A Short List of Fat Burning Foods For A Smaller Waist

Not only is belly fat unattractive to those of us who want that smaller waist, but belly fat has been linked to some serious diseases. The idea that you can focus your fat loss regime on belly fat specifically is not true. No worries, you can burn belly fat. The thing is, the body has it’s own process for fat burning. Here is a short list of foods that promote fat loss.

1. A healthy salad:

The ratio of  vitamins, minerals, and overall nutrition, to calories is very much in your favor when you eat a salad. Basically, your body actually burns more calories eating a salad (a healthy one), then the amount of calories in the salad.

2. Chicken:

The white meat in chicken is low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol. A very good source of protein.

3. Soy:

Soy beans, and it’s byproducts actually helps straighten out your metabolism, and burn fat. Soy is also rich in folic acid and protein.

4. Apples:

Apples are very good at tackling high cholesterol. They are rich in tannin, potassium, vitamins E and C, and magnesium.

5. Tea:

Tea contains caffeine. Caffeine burns fat. Tea has no calories, it’s high in the B vitamins, and is full of minerals.

6. Nut:

Nuts are a great source of protein. They are rich in “good” fats, the omega 3′s. The high levels of magnesium and calcium promotes fat burning.

7. Wine:

 In moderation, wine contains powerful antioxidants. Wine (again, in moderation), fights aging, and protects the heart.

8. Onion:

Onions help stabilize your blood sugar. They fight cellulite. Onions are filled with so many vitamins, it surprised me. A, C, E, the B vitamins, as well as calcium, and potassium.

9. Wheat:

Wheat only contains about 319 calories for every 100 grams. It’s rich in amino acids, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium.

10. Garlic:

Garlic is similar to onions, it’s rich in amino acids, lots of minerals, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, and D. Garlic is very effective at lowering cholesterol, and stimulating your metabolism.

11. Banana:

Bananas are high in potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium. Bananas contain serotonin, and vitamins A, and C.

These are only a few of a long list of foods you can include in your fat burning meal plans. There’s many more. I wrote this article to show you that you don’t have to eat tasteless rice cakes (uggh!), and drink wheat grass (how long will that last?), when trying to obtain and maintain your smaller waist. Your meal plans can be healthful, and tasteful at the same time.

Burn Off Belly Fat and Shrink Your Waist

If you’re like many of us, you want to burn off belly fat and shrink your waist.

Many serious and fatal diseases can be linked to excess belly fat. Making a conscious effort to shrink your waist is important not only for your physical appearance but also your health. Science has yet to find a proven and healthy method to directly target your midsection to burn fat, but it can be done, not directly but by incorporating a total fat burning system.

Here are a few methods to help you burn belly fat and shrink your waist:

Burn more calories than you are taking in:

An excellent way to shrink your waist through fat burning is a reduced calorie diet. The good thing about a reduced calorie diet is you don’t have to change what you eat, you just have to change how much you eat. Your goal is to shrink your waist in a healthy manner so don’t reduce your calories to the point of starvation. Reducing calories is simple, however, not easy. Implementing a calorie counter guide, and becoming familiar with the calorie amounts of common foods will help.

Exercise exercise exercise:

Exercising and a reduced calorie diet go hand-in-hand when it comes to effectively burning belly fat to shrink your waist. Simply put, exercising burns calories, burn more calories burn more fat. Developing a healthy diet will aid in  speeding up the fat burning process. Exercising builds, and develops lean, toned muscle, this helps shrink your waist by burning more calories. Exercising increases blood flow, helping your body work in a more efficient manner. The more you exercise the more your metabolism increases. This equates to greater fat burning to shrink your waist.

Be mindful of the foods you choose.

You can eat less and begin burning body fat. But more important is the type of calories you’re taking in. If you want to burn more fat and shrink your waist faster, it’s imperative that you eliminate empty calories from your diet. Start focusing on increasing the quality of your food. A few simple changes you can make right now to help shrink your waist are, eliminate soda from your meals and drink more water. Soda is high in sugar and adds unneeded calories to your meal plan. By drinking 3 to 4 cans of soda a day, you’re adding over 500 calories to your diet. You can help shrink your waist by replacing processed foods with natural alternatives. Instead of eating fast food for lunch, make your own. For example, replace a hot dog and chips with a healthy sandwich and small baked potato.

Burning off belly fat to shrink your waist is simple though challenging. It takes consistency. Stick to the principles we discussed and you’ll find that although you cannot target a particular section of your body to burn fat, overall you’ll be able to shrink your waist, tone your body, and become healthier.

Lose the Belly Fat

I was recently asked the question, “How do I lose belly fat?”, Well, my simple answer is bluntly, “You can’t.”

When I get that strange and somewhat dejected look, I go on to explain that regardless of how many sit ups, crunches, or leg lifts you do, you cannot target belly fat.” The reason for this is, you simply can’t target “belly fat” loss. Doing crunches, and other ab exercises only develop your abdominal muscles. These exercises don’t burn belly fat specifically.

When your body needs fat for fuel, it utilizes stored fat where ever it finds it. Your body doesn’t target certain areas for fat burning, It doesn’t know that crunches mean, “burn belly fat, and love handles.” Every body type is different, thus every body stores fat differently. Generally, for men, body fat is stored in the stomach region. For women, it’s usually in the hips and thighs. When you burn fat, the body does it it’s own way.

The best formula for ridding yourself of that dreaded belly fat is a healthy diet + proper exercise. Get your diet right, and exercise regularly and the fat will gradually melt away.