How To Lose Your Fat Belly
We need to get something out in the clear about our fat bellies. As I sat at the mall a couple of days ago, I was shocked, maybe disturbed, maybe embarrassed for so many people and the fat bellies they carried. So here I want to tell you how to lose your fat belly! (if interested).
This might be uncomfortable to talk about but it’s a truth that we have to face. There is a huge majority of great people, from all walks of life, from all corners of the world, people just like you and me, who are carrying around a huge amount of excess weight that is bulging around our mid sections.
Excess belly flab is demoralizing, devastating, and it is scary. Carrying around significant excess weight that we call our bellies, is a health risk and it could take decades off of your life span.
The answer to how to lose your fat belly is easy, so easy. I know that most of you are going to be a bit shocked at how easy this is going to be. But we can all work on this one together, if you want to.
I’m going to share with anyone interested how we got these fat bellies, what caused it and why they’re so hard to get rid of. Then I’m going to tell you how to lose your fat belly, once and for all.
We are going to use real science to learn about this big bulge, the tire around our middles is going to melt away like melting snow.
But, before I can tell you how to lose your fat belly, you have to agree to make changes that might not feel comfortable to you because we all grew up, or just grew older, by eating certain foods that we were told were better for us. Better than the things that were actually best for us.
So, if you are willing to go down this path with me and open your mind, open your eyes and ears and just be willing? we can discover how to lose your fat belly and then we can move on.
There are three gaping holes that we stumble and fall in and they are directly related and responsible for causing our fat bellies…
First: We were told that our diets should consist of low-fat, high grains, and carbs. For the last 30 or 40 years, we have been pounding down the low-fat, high grains and other carbs diet. Based on the food pyramid, which they told us was our foundation for a healthful diet.
“Fight the fats cause they’re not good for you”, and we listened and did what they told us to do. But as a nation, we became more sick.
As I stated elsewhere in my blog, these instructions were so wrong, very very wrong. That was a diabetes causing diet we were given to follow; a high blood sugar end all to our health.
It causes me a great deal of anger to have been so misled on purpose.
The diet we consumed, was high in grains, wheats, breads, began growing our fat bellies. It was the beginning to a very unhealthy lifestyle.
This diet high in wheat and other grain products gave us high blood sugar and a very bad sensitivity to the hormone called insulin. When our insulin sensitivity was fouled up, it caused accumulations of abdominal fat; this has been proven time and again. The food pyramid is broken.
When our fat storage got worse; the more out of control our insulin sensitivity got. Then we had an ugly cycle which gave us an out-of-control belly fat storage system that made us get bigger and bigger around at the mid-section called our stomachs.
This will probably surprise you but totally opposite of what we have always been told, “fat is what regulates our hormones; keeping them in balance which also includes our fat-burning hormones”.
It is imperative that you understand which is the “right kind of fats” and eat those in place of the high-carbs we have been gorging ourselves on the past 30 or 40 years.
It is so important that you get rid of any and all bakery items in your home, including stuff that is deep fat fried like doughnuts and even the pasta! Yes, the pasta has to go too.
If you want a flatter belly sooner than later, this is the new way to eat and I would expect to see a new food pyramid sometime in the near future.
Seven “fat foods” we must eat & how to lose your fat belly!
Don’t be too shocked now! Learn how to lose your fat belly by eating these fatty foods. If you were willing to go on all of those other diets time and time again to lose weight but have finally come to believe that none of them will work, then why wouldn’t you want to try this way of eating?
Incorporate whole eggs (the whites and the yolks), all nuts (almonds, pecans, peanuts, walnuts, cashews, etc), seeds (sunflower and flaxseed), avocados, extra virgin olive oil, fatty fishes (mackerel, tuna, salmon, trout) and coconut oil into your daily diets. I use coconut oil for cooking everything now; it works fabulously.
There is one more “fatty food” that we should be consuming daily and it will come up a bit later in this post because it came as a total surprise to me and will make more sense in a little bit too; So just keep reading…
Second: A major cause of more belly fat comes from an increased level of stress. If your body is stressed, your brain is stressed, then we secrete a hormone called cortisol.
