Getting a flat belly is not the hardest thing in the world. A lot of people make a big deal about getting a flat belly for many reasons. Some of these reasons are more justified than others. A lot of times, people who embark on a weight loss program are either misinformed about what they are doing or they do not have a solid, scientific plan that has been proven to work over and over again. Well don’t worry, because what I am about to show you is the exact plan that I give a lot of my clients when they come to me to lose their belly. Without further ado, here is the diet plan.
First thing is you need to have protein in every meal you consume. There are many reasons for this but the main ones are because protein is very filling, it helps repair muscle damage, and increase your metabolism. By staying full, you will be less likely to binge and give into cravings. Protein is also 30% more thermogenic than carbs or fats. What this means is that when you ingest any form of protein, your body has a harder time breaking it down, especially if it’s solid food. Therefore, your body has to use energy in the form of calories to digest protein into simpler forms.
The next thing is you need to eat multiple times a day. If you don’t, you lead to an increase in fat storage. By eating small meals throughout the day, you are essentially stoking the Okinawa Flat belly tonic fire, and the fire is your metabolism. Shoot for 5 to 6 meals a day. Have a breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In between breakfast and lunch have a light snack and another snack between lunch and dinner.
Consume all of your carbs in the form of fruit and veggies. This one is pretty straight forward. Unless you are an athlete, you will not need a lot of carbs especially if you have a high percentage of body fat. The higher the number, the less carbs you need because you are insulin resistant. By only getting your carbs from fruit and veggies ensures that you are getting enough nutrients from healthy sources.
Also, the last half of the day, you should only consume a mixture of protein and healthy fats with veggies, no carbs at all. As the day goes on, there is a higher chance of the carbs you ingest being stored as body fat. You are more insulin sensitive in the morning as compared to at night. A perfect dinner would be any type of lean protein with a ton of veggies doused in olive oil.
Consume healthy fats. Fat is not bad for you. The only real type of fat that you do not need in your diet is trans fat. This is really unhealthy and has been linked to cancer, heart disease and a host of other disorders. Consume omega 3 fatty acids daily. Good sources are salmon, herring, mackerel, and flax seeds. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation, which is great for your cardiovascular health. They also have been shown to aid in weight loss.
If you just follow these tips and tricks that I have outlined above, you will lose weight. That I can guarantee you. However, this is a matter up to you if you are willing to put forth the effort.