Many of us commit what’s called “cognitive dissonance” when it comes to our expanding girth. We’ve spent most of a lifetime steadily becoming overweight and even obese, yet many of us are searching for the miracle diet plan that will take those pounds away in a matter of weeks. And many of us think that modern technology should be on the verge of figuring out a magic solution that allows us to lose weight without modifying any of the lifestyle habits that we’ve come to love, such as our high-carbohydrate, high-sugar diet and our sedentary jobs and recreation such as channel-surfing. That’s just not going to happen.
Fortunately, it turns out that the only effective way to learn how to reduce weight and fat levels is also very quick. It comes from diet changes, not exercise (which is surprising, I know), though I should warn you in advance: this is not news you’re going to enjoy.
If you’re one of the obese or overweight 1/3 of Americans, your problem is inevitably caused by hyperinsulinism. As the name implies, this the chronic state of having too much insulin floating around in your bloodstream on a regular basis. Insulin is triggered by certain foods, and instructs the cells in your muscles and organs to utilize glucose (blood sugar) for energy instead of the fatty acids that they’d prefer to utilize for energy. Insulin also commands your fat cells to store fatty acids in the form of triglycerides, which become the bulge around your midsection.
If you’re trying to learn how to how to lose stubborn belly fat, you shouldn’t try to discriminate just against your belly fat. You should just figure out how to lose excess fat in general, and let your body take care of the distribution. You can’t spot-reduce, but you can easily lower your overall fat amount.
Here comes the difficult part: in order to reduce blood insulin levels, you’re going to have to stop consuming sugar and starch. Sorry, but there is no other way to lose fat. Say adios to bread, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, potato chips, cereals, pastas, and grains – even those “healthy” whole grains, which are not healthy in the least. Sugar (“white death”) also has to go.
- How To Lose Belly Fat For Good (weightlossdietforum.com)
- How to Effectively Lose Stomach Fat (cleansebody.org)