How men can reduce belly fat

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How men can reduce belly fat

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On one hand, most men are lucky because they put on weight only around the midriff! But having said that, belly fat is also the most dangerous for it can lead to many a problem like back aches, heart attacks and so on. Losing belly weight therefore is a good idea for men. It is said that losing stomach fat takes the longest time of all and is also the most difficult part to lose but with a few tips and pointers on how men can reduce belly fat and lose it effectively, safely and swiftly.

Revamp diet plans

Losing belly fat is all about changing the way you eat. Avoiding heavy foods like big portions of red meat is a good idea. Include more fruit, salads and soups in your diet on an everyday basis.  You can also eat smaller and more frequent meals through the day rather than 3 big ones. If you follow a frequent eating plan, you have to ensure that you stay within healthy calorie limits. It is also a good idea to finish your last meal of the day at least 2 hours before bedtime. Clear your kitchen of alcoholic beverages which are high in calories and processed foods too. It is good to eat home cooked or fresh food every time.

Include working out in everyday life

Working out is critical to losing the belly fat. You can choose from an array of exercises such as aerobics, weights and high intensity training to see significant and sustained results in your effort to lose belly fat. Working out should necessarily be done every day. It is good to try and stick to a minimum time of 30 minutes a day. If you do different things like walking, sit ups, weights and running every day then you are less likely to get bored and to give up.

Specific workouts

Most experts agree that spot reduction does not work. You can, however include things like sit ups, bench presses, reverse crunches, stomach crunches and toe touches to get the muscles of the abdomen working again. Stronger and well toned muscles mean a flatter abdomen. Sometimes a fat belly is nothing more than out-of-shape and sagging muscles. So including these specific workouts will help get them stronger again. Also, stronger muscles mean better metabolism and better fat burning capability.

Watching what you eat

While it is good to watch the number of calories, also pay attention to the type of food you eat. For instance, avoiding trans-fat is good and instead opt for MUFAs or monounsaturated fats such as those found in most nuts and soya beans. Include a higher fibre content in food. This will come from most fruit and whole grain products too. Similarly, choose good carbs over bad carbs. This is easy when you avoid processed foods, white flour and baked goodies. It is also a good idea to choose low glycemic index food. Most food products have their nutritional information put on their labels. Taking the time to read the same and then choosing the product is a key component of losing belly fat so watch what you eat.

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2 Responses to How men can reduce belly fat

  1. Pinstripe Magazine Staff
    Pinstripe Magazine Staff July 7, 2012 at 11:55 am

    In order to calculate number of calories to be taken or burned, just person’s weight alone is not enough. Both height and weight should be given, so that we can first calculate the BMI and then give appropriate suggestion on calorie intake or burning.

  2. PaulW July 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    How many calories should you usually start with as a man weighing 175 lbs. And then how do you know why or when to adjust the number of calories you are taking in each day?

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