Cortisol is that surge or rush you feel when you become scared, cortisol is being pushed through to help us cope with whatever just scared us. It is the same hormone that is released when we become stressed.
I never distinguished this until this very moment, but with the job that I had for 35 years, my ex-boss was a screamer, yeller, alcoholic, cocaine addict, always late, and expected me to do everything for him; then he even became a sexual predator.
I was constantly in a fighting mode during all of this for at least the last five years of my employment with him. No wonder I began having health problems.
My stomach began to grow out of control as I became older! But then he even had the audacity to tell me how fat I was getting. I eventually walked out and later sued him; this is interesting stuff for me.
These increased levels of this hormone are directly linked to excess belly fat. It doesn’t take much stress before this hormone begins spiking either.
Cortisol can begin to spike, with just the smallest amount of worry or anxiety about something. Even just an overly busy schedule or not enough rest or sleep can cause this hormone to begin spiking.
This is something that can be worked out in a meeting with a clinical social worker, or other mental health care professional. Just don’t turn to something that is going to be as bad or worse for you to try and handle these kinds of problems on your own or “don’t try this at home”!
Third: This third pitfall that causes belly fat storage is our inability to pack in or eat effective levels of “fat-burning nutrients” on a daily basis. So back to the good fats we should be consuming; and the number one fat for our list above is “conjugated linoleic acid”.
What is conjugated linoleic acid, you say? Yes, I was surprised too. You may have never heard of this type of fat before, although once you hear what it includes, I think you might be as shocked as I was.
Conjugated linoleic acid has been around since almost the beginning of time but certainly hundreds of thousands of years anyway. It is really known as a “super fat” and is considered healthy.
It is also a naturally occurring fat and believe it or not; it is found in beef and other dairy products known as milk, yogurt, cheese, and butter. I heard that “what”?
Now, I never would have guessed that milk is a healthy fat food. I don’t even care for milk, although I do use Almond Milk, unsweetened in my protein shakes.
As I said before, it is better to drink the full fat milk, don’t drink the skim or 2%. There, try getting used to that.
Cheese? I love cheese and I love all kinds of cheese, so not a problem when it comes to cheese. I just don’t eat it very often but now that I know it’s good for me? I will probably eat it a little more.
Yogurt? Mmm, because of the diabetes, it has to be plain, organic, greek yogurt. Since I don’t like “plain yogurt”, I add it to my protein shakes or protein smoothies and it gives it a very rich decadent smooth texture and taste, especially if I make a dark chocolate protein shake. Yummy!
Lastly, do you like butter? I love real butter but what do we put it on? I can fry my eggs in butter. Have a sweet potato with the skin and have some butter on that; just not too much of the sweet potato! Great source of nutrition and better for you than regular potatoes.
So what do all of these things have in common? Conjugated Linoleic Acid has now been linked to a whole array of health benefits. But the most important and noteworthy benefit is that Conjugated Linoleic Acid has the precise and unique ability to burn more belly fat than any other fat that is now known to man, or woman for that matter .
How Effective Is CLA and How To Lose Your Fat Belly
Study Number One: Considered gold standard of research; in a double-blind placebo controlled, human study (which was published in the Journal of International Medical Research), 20 people who were all healthy and active, were given Conjugated Linoleic Acid or the fake CLA (vegetable oil) every day for 12 weeks. When the study was over, the group taking the Conjugated Linoleic Acid had lost 20% of their body fat and the group taking the placebo had lost nothing.
Study Number Two: Another study done by Dr. Annika Snedman. Those that had been given the Conjugated Linoleic Acid had lost 400% more fat than the group given the placebo over 12 weeks. There had been no change in their diet and no exercise program was put in place.
Study Number Three: A study done in Barcelona, Spain 60 men and women, aged 35 to 65. The group taking the Conjugated Linoleic Acid lost a large amount of body fat, but 78% of everything that was lost was fat from their belly. The placebo group gained weight.
Study Number Four: A double-blind, controlled with placebo, had more than 175 people participating. This resulted in the control group taking Conjugated Linoleic Acid, lost 8.7% of their total body fat and the group taking the placebo, gained weight. This group was asked not to change their eating habits or exercising habits during the study.
