Sunday, January 9, 2011

Get Rid of That Belly Fat!

Many people fail to when it comes to losing belly fat, because they try starvation or juice diets to help them. The problem with this is that the metabolism has made it through evolution to work quite effectively, since the ancient civilizations. When it senses starvation periods, it releases fat-storing hormones, when it thinks the next meal is coming and you need more energy for dealing with stress or stringent exercise, it release fat burning hormones.

The major cause of body accumulating around the stomach area (and the cause of insulin resistance) is refined (processed) carbohydrate. You can stop fat from accumulating around the abdomen by eating more "fat burning" foods and by eating eat less - or, better yet, eliminating - refined (processed) carbohydrates.

When it comes to losing belly fat, eating the right foods involves eating healthy, nutritious foods that keeps the metabolism and other body systems burning calories efficiently and keeps the metabolism from releasing the fat storing hormones when it senses the famine state coming on. The first key to losing belly fat is eating the right foods, which means eating the healthy, nutritious, filling, fat-burning foods that your body can use for energy and keeps you burning calories effectively and keeps you from feeling hungry.

In addition, you cannot target lower stomach fat (or fat elsewhere) without those specific dietary changes plus cardio exercise (spot targeting is not possible; overall effort is required). Therefore, you need cardio exercise to lose current body fat and you need to eliminate refined carbohydrates (and replace them with fat burning foods) to avoid body fat accumulating around the abdomen in the future.

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