Free fitness, nutrition and lifestyle ADVICE
I find that most people find it most frustrating when they can't shift stubborn body fat around their waist - whether it's because clothes no longer fit or the feeling of being uncomfortable becomes the norm, it can destroy your confidence.
If you have stubborn body fat to lose then chances are you can relate to at least one or more of the following habits.
Habit #1: Too Much Sugar
Sugar is found in many of the foods that you eat daily. From breakfast cereals, to coffee drinks, to protein bars, to energy drinks…more items in your daily diet contain sugar than you’re aware of. All of these sugar calories add up quickly and translate into bodyfat gained.
Make it a habit to read the ingredients and the sugar count in the foods you are eating. Pay special attention to breakfast items, yogurts, protein bars and any item that is packaged. Avoid eating foods that contain added sugars as a part of your daily diet.
Habit #2: Daily Dessert
There used to be a time and place when desserts were reserved for Sunday evenings and special occasions. Not anymore! These days desserts have become a daily occurrence (...and sometimes I'm guilty!).
Having dessert is another form of having too much sugar, and all those sugar calories rapidly turn to body fat.
Habit #3: Bad Snacking
In recent years snacking has been named one of the best ways to maintain your metabolism, in order to burn fat all day long; and while there is some truth to eating small, high protein-high fiber meals frequently, for the most part all of this snacking has done nothing but add extra calories to our diet.
Most snack items are crunchy and salty, 2 qualities that you’ll rarely find in a healthy snack, they contain simple carbohydrates and, you guessed it, more sugar.
In order to avoid belly fat, you’re better off avoiding traditional snack foods and replacing them with protein-based homemade snacks - a simple but effective way to save guilt trips and extra calories.
Habit #4: Daily Alcohol
Having that drink with dinner (or two, or three…) can quickly become a fast and steady habit. It’s easy to justify the drinks because you had a long, hard day and you deserve it. The alcohol takes your mind off of your troubles and loosens you up for a good time.
However, all those alcohol calories are what we like to call ’empty calories’ and usually full with sugar...this quickly turns into belly fat.
Breaking your daily alcohol habit is tough, I’ll give you that, however it may motivate you to know that it’s nearly impossible to lose fat on a day when you’re drinking alcohol.
Alcohol = fat storage mode. Also it’s great to know that once you’ve allocated alcohol to special occasions, you’ll lose fat quicker and easier than ever before.
Habit #5: Lack of Exercise
This one is kind of a no-brainer, right?
If you aren’t moving your body in a consistent, challenging way then you’re going to store body fat.
An effective, invigorating exercise routine is exactly what you need to begin the fat burning process, you then need to focus on consistency and over time you will see significant changes.
With that being said, if you need further help with your exercise and nutrition - send me a message via the site and I will get back to you asap.