Study Number Five: This last study was done by the leading research team from Upsalla University, Sweden. It was published in the prestigious International Journal of Obesity. The Conjugated Linoleic Acid group reduced their abdomen in just four weeks but the group given a placebo had no change in their abdominal fat.
How much proof do we need to make us believers? Are you yet willing to begin your own study? It would be wise to include your physician in your plans though.
Research has shown time and again, that Conjugated Linoleic Acid is the number one fat that should be used in “how to lose your fat belly”. There is one slight problem though.
In order for us to get the “full fat-burning” potential from each and every fat cell that we have, we must ingest a little more than two grams per day. But in order for you or I to get that amount of Conjugated Linoleic Acid in a single day, would be virtually impossible by eating beef and dairy products on their own.
In order for you or me to ingest two plus grams of conjugated linoleic acid in a single day, we would have to eat:
- 12 pounds of beef
- 25 pounds of cheddar cheese
- 5 and ½ sticks of butter
- 7 and ½ gallons of milk…or…
- 79, 8-oz containers of yogurt…every single day of the week. OMG!
SAY WHAT? Well there goes the diet because even if we could eat just a portion of everything listed, the calories alone would cancel out any good that we could accomplish.
Back to BioTrust, because their nutritionists and scientists have figured it out.
They developed a “scientifically effective level of 2+ grams of conjugated linoleic acid in the form of a softgel that fights belly fat (and the rest of that stubborn fat around your body) without having to choke down pounds of beef and dairy products each and every day.”
Well, that is what supplements are made for; what they are supposed to be able to accomplish, right?
According to BioTrust, there is yet another “super fat” in the extract of pomegranate seed oil. It’s called punicic acid. It’s known as a wonder fat because it reduces the conversion of fatty acids in the blood stream to the storage form of body fat by up to 40%. So, in other words, we get 40% more of our fat burned as energy rather than that same fat taken and stored as body fat on our already fat bellies.
To put it all in perspective, when BioTrust combines conjugated linoleic acid with pomegranate seed oil, we get “increased belly-fat-burning via conjugated linoleic acid and decreased body fat storage by way of pomegranate seed oil.”
Wouldn’t this essentially be the easiest, most practical, and most convenient way for you and I to fight the causes of how we get our belly fat?
BioTrust has developed a supplement equal to what conjugated linoleic acid and pomegranate seed oil can do. It is just one of their force of many, part of fat-fighting “fatty acids” and they called it BellyTrim XP. I loved the idea of it because it goes right along side of what we need as diabetics.
But BioTrust decided to add something else called “certified BioPerine” to their formula. By adding this, “patented black pepper extract”, it has enhanced the absorption of fat soluble nutrients, up to 60%. What this means is that we can now get 60% more of a “fat belly burning power”.
I believe that there is a lot of scientific information in this post and I am not a scientist. In order for me to confirm any of this information, it takes a bit of investigation which I have been willing to do.
I am also a type 2 diabetic diagnosed now for one year. I am always reading anything and everything I can get my hands on about healing myself with lifestyle changes.
But there is a sixth study!
Study Number Six: BioTrust decided to conduct a study of their own and this time they used their own development, BellyTrim XP. It was a randomized, crossover trial at the University of Tampa Human Performance Lab and this group was led by Dr. Jacob Wilson.
Healthy participants either took the BellyTrim XP or a placebo. After one week, those that took the BellyTrim XP had a 365% increase in fat burning as compared to those who took the placebo.
But there was also something else that they recorded during this study. There was a trend showing a decrease of total body fat as well and the researchers felt that if given more time for the study, the results for this total body fat loss could have been more significant.
Well I don’t know about you, but this is enough proof for me to continue taking BellyTrim XP, and continuing down the road to lose my fat belly.
If you think that all of the studies I have given you facts about above is enough for you to give this BellyTrim XP a chance to do what eating carbs never could do, then here is the link. BellyTrim XP: Burn more fat; store less fat. Get started today.
the biotrust guarantee:
BioTrust gives an “Unconditional 1-Year Satisfaction Money-Back Guarantee” for every product that they develop and sell, so there’s nothing to lose and benefiting from BellyTrim XP couldn’t be easier. Just take 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules with dinner, and let science do the rest.”
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