This article focuses on belly weight loss. In order to develop a defined, flat stomach you need to maximize your belly weight loss but the question is - how do you do it? If you have learnt anything about fat loss then you will know that it is impossible to "spot reduce" fat from any one area of your body. You cannot control which areas the fat is lost from, as you burn fat you do so from all over and it is likely that the first place you put it on is the last place it comes off. By learning the following belly weight loss secrets you will be able to lose the fat from your stomach quicker and far easier - so lets get started.
Stress can cause a multitude of health problems and hamper your belly weight loss efforts. Research has shown that women under a lot of stress tend to have more fat around their midsection. Stress increases cortisol production which leads to an increase in both blood sugar levels and blood pressure, it also suppresses the immune system. At first this excess cortisol may have a positive affect for your weight loss - fat is broken down in order to supply the body with a quick source of energy. However, after this initial adrenaline packed energy rush the cortisol lingers in order to bring the body back into balance, one of the ways it does this is to increase appetite. Prolonged stress means over-exposure to cortisol and as appetite and insulin levels are constantly increased weight gain is unavoidable. Ultimately for successful belly weight loss you need to de-stress.
2. Eat Regular Meals.
If you eat 5-6 small meals each and every day you help increase your body's metabolic rate - the body believes that there is an abundance of food available and consequently starts to burn calories extremely efficiently. A key factor in successful belly weight loss is to regulate insulin production. Ensure each meal is balanced with a serving of vegetables or fruit and some lean protein such as chicken or turkey. By utilizing regular feeding opportunities you help to create the kind of metabolism that will be most beneficial to belly weight loss.
3. Cut Out Caffeine.
Caffeine is probably the most popular drug in the world and it has been shown to have a negative effect on the body's metabolism and negatively affect belly weight loss efforts. Caffeine intake makes insulin more resistant to changes in blood sugar levels, this insulin resistance is exacerbated by the fact that drinking large amounts of caffeine causes insomnia and sleep deprivation, both of which have been shown to have an adverse effect on the body's blood sugar balance. Caffeine has also been shown to increase stress levels and trigger food cravings making belly weight loss extremely difficult - so it really is wise to kick the caffeine habit!
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