You’ve tried everything. You’ve lost weight in other areas, but that belly fat will…not…go…away.
There are actually scientific reasons why belly fat is harder to lose, especially for women. When you lose weight, you’re likely to see changes in your legs, face and arms before your belly.
So what can you do?
Here are three things you can do to finally lose stubborn belly fat, have looser fitting pants and even go up a few notches on your belt.
Reduce sugar, especially sugary drinks
We all know sugar is a big problem when you’re trying to lose weight.
Numerous studies have shown that excess sugar, mostly due to the large amounts of fructose, can lead to increased accumulation of fat in the belly and liver.
Liquid sugar is even worse. Liquid calories don’t get “registered” by the brain in the same way as solid calories, so when you drink sugar-sweetened beverages, you end up eating more total calories.
Instead of drinking sugary beverages, drink water! This one simple change can have a big effect on your belly weight loss. A lot of drinks have hidden sugar and high calorie counts. So make a good choice and choose water instead.
Eat more protein
If weight loss is your goal, then adding protein is perhaps the single most effective change you can make to your diet.
There is also some evidence that protein is particularly effective against belly fat.
One study showed that the amount and quality of protein consumed was inversely related to fat in the belly. In other words, people who ate more protein had much less belly fat.
So, to lose belly fat, make an effort to eat more protein-rich foods like meat, fish, eggs, nuts and dairy products. These foods are the basis of the Personal Trainer Food program.
Exercise – but not the kind you think
When you think of losing belly fat, you think about doing a bunch of crunches and ab exercises. While these can be good to build up your abdominal muscles, doing endless amounts of sit ups won’t make you lose belly fat.
So which exercise is most effective for losing belly fat? Aerobic exercise (like walking, running, swimming, etc) has been shown to cause major reductions in belly fat.
So if you want to do abdominal exercises, make them part of your fitness routine. But be sure you are adding in aerobic exercise as well.
On the PTF program we recommend walking 20 minutes a day. Make sure it’s a brisk pace! Add in some stairs or hills and get that heart rate up.
Lose stubborn belly fat with Personal Trainer Food
People who have struggled with belly fat have finally seen results on the Personal Trainer Food program. Our meal plans are high in protein, low in sugar and recommend walking 20 minutes a day.
“After having my twins, I thought my belly was here to stay, thanks to Personal Trainer Food, I know I can lose my baby belly!” – Katrina Wrzesinski
See how PTF customers have lost 4, 8, even 10 inches their waist!