You need to lose weight from your stomach for your exercising to have an effect. If you just exercise and build muscle, then you will only push the fat that surrounds your muscle out even FARTHER! So visibly, your problem will get even worse. What you need to do is to lose the excess weight that exists around your stomach and other important areas. When you take in more than your body burns daily, then your body takes the excess and stores it where ever it can, starting with your stomach. The idea behind weight loss is that you need to take in less than what your body requires and burns every day. That way, your body will go to the excess fat that you have stored on your body and burn that up and take it out of your body.
Losing weight doesn’t have to be a painful process, and it certainly doesn’t involve starving yourself. There are changes that you can make to your daily life that will allow you to lose weight, without really being hungry all the time. These are daily structural changes more than anything else, but they will help you to regulate what you take in while allowing yourself to live as usual. So below you will find some simple diet tips that you can put into every day practice and they will help you to lose weight.
Eat Less, More Often to Lose Weight
A good way to regulate what you eat without skipping meals is to eat more often. That may sound like it will only add to your problem, but you will eat less every time you eat. Basically, you will eat many smaller meals throughout the day, rather than a few large meals. Most people think of daily eating as breakfast, lunch, then dinner. What you should do is have breakfast, have a snack, lunch, have a snack, dinner, have a snack. Each meal should be about the same size, with breakfast being a bit larger (see why below). This way you can eat less overall AND not be hungry throughout the day because you won’t be going for long periods of time without eating.
You should eat less overall during the day and this will help you to lose weight. But by following this eating schedule, you will keep your metabolism running at a constant rate all day without slowing down. When you go for a while without eating, your body will slow down the metabolism to prevent you from starving.
This is just the way our bodies are. So, you while starving yourself will give you the results eventually, it won’t be healthy for you (or pleasant), but it also won’t work as fast. Eating smaller meals more often will keep your metabolism running constantly AND will allow you to eat less over all, every day. Eventually your stomach will shrink, and you will become accustomed to that level of daily intake and you will be able to keep a healthy weight without extra belly fat. If you adjust your meal schedule during the day, you can even set it up so that you can eat a fun dessert. That may just make the rest of the day worth it.
Eat Breakfast every day to feel better
You should eat breakfast every day. It is called the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. Look at it this way. You’ve slept all night long and your body has been burning fat all night. You get up, and of course, your metabolism has slowed because your body is in conservation mode. You need to eat a good and healthy breakfast in order to get your metabolism up to a higher level for the rest of the day. If you get your metabolism going early, it is less likely to slow down during the rest of the day. Plus, eating a solid breakfast will make you less hungry during the rest of the day, it is a win-win.
No Late Night Munchies to spoil your weight loss
Let’s put it simply. Don’t eat late at night. If you eat just before bed, you will not have properly digested your food, and you won’t be in any condition to burn excess fat if you must burn what you just ate all night long. It is a good rule to not eat anything 2-3 hours before you go to bed. And of course, don’t get up in the middle of the night and raid the fridge. That is the quickest way to gain extra weight. So, let’s recap, DON’T eat late at night, DO eat when you get up.
Eat Better Foods to get more Energy
You need to be smart with what you eat. So many foods today are fried, re-fried, re-re-fried, and even un-fried. Pick foods that have protein in them. Protein will help you to build muscle mass during exercises, but it also will be a healthier, more filling food. Avoid foods that are too sugary, salty, or full of empty calories. Now, you don’t have to go totally extreme and ban anything with a name brand and just eat raw wheat and dirt but stay away from what you logically know to be fattening and bad for you. You can still alter your meal schedule to fit these things in, but certainly not every day. You will have to make sacrifices if you want to lose weight, and yes, that twinkie is one of them.
Drink lots of Water to flush your system
You should also drink lots of water during the day. Drinking a fair amount of water will help you to lose weight. You may not realize that, but it will help to clear out your system and make everything just flow that much better. And it will also keep you hydrated during the day, and especially when you exercise. If you don’t drink water before, after, and during exercising, you will most likely cramp up and start to strain your muscles. Drinking water is also good to keep your joints from stiffening. So, try to drink about 8-10 glasses per day.