Bulletproof Your Belly Fat Loss With These Five Tips

You’ve talked to all the trainers and the nutritionists about weight loss.

You have bought all the weight loss books, DVDs, and self-help tapes.

But nothing seems to work to help you to lose weight AND successfully keep it off.

You are not alone!

In fact, hundreds of thousands of people, just like you, are experiencing the same results.

You, however, have a secret weapon.

Today, you will be armed with the latest and greatest weight loss tips that may get you over the hump, boost your weight loss, AND help you keep the weight off.

Five Weight Loss Success Tips

Success Tip #1: Daily Weigh-ins

If you have ever tried a weight loss program, then you know that most of them recommend weighing in weekly.

Up until recently, this was something all dieters believed in!

However, times have changed.

It may be more effective to weigh yourself daily in order to keep better track of your weight.

Recent studies have shown that most people who have lost weight AND kept it off, weighed themselves daily.

You may be asking why?

The people who lost the most weight and kept it off were able to better track their weight loss or weight gain.

If they saw their weight slowly creeping up for a few days, then they knew that they needed to change something in their plan, in order to get back on the weight loss wagon.

Best Advice: Weigh daily and keep a journal of your weigh-ins, daily food and drink intake, and your moods.

This will allow you the opportunity to see where you may have holes in your nutrition plan that may be causing the scale to slowly go up, instead of down.

Success Tip #2: Munch on More Fruit

Fruit could be one of the best snacks for giving you the quick burst of energy you need to make it through the day.

Fruit, which is full of water, vitamins, minerals, simple carbs, and fiber, should be a staple in anyone’s weight loss plan.

The water found in fruit may prevent dehydration and may even fill your stomach up, which could lead to less food cravings after a meal.

Plus, the skin of many fruits contains ample amounts of fiber, which has been shown to boost meal satisfaction and slow digestion, resulting in a slow release of sugar into your blood.

Best Advice: Shoot for fruits that are lower on the glycemic index scale.

Combine this with some kind of protein source (yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) and you will have a well-balanced snack, a slow release of sugar into your blood, and the full feeling that could last until your next meal.

Success Tip #3: Eat Almonds for a Snack

What can you say about almonds?

Nothing that you don’t already know, that’s for sure!

Almonds are a nutrient-dense food that contains healthy amounts of appetite-suppressing protein, fiber, and healthy mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Plus, they contain healthy levels of vitamin E, which is a crucial vitamin for the health of many cells in your body.

Including almonds has been shown to reduce your risk for heart disease, improve blood sugar levels, and may even improve cholesterol levels.

Almonds have also been shown to boost weight loss results due to the protein, fiber, and fat content of the nuts.

The protein and fiber have been shown to boost satisfaction, which means that you are not apt to overeat at your next meal.

Best Advice: Include almonds as a healthy snack during the mid-morning or mid-afternoon time, to boost your energy levels.

This could prevent you from going to the vending machine to get a sweet (or salty) snack that lacks “good” nutrition.

Success Tip #4: Start Your Plan in the Fall

Contrary to all the hype over New Year’s Resolutions, the BEST time to lose weight is the spring and summer time.

However, the fall time is also a great time to lose weight because the sun is still high in the sky and the brisk, cold air may boost extra calorie burn.

That’s right!

The cold air may lead to increased calorie burn.  When cold air enters your body (similar to cold water) it takes calories in order to bring that air up to your body’s internal temperature.

Also, colder air stimulates your body to shiver, which shuttles nutrient-blood to the surface of the skin to warm it up.

Shivering may also stimulate brown fat activity, which has been shown to burn more calories and increase thermogenesis in your body.

Fall time also presents you with a wide range of fitness activities, such as apple picking, raking leaves, and jumping in the leaves, which could boost your cardiovascular exercise time and build lean muscle mass, therefore boosting your metabolism.

Fall is also a great time to try new activities and new foods.   Fall vegetables, such as squash and pumpkin, are full of essential vitamins and minerals that are perfect for burning fat and keeping the weight off throughout the winter months.

Best Advice: Start your weight loss program at the beginning of fall when the days are just starting to get shorter, but long enough to keep your energy levels higher.

This will boost your fat burning through the winter months and prepare you for spring, when the days get longer and your energy levels are just starting to peak again.

Success Tip #5: Determine YOUR “Red Line”

In order to successfully lose weight AND keep it off, you need to draw the line when it comes to your weight.

This line can be the same as your weight loss goal, or it could be a safe amount above your weight loss goal.

No matter where you set your red line, you know that you are not going to let your current weight go beyond that line again.

This will hold you accountable, encourage healthier eating, and motivate you to exercise more.

Best Advice: Make this line as reasonable as possible.  If your goal is too aggressive, then you may have a harder time reaching your goal.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, if the line is too easy, then there is no incentive or hard work going into your reaching your red line goal.

Try to make this “red line” five to ten pounds above your weight loss goal, and stick to your plan of action for getting there and staying well behind the line.

Plan. Eat. Live.

In order to successfully lose weight and keep it off, you need to include healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean proteins, and healthy fats), exercise, and stress management, if you want to lose it and keep it off.

However, most people tend to forget the basics to weight loss, which include weighing in, holding yourself accountable, and including more nutritious foods.

These five tips are keys to a successful weight loss program

So what are you waiting for, starting boosting your metabolism and losing weight today!

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By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES