Who doesn’t want to get rid of unsightly belly fat.

By: Don Penven

5 Helpful Tips To Reduce The Belly Fat

Let’s Borrow an Idea From our Caveman Ancestors!

For some of us, a big gut is a curse. The health care professionals say that excess weight around the mid-section is (Pear-shaped) is a dangerous shape to be in because the fat is in close proximity to the vital body organs.

If you want a leaner, trimmer body—work on completing these 5 tips to weight loss:

TIP No. 1 – Cut Back on The starches
Starches (carbohydrates) are converted by the body into sugar—and sugar in any form is a source for many health problems. Starchy foods include potatoes, most grains (wheat, corn, oats), beans, rice and some veggies. While some consider these foods as essential sources for our vitamin and minerals, their intake should be regulated. Eliminating all carbs is definitely NOT the correct approach. For one thing, proper brain function depends on some carbs.

But overdoing carbs allows the body to just use what it needs and to store the rest as BODY FAT. What you eat and the timing of when you eat it is the key to a flatter belly.

One diet plan that I came across about a year ago suggest a weekly approach to dieting rather than trying to do it daily. The idea is to keep your body guessing what you are up to, and this results in much more powerful fat burning, which allows you to eat a few starches, but only at specific times and only on specific days.

I know, this sounds a little crazy but bear with me. Eventually this will all make sense.

If you are lacking a SPECIFIC PLAN, then the only choice you have is “winging it.” You can cut out starchy foods for several weeks, and then slowly begin adding them back into your diet. But there is no real guarantee this is a healthy approach to the problem. Drastic changes in the diet can have some unusual side effects. One member of my family began losing her hair!
Obviously the experiments should be left to the scientists who conduct them under tight controls. Shortly I’ll show you how to get more information on a workable plan.

TIP No. 2 Dump the Sodas
The regular soft drinks are loaded with sugar and you know deep-down that the combination of sugar and high doses of caffeine is destroying you immune system. So switch to diet drinks—right? Please do not do that. Artificial sweeteners may be even more harmful.

Look folks, would you purposely ingest arsenic? Of course not, but the chemicals you are consuming have a cumulative effect that arsenic may be a better choice! Seriously, you wouldn’t poison yourself knowingly, but that is exactly what you may be doing!

In recent studies, diet drinks actually increased the body fact of the test subjects. The term “diet soda” is an oxymoron. And add to this the irony of ordering a slice of pizza and a diet (drink). You can’t fool Mother Nature or your body by swallowing aspartame and associated chemicals, and that’s the truth!

So what is the alternative? Most fruit drinks are packed with sugar. Well…try my favorite; plain old tap water with lemon juice and a teaspoon of pure honey. Yes, honey is mostly sugar but there are nutrients in there too. Once again, don’t drink this every day. Yes, my favorite diet plan addresses this too.

TIP No. 3 Remain Borderline Hungry
Willpower is needed to accomplish this step. If you are accustomed to eating until you are full when hunger pangs attack—then you are doomed to maintaining that spare tire around your middle—no matter what diet plan you follow.
The body is only capable of metabolizing so much food intake at one time. When it can’t convert—it stores it as fat.
How important is it for you to lose weight and to get back into shape? Is it a priority? What sort of sacrifices are you willing to make? How are you answering these questions.

If I told you that you are gradually killing yourself with the food you eat—would you believe me? Probably not. I’m not a healthcare professional—I’m a freelance writer. If your personal doctor told you the same thing—would you believe him? Or would you just shrug it off? And maybe look for a different doctor.

Up to this point I have not mentioned physical activity for you. At my age, with my frequent aches and pains I don’t get a lot of physical exercise. But I do walk Cindy Lou, the wonder dog. Or I should say Cindy takes me for a walk several times a day.
Cindy is the smartest dog it has ever been my privilege to own. Of course it’s a question as to who owns whom.

The diet plan known as the Every Other day Diet (EODD), is an unusual approach to diet. It stress the need for limiting food consumption at any given time. It is based on the research of physical fitness expert Jon Benson. Benson has based his research on what our ancestors ate—more than 12,000 years ago. Call it the caveman diet, Paleolithic diet or cro-magnon diet—they are all one in the same. I’ll be leading you to more information on the EODD shortly.

One final word about giving into to feeding yourself every time you feel a little hungry. Eating before going to bed is a bad idea. It puts our complex metabolism to work when it needs to rest just like we do.
Want to get to sleep quickly…don’t give in too late might snacks.

TIP No. 4 How Necessary is Cardio-Vascular Exercise
Cardio is necessary for good health, but it needs not be hours of endless strain and pain. In my opinion (and I’m not the expert) a little goes a long way. My walks with Cindy are what I need to fulfill my needs.

The purpose of cardio exercise is two-fold—so I am told. It puts stress on the cardio-vascular system, which is supposed to be a healthy situation. I believe that the human heart only has so many beats in it so why rush using up all of those beats at one time. Hour after hour of cardio exercise is not the route I plan to follow, and I can’t blame you for having the same attitude. But don’t stagnate either. A good personal friend vegetated for years, drank 2 or more liters of sugar-loaded colas, weighed over 350 pounds and died before reaching the age of 70. Remembering my friend is motivation enough for me to behave myself and care for my old bones.

I mentioned two purposes for cardio—the other is to burn calories. I am not nor will I ever be a calorie-counter. I have a diet plan and I follow it. I can’t say it will work for you—unless you are willing to try it.

Hours and hours of cardio a day is not the answer. However, you can do “light” cardio (i.e. brisk walking, or riding the bike at 60% of your max) just to burn off calories. That’s okay… and personally I don’t find it that boring if I’m watching a TV show. It does not interfere with my main fatloss exercise (weight training… YES!) and it burns off about 400 calories an hour.

TIP No. 5 One Final Tip—Eat Raw!

Getting a sufficient amount of the vitamins our bodies need is always a challenge. Some vitamins are manufactured in the body, spurred on by the foods we eat. The best source for vitamins is what we eat but rarely do we get enough of what we need for top physical and mental health. So we take supplements. I do—regularly.

Minerals on the other hand must come from external sources. Raw veggies are your bst source for the vitamins and minerals essential to good health. If you simply must eat somenting before going to bed—make it RAW. Fatloss will be the benefit.

I hope these tips are helping you to decide on a course of action. Procrastination gave me a big gut. The Primal Burn Diet has shown me that I can slim down and still not wear out my fragile body parts by running on a treadmill. Please take a moment to visit my blog and learn more about why scientists and nutritionists are promoting the caveman, paleo diet. Here’s to your great health!

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