The Best Way To Lose Body Fat From The Tummy

You may have heard the saying "a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips". Well it is actually the tummy area that is the first place to start storing fat and the last place to let it go - this is why so many people of a certain age suffer from middle age spread. The best way to lose body fat is by a combination of choosing the right diet and exercising the right areas.

Here you will find advice about how to trim up that tummy area and keep the fat at bay in the longer term. Let's start by breaking the process down into 3 areas:

Raising your metabolic rate

By speeding up your metabolism, your body is naturally burning more calories. One of the easiest ways to do this is to take a brisk 10 minute walk every few hours through the day. You can also encourage your body to burn more calories by drinking at least four pints of iced water per day (the calories are used by the process your body uses to heat up the water before absorbing it into your system). This also has a cleansing effect and helps flush away any fat which has been released.

Eating the right foods

Some foods naturally speed up your metabolism for a few hours after eating them. Others take more energy to digest than they contain. Eating plenty of fibre also helps cleanse your body of fat and makes your digestive system more efficient. Low fat dairy foods and vegetables that contain high amounts of calcium also encourage the release of stored fat, especially around the waist

Exercising the correct areas of your tummy

Contrary to what you might expect, doing a hundred sit ups every morning will not flatten your stomach. The area of your tummy that stores fat is actually behind the ab muscles you associate with a "six-pack". The best way to lose body fat around the stomach can be done while you are in the car, at your desk or sat watching TV. Simply imagine you are trying to "hold your tummy in". Recreate the muscle tension you would use in this scenario and tense/release this muscle ten or fifteen times. You can do this as often as you like through the day and should start noticing a difference to your waistline within a couple of weeks.

Using a Pilates ball is also a good way of exercising the mid region. I now sit on one in my office instead of a chair. All the time I am working at my computer, my stomach and back muscles are being toned naturally as my body adjusts to balancing on the ball.

To recap, the best way to lose body fat is to combine the simple exercises I have mentioned, with a few of the "negative calorie foods" (carrots, oranges, broccoli, cabbage) included in a reduced fat diet and to encourage your metabolism to speed up a little using the techniques I have described. If you want to find out more information about speeding up your metabolism to lose body fat more quickly, why not visit the following resource site for dieters



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