Tuesday, April 26, 2011

5 Ways to Lose Stomach Fat Fast!

Possibly the most common question asked is how to lose stomach fat fast. What you first need to understand, is that it is not possible to loose fat from your stomach only, you loose it from all over. So if your body genetically stores bodyfat in your arms, and little in your stomach, your body will first remove the fat in your arms. Another thing people often get wrongs is training isn't the way to loose fat. The primary way is your diet, supplemented by cardio. Now that you know that, lets get to how you can lose stomach fat fast!

1. Eat a calorie deficit diet
Probably the most important thing you can do, is to eat less calories than your body uses! This way, your body will start taking fat away, giving you the results you want!

2. Eat foods with low glycemic value
Glycemic Index is how fast the carbohydrates contained in food are converted to glucose and enter the bloodstream. The less the Glycemic Index of a food item, the less insulin your body has to make insulin and thus is likely to convert carbohydrates into fats. Foods with low Glycemic Index will also make you feel "full" more than foods with high Glycemic index will, helping with your cravings! Low Glycemic Index is considered to be anything under 55 (anything above that wont really help you lose stomach fat fast). You can find a comprehensive list of food items with their corresponding GI values here. (Please visit the original article for the link. This is due to limitations on Article Base)

3. Cardio!
One of the most important things you need to do to lose stomach fat fast is to do cardio. Cardio is a great way to lower lower the total amount of calories you take during the day and should be done with any fat loss diet. The best way to do cardio is to use the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) system. Basically, HIIT is when instead of doing cardio in a constant fashion (for example jogging for an hour, keeping heart rate constant), you go all out until you cant anymore, walk, and then go all out again for about 30 minutes. Here is a very good video explanation:

4. Eat Frequent Meals
Eating small, frequent meals is an important aspect of loosing weight. It has many advantages, such as:Simulating your metabolism every time you eat a meal
Allows your body to make more effective use of the nutrients you give itPrevents catabolism!

5. Drink lots of water!
Water is very important for your overall body function, but it also helps with loosing fat! Drinking lots of water will help keep your liver hydrated and as such it will burn fat more effectively. Water has also been shown to improve metabolism. Studies show that up to 30% increase in metabolism can be gained from just 17 ounces of water!