Saturday, April 5, 2008

Lose Weight! Burn Belly Fat!

  1. Eat less, but eat more often. If possible, eat 4-5 meals a day. This helps your metabolism and blood sugar to stay level as well. This does require a change in your schedule. Eat less within 6 hours of your bed time. You're less likely to burn the calories closer to your bed time. It's fine to eat a large breakfast and lunch because your body will be working on burning those calories for the whole day. Large dinners are likely to go unburned and converted into fat.
  2. Do not skip breakfast. If you don't have time to prepare breakfast, buy healthy breakfast bars or those smoothies on the go. It is important to eat breakfast to jump start your metabolism and give you energy for the day. Otherwise you will probably end up falling back on unhealthy foods during the day. Yogurt is also known to boost your metabolism.
  3. Increase your fiber intake. Fiber acts as negative calories. It's also filling and healthy for your digestive system. Make it a part of every meal.
  4. Eat slowly and chew more. Take time to enjoy your meals. This will help you to finish at the same time as others, and you'll not be tempted by a second helping. Also, chewing more will ensure you get the most out of all the food and it will be digested faster. The more you chew, the more your appetite will be satiated.
  5. Drink more water every day. Stay hydrated. Eight cups of water each day will help you to feel full. If you're a heavy soda drinker, limit your soda. Note that people drinking diet sodas tend to drink more and feel less satisfied, leading ultimately to a higher calorie intake. Just one extra soda each day can add tons of calories. water will clear out your system, and make you feel better, it is even clinicly proven to even clear up your skin!

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