If you are sick and tired of belly fat, check out these proven tips on how to reduce belly fat in 3 easy steps. I know they work because I lost 10 pounds using these steps!
How to Reduce Belly Fat in 3 Easy Steps
Belly fat is a problem shared by most everyone unless you are a workout or diet junkie. I’m NOT, in fact, I hate dieting and I’m not a huge fan of working out.
Here’s the great thing—you don’t have to workout or diet to start losing your belly fat! It’s actually pretty easy, but you do have to do one thing—commit. When you are committed to meeting your goals, there is NOTHING stopping you!
If you are looking to lose weight, reduce stress, sleep better, you are in the right spot! Let’s get started on the journey to being healthy for life.
How to Reduce Belly Fat in 3 Steps!
1. Eat Better, Not Less!
In fact, what you eat plays a much bigger part in weight loss than your exercise routine. You still need to be active, but if you depend only on exercise to lose weight, you may just be spinning your wheels.
Adopting a healthier lifestyle for you and your family can be easy to talk about but difficult to get started without a plan.
One of the main rules of how to reduce belly fat is to eat healthy whole food meals throughout the day. Here’s some quick ideas on how to add more fruits and veggies to your diet.
I eat several times a day with no snacking.
- Morning: healthy meal/ shake
- Lunch: a healthy meal
- Afternoon Snack: Shake or protein bar
- Dinner: a healthy meal
It’s easy to get lost when it comes to eating a healthy meal. If you really want to learn how to reduce belly fat, learn this rule – eat in the proper portions. To eat in the proper portions, here’s what you’ll include on your plate:
- Complex Carbs
Think about this image when you fill your plate. First (and most importantly) fill half your plate with veggies like greens – kale, chard, mustard greens, spinach, broccoli, or asparagus. Be sure to include:
Lean Protein: 1/4 of your plate with organic tofu, legumes, and if you eat meat: wild fish, chicken or turkey.
Complex Carbs: 1/8 of your plate with brown rice, quinoa, beets, sweet potatoes, or carrots.
Good fats: 1/8 of your plate with seeds, nuts, nut butter, nut oils, olive oil, avocado, flax, grape seed oil, coconut oil.
Here’s a sample routine if you want to know how to reduce belly fat:
Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking. Enjoy a well-balanced protein shake meal: See How to Build a Protein Shake,
I love to add my smart coffee to my protein shake!
Water. Water. Water! Here are some ideas on how to drink more water, plus if you are drinking smart coffee, Nitro brew or DOSE, you need to seriously increase your water intake.
Do you know how much water to drink? Take your weight and cut it in half. That number in ounces is the amount you should drink during the 30-day healthy living challenge.
Enjoy a healthy, well-balanced meal using the guidelines listed above. Fill your plate up with veggies! Enjoy all you want, there are no restrictions in this meal plan. Don’t forget the number one rule: Eat better, not less! Find a salad you love and add lean protein. Enjoy your favorite steamed vegetables! Broccoli, green beans, you name it!
I don’t know about you, but I get very hungry at about 3 PM. With a chocolate protein shake, my cravings are covered! I’m full until dinner and happy knowing that I’m getting so many nutrients that are amazing for body and skin. Here’s a quick tip on how to build a protein shake meal. I typically make two shakes every day and save one for the afternoon slumps.
How to Build a Balanced Shake
- 2 scoops of vegan (soy-free, whey-free) protein
- 1/4 cup of low-glycemic fruits (such as dark berries)
- 1 Tablespoon of a healthy fat such as coconut cream, almond butter, pecans, or half an avocado
- 1/3 cup of veggies, such as spinach, kale, micro-greens, or pumpkin
- 6-8 oz. of liquids, such as purified water, almond milk, coconut milk, or rice milk
- Boost nutrition with chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut flakes
- Read about one more special ingredient here
2. Remove Common Allergens
Remove or greatly reduce these foods from your diet: wheat/gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar & artificial sweeteners, alcohol, vinegar, soda, soy, and processed foods. Why? These are common allergens and your body may have an intolerance that causes your body to store these as fat when digested.
You may not realize that fatigue, foggy thinking, poor sleep, excess weight (especially around the stomach, hips, and thighs) and even aging skin indicate nutritional deficiencies.
The good news is that these nutritional deficiencies can be reversed by removing common allergens. And the benefits will be shown in the way you feel – more energy, less stress, better sleep and so much more.
This is also the one step that stops people in their tracks. I can’t give up sugar/alcohol/gluten…whatever! YES, YOU CAN! If you commit to giving up these foods for one week, I promise you’ll start feeling amazing. The first couple of days may be a little difficult, but once you get over the hump, you’ll wonder how you ever enjoyed sugar/dairy/etc.
You’ve got this!
3. Cleanse Your Colon!
Your colon could be holding 5—25 pounds of waste: Move that junk out! Cleaning your digestive tract is the key to energy and weight management. Our overall health depends on our digestive tract.
An added benefit of losing your belly fat? You’ll have less stress and more energy. You may actually WANT to start working out! There will be nothing stopping you!