5 Tips On How To Lose Belly Fat Naturally And Safe

The following is a guest post by Alex. Alex blogs at How To Lose Belly Fat. In his blog you can learn how to lose belly fat the healthy way.

The basic principles for reducing belly fat naturally and safe are simple: Eat less, burn calories and fat and build more muscles. These are easy to understand but very hard to implement. In this article we are going to give you 5 tips on how to actually approach the whole process so that at the end you can get the results you want.

Tip #1 Think of a realistic goal

Everyone wants to reduce or lose belly fat fast. You can’t just hop on that weight loss machine or go on a special weight loss diet without setting a goal. You must have a specific yet realistic time frame on how many pounds you want to lose in a given time. To help you set a goal, you must know that the calorie and pound ratio is 3500:1. This means, if you are aiming to lose five pounds in one day, you would need to burn 17500 calories in twenty four hours, which is an un-realistic scenario. The reality is that you can achieve losing an average of 500 to 1000 calories per day. This will allow you to lose one to two pounds per week safely and effectively.

Tip #2 Be motivated

One of the reasons why people fail to lose weight is lack of motivation. Motivation is the foundation of a successful weight loss process. Ask yourself why you want to have a leaner abdomen? Is it because you want to be healthier, because you want to look good on a special event, because you want to increase your self-esteem, or may be because you just want to look better and be able to wear a skimpy two-piece bikini. Whatever your reasons are, make it “the reason” to motivate you to go on and finish your weight loss program especially at times when you are about to give up.

Tip #3 Keep a Journal

Heidi Klum left us all mesmerized when she walked on the stage of The Victoria Secret Annual Fashion Show just two months after she gave birth to her second son in 2005. She showed off a flat belly with no trace of pregnancy fat, just as expected from a Victoria Secret Angel. Although this blond goddess has all the money to hire professional fitness trainers; she shared a secret that an ordinary person could do. She was keeping a journal with pictures of her body during her weight loss period. According to Heidi, this allowed her to track her progress and stay motivated until the end.

Tip #4 Never skip meals

Desperate people tend to take desperate measures such as starvation. Starvation lowers your metabolism because your body will try to conserve as much calories as it can so you will have constant supply of energy for physiologic functioning. Furthermore when you start eating normally, you’ll be so hungry that you’ll begin to binge eat and gain weight.

If you continue skipping meals and starving yourself in an attempt to lose weight and reduce belly fat your body will adapt to such condition and this may gradually lead to anorexia. The last thing that you want is to acquire this disorder. Yes, you would get a flat belly but having a body with just skin and bones is definitely not worth it.

Tip #5 Maintain a healthy lifestyle

People tend to regain the weight and body fat because they go back to their unhealthy lifestyle. It would be such a waste of time, effort, and money if you are not able to maintain the body that you worked hard for. So, if you have successfully acquired the physique that you have always dreamed of, KEEP IT! You simply need to continue living the healthy life that you have started; that includes eating a balanced diet and doing regular exercises.

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