Step 1 Cut Calories
Cutting calories can be easier than you think. If you drink a canned pop or 2 and cut them you can eliminate 500 to 1,000 calories every day.
Since 1 pound of fat has 3,500 calories, you can achieve weight loss quickly and safely adding up to 1 to 2 pounds per week. According to the US Dept. of Health this is ideal for permanent weight loss not to mention to get your waistline trim.
2. Clean Eating
Eat a clean reduced-calorie, balanced diet.
Eat a reduced-calorie, balanced diet that includes fresh veggies, low-fat dairy, or no sugar added coconut or almond milk, lean protein, (vegan options such as beans quinoa) foods high in fiber and whole grains and fruits.
Limit your intake of sugar, cholesterol, salt, and eliminate saturated and trans fats, opting for healthy fats such as avocado oil, coconut oil and healthier options.
Reduce your portion sizes, switch up larger plates for small so your plate looks packed, will help the mindset for eating less.
There are so many options to choose from, but check the labels to make sure reduced fat foods aren’t filled with sugar to replace for flavor. Learn to read labels and make permanent changes that will last a life time to reduce all over body fat and trim the middle area.
Step 3 Boost Metabolism by Walking
Five days a week incorporate 30 to 60 minutes of moderate exercise like walking will boost your metabolism and burn calories.
Park your car a few blocks away from work, take the stairs and get some fresh air and exercise in your lunch breaks will boost your metabolism to feel great, raise your mood and drop the weight all at the same time.
Step 4 Strength Training
Engage in strength training at least two to three days a week, will help you tone and build muscle and muscle burns fat, and can speed up your metabolism by 15 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Learn to do the plank or stacking exercise that work your arms, legs, shoulders, abs, and back at the same time. Start by using your own body strength and as you improve add weights to switch up your strength training exercises.
Step 5 Stretch and Tone
Target your abdominals with stretching and toning exercises so when your body and middle belly fat reduces, your stomach will appear tight and toned.
Exercises, such as knee raises, crunches on a stability ball, yoga help to engage the muscles and begin to trim the mid section.
Understand that these all work your rectus abdominis as a whole. You might feel as if your working the lower abs alone but adding in the knee raises and reverse crunches will work the mid abs area to get a full abs workout.