5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Faster
Trying to get rid of belly fat but it’s taking longer than you expected? With just a few, easy to maintain lifestyle changes you could have that flab falling off your faster than ever before — and staying off! Read on to learn how to lose belly fat fast!
Try Some Grapefruit
If you’re looking for easy ways to lose weight, it doesn’t get much simpler than sitting down to enjoy some grapefruit. A study by the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center in San Diego found those who ate half a grapefruit at each meal lost an average of 3.5 pounds in 12 weeks.
And all they changed was eating some grapefruit! What’s really encouraging about the study is that it also looked at those who only drank grapefruit juice, and the results were nearly identical (3.3lbs). If you go this route, just be sure it’s 100% grapefruit juice and not a blend.
Hop On Your Bike
Want to get a sweat going and burn some calories? Head out for a nice bike ride: a 45-minute ride burns about 450 calories! And the best part is, you’ll keep reaping the weight loss benefits long after you’ve stepped off your pedals — for another 14 hours to be exact!
Researchers found that following a bike ride, study participants continued to enjoy an increased metabolism for another 14 hours. This translated to nearly 200 more calories burned, long after the ride had ended.
If you were to ride for just 4 days a week for a month, this would result in 3 pounds lost — just from your biking alone. Imagine how noticeable and fast your results will be when combined with our other tips!
Keep Up Your Fidgeting!
Stop fidgeting! I’m sure you heard that plenty when you were a kid. But if you really want to blast your belly fat without even trying, not resisting the urge to fidget could be the easiest change you make.
A study conducted by the University of Iowa found that so-called “fidgeters” burn an additional 300 calories per day due to all the extra toe-tapping and getting up and walking randomly. Not a natural fidgeter? Go for a daily walk, or make a point to park further away wherever you go.
Drink 2 Glasses of Water Before Meals
Drinking water boosts your metabolism, so if you’re looking to burn belly fat it’s hopefully already a big part of your daily fluid intake. But we’re going to get a little more specific than just “drink water” so you can lose that dreaded belly fat and keep it off.
From now on, drink 2 glasses of water 30 minutes before each meal to prevent overeating. How much could that really help, you ask? Well, researchers found that those who did just that lost an average of 9.48 pounds over just 12 weeks — not too shabby, huh?
Start Drinking Green Tea
Most people don’t realize just how effective drinking green tea is when you’re trying to lose weight. Why does it work? Green tea contains an antioxidant known as catechin, which raises your resting metabolism by 4%, meaning you’ll burn about 80 additional calories each day!
It also boosts your body’s ability to burn fat 17% by releasing hormones which signal to your fat cells to begin breaking down fat. This expels it into your bloodstream, where the fat then becomes available to be burned by your body for energy!
Choose your tea time carefully, however. Do not drink green tea in the morning on an empty stomach as it can cause an upset stomach. Avoid during meal times as well as it will inhibit your absorption of iron. Shoot for 2 hours after eating and you’ll be perfect!
Make these changes to your life and before you know it you’ll have that flat stomach you’ve been after. Be sure to pin this in case you need a refresher sometime down the road!