STEP 1 — “UNDERSTANDING WHY”
**Mid 30's to early 40's – Belly Fat Sets In
It is a known fact that as we get older our metabolism slows down. This means we slow down. We eat more and exercise less making it a much slower process to lose weight because we are taking in more calories than we are burning off during our daily exercises.
Belly fat and increased bloating can not only cause you to have a low self-esteem, but it could also cause health issues. Most Belly fat consist of a “Very Bad Fat” known as visceral fat. This type of fat surrounds your organs and can cause serious health risk. There are many healthy foods, smoothies, detox drinks, and exercises that can help you reduce this fat as well as reducing bloating and unwanted muffin tops around your waistlines. It's just a matter of finding the right healthy food choices and exercises for your body type.
STEP 2 — “DIET”
**Your Diet Plan SHOULD Include Apple Cider Vinegar
Try this recipe for a morning detox. It will provide you with lots of energy to get you through the day as well as curve your appetite.
The cinnamon and cayenne red pepper dissolve better when it's hot and it just seems to taste better.
**This detox drink is also very good for your digestive system; less bloating and less constipation.
- 2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar “RAW UNFILTERED” and contains “MOTHER”
2 TBSP Lemon Juice (Fresh or bottled)
1 TSP Cinnamon
1 TSP Honey or Stevia
- A Dash of Cayenne Red Pepper
- Add 16 oz. of water (hot or cold), mix and drink
It also helps to take 2 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar 30 minutes before each meal. This can be mixed in water if preferred.
Here is a great “Burning Fat” Cookbook;
Here's a GREAT book found at Amazon that tells all about ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar); what its good for and includes a lot of recipes for detox drinks and smoothies.
The Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse
Other Helpful Tips
- Include healthy portions of “FIBER” in your everyday diet (Especially “Viscous Fibers
- Eat more protein (This helps reduce cravings throughout the day)
- Eat more fruit
- Cut out all of those “CARBS” from your diet
- don't eat sugar and avoid sugar-sweetened drinks (This includes “Diet drinks”)
- Keep a journal of what you eat during the day (This is especially helpful because if you must write it down, you are less likely to eat those “BAD for you” foods)
- And lastly, include “EXERCISE” into your daily routine (At least 20 to 30 minutes)
Here is a GREAT link I found that elaborates more on each of these items:
A Personal Note:
“I personally keep a daily journal not only of foods I've eaten during the day but also of my weight. Every day when I get up, I step on the scale and record my weight in a note pad along with the date. Of course, this is very helpful for me, because if I see that weight number not decreasing it discourages me from overeating that day. The problem is that when I see the weight drop 1 or 2 pounds from the day before I tend to think I can reward myself for it. I eat more during that day without feeling guilty, but then when I step on the scale the next day and see I gained back that 1 or 2 pounds I'm very upset, go figure! It's like that old saying move 2 steps forward and 1 step backwards, not 2 steps backward and 1 step forward. Otherwise you accomplish nothing. So, then I think maybe there is some truth to the saying “Don't weigh everyday”. I changed my strategy and now only weigh on Friday's. I have noticed this does help because not knowing if I have lost weight or not from day to day sort of helps me watch what and how much I eat more during the day. It's just a mental game you must play on yourself. You should find what works for you. Maybe it would work best for you to weigh on Mondays so you won't overeat during the weekend… just a thought”.
STEP 3 — “EXERCISE”
**HELPFUL EXERCISE VIDEOS TO WORK-OFF THAT BELLY FAT
There are many benefits from exercising. It can increase your energy levels giving your metabolism a boost. When you have more energy, you lose more calories. The more calories you lose, the better chance you have at losing that unwanted wait. Exercising is also good for your muscles and bones. Toned muscles can lead you that body you want back.
The list goes on and on for what exercise is good for;
Aids in preventing chronic diseases
Enhances your mood making you HAPPIER
Better Sex Life
Above all else, when choosing the right types of exercises, it can assist you in losing that belly fat, muffin top, love handles, spare tire…… whatever you prefer to call it. It's that area around our waistlines containing that excess blubber that we hate so bad. The videos below will burn that fat and shape that body the way you want it.
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For Beginners try starting out with this 10-minute exercise video link
For more Advanced exercises try the 10-minute video below from YouTube
We are not getting any younger and staying fit and in good health is going to take more effort now. I know the steps I've talked about in my article will help you as it has helped me. Thanks for stopping by. I have more great information for you in my upcoming articles so please come back and visit my site again soon. Please leave me any comments, suggestions, or questions below in the reply box.
Thanks and Best of Luck,
Belly fat is my worst nightmare, i am 48 and really desperate to get rid of this so i am glad i have found your post:)
Very interesting about the about the apple cider vinegar i would never of thought this would of helped great aswell because i get alot of constipation and bloating which is so uncomfortable.
I am doing a walk in june for a local hospice so i need to get a little bit fitter so this is a good start for me.
Does the vinegar have to have mother in this? and what is the meaning of mother?.
Thanks for the info:)
Thanks for reading my article and glad you found it helpful. The “Mother” that is found in unfiltered raw organic apple cider vinegar is a very special ingredient; without it, it’s useless. It includes living nutrients and good bacteria. In fact when you look at the bottom of the bottle you should see this bacteria floating around. That is the “Mother” in ACV. It is created during during the fermentation process of crushed apples when acetic acid bacteria and a type of cellulose are developed.
In my upcoming posts I will have some drink recipes you can try that sort of hides the strong taste of vinegar.
Thanks for your comment,
I’m going to have to try the mix described. Thanks, Eric
Thanks for reading my article. I hope you enjoy the detox drinks and can benefit from them.
Hey, what are some of the best exercises that really focus on toning and belly fat with fast results?
Thanks for stopping by. I would have to say that in my opinion, the best exercises to do in order to get the quickest results when trying to lose belly fat are planks. Crunches are good, but they only work muscles on the front and sides of your abdomen. Doing plank exercises you can target all the muscles of the core, (The “Core” consist of the abs, lower back, hips, and upper thighs). You will also burn a lot more calories doing planks than from doing crunches.
Believe me, I used to do up to 200 crunches a day and seen my stomach get bigger instead of smaller. So I started doing some research on it and realize I was building up muscle where I really didn’t want it!
I prefer “Side Planks” and “Walkout from Pushup Position Planks”.
Best of luck in achieving your goals for weight loss!