body senses you are going into starvation mode, so it responds by slowing down your metabolic rate in an effort to make the most of the food it is getting.
Instead, eat more. “What, I’m trying to lose weight and you are telling me to eat more?” Yes, but you have do it right by eating the healthy types and amounts of food. To keep your metabolism operating at peak efficiency, and to burn as many calories you can, eat six small meals, or three larger meals with a snack each in the morning and afternoon per day, consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, lean meats and whole grains. This “diet” has a lot of bulk and will keep you full, but is not loaded with saturated fat, sugar and calories. Continue reading
Belly fat, actually called visceral fat, are fat cells that collect in the front of your body just above your waistline. While normally associated with people having a large girth, skinny people can also have visceral fat too – it is just hidden deep in their abdominal cavity. Think of it as the fat that is inside your body that surrounds your organs. This fat is different from the subcutaneous fat that lies just under your skin.
So why is having belly fat a bigger deal than having the same amount of fat in other areas of the body? Belly fat is different from other stored fat. Researchers have found that belly fat easily breaks down into fatty acids that drain directly into the liver. Once there it triggers Continue